Best LGBT Graphic Novels Books

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1. They Called Us Enemy

Author: by George Takei
Top Shelf Productions
English
208 pages

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New York Times Bestseller! A stunning graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei’s childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon – and America itself – in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love.

George Takei has captured hearts and minds worldwide with his captivating stage presence and outspoken commitment to equal rights. But long before he braved new frontiers in Star Trek, he woke up as a four-year-old boy to find his own birth country at war with his father’s – and their entire family forced from their home into an uncertain future.

In 1942, at the order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, every person of Japanese descent on the west coast was rounded up and shipped to one of ten “relocation centers,” hundreds or thousands of miles from home, where they would be held for years under armed guard.

They Called Us Enemy is Takei’s firsthand account of those years behind barbed wire, the joys and terrors of growing up under legalized racism, his mother’s hard choices, his father’s faith in democracy, and the way those experiences planted the seeds for his astonishing future.


2. The Secret to Superhuman Strength

Author: by Alison Bechdel
English
240 pages
0544387651

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From the author of Fun Home, a profoundly affecting graphic memoir of Bechdel’s lifelong love affair with exercise, set against a hilarious chronicle of fitness fads in our times Comics and cultural superstar Alison Bechdel delivers a deeply layered story of her fascination, from childhood to adulthood, with every fitness craze to come down the pike: from Jack LaLanne in the 60s (“Outlandish jumpsuit!

Cantaloupe-sized guns!”) to the existential oddness of present-day spin class. Readers will see their athletic or semi-active pasts flash before their eyes through an ever-evolving panoply of running shoes, bicycles, skis, and sundry other gear. But the more Bechdel tries to improve herself, the more her self appears to be the thing in her way.

She turns for enlightenment to Eastern philosophers and literary figures, including Beat writer Jack Kerouac, whose search for self-transcendence in the great outdoors appears in moving conversation with the author’s own. This gifted artist and not-getting-any-younger exerciser comes to a soulful conclusion.


3. Star Spinner Tarot: (Inclusive, Diverse, LGBTQ Deck of Tarot Cards, Modern Version of Classic Tarot Mysticism)

Author: by Trungles
English
82 pages
1452180067

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Let the stars light your way … Enter a world where fairies play, mermaids yearn, and threads of the familiar and fantastic are spun together to guide you on your own personal journey. Featuring beloved indie comic artist Trungles’ enchanting illustrative style, the Star Spinner Tarot reinterprets classic tarot imagery for a more inclusive and diverse reflection of the modern world, with illustrations drawn from a wide range of stories, myths, and fairy tales.

Contents: 81 full-color cards and a 160-page guidebook A great gift for tarot collectors and enthusiasts, or anyone seeking guidance and personal growth Perfect for anyone seeking a modern, diverse, inclusive, or LGBTQ+ way to explore the tarot Traditional tarot decks are 78 cards; this set contains 81 cards, including multiple Lovers cards to reflect a range of romantic expression Trungles (Trung Le Nguyen) is a Vietnamese American comic book artist and illustrator.

His work explores diaspora stories, LGBTQ+ themes, and the role of fairy tales in the popular imagination. He has contributed work for Oni Press, Boom! Studios, Limerence Press, and Image Comics, as well as the blog The Nerds of Color and the podcast Asian America.


4. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

Author: by Alison Bechdel
0618871713
Mariner Books
English

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CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, NATIONAL BESTSELLER Time Magazine #1 Book of the Year National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist Winner of the Stonewall Book Award Double finalist for the Lambda Book Award Nominated for the GLAAD Media AwardAlison Bechdel’s groundbreaking, bestselling graphic memoir that charts her fraught relationship with her late father.

Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teacher and director of the town funeral home, which Alison and her family referred to as the “Fun Home.” It was not until college that Alison, who had recently come out as a lesbian, discovered that her father was also gay.

A few weeks after this revelation, he was dead, leaving a legacy of mystery for his daughter to resolve. In her hands, personal history becomes a work of amazing subtlety and power, written with controlled force and enlivened with humor, rich literary allusion, and heartbreaking detail.


5. Avatar: The Last Airbender–Imbalance Library Edition

Author: by Faith Erin Hicks
Dark Horse Books
English
240 pages

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Aang faces a decision from which there is no return! When Aang, Katara, Sokka, and Toph return to Earthen Fire Industries-the factory owned by Toph’s father-Aang is surprised when their arrival is met with a cold shoulder. As soon as the team is asked for help at a business council meeting, the reason for the slight becomes clear: a massive bender-versus-non-bender conflict has gripped the town and is threatening to turn violent.

