Graphic Novels

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When someone says “Graphic Novel”, images of super heroes with unusual abilities, villains making trouble in cities like New York come into mind. Not images of historic events, biographical images of real people tend to not come across most reader’s minds when someone says “Hey I just read the best graphic novel, you should read it”.

I am not a big reader of the “graphic novel” genre, but I do enjoy watching movies that are based on a graphic novel/comic book character(s).  Largely those films premier during the summer months.  With “Star Wars Day” happening on May 4th I thought it would be fun to have a display celebrating graphic novels.

What is a graphic novel? “A  graphic novel is a book made up of comics content. Although the word “novel” normally refers to long fictional works, the term “graphic novel” is applied broadly and includes fiction, non-fiction, and anthologized work. It is distinguished from the term “comic book”, which is used for comics periodicals.”
via Wikipedia

Provided below lists graphic novels that have super heros, ones with dragons, angels, real life heros and ones that take place in the past, present and future.  There are also ones based on popular novels turned into graphic novel versions.  What is your favorite graphic novel?  And have you discovered a new one off this list?

Novels Converted to Graphic Novels

  1. A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1 /Abraham, Daniel
  2. A wrinkle in time / Larson, Hope. L’Engle
  3. Alice in Wonderland / Abe, Jun
  4. Around the world / Phelan, Matt
  5. Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel (Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novels, #1) / Colfer, Eoin
  6. Beautiful creatures: the manga / Garcia, Kami & Jean, Cassandra
  7. Blue bloods : the graphic novel / Venditti, Robert & De la Cruz, Melissa
  8. Blue Bottle Mystery – The Graphic Novel: An Asperger Adventure / Hoopmann, Kathy
  9. Coraline: Graphic Novel / Russell, P. Craig
  10. City of Bones: The Graphic Novel / Clare, Cassandra
  11. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / Stevenson, Robert Louis,
  12. Dracula / Green, John
  13. Emma / Butler, Nancy
  14. Frankenstein / Green, John
  15. Gossip Girl: The Manga, Vol. 1 (Gossip Girl: For Your Eyes Only, #1) / Cecily von Ziegesar
  16. Great Expectations (Manga Classics) / King, Stacy
  17. Hatter M, Volume 1: The Looking Glass Wars (Hatter M, #1) / Beddor, Fran
  18. House of Night: Legacy (House of Night: The Graphic Novel, #1-5) / Cast, P.C.
  19. Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush: The Graphic Novel, #1) / Fitzpatrick, Becca
  20. Indiana Jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull / Lucas, George,
  21. Importance of Being Earnest the Graphic Novel: Original Text / Wilde, Oscar
  22. Interview with the Vampire: Claudia’s Story / Witter, Ashley Marie
  23. Jane Eyre The Graphic Novel: Original Text / Corzine, Amy
  24. Kristy’s Great Idea (Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels #1) / Telgemeier, Raina
  25. Legend: The Graphic Novel (Legend: The Graphic Novel, #1) /Lu, Marie
  26. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials: The Official Graphic Novel Prelude / Lanzing, Jackson
  27. Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children / Riggs, Ransom
  28. Nancy Drew diaries. 7 , Doggone town and Sleight of Dan /  Keene, Carolyn
  29. Northanger Abbey/ Butler, Nancy
  30. Pride and prejudice / Edginton, Ian
  31. Redwall: The Graphic Novel / Moore, Stuart
  32. Romeo and Juliet / Hinds, Gareth
  33. Romeo and Juliet: The War / Work, Max
  34. Sense and Sensibility / Butler, Nancy
  35. Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles / Green, John
  36. Sinbad: The Legacy: A Graphic Novel / Anonymous
  37. Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 1 / Carriger, Gail
  38. Stormbreaker: (Alex Rider: The Graphic Novel, #1)/ Horowitz, Anthony
  39. Twilight: the graphic novel. Volume 1 / Kim, Young & Meyer, Stephenie
  40. The Alchemist: A Graphic Novel / Coelho, Paulo
  41. The Boxcar Children/ Denton, Shannon Eric
  42. The Dresden Files: Storm Front, Volume 1- The Gathering Storm / Butcher, Jim
  43. The Exile: An Outlander Graphic Novel / Gabaldon, Diana
  44. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo / Mina, Denise
  45. The golden compass Volume 2 / Melchior-Durand
  46. The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel / George R.R. Martin
  47. The Hobbit: Graphic Novel / Dixon, Chuck
  48. The Kite Runner: Graphic Novel / Hosseini, Khaled
  49. The lightning thief / Riordan, Rick. Futaki, Attila ill.
  50. The Picture of Dorian Gray: A Graphic Novel / Edginton, Ian
  51. The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles: The Graphic Novels, #1) / Riordan, Rick
  52. The Ring, Volume 1 / Inagaki, Misao
  53. The Scarlet Letter (Manga Classics) / King, Stacy
  54. The Talisman (Volume 1): The Road of Trials / Furth, Robin
  55. The Titan’s curse / Riordan, Rick
  56. Uglies: Shay’s Story (Uglies: Graphic Novel, #1) / Westerfeld, Scott
  57. William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar/ Whitehead, Dan,
  58. William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream / Yomtov, Nel
  59. Wuthering Heights The Graphic Novel: Original Text / Burns, John M.
  60. Zoo: The Graphic Novel / Patterson, James

