MTV Geek's Best Graphic Novels Of 2012

There's the good, the great, and then there's the BEST. Welcome to MTV Geek's Best of 2012 -- what we thought were the cream of the crop this year in the world of GEEK!

By Valerie Gallaher, Eddie Wright and Alex Zalben

10. BILL THE BOY WONDER: THE SECRET CO-CREATOR OF BATMAN by Marc Tyler Nobleman and Ty Templeton - Valerie says: "A unique approach to comics journalism, in the form of a children's book."

9. DOTTER OF HER FATHER'S EYES by Mary Talbot - Alex says: "The brilliant thing about Mary Talbots memoir – which jumps between her own childhood relationship with her father, and that of James Joyce and his daughter Lucia – is that it never dips into melodrama, or easy, cathartic answers. Instead, it says more about how emotional neglect can be as damaging – and life-changing – as abuse, or encouragement. A smart, beautiful piece of work that should be read by anyone who ever had (or has) a father."

8. BUILDING STORIES by Chris Ware - Eddie says: "No one in comics can crush me the way Ware can. And in the case of the presentation of 'Building Stories,' he literally can. (sorry)"

7. MARBLES: MANIA, DEPRESSION, MICHELANGELO, AND ME by Ellen Forney - Eddie says: Not only is 'Marbles' a brave, self-refelctive memoir, but it's also a terrific analysis of the mental illness of the creative mind. Must read for writers, artists, manics, depressives, anyone.

6. ATHOS IN AMERICA by Jason - Eddie says: "A series of short stories that put Jason's insecurities and imperfections on display in an occassionally uncomfortable and frequently moving way."

5. MY FRIEND DAHMER by Derf Backderf - Valerie says: "A devastating 'true life' story that fills in surprising gaps in the Jeffrey Dahmer saga."

4. THE HIVE by Charles Burns - Eddie says: "The second part of Burns' trilogy of the cofusing life of a confused young man ratchets up the symbolism and Lynch/Burns-esque imagery. 'The Hive' is a dream of a nightmare."

3. HARVEY PEKAR'S CLEVELAND by Harvey Pekar and Joseph Remnant - Valerie says: "A perfect end-cap to the life of the master."

2. QUEEN CRAB by Jimmy Palmiotti and Artiz Eiguren - Valerie says: "The most unusual story about a woman you'll read all year." Eddie says: "Exactly the type of story I want to read. Sincere, open-ended, and strange."

1. THE HYPO: THE MELANCHOLIC YOUNG LINCOLN by Noah Van Sciver - Valerie says: "A big-budget movie can't capture the subtlety of Lincoln's personality like it's done here." Eddie says: "Who knew Lincoln would be the perfect indie comic hero? Mopey, insecure, depressed...he could be a Clowes character. In Van Sciver's well-researched, moving portrait of the troubled president, he's painted as a nuanced, difficult, intriguing and most of all, human figure."

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