Is there anything more iconically geeky than a comic book?
Even to this day, when the lines between geek culture and mainstream culture are more blurred than ever, comic books and graphic novels and manga volumes still remain on the fringes.
Here at whatNerd, we think comics and manga are still as awesome today as they were decades ago.
If you aren't reading manga yet, what's stopping you? There's never been as much high-quality manga out there as there is today, and a lot of it can be read online.
Don't know where to start? Don't know how to start? Check out our best articles on getting your feet wet with manga culture—and maybe even starting your own manga collection.
- How to Legally Read Manga for Free Online
- How to Start Your Manga Collection: A Step-by-Step Guide
- Should You Read the Manga or Watch the Anime First?
- Stereotypical Nerdy Things You Shouldn't Be Ashamed Of
- The Best Manga Subscription Boxes
- The Most Legendary Manga Artists & Their Works
With thousands of manga series out there—and even more if you include light novels—you might be feeling overwhelmed on where to start. Well, you can always start with our favorite manga suggestions! Whether you want to start with the classics or dive right in with the best modern manga series, we've got manga recommendations for you.
- The Best Classic Manga Series
- The Best Light Novels for Beginners
- The Best Manga Series on comiXology Unlimited
- The Best Manga Series That Deserve Anime Adaptations
- The Best Sci-Fi Manga Series
What's the difference between comic books and graphic novels? Is there a reason to buy physical comics when you can just read digital comics online? If you're a newbie, how do you get started with reading comic books? We answer these questions (and more) in our best articles on modern comics culture.
- Comic Books vs. Graphic Novels, Explained
- Digital Comics vs. Physical Comics, Explained
- How to Start Reading Comic Books
- The Best comiXology Alternatives for Digital Comics
- The Best Green Lantern Characters From Earth, Ranked
There's a lot more to comic books and graphic novels than Spider-Man, Superman, and Batman. Those may be the most recognizable names, but there are so many other hidden gems worth discovering—and many of them don't involve superheroes at all. Check out our favorite suggestions for comic books and graphic novels of all kinds.
- The Best Gritty and Dark Comic Books
- The Best Comics on comiXology Unlimited
- The Best Comics on Marvel Unlimited Without Superheroes
- The Best Comic Books That Don't Involve Superheroes
- The Best Fantasy Comic Books
- The Best Gory Horror Comics
- The Best Graphic Novels for Beginners
- The Best Sci-Fi Comic Books
- The Funniest Comic Book Characters & Superheroes