Non-Fiction:

  1. Agatha: the real life of Agatha Christie / Martinetti, Ann
  2. Amazing fantastic incredible : a marvelous memoir / Lee, Stan
  3. An age of license / Knisley, Lucy
  4. Bass Reeves / Gill, Joel Christian
  5. Battle lines: a graphic history of the Civil War/ Fetter-Vorm, Jonathan
  6. Calling Dr. Laura [graphic nonfiction] : a graphic memoir / Georges, Nicole J.
  7. Dare to disappoint : growing up in Turkey/ Samanci, Özge
  8. Drowned city : Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans / Brown, Don
  9. “Economix : how our economy works (and doesn’t work) in words and pictures / Goodwin, Michael”
  10. Fatherland : a family history / Bunjevac, Nina
  11. Hole in the heart : bringing up Beth/ Beaumont, Henny
  12. Jimmy Corrigan : the smartest kid on earth / Ware, Chris
  13. Kids are weird : and other observations from parenthood / Brown, Jeffrey
  14. Little fish : a memoir from a different kind of year / Beyer, Ramsey
  15. March. Book One, Two & three / Lewis, John
  16. Maus II — a survivor’s tale : and here my troubles began/ Spiegelman, Art.
    Munch / Kverneland, Steffen,
  17. Out on the wire : the storytelling secrets of the new masters of radio / Abel, Jessica
  18. Persepolis / Satrapi, Marjane
  19. “Primates : the fearless science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas / Ottaviani, Jim “
  20. Science : a discovery in comics / Heer, Margreet de
  21. Shackleton : Antarctic odyssey / Bertozzi, Nick
  22. Shigeru Mizuki’s Hitler / Mizuki, Shigeru
  23. Showa, 1953-1989 : a history of Japan / Mizuki, Shigeru
  24. “Soldier’s heart : the campaign to understand my WWII veteran father : a daughter’s  memoir / Tyler, Carol”
  25. Such a lovely little war : Saigon, 1961-63/ Truong, Marcelino
  26. The Arab of the future. 2, A graphic memoir. A childhood in the Middle East / Sattouf, Riad
  27. The Beatles [graphic nonfiction] : all our yesterdays / Quinn, Jason
  28. The cartoon introduction to philosophy/ Patton, Michael F.
  29. The book of Revelation [graphic nonfiction]/ Dorff, Matt. Arey, Mark B. Sevastiades
  30. The boxer: the true story of Holocaust survivor Harry Haft / Kleist, Reinhard
  31. Thoreau : a sublime life/ Le Roy, Maximilien
  32. Uncle Sam presents the great American documents: Volume 1: 1620-1830 / Ashby, Ruth
  33. We are on our own : a memoir / Katin, Miriam
  34. World War two: under the shadow of the swastika/ Helfand, Lewis

Young Adult:

