Best Historical & Biographical Fiction Graphic Novels Books

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1. The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia

Author: by Nintendo
150670638X
Dark Horse Books
English

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This 320-page book is an exhaustive guide to The Legend of Zelda from the original The Legend of Zelda to Twilight Princess HD. Make sure to check out the other installments in this unparalleled collection of historical information on The Legend of Zelda franchise with the New York Times best selling The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia and The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts.

Also look for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Creating a Champion for an indepth look at the art, lore, and making of the best selling video game! A comprehensive collection of enemies and items, potions to poes, an expansion of the lore touched upon in Hyrule Historia, concept art, screencaps, maps, main characters and how they relate, languages, and much, much more, including an exclusive interview with Series Producer, Eiji Aonuma!

This, the last of The Goddess Collection trilogy, which includes Hyrule Historia and Art & Artifacts, is a treasure trove of explanations and information about every aspect of The Legend of Zelda universe! An exhaustive compendium of everything from the first 30 years of The Legend of Zelda.


2. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Pantheon Graphic Library)

Author: by Marjane Satrapi
Pantheon
English
160 pages

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A New York Times Notable Book A Time Magazine Best Comix of the Year A San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times Best-seller Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s graphic memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.

In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah’s regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq.

The intelligent and outspoken only child of committed Marxists and the great-granddaughter of one of Iran’s last emperors, Marjane bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country. Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran and of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life.

Marjane’s child’s-eye view of dethroned emperors, state-sanctioned whippings, and heroes of the revolution allows us to learn as she does the history of this fascinating country and of her own extraordinary family. Intensely personal, profoundly political, and wholly original, Persepolis is at once a story of growing up and a reminder of the human cost of war and political repression.


3. The Complete Persepolis

Author: by Marjane Satrapi
Pantheon
English
341 pages

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Here, in one volume: Marjane Satrapi’s best-selling, internationally acclaimed graphic memoir. Persepolis is the story of Satrapi’s unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years in Vienna facing the trials of adolescence far from her family; of her homecoming-both sweet and terrible; and, finally, of her self-imposed exile from her beloved homeland.

It is the chronicle of a girlhood and adolescence at once outrageous and familiar, a young life entwined with the history of her country yet filled with the universal trials and joys of growing up. Edgy, searingly observant, and candid, often heartbreaking but threaded throughout with raw humor and hard-earned wisdom-Persepolis is a stunning work from one of the most highly regarded, singularly talented graphic artists at work today.


4. Sapiens: A Graphic History: The Birth of Humankind (Vol. 1)

Author: by Yuval Noah Harari
Harper
English
248 pages

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New York Times BestsellerA hardcover edition of the first volume of the graphic adaptation of Yuval Noah Harari’s smash #1 New York Times and international bestseller recommended by President Barack Obama and Bill Gates, with gorgeous full-color illustrations and concise, easy to comprehend text for readers of all ages.

One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only onehomo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? In this first volume of the full-color illustrated adaptation of his groundbreaking book, renowned historian Yuval Harari tells the story of humankind’s creation and evolution, exploring the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be human.

From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens challenges us to reconsider accepted beliefs, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and view specific events within the context of larger ideas.


5. Monsters

Author: by Barry Windsor-Smith
English
380 pages
1683964152

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35 years in the making, the most anticipated graphic novel in recent comics history!The year is 1964. Bobby Bailey doesn’t realize he is about to fulfill his tragic destiny when he walks into a US Army recruitment office to join up.

Close-mouthed, damaged, innocent, trying to forget a past and looking for a future, it turns out that Bailey is the perfect candidate for a secret U.S. Government experimental program, an unholy continuation of a genetics program that was discovered in Nazi Germany nearly 20 years earlier in the waning days of World War II.

Bailey’s only ally and protector, Sergeant McFarland, intervenes, which sets off a chain of cascading events that spin out of everyone’s control. As the titular monsters of the title multiply, becoming real and metaphorical, literal and ironic, the story reaches its emotional and moral reckoning.

Monsters is the legendary project Barry Windsor-Smith has been working on for over 35 years. A 380-page tour de force of visual storytelling, Monsters’ narrative canvas is both vast and deep: part familial drama, part political thriller, part metaphysical journey, it is an intimate portrait of individuals struggling to reclaim their lives and an epic political odyssey across two generations of American history.


6. Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts

Author: by Rebecca Hall
English
208 pages
1982115181

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Part graphic novel, part memoir, Wake is an imaginative tour-de-force that tells the story of women-led slave revolts and chronicles scholar Rebecca Hall’s efforts to uncover the truth about these women warriors who, until now, have been left out of the historical record.

Women warriors planned and led slave revolts on slave ships during the Middle Passage. They fought their enslavers throughout the Americas. And then they were erased from history. Wake tells the story of Dr. Rebecca Hall, a historian, granddaughter of slaves, and a woman haunted by the legacy of slavery.

The accepted history of slave revolts has always told her that enslaved women took a back seat. But Rebecca decides to look deeper, and her journey takes her through old court records, slave ship captain’s logs, crumbling correspondence, and even the forensic evidence from the bones of enslaved women from the negro burying ground uncovered in Manhattan.

She finds women warriors everywhere. Using in-depth archival research and a measured use of historical imagination, Rebecca constructs the likely pasts of Adono and Alele, women rebels who fought for freedom during the Middle Passage, as well as the stories of women who led slave revolts in Colonial New York.


7. Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History

Author: by Art Spiegelman
Pantheon (August 12, 1986)
English
159 pages

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The first installment of the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel acclaimed as the most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust (Wall Street Journal) and the first masterpiece in comic book history (The New Yorker). A brutally moving work of artwidely hailed as the greatest graphic novel ever writtenMaus recounts the chilling experiences of the author’s father during the Holocaust, with Jews drawn as wide-eyed mice and Nazis as menacing cats.

Maus is a haunting tale within a tale, weaving the author’s account of his tortured relationship with his aging father into an astonishing retelling of one of history’s most unspeakable tragedies. It is an unforgettable story of survival and a disarming look at the legacy of trauma.


8. Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins Library Edition: Series I & II Collection

Author: by Critical Role
English
320 pages
1506721737

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The celebrated series Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins returns in this stunning hardcover edition! Fans of the series won’t want to miss this beautiful collection. What do a flirtatious bard, a clueless barbarian, a nave druid, and a pair of stealthy twins all have in common?

They’re not sure either, but one day they’ll become the heroes known as Vox Machina! Follow the main characters from the smash-hit series Critical Role as they team up for the first time, facing cults and curses in the revelation of their origins and the path that will lead them to glory…Eventually.

Collects Vox Machina Origins I and II in a gorgeous new Hardcover with never before seen artwork!


9. DC Comics Encyclopedia All-New Edition: The Definitive Guide to the Characters of the DC Universe

Author: by Matthew K. Manning
DK
English
368 pages

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Revamped, redesigned, and fully updated to include the New 52 and Rebirth storylines, this is the definitive and indispensable guide to the characters and worlds of the DC Comics Universe. Created in full collaboration with DC Comics, this comprehensive reference book has The Washington Post saying, “The DC Comics Encyclopedia is a must.” Formatted in an easy-to use A-to-Z layout, this guide is packed with information and thrilling comic book art and features more than 1,100 characters including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Joker, and much more.

The DC Comics Encyclopedia All-New Edition brings everything up to date, providing an accessible, compelling, and lavishly illustrated guide to the dynamics of the DC Comics Universe. All DC characters and elements & DC Comics.(s17)

10. Batman by Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo Omnibus Vol. 1 (Batman Omnibus)

Author: by Scott Snyder
DC Comics
English
900 pages

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READ THE CHARACTER-DEFINING BATMAN RUN FROM THE VERY BEGINNING! The best-selling Batman epic from the team that brought you DARK NIGHTS: METAL starts here! In this first of two omnibus collections, acclaimed storytellers Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo introduce the Caped Crusader to the Court of Owls, terrorize the whole Bat-Family with the Joker’s faceless return in Death of the Family and retell Batman’s origin for a new generation during the pivotal Zero Year!

With inks by Jonathan Glapion and Danny Miki and guest appearances by James Tynion IV, Rafael Albuquerque, Becky Cloonan, Andy Kubert, Andy Clarke, Jason Fabok, Jock and more, this first volume collects BATMAN #0-33, #23. 2 and BATMAN ANNUAL #1-2.

