Best Literary Graphic Novels Books

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1. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

Author: by Charlie Mackesy
HarperOne
English
128 pages

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER USA TODAY BESTSELLER The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse is not only a thought-provoking, discussion-worthy story, the book itself is an object of art. Elizabeth Egan, The New York TimesFrom British illustrator, artist, and author Charlie Mackesy comes a journey for all ages that explores life’s universal lessons, featuring 100 color and black-and-white drawings.

What do you want to be when you grow up?Asked the mole.Kind, said the boy. Charlie Mackesy offers inspiration and hope in uncertain times in this beautiful book, following the tale of a curious boy, a greedy mole, a wary fox and a wise horse who find themselves together in sometimes difficult terrain, sharing their greatest fears and biggest discoveries about vulnerability, kindness, hope, friendship and love.

The shared adventures and important conversations between the four friends are full of life lessons that have connected with readers of all ages.


2. The Sandman Omnibus Vol. 1

Author: by Neil Gaiman

1401241883
Vertigo
English

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A New York Times Bestseller! The Sandman is the universally lauded masterwork following Morpheus, Lord of the Dreaminga vast hallucinatory landscape housing all the dreams of any and everyone who’s ever existed. Regardless of cultures or historical eras, all dreamers visit Morpheus’ realmbe they gods, demons, muses, mythical creatures, or simply humans who teach Morpheus some surprising lessons.

Upon his escape from an embarrassing captivity at the hands of a mere mortal, Morpheus finds himself at a crossroads, forced to deal with the enormous changes within both himself and his realm. His journey to find his place in a world that’s drastically changed takes him through mythical worlds to retrieve his old heirlooms, the back roads of America for a twisted reunion, and even Hell itselfto receive the dubious honor of picking the next Devil.

But he’ll learn his greatest lessons at the hands of his own family, the Endless, wholike himare walking embodiments of the most influential aspects of existence. This massive hardcover tome, over 1000 pages, collects the first 37 issues of Neil Gaiman’s groundbreaking series!


3. 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.


4. 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.


5. The Complete Maus

Author: by Art Spiegelman
English
295 pages
0679406417

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380 pages
1683964152

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One of the most popular and critically acclaimed graphic novels of all time, Neil Gaiman’s award-winning masterpiece The Sandman set the standard for mature, lyrical fantasy in the modern comics era. Illustrated by an exemplary selection of the medium’s most gifted artists, the series is a rich blend of modern and ancient mythology in which contemporary fiction, historical drama, and legend are seamlessly interwoven.The Sandman Vol.

1: Preludes & Nocturnes 30th Anniversary Edition collects issues #1-8 of the original run of The Sandman, beginning an epic saga unique in graphic literature and introducing readers to a dark and enchanting world of dreams and nightmares-the home of Morpheus, the King of Dreams, and his kin, the Endless.


8. 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.


9. The Sandman Omnibus Vol. 2

Author: by Neil Gaiman
1401243142
Vertigo
English

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A New York Times bestseller! The Sandman is the universally lauded masterwork following Morpheus, Lord of the Dreaming-a vast hallucinatory landscape housing all the dreams of any and everyone who’s ever existed. Regardless of cultures or historical eras, all dreamers visit Morpheus’ realm-be they gods, demons, muses, mythical creatures, or simply humans who teach Morpheus some surprising lessons.

The binding is a smyth sewn binding. In this epic tale, Delirium, youngest of the Endless, prevails upon the Sandman to help her find their errant brother, Destruction. But their quest will lead to a painful reunion between Morpheus and his son, Orpheus.

Then, the Sandman and others are trapped in a mysterious inn while a tempest rages – and all they can do to while away the time is tell the stories of their lives. And when a young woman’s baby is stolen, she turns to The Kindly Ones for vengeance – only to set off a series of events that will lead the Sandman to his ultimate fate, and the baby to find a destiny no one could have foretold.

10. The Sandman Vol. 2: The Doll's House 30th Anniversary Edition

Author: by Neil Gaiman
Vertigo
English
232 pages

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From the #1 New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman! One of the most popular and critically acclaimed graphic novels of all time, Neil Gaiman’s award-winning masterpiece The Sandman set the standard for mature, lyrical fantasy in the modern comics era.

Illustrated by talented artists, the series is a rich blend of modern and ancient mythology in which contemporary fiction, historical drama, and legend are seamlessly interwoven. Featuring a brand-new cover and collecting issues #9-16 of the original run of The Sandman, The Doll’s House follows a young woman named Rose Walker as she discovers the singular nature of her identity.

Rose’s journey is watched closely by the King of Dreams, for whom she becomes both an intriguing mystery and a deadly threat.

