#9. Step Aside, Pops by Kate Beaton
If Kate Beaton can't make you love history, then I don't know who can. Her comics are nothing short of comedic genius. She pulls from history, literature, and pop culture, and spins it all into hilarious gold. Where else can you find a hipster Ben Franklin? Or a Tiny Hermione Granger? Or a humorous, inspiring take on activist Ida B. Wells? Her comics are off-the-wall funny, but they're also deeply intelligent and witty. It takes a lot of smarts to make Napoleon and Nancy Drew this hysterical.