11. The Art of Rick and Morty Volume 2

Author: by Jeremy Gilfor
English
216 pages
1506720463

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This full-color hardcover artbook showcases the third and fourth seasons of the animated science-fiction adventures of everyone’s favorite alcoholic scientist and his grandson! Rick and Morty are back, baby! They never even left!Reruns, dog!Streaming! Anyway, grab your portal gun and get back to exploring the creation of this beloved TV series with its comical characters and their interdimensional counterparts, wack-a-doo aliens, and far-out locations.

This full-color hardcover artbook showcases the interstellar art of the third and fourth seasons of your favorite animated sci-fi adventure. Dark Horse Books and Adult Swim offer another peek beneath the creators’ curtain with The Art of Rick and Morty Volume 2.

Glow-in-the-Dark Cover!More concept art! More creator commentary!More stuff!

12. From Hell: Master Edition

Author: by Alan Moore
English
576 pages
1603094695

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Meet the most notorious serial killer of all time, Jack the Ripper – and meet the vast and vibrant communities of Victorian London where his foul deeds gave birth to the modern era. In this remarkable new edition, the award-winning bestseller FROM HELL now features astonishing colors by Eddie Campbell!

Jack is back – and this time, the blood is red. Experience FROM HELL as never before: fully restored and in color for the first time! Five unsolved murders. Two of the greatest creators in the history of comics. One sprawling conspiracy, one metropolis on the brink of the twentieth century, and one bloody-minded Ripper ushering London into the modern age of terror.

The award-winning bestseller FROM HELL, often ranked among the greatest graphic novels of all time, takes on haunting new dimensions in FROM HELL: Master Edition, enhanced with impressionistic hues by Eddie Campbell himself.

13. The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black

Author: by E. B. Hudspeth
Quirk Books
English

192 pages

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An extraordinary biography. A gallery of astonishing work. The legacy of a madman. Philadelphia, the late 1870s. A city of gas lamps, cobblestone streets, and horse-drawn carriagesand home to the controversial surgeon Dr. Spencer Black. The son of a grave robber, young Dr. Black studies at Philadelphia’s esteemed Academy of Medicine, where he develops an unconventional hypothesis: What if the world’s most celebrated mythological beastsmermaids, minotaurs, and satyrswere in fact the evolutionary ancestors of humankind?

The Resurrectionist offers two extraordinary books in one. The first is a fictional biography of Dr. Spencer Black, from a childhood spent exhuming corpses through his medical training, his travels with carnivals, and the mysterious disappearance at the end of his life.

The second book is Black’s magnum opus: The Codex Extinct Animalia, a Gray’s Anatomy for mythological beastsdragons, centaurs, Pegasus, Cerberusall rendered in meticulously detailed anatomical illustrations. You need only look at these images to realize they are the work of a madman.

14. Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began (Pantheon Graphic Library)

Author: by Art Spiegelman
Pantheon
English
144 pages

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The second installment of the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel acclaimed as the most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust (Wall Street Journal) and the first masterpiece in comic book history (The New Yorker). A brutally moving work of artwidely hailed as the greatest graphic novel ever writtenMaus recounts the chilling experiences of the author’s father during the Holocaust, with Jews drawn as wide-eyed mice and Nazis as menacing cats.

Maus is a haunting tale within a tale, weaving the author’s account of his tortured relationship with his aging father into an astonishing retelling of one of history’s most unspeakable tragedies. It is an unforgettable story of survival and a disarming look at the legacy of trauma.

15. Justice League of America: The Bronze Age Omnibus vol. 3

Author: by Gerry Conway
DC Comics (July 6, 2021)
English
1192 pages

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The 1970s adventures of the World’s Greatest Heroes continue as the Justice League of America meets fellow heroes including the Justice Society of America, the Legion of Super-Heroes, and a team of heroes from the long-gone past. The Justice League moves into the second half of the 1970s with adventures guest-starring the Justice Society of America, the Legion of Super-Heroes, and a group of heroes from the long-gone past, including Jonah Hex, Viking Prince, Enemy Ace, and more.

Plus, the League’s mascot, Snapper Carr, turns against the team, the Phantom Stranger helps the team battle a returning pantheon of ancient gods, the Martian Manhunter faces Despero for the lives of the League, and the Secret Society of Super-Villains swap bodies with the World’s Greatest Super-Heroes.

Plus, Black Lightning is invited to join the JLA-but he turns down the invitation for mysterious reasons. Collects Justice League of America #147-181.