In order to heal the divide and save the town, Aang and the team will all face tough decisions about power and identity that could tear them apart. Written by Faith Erin Hicks (The Adventures of Superhero Girl, The Nameless City) and drawn by Peter Wartman (Stonebreaker), in collaboration with Avatar: The Last Airbender creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, this is the ultimate continuation of Avatar!

Collects Avatar: The Last Airbender – Imbalance parts 1-3 (ATLA volumes 16-18).


6. The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars Library Edition

Author: by Michael Dante DiMartino
Dark Horse Books
English
240 pages

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Written by series co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino and drawn by Irene Koh (Secret Origins: Batgirl, Afrina and the Glass Coffin) and with consultation by Bryan Konietzko, this is the official continuation of The Legend of Korra! Collects The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars Parts One, Two, and Three.

New beginnings for Korra and Asami! After a refreshing sojourn in the Spirit World, Korra and Asami return to Republic City but find nothing but political hijinks and human vs.Spirit conflict! Pompous developer Wonyong Keum plans to turn the new spirit portal into an amusement park, potentially severing an already tumultuous connection with the spirits.

At the city’s edge, Zhu Li enlists everyone she can to aid the thousands of hungry and homeless evacuees who have relocated there. Meanwhile, the Triple Threats’ ruthless new leader, Tokuga, is determined to unite the other triads under his rule, no matter the cost.

In order to get through it all, Korra and Asami vow to look out for each other-but first, they’ve got to get better at being a team!Age Range:8


7. The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire Library Edition

Author: by Michael Dante DiMartino
English
240 pages
1506708935

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To secure lasting peace for the Earth Kingdom, Korra must trust an unlikely ally! On the eve of its first elections, the Earth Kingdom’s future is endangered by its past. As Kuvira works to reclaim her honor, the devious commander Guan undermines the peace Avatar Korra has established to take power for himself.

Korra and Kuvira must learn to work together to ensure the future of the Earth Kingdom. Enjoy the continuing Avatar adventures, now with a new sketchbook section and artist commentary! Written by series co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino and drawn by Michelle Wong (Goosebumps: Download and Die), with consultation by Bryan Konietzko, this is the official continuation of the beloved television series!

Collects The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire Part One, Two, and Three.


8. Life is Strange Vol. 4: Partners In Time: Tracks

Author: by Emma Vieceli
English
112 pages
1787734730

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The fourth volume of the comic series based on the critically-acclaimed, BAFTA-winning video game Life is Strange, following the weird and wonderful tales of time traveller Max Caulfield! How far would you go, to get back to the person you love?

As Max Caulfield embarks on a road trip across America after coming so close to returning to her own timeline, across the transect Tristan and Chloe follow the same path. But, both Max and Tristan struggle to control their powers and it looks like Max and Chloe may never get their happy ending – unless they can find something, or someone, to help them.

Life is Strange: Partners in Time – Tracks collects issues #13 – #16 of the hit comic series!


9. The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars Part One

Author: by Michael Dante DiMartino
1506700152
Dark Horse Books
English

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Relishing their newfound feelings for each other, Korra and Asami leave the Spirit World … But find nothing in Republic City but political hijinks and human vs.Spirit conflict! A pompous developer plans to turn the new spirit portal into an amusement park, potentially severing an already tumultuous connection with the spirits.

What’s more, the triads have realigned and are in a brutal all-out brawl at the city’s borders-where hundreds of evacuees have relocated! In order to get through it all, Korra and Asami vow to look out for each other-but first, they’ve got to get better at being a team and a couple!

Written by series co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino and drawn by Irene Koh T.M.N.T., Sensation Comics featuring Wonder Woman, Secret Origins: Batgirl, Afrina and the Glass Coffin) and with consultation by Bryan Konietzko, this is the official continuation of The Legend of Korra!

10. Queer: A Graphic History

Author: by Dr. Meg-John Barker
Icon Books
English
176 pages

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Activist-academic Meg John Barker and cartoonist Julia Scheele illuminate the histories of queer thought and LGBTQ+ action in this groundbreaking non-fiction graphic novel. A kaleidoscope of characters from the diverse worlds of pop-culture, film, activism and academia guide us on a journey through the ideas, people and events that have shaped queer theory’.From identity politics and gender roles to privilege and exclusion, Queer explores how we came to view sex, gender and sexuality in the ways that we do; how these ideas get tangled up with our culture and our understanding of biology, psychology and sexology; and how these views have been disputed and challenged.