  1. Americus / Reed, M. K. Hill
  2. Astro boy. Vol. 8 / Tezuka, Osamu,
  3. Aya : life in Yop City / Abouet, Marguerite
  4. Boxers / Yang, Gene Luen.
  5. Captain America: Sam Wilson. 2 , Standoff / Spencer, Nick
  6. Decelerate blue/ Rapp, Adam
  7. Delilah Dirk and the Turkish lieutenant /Cliff, Tony
  8. Eat the sky, drink the ocean/ Murray, Kirsty
  9. Friends with boys / Hicks, Faith Erin. Hicks
  10. Giant days. Volume two/ Allison, John,
  11. Guardians of the Galaxy :bnew guard. 3 , Civil War II / Bendis, Brian Michael,
  12. Haikyu!! 1, Hinata and Kageyama / Furudate, Haruichi
  13. Jughead. Volume one / Zdarsky, Chip,
  14. Klaw: the first cycle / Ozanam, Antoine
  15. Laddertop. Books 1-2 / Card, Orson Scott
  16. Laika : Vol. 01 / Abadzis, Nick. Sycamore, Hilary.
  17. Last of the sandwalkers / Hosler, Jay
  18. Little Nemo. , Return to Slumberland/ Shanower, Eric
  19. Mae / Ha, Gene
  20. Naruto. Vol. 56 , Team Asuma, reunited / Kishimoto, Masashi
  21. Meteor Men / Parker, Jeff,
  22. Monster : a graphic novel / Myers, Walter Dean
  23. Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur. Vol. 1, BFF / Montclare, Brandon,
  24. Neon Genesis Evangelion. 14 / Sadamoto, Yoshiyuki,
  25. Nothing can possibly go wrong / Shen, Prudence
  26. One piece. Vol. 2 , Buggy the Clown/ Oda, Eiichiro. Caselman, Lance.
  27. Orange : the complete collection. 1 / Takano, Ichigo,
  28. Pretty guardian Sailor Moon. v. 3 / Takeuchi, Naoko.
  29. Re:zero : starting life in another world. Chapter 1, A day in the capital / Nagatsuki, Tappe
  30. Saints / Yang, Gene Luen
  31. Spider-Man. 1 , Tombstone! / Buscema, Sal,
  32. Spider-Man 2099., Vol. 3, Smack to the future / David, Peter Sliney, Will
  33. Star Wars . Lando / Soule, Charles
  34. Stickman Odyssey. Book one, An epic doodle / Ford, Christopher
  35. Superman returns : the prequels/ Siegel, Jerry
  36. Sword art online. 001, Progressive / Kawahara, Reki,
  37. The amazing Spider-Man. 3, Spider-verse/ Slott, Dan
  38. The city of Ember : the graphic novel / DuPrau, Jeanne. Middaugh, Dallas. Asker, Niklas ill
  39. The demon prince of Momochi House. 3 / Shouoto, Aya
  40. The stone man mysteries. Book one, Stone cold / Yolen, Jane
  41. The Zabîme sisters / Aristophane
  42. Thor, god of thunder. Godbomb / Aaron, Jason
  43. Usagi Yojimbo. 15, Grasscutter II : journey to Atsuta shrine/ Sakai, Stan.
  44. Veda: assembly required/ Teer, Samuel
  45. World of warcraft. Ashbringer / Neilson, Micky
  46. X-Men : the age of Apocalypse. 2 : Reign / Lobdell, Scott,
  47. Yvain, the Knight of the Lion / Anderson, M. T.,
  48. Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal. 7, Just one hope!!/ Yoshida, Shin

Children:

