The lines separating various niches of comic books are getting fuzzier with each passing year. As genre comics become more literary, literary comics incorporate more reportage and autobiography, and the highest-profile projects of any given season include the archiving and annotating of material that used to disappear into flea markets and quarter boxes. So, the artier side of The A.V. Club’s 2012 best-comics list was reduced to three categories: Fiction, Non-fiction and Archive. Fiction included original graphic novels, collections of formerly serialized material, short-story anthologies, and substantial chapters of on-going stories. While non-fiction contained memoirs, histories, travelogues, journalism, and criticism; archival collections focused on archival series rather than such essential on going series as Little Orphan Annie, Pogo, Floyd Gottfredson’s Mickey Mouse newspaper strip, and The Carl Barks Library. Graphic novels can fall in any of these categories and are different from regular comics in the way that they merge traditional style of storytelling with illustrations. Here are the top 10 graphic novels you would probably like to own.