Conor McCreery’s top 10 go-to comic books and graphic novels

True North Country Comics presents Conor McCreery’s top 10 go-to comic books and graphic novels.

Conor has written for Dynamite, BOOM!, Titan and D.C. He’s probably best known as the co-creator of Kill Shakespeare, the swashbuckling tale published by IDW, which has been adapted for the stage, and is being developed for television. Past is Prologue: Juliet is the fifth chapter in the award-winning series. His current project is The Last Witch series for BOOM!

Here’s Conor McCreery’s top 10 go-to comic books and graphic novels:

Blankets by Craig Thompson
“A beautiful story about first love, faith and why both are often doomed to disappoint.”

100 Bullets by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso
“This comic blew my mind when I first read it. A gold standard for twisty crime thrillers.”

Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson
“Still a gleeful thumb in the eye of authority – even if some parts haven’t aged well.”

The End of Summer by Tillie Walden
“An indie Sci-Fi classic that bursts with emotion.”

Scott Pilgrim VS The World by Bryan Lee O’Malley
“I was an indie-music loving Toronto kid. I only wished I’d met a Ramona Flowers and had the Kung-Fu abilities to fight her evil exes.”

Locke & Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez
“One of the few times I have ever been truly afraid to turn a page in comics was in this haunting tale of the Locke family’s misery.”

Blacksad by Juan Diaz Canales and Guarnido
“All our noir anthropomorphic detective stories should be this good.”

Buddha by Osamu Tezuka
“A complex masterpiece that is epic, sweeping and filled with heart – yet, at its core, so simple that my five and seven year olds understood it.”

From Hell by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell
“I’m going to select the ‘other’ (or ‘other other’) Alan Moore masterpiece about madness and those who fight it.”

Black Hole by Charles Burns
“The best story I’ve read about teenage alienation hands down. Also, the grossest and most depressing.”

And some extra favourites not to be left out:
Bone, Concrete, The Prince and The Dressmaker, Watchmen, Saga, The Arab of The Future, Nausicca, and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

You can discover more about Conor on Twitter at @ConorMcCreery and more about Kill Shakespeare on and online at

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