Graphic Novels for Adults
Check out these graphic novels if you're curious about the format but not sure where to start. These are all intended for adult readers and, though teens may enjoy them, will have content aimed at mature readers.
Graphic Novels for Adults
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Neil Gaiman's series Sandman is know for its depth, rich literary references, and epic storyline. This series can be credited with bringing many women and readers outside the comics world to the format, and the richness of storytelling and mythology makes it easy to see why.
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Sandman cover art. Neil Gaiman
Dave McKean - Absolute Sandman cover
Artwork from Neil Gaiman's Sandman
Sandman Art | Artist: Dave McKean
Ellis is always pretty much out to offend everyone, but as long as you know that going in, Transmetropolitan is one of the most entertaining, intelligent, and vicious takedowns of US politics, technology, and society yet to hit the comics stands. Not for the faint of heart.
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Transmetropolitan, Volume 1: Back on the Street. Created by Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson. Seriously enjoyable and wild!
Back on the Street the first graphic novel from Warren Ellis groundbreaking series Transmetropolitan.
not a superhero comic book
TRANSMETROPOLITAN VOL. 1: BACK ON THE STREET
If you loved the West Wing, Ex Machina might well be the series you've been looking for -- Mitchell Hundred decides he'll do much more good as Mayor of New York than masked superhero. When his past keeps coming back to haunt him, though, he begins to wonder if he made the right choice.
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#81 of the 50 Book Challenge
If you love superheroes mixed with procedural drama, look no further than this long-running series about Detective Christian Walker and his partner Deena Pilgrim trying to maintain law and order in a world full of superpowered folks on both sides of the law.
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Amazon.com: Powers, Vol. 1: Who Killed Retro Girl? - Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Oeming $16.64
Powers. Vol. 1, Who killed retro girl? / created and produced by Brian Michael Bendis & Michael Avon Oeming ; color art, Pat Garrahy. unique world in which cops investigate situations involving "powers"-characters with superhuman abilities. The creators borrow elements from the police procedural genre, which makes for a noirish, foreboding atmosphere and puts a clever spin on superhero cliches. Graphic Powers
Another manga choice that defies expectations, this time the charming story of a young woman who travels to Rome to confront her wayward mother and ends up finding a job, a kind of family, and a new home.
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Ristorante Paradiso Graphic Novel (176 pgs)
Ristorante Paradiso by Natsume Ono
If you're curious about Japanese manga, but are befuddled by giant eyes and sparkles, try Naoki Urasawa's thrilling serial killer story -- full of realism, suspense, and beautiful visual storytelling.
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Naoki Urasawa - "Monster" In this twist-filled suspense masterpiece, a talented surgeon saves a boy's life, only to learn that he has saved a deadly, ruthless manipulator. He must go on the run across Europe to find and stop the boy, help people caught in the boy's wake, and clear his own name.
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Brilliant doctor Kenzo Temma risks his reputation and promising career to save the life of a critically wounded young boy. Unbeknownst to him, the child is destined for a terrible fate. Conspiracies, serial murders, and a scathing depiction of the underbelly of hospital politics are all masterfully woven together in this compelling manga thriller.Viz LLC
If you've ever wondered what it would be like to try to pitch your movie idea to Hollywood, look no further than Bendis's hilarious memoir. Now available in a deluxe, hardcover edition from Marvel.
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This memoir became a favorite of discussion groups around the country, and for good reason -- strong perspective, vivid artwork, and a delightful sense of humor despite relating a complex childhood.
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Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. Graphic novel biography of a teenage girl growing up during the Iranian Revolution.
Bechdel's companion memoir to her excellent Fun Home, this one is just as compelling for memoir lovers.