DC Essential Graphic Novels 2017 Review


DC Essential Graphic Novels 2017

By Various

I received a free copy of DC Essential Graphic Novel 2017 in exchange for my honest opinion. Click here for my review of their 2016 Essentials Graphic Novels.

For years, DC has been synonymous with the greatest graphic novels ever created. Now you can start with the basics—DC’s top-notch, must-read, absolute cream of the crop—all listed in this DC ESSENTIALS GRAPHIC NOVELS 2017 catalog.

Anyone can experience DC from the best starting points possible with 25 graphic novels vital to any collection. From there, check out our list of the most important books for understanding your favorite characters: Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Justice League and more.

From DC’s Young Animal, to MAD and Vertigo imprints, to DC Super Hero Girls, DC has the most diverse library of graphic novels in all of comics. The DC ESSENTIALS GRAPHIC NOVELS 2017 catalog makes it easy to find the perfect story for everyone!

Summary from Goodreads.

You would not believe how excited I was for this. I know that that probably does not make sense as this will rarely change with the ‘must read books’ as they have been around for a long time. But I always find it interesting to see what DC has released and if any of the previous years releases will have been good enough to make their way into this. Also, with DC reboot their comic books last year with their Rebirth initiative; so the layout will have to change from the previous years as the New 52 had been running from August 31 2011.

I am very proud of myself to be able to say that I have read quite a few books that appear in here now! This time last year I had read a grand total of 0 comics that I had read, of how it has changed since then. Also, reading DC Essential Graphic Novels 2017 reminded me of some graphic novels that I plan on reading soon, like The Killing Joke and Preacher to name a few.

I was very glad to see recommendations based on the DCEU movies coming out in 2017, Wonder Woman and Justice League. Even thought their first three movies may not have been critically well received (I personally loved Batman V Superman and Suicide Squad), their is no doubting that most people are rooting for DC to get it right.

Even if you read DC Essential Graphic Novels 2016, I would still say read the 2017 edition as it is  a good way to remind yourself of a potential reread or one you mat have not gotten around to reading yet. And if you have not read any of DC Essential Graphic Novels, then pick them up! They are a great way to make sure that you do not get confused as to what you should read.


Have you read DC Essential Graphic Novel 2017? Do you agree with my review? Let me know your opinion in the comments below!

Check it out on Goodreads here.

Get it on Comixilogy here.

Purchase it on Amazon here.


3 thoughts on “DC Essential Graphic Novels 2017 Review

  1. Pingback: DC Essentials Graphic Novels 2018 Review – uncovered-books

  2. I just read this catalog yesterday and I’m still loving it. As you, I’m so glad to see that I actually already read quite a few of those graphic novels being introduced and I added quite a few to my to-buy list :P I’m a big fan of the Rebirth series and I can’t wait to get the TPBs of those I haven’t started with the singles yet :D

    Great review! Here’s my review of DC Essential Graphic Novels 2017 @ Swissbookworm

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    1. 08dprice

      It is a weird sense of accomplishment seeing the list slowly starting to decrease in size! I wish that I could read Rebirth in single issue but I do not have a comic book shop anywhere near me.


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