11. Doomsday Clock: The Complete Collection

Author: by Geoff Johns

English
456 pages
1779506058

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NOTHING EVER REALLY ENDS. The world of Watchmen collides with the DC Universe in a story that rewrites the past, present, and future of comics! Dr. Manhattan, a near-omnipotent being from the Watchmen universe, has been using his powers to rewrite the DC Universe-reshaping some heroes’ histories, erasing other heroes altogether, and playingwith the fates of the good and evil alike.But why?

What does a godlike being from another worldstand to gain from the DC Universe? The mystery remains, but now that our heroes know they’re being toyed with,what can they do to stop it? The clock is ticking… From Geoff Johns, Gary Frank, and Brad Anderson, the critically acclaimed team behind Shazam!

And Batman: Earth One, this collection includes the full groundbreaking 12-issue miniseries.

12. The Absolute Sandman, Vol. 1

Author: by Neil Gaiman
Vertigo
English
612 pages

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The Sandman, written by New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman, was the most acclaimed comic book title of the 1990s. A rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven, The Sandman is also widely considered one of the most original and artistically ambitious series of the modern age.

By the time it concluded in 1996, it had made significant contributions to the artistic maturity of comic books and become a pop culture phenomenon in its own right. Now, DC Comics is proud to present this comics classic in an all-new Absolute Edition format.

The first of four beautifully designed slipcased volumes, The Absolute Sandman Vol. 1 collects issues #1-20 of The Sandman and features completely new coloring, approved by the author on the first 18 issues, as well as a host of never-before-seen extra material including the complete original Sandman proposal, a gallery of character designs from Gaiman and the artists who originated the look of the Sandman, and the original script for the World Fantasy Award-winning THE SANDMAN #19, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” together with reproductions of the issue’s original pencils by Charles Vess.

13. The Sandman Vol. 3: Dream Country 30th Anniversary Edition

Author: by Neil Gaiman
Vertigo
English
160 pages

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The third installment of Neil Gaiman’s seminal series, THE SANDMAN VOL. 3: DREAM COUNTRY, celebrates its 30th anniversary with an all-new edition! The third book of the Sandman collection is a series of four short comic book stories. In each of these otherwise unrelated stories, Morpheus serves only as a minor character.

Here we meet the mother of Morpheus’s son, find out what cats dream about, and discover the true origin behind Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream. The latter won a World Fantasy Award for best short story, the first time a comic book was given that honor.

Collects THE SANDMAN #17-20.

14. Goodbye, Again: Essays, Reflections, and Illustrations

Author: by Jonny Sun
Published at: Harper Perennial; Illustrated edition (April 20, 2021)
ISBN: 978-0062880857

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Instant New York Times Bestseller Truly, there’s no shame in taking a break from books during the pandemic. But if you’re feeling ready to reach out, try starting with Goodbye, Again. Take my word for it let Jonny Sun into your life.Janet W.

Lee, NPRThe wonderfully original author of Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too gives us a collection of touching and hilarious personal essays, stories, poemsaccompanied by his trademark illustrationscovering topics such as mental health, happiness, and what it means to belong.

Jonny Sun is back with a collection of essays and other writings in his unique, funny, and heartfelt style. The pieces range from long meditations on topics like loneliness and being an outsider, to short humor pieces, conversations, and memorable one-liners.

Jonny’s honest writings about his struggles with feeling productive, as well as his difficulties with anxiety and depression will connect deeply with his fans as well as anyone attempting to create in our chaotic world. It also features a recipe for scrambled eggs that might make you cry.

15. Norse Mythology Volume 1 (Graphic Novel)

Author: by Neil Gaiman
English
160 pages
1506718744

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman and Eisner Award-winning comics legend P. Craig Russell breathe new life into the ancient Norse stories in this comic-book adaptation of the hit novel Norse Mythology. Gaiman and Russell team with a legendary collection of artists to take readers through a series of Norse myths, including the creation of the Nine Worlds, the loss of Odin’s eye and source of his knowledge, the crafting of Thor’s hammer and the gods’ most valuable treasures, the origin of poetry, and Loki’s part in the end of all things-Ragnark.

Collects Norse Mythology #1-#6, featuring art by P. Craig Russell, Mike Mignola, Jerry Ordway, David Rubn, Piotr Kowalski, and Jill Thompson in a beautiful hardcover volume with a dust jacket.

16. The Absolute Sandman, Vol. 2

Author: by Neil Gaiman
Vertigo
English
616 pages

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DC Comics is proud to present the second volume of the comics classic THE SANDMAN in Absolute format! The second of four beautifully designed slipcased volumes, THE ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 2 collects issues 21-39 of THE SANDMAN and features remastered coloring on all 19 issues as well as brand-new inks on THE SANDMAN #34 by the issue’s original penciller, Colleen Doran, and a host of bonus material, including two never-before-reprinted stories by Gaiman (one prose and one illustrated), a complete reproduction of the never-before-reprinted one-shot THE SANDMAN: A GALLERY OF DREAMS, and the complete script and pencils by Gaiman and Kelley Jones for Chapter Two of “Season of Mists” from THE SANDMAN #23.