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Spider-Man swings against a blue backdrop, along with the ghostlike face of Gwen Stacy. Credit: Tim Sale / Marvel Comics

The Best Marvel Comics of 2022

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Spider-Man swings against a blue backdrop, along with the ghostlike face of Gwen Stacy. Credit: Tim Sale / Marvel Comics

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Spider-Man: Blue

Jeff Loeb and Tim Sale bring you this stirring Spider-Man saga that revisits the origins of Peter Parker’s young love affair with Gwen Stacy. Read More

Pros

  • A breezy 169-page read
  • Revisits classic Spider-Man history
  • Gorgeous art

Cons

  • Light on big action sequences
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Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet, Book One

Newcomers to the world of Black Panther will find this beautifully illustrated comic easy to jump right into without needing to know a lot of lore. Read More

Pros

  • Accessible for Black Panther newcomers
  • Gorgeous art by Brian Stelfreeze

Cons

  • None that we could find
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Iron Man Epic Collection: Battle Royal

This 448-page collection is great for fans of the original Iron Man character as well as first-time readers who loved the Avengers movies. Read More

Pros

  • Retells the Iron Man’s classic origin story
  • Recommended for ages 9 and up

Cons

  • 448 pages may be a bit of a time investment
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Marvels: The Remastered Edition

Heroes past, present, and future all feature in this thrilling adventure that spans the twentieth century—all through the eyes of a photojournalist. Read More

Pros

  • Some of the most beautiful images in comics history
  • A decades-spanning history of the Marvel universe

Cons

  • The superheroics are kept at a journalistic distance
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Hulk: The End

In these two stories—by Peter David, Dale Keown, and George Perez—we follow Hulk as he dominates the few beings left on Earth without fear or mercy. Read More

Pros

  • Written and illustrated by legendary creators
  • 2 unique tales from Marvel history

Cons

  • Recommended for ages 13 and up

Marvel superheroes are a worldwide phenomenon. You can’t go anywhere without seeing or hearing references to their characters and iconography. Much of that mainstream popularity is due to the global success of their blockbuster movie adaptations. However, none of that would have been possible without Marvel Comics.

Marvel originated in 1939 as Timely Comics, eventually arriving at the Marvel name in the early sixties. Since then, Marvel has built a stable of many of the most beloved superhero characters of all time, including Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, and Captain America, among others. Losing yourself in these stories is a great way for kids and adults alike to kick back and unwind. Here are some of the best Marvel comics and graphic novels you can buy online right now.

Editor's Note

The recommendations in this guide are based on thorough product and market research by our team of expert product reviewers. The picks are based on examining user reviews, product specifications, and, in some limited cases, our experience with the specific products named.

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Spider-Man: Blue

Jeff Loeb and Tim Sale bring you this stirring Spider-Man saga that revisits the origins of Peter Parker’s young love affair with Gwen Stacy. While the foundation of the book is a love story, it’s not without its perils. He’ll have to face Green Goblin, the Rhino, and a double dose of Vulture. It’s always good when you can get a deeper understanding of a hero’s past so you can understand what makes them tick. Every page of this amazing book will have your Spidey sense tingling.

Pros

  • A breezy 169-page read

  • Revisits classic Spider-Man history

  • Gorgeous art

Cons

  • Light on big action sequences

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Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet, Book One

Cultural critic and New York Times bestseller Ta-Nehisi Coates pens this gripping tale of rebellion in Wakanda. The Black Panther must face a terrorist group committed to bringing chaos and destruction to the mythical African nation. Newcomers to the world of Black Panther will find this beautifully illustrated comic easy to jump right into without needing to know a lot of backstory beforehand. Ta-Nehisi Coates knocked it out of the park with this first effort at writing a beloved superhero.

Pros

  • Accessible for Black Panther newcomers

  • Gorgeous art by Brian Stelfreeze

Cons

  • None that we could find

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Iron Man Epic Collection: Battle Royal

With premonitions of Iron Man’s death and boardroom intrigue threatening to oust Tony Stark from Stark Industries, Battle Royal weaves an exciting tale that threatens the futures of both Tony Stark and Iron Man. As if that weren’t enough, there’s even a love triangle that threatens to derail Tony’s love life, as well. Stunning action, classic Iron Man illustrations, and familiar villains all add up to a heroic, hopeful book. This 448-page collection is great for fans of the original Iron Man character as well as first-time readers who loved the Avengers movies.

Pros

  • Retells the Iron Man’s classic origin story

  • Recommended for ages 9 and up

Cons

  • 448 pages may be a bit of a time investment

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Marvels: The Remastered Edition

Marvels is a death-defying, decades-spanning, genre-twisting, jam-packed rollercoaster ride. Heroes past, present, and future all feature in this thrilling adventure that spans the twentieth century, recalling the legendary exploits of the Human Torch, the arrival of Galactus, and Peter Parker’s greatest failure—all through the eyes of a photojournalist. Writer Kurt Busiek and legendary artist Alex Ross deliver one of the most beautiful books ever made in this standalone story that serves as a kind of overture for the Marvel universe.

Pros

  • Some of the most beautiful images in comics history

  • A decades-spanning history of the Marvel universe

Cons

  • The superheroics are kept at a journalistic distance

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Hulk: The End

Hulk ruling over a post-apocalyptic nightmare? What’s not to like? In these two short comic stories—The End and Future Imperfect by Peter David, Dale Keown, and George Perez—we follow Hulk, alone as usual, as he dominates the few beings left on Earth without fear or mercy. Not for the faint of heart, these stories will make you see Hulk in a whole new light. You may love him; you may fear him. But all will bow before his might.

Pros

  • Written and illustrated by legendary creators

  • 2 unique tales from Marvel history

Cons

  • Recommended for ages 13 and up

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