  1. A Hardy day’s night / Dixon, Franklin W. Lobdell, Scott
  2. A perfect view / Doerrfeld, Cori
  3. Adventure time. 2 / North, Ryan,
  4. Amelia and her three kisses / Gownley, Jimmy.
  5. Amulet, Firelight / Kibuishi, Kazu
  6. Angry Birds : big movie eggstravaganza / Eisinger, Justin
  7. Apollo: the brilliant one / O’Connor, George
  8. Ariol. The three donkeys / Guibert, Emmanuel
  9. Artemis : wild goddess of the hunt/ O’Connor, George
  10. Babymouse. 10, The musical / Holm, Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew. Holm
  11. Bat-Mite / Jurgens, Dan
  12. Baxter the tweeting dog / Mulryan, Doreen
  13. Bee and PuppyCat. 2 / Allegri, Natasha
  14. Believe your eyes / Doerrfeld, Cori
  15. Bera the one-headed troll / Orchard, Eric
  16. Betty and Veronica, Fairy tales / Parent, Dan,
  17. Beyond sea and sky / Gallaher, David,
  18. Big hero 6. 2 / Ueno, Haruki
  19. Bone. Vol. 4 , The dragonslayer / Smith, Jeff
  20. Boom boom mushroom / Tobin, Paul
  21. Bravest warriors. Volume eight / Leth, Kate
  22. Bunny vs. Monkey / Smart, Jamie
  23. Camp Midnight / Seagle, Steven T.,
  24. Captain America, Civil war / Casey, Todd
  25. Captain Awesome has the best snow day ever? / Kirby, Stan
  26. Caveboy Dave: more scrawny than brawny/ Reynolds, Aaron
  27. City in peril! / Collicutt, Paul Collicutt
  28. “Comics Squad. 2 [graphic novel], Lunch! / Holm, Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew. Krosoczka, & Jarrett. Castellucci”
  29. Dance class. 9 , Dancing in the rain / Béka, Crip
  30. DC Super Hero Girls, Hits and myths / Fontana, Shea
  31. Dinosaur dilemma / Cammuso, Frank
  32. Disney fairies. 18, Tinker Bell and her Magical Friends.
  33. Dog Man, unleashed/ Pilkey, Dav
  34. Dream jumper. Book one, Nightmare escape / Grunberg, Greg
  35. DreamWorks’ Dragons, Riders of Berk, Tales from Berk / Furman, Simon
  36. Explorer : flight, Kibuishi, Kazu
  37. Feathers / Corona, Jorge
  38. Fish Girl / Napoli, Donna Jo
  39. Fluffy strikes back / Spires, Ashley
  40. Freedom! / Le Gall, Frank,
  41. FukuFuku. 1 , Kitten tales / Konami, Kanata
  42. Fuzzy baseball / Gurney, John Steven
  43. Galactic hot dogs. 2, The wiener strikes back / Brallier, Max
  44. Garden warfare / Tobin, Paul
  45. Garfield / Evanier, Mark,
  46. Gary’s garden / Northfield, Gary
  47. Geronimo Stilton. 17, The mystery of the pirate ship / Stilton, Geronimo
  48. Ghosts / Telgemeier, Raina
  49. Guardians of the Galaxy. Vol. 4 / Caramagna, Joe
  50. Hello Kitty. Work of art/ Castro, Giovanni
  51. Hilda and the stone forest / Pearson, Luke
  52. Hilo. 2 , Saving the whole wide world / Winick, Judd
  53. Into the woods / Hunter, Erin. Jolley, Dan. Hudson, Dan.
  54. LEGO Friends, Pop star power! / London, Olivia
  55. LEGO Ninjago, masters of spinjitzu. 7, Stone cold/ Farshtey, Greg. Yates, Jolyon. Smith, Laurie E.
  56. Little Dee and the penguin / Baldwin, Christopher
  57. Long Tail Kitty, come out and play / Pien, Lark
  58. Lost in NYC : a subway adventure/ Spiegelman, Nadja. García Sánchez, Sergio,
  59. Lou. 2 , Summertime blues/ Neel, Julien. Burrell, Carol Klio.
  60. Lucy & Andy Neanderthal. 1 / Brown, Jeffre
  61. Lunch lady and the cyborg substitute / Krosoczka, Jarrett
  62. Manga Claus, honor, loyalty, tinsel. The blade of Kringle/ Marunas, Nathaniel. Craddock, Erik
  63. Mickey’s inferno / Petrucha, Stefan and Bioletti, Angelo
  64. Mighty Jack Book one / Hatke, Ben
  65. Mr. Badger amd Mrs. Fox 5, The carnival / Luciani, Brigitte. Tharlet, Eve
