Must-read graphic novels are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale.

Title: Green Lantern: Ganthet's Tale
Date: 1992

Vitals: Larry Niven sends Green Lantern on a cosmic voyage to the dawn of the universe. Cue swirly nebulas and hubristic aliens who want to hide the secrets of time. Can Green Lantern make the universe safe for cosmology?

Famous names: Larry Niven, John Byrne

Crunchy goodness: 1

Spinoffs/Sequels/Copycats: This one-off graphic novel introduced the character of Ganthet, the all-powerful Papa Smurf knockoff who became super important in the 1990s Green Lantern comics.

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The shit: The Green Lantern titles, which had always featured zany cosmic shit and space opera, finally get a story written by Niven, a real science fiction author.

Life lesson: There are some things humans were never meant to understand... like the plot of this comic.

Bureau 42: Comic Review

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