Described by The Times of London as "a profound and important book" Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic is an autobiographical graphic novel by American comic writer and artist Alison Bechdel. First published in 2006, this graphic novel has received highly positive acclaim from critics.
However, Ra's al Ghul can be the best Batman villain if the proper writer gets a hold of him. That's what you get with Son of the Demon, the perfect Ra's al Ghul tale. It's a brilliant, perfectly paced story that also happens to be the origin for the newest (and most interesting) Robin.
Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth (often shortened to Batman: Arkham Asylum) is a Batman graphic novel written by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Dave McKean. It was originally published in the United States in both hardcover and softcover editions by DC Comics in 1989.
‘A Contract with God and Other Tenement Stories’ written and illustrated by Will Eisner, one of the giants in the sequential arts arena, is a perfectly executed graphic novel, which provides the reader a peek at the American experience during the early 1930s.
I feel like graphic novels, as a form, are still kind of developing and becoming more and more accepted; their potential is still largely unexplored. Asterios Polyp has a really brilliant use of color and art style which greatly enhances the story that's being told.
Cousins Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki brilliantly capture the liminal time between being a teenager and being a child in their new graphic novel, THIS ONE SUMMER. Rose and Windy are friends who hang out every summer when their families visit Awago Beach.
It’s a Good Life, If You Don’t Weaken is a graphic novel that came highly recommended. If one searches “top graphic novel lists”, Seth’s piece is a common addition. Plus, it was one of Drawn and Quarterly’s bestselling books, and I usually love what this publishing company produces.
Graphic Novels have found a way into my pile of books through their simplicity and ease on the eyes. Most people can relate to the young desire for books with pictures. Ben’s art for the Zita the Spacegirl books does a fantastic job of combining action, humor and worldbuilding.
El Deafo’s Newbery Honor “for outstanding contribution to children’s literature” is the first given to a graphic novel. In this graphic memoir, Cece Bell discusses with humor and honesty the challenges she faced as young girl after losing her hearing to illness.
Moore created a complex murder mystery with intense, unforgettable characters that explored the themes of absolute power, love and the medium of comic books. It's the only graphic work to also be included in the Time Magazine's 100 Best Novels. It's simply one of the most influential graphic novels of all time.
Amulet: The Stonekeeper is a 2008 children's graphic novel written and illustrated by Kazu Kibuishi. The book concerns the adventures of Emily Hayes, who must try to rescue her kidnapped mother with the assistance of her younger brother Navin, a mysterious amulet, and helper robots such as Miskit.
Best Dystopian Classic: The work that inspired the excellent movie goes much deeper than its silver screen progeny; it was one of the big three, along with The Watchmen (also written by Vendetta‘s author, Alan Moore) and The Dark Knight Returns, that moved the graphic novel solidly into the realm of mature audiences.
Through the Woods is a graphic novel collection of fairy tales which works on many levels, and will appeal to many readers. As a scary story, it delivers. Each of the five stories taps into something instinctively frightening.
Lone Wolf and Cub Omnibus Volume 3 hits comics shops Wednesday (and bookstores not long after), featuring over seven hundred story pages of what some consider the greatest work of graphic fiction ever created—and at the ridiculously low cost of less than three cents a page.
Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life (Volume 1) The series begins by introducing Scott Pilgrim, a 23-year-old Canadian slacker living in Toronto with his roommate Wallace Wells. He is the bass player for a band called Sex Bob-omb, along with his friends Stephen Stills "The Talent" (guitar) and Kim Pine (drums).
Get now the Best roller derby comics and graphic novels for girls, including SLAM! Vol. 1, Roller Girl, Rollergirl of Mars (Trish Trash Volume 1) and 10 other top solutions suggested and ranked by the Softonic Solutions user community in 2018.
4. DAREDEVIL BORN AGAIN. BORN AGAIN is not just the best Daredevil story; it’s easily the darkest superhero story you can find! If you love the SIN CITY look and feel of the TV show and want to see your heroes go through the ringer, you have to check out this book.
Ice Haven is a graphic novel written by Daniel Clowes. Ice Haven is a graphic novel that is made up of twenty-nine different short stories. Each short story is a stylistic comic strip that is a different perspective from multiple residents in the small town of Ice Haven.
In his 75 years, Batman has been the central figure at the forefront of graphic storytelling. These ten titles, from seminal industry benchmark Batman: The Dark Knight Returns to New York Times #1 bestseller Batman: The Killing Joke to the modern classic Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls, are essential to every comic library.
Safe Area Goražde is a journalistic comic book about the Bosnian War, written by Joe Sacco. It was published in 2000. The book describes the author's experiences during four months spent in Bosnia in 1995–96, and is based on conversations with Bosniaks trapped within the enclave of Goražde.
Anya's Ghost is a coming-of-age ghost story in graphic novel format. The first book by cartoonist Vera Brosgol, Anya's Ghost was published on June 7, 2011. In the novel, unpopular Anya befriends the ghost of Emily, a girl around Anya's age who died 90 years earlier.
It's Batman's 75th anniversary! To celebrate, we are updating our list of the 25 Greatest Batman Graphic Novels. Batman has more graphic novels than any other hero, so there were many, many stories read in order to compile this list. It's worth noting that this is an update of former IGN Comics Editor Hilary Goldstein's list from 2011.
Snotgirl, the latest graphic novel by Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O'Malley, is a modern spin on a comedic staple, the real person behind a glamorous façade. Created in collaboration with artist Leslie Hung, Snotgirl follows fashion blogger Lottie Person, who is polished in public but a mess behind the scenes.
A Vagrant,' Kate Beaton Dear God, is this woman funny. Beaton, a Canadian cartoonist, started channelling her interests in history and pre-20th century literature into a web comic in 2007, wherein you can find Anne of Green Gable mashed up with the story of Anne of Cleves, Napoleon ranting about being actually 5'8" and 15th Century Peasant Romance Comics.