Along the way we look at key landmarks which shift our perspective of what’s normal’, such as Alfred Kinsey’s view of sexuality as a spectrum between heterosexuality and homosexuality, Judith Butler’s view of gendered behavior as a performance, the play Wicked, which reinterprets characters from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, or moments in Casino Royale when we’re invited to view James Bond with the kind of desiring gaze usually directed at female bodies in mainstream media.

11. Life is Strange Vol. 2: Waves

Author: by Emma Vieceli
Titan Comics
English
112 pages

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Forced to leave her original timeline and her beloved Chloe behind, Max Caulfield must come to terms with both an alternative version of Chloe, and a world where Rachel Amber is very much alive! Based on the critically-acclaimed, BAFTA-winning video game Life is Strange, Waves continues Max’s adventures in a potential new future.

In an unfamiliar new timeline where Rachel is dating Chloe, Max struggles to find a place for herself – as well as uncover the truth about a mysterious boy with a strange talent of his own…

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The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars Part Three

Author: by Michael Dante DiMartino
Dark Horse Books
English
80 pages

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When Asami is kidnapped, Korra sets out to the Spirit Wilds to find her. Now teeming with dark spirits influenced by the half spirit-half human Tokuga, the landscape is more dangerous than ever before. The two women must trust in each other and work together if they are to make it out alive.

Their fate is revealed in this stunning, action-packed conclusion to The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars! Written by series co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino and drawn by Irene Koh (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Afrina and the Glass Coffin), with consultation by Bryan Konietzko, this is the official continuation of the beloved television series!

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Gender Queer: A Memoir

Author: by Maia Kobabe
Oni Press (May 28, 2019)
English
240 pages

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2020 ALA Alex Award Winner 2020 Stonewall Israel Fishman Non-fiction Award Honor BookIn 2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns, thought that a comic of reading statistics would be the last autobiographical comic e would ever write. At the time, it was the only thing e felt comfortable with strangers knowing about em.

Now, Gender Queer is here. Maia’s intensely cathartic autobiography charts eir journey of self-identity, which includes the mortification and confusion of adolescent crushes, grappling with how to come out to family and society, bonding with friends over erotic gay fanfiction, and facing the trauma and fundamental violation of pap smears.

Started as a way to explain to eir family what it means to be nonbinary and asexual, Gender Queer is more than a personal story: it is a useful and touching guide on gender identitywhat it means and how to think about itfor advocates, friends, and humans everywhere.

“It’s also a great resource for those who identify as nonbinary or asexual as well as for those who know someone who identifies that way and wish to better understand.” SLJ (starred review)

14. The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire Part One

Author: by Michael Dante DiMartino
Dark Horse Books
English
80 pages

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Korra must decide who to trust as the fate of the Earth Kingdom hangs in the balance! On the eve of its first elections, the Earth Kingdom finds its future endangered by its past. Even as Kuvira stands trial for her crimes, vestiges of her imperial ambitions threaten to undermine the nation’s democratic hopes.

But when Korra, Asami, Mako, and Bolin don’t all see eye-to-eye as to the solution, drastic measures will be taken to halt a new march to war! Written by series co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino and drawn by Michelle Wong (Goosebumps: Download and Die), with consultation by Bryan Konietzko, this is the official continuation of the beloved television series!

15. The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire Part Two

Author: by Michael Dante DiMartino
Dark Horse Books
English
80 pages

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What will it take to stop a war? King Wu’s dreams of peacefully transitioning the Earth Kingdom into a democracy are in danger when Commander Guan throws his political hat in the ring, hoping to subvert the new system from the inside out.

But playing fair was never part of his plan; Guan and Dr. Sheng are using terrifying new technology to cement Guan’s win! In a desperate attempt to save the Earth Kingdom from falling back into the dark days of conquest and empire, Korra and Kuvira convince an old friend to return and take the former commander on in the polls.

But will it be enough? Written by series co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino and illustrated by Michelle Wong (Goosebumps: Download and Die), with consultation by Bryan Konietzko, this is the ultimate continuation of the beloved television series!