  66. Munchkin. Volume one / Siddell, Tom
  67. My little pony : friends forever. 8 / Anderson, Ted
  68. Narwhal : unicorn of the sea / Clanton, Ben
  69. Newsprints / Xu, Ru
  70. On the sapphire’s trail / Ferrier, Katherine
  71. Once upon a time / Gallaher, David
  72. One trick pony / Hale, Nathan,
  73. Over the garden wall / McHale, Pa
  74. Pippi Longstocking : the strongest in the world! / Lindgren, Astrid
  75. Planes. Livin’ the dream/ Sistl, Alessandro
  76. Pokémon : Black & White. 11 / Yamamoto, Satoshi
  77. Poptropica. 2 , The lost expedition / Krpata, Mitch
  78. Prisoner of the patchwork planet / Gallaher, David
  79. Razzle dazzle unicorn: another Phoebe and her unicorn adventure/ Simpson, Dana
  80. Red’s planet / Pittman, Eddi
  81. Sanjay and Craig. 3, Story time with Sanjay and Craig / Esquivel, Eric M.
  82. Secret hero society, Fort Solitude / Fridolfs, Derek
  83. Secrets of the time tablets / Maihack, Mike
  84. Secrets & sequences / Yang, Gene Luen,
  85. Shrek & Madagascar. 3, Game on / Nitz, Jai
  86. Snoopy to the rescue : a Peanuts collection / Schulz, Charles M.
  87. Snow White / Phelan, Matt
  88. Sonic boom. 1 , The big boom / Flynn, Ian
  89. Sonic the Hedgehog Mega Man : worlds unite, vol. 2, Broken bonds/ Flynn, Ian
  90. Space dumplins [/ Thompson, Craig
  91. Squish. No. 2 , Brave new pond/ Holm, Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew.
  92. Star scouts Vol 1 / Lawrence, Mike
  93. Star Wars, The Original Trilogy : a graphic novel / Ferrari, Alessandro
  94. Stinky Cecil in terrarium terror! 2 / Braddock, Paige
  95. Super Fly! : revenge of the roach! / Doodler, Todd H.
  96. Supergirl: cosmic adventures in the 8th grade / Walker, Landry Q.
  97. Superman family adventures. Volume 1 / Baltazar, Art. Aureliani, Franco
  98. Take what you can carry / Pyle, Kevin C.
  99. The adventures of Daniel Boom (aka Loud Boy). Sound off! / Steinberg, David
  100. The Batman adventures. Volume 3 / Dini, Paul
  101. The Boxcar children. Vol. 8, Tree house mystery/ Warner, Gertrude Chandler
  102. The day mom finally snapped / Temple, Bob. Harpster, Steve
  103. The complete Chi’s sweet home. Part 2, Konami Kanata / Konami, Kanata
  104. The creepy case files of Margo Maloo / Weing, Drew
  105. The ghosts in the clouds / Ferrier, Florian
  106. The graveyard book. Volume 2/ Russell, P. Craig. Lafuente, David
  107. The great big boom / Winick, Judd
  108. The great pet escape / Jamieson, Victoria
  109. The King of Kazoo / Feuti, Norman
  110. The Kurdles / Goodin, Robert
  111. The sisters, Doing it our way/ Cazenoven, William
  112. The son of Neptune / Venditti, Robert & Riordan, Rick
  113. The Smurfs. 15, The Smurflings/ Peyo. Peyo.
  114. The Supernaturalist : the graphic novel/ Colfer, Eoin. Donkin, Andrew. Rigano,
  115. Giovanni ill. Colfer,”
  116. The Thea sisters and the mystery at sea! / Stilton, Thea
  117. The throne of fire / Collar, Orpheus & Riordan, Rick
  118. The unbeatable Squirrel Girl : squirrel meets world/ Hale, Shannon
  119. The wild piano : a Philemon adventure/ Fred & Kutner, Richard
  120. The wrong Wrights / Kientz, Chri
  121. Thea Stilton. 5 , The secret of the waterfall in the woods./ Stilton, Thea
  122. Three thieves. 6, The dark island / Chantler, Scott
  123. Tiger counter; What goes up / Keene, Carolyn
  124. Too cool for school / Sorese, Jeremy
  125. Trayaurus and the enchanted crystal / DanTDM
  126. Trolls. 1 , Hugs & friends / