Becka Kinzie’s Top 10 Go-To Comic Book and Graphic Novel List

True North Country Comics presents the top 10 go-to comic books and graphic novels list from Becka Kinzie.

Becka Kinzie - March 2019

Becka is a freelance artist, colour flatter and colourist from the Kitchener-Waterloo area of Ontario. She also creates her own horror/darkly inclined comics and art, the most current is entitled Gehenna: Death Valley.

Here is the list of Becka’s ‘go-to’ comic books and graphics novels:

1. Bone by Jeff Smith
“One of the greatest fantasy epics ever, in comic book form. Smith is one of the best visual storytellers to ever exist.”

2. Akira by Katsuhiro Otomo
“To echo everyone else who’s praised Akira, the story and artwork is what makes this series a cyberpunk classic.”

3. Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa
“A story of two brothers searching for the Philosopher’s Stone, Arakawa somehow successfully blends over the top comedy, action and drama, with a drawing style to compliment it.”

4. Uzumaki by Junji Ito
“Ito’s art is what sells the horror of a town that’s cursed by a Spiral.”

5. Shiver by Junji Ito (Selected Stories)
“If you’re wondering, ;What could be worse than this COVID-19 pandemic?’, read the horror short story, Hanging Blimp (aka The Hanging Balloons).”

6. The Goon by Eric Powell
“It’s dark, it’s funny, the art draws you into the environment, and you don’t want to leave.”

7. The Immortal Hulk by Al Ewing and Joe Bennet
“Body horror was something that I never thought I’d see in a Hulk story…it works here. It works very well.”

8. Batman: The Man Who Laughs by Ed Brubaker and Doug Mahnke
“I’ve read this book so many times, the binding has deteriorated. A classic Batman and Joker story.”

9. Hellboy: Seed of Destruction by Mike Mignola and John Byrne
“‘A half demon who works for the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defence’, plus a unique art style. Sold.”

10. Strange Planet by Nathan W Pyle
“In these uncertain days, I need humour.”

You can discover more about Becka on Twitter at @the_becka and online at

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