THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & CLAY
This big, juicy historical novel has it all -- war, romance, magic, superheroes. Cousins Joe Kavalier and Sam Clay team up to create a comic book hero, the Escapist, who, among other feats, pummels Hitler. Chabon's
novel certainly had a hand in lifting comic books and graphic novels out of geekdom and into the realm of literature.