Goodreads, the social media network for readers, has its 2014 has its Best Graphic Novels & Comics 2014 nominees up. And they are
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind by Zack Whedon
Locke & Key, Volume 6: Alpha & Omega (Locke & Key #6) by Joe Hill and GAbriel Rodriguez
Batman, Vol. 4: Zero Year – Secret City by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo
Attack on Titan: No Regrets, Vol. 1 by Hajime Isayama
Manga Classics: Pride & Prejudice by Stacy King
Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir by Liz Prince
Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast
Sex Criminals, Vol. 1: One Weird Trick by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky
Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Rift, Part 1 (The Rift, #1) by Guene Luen Yang and Gurihiro
Saga, Volume 3by Brian K. Vaughan and Scott Snyder
This list may not be the most indicative of the literary side of comics, but as a snapshot of what actual readers are enjoying it’s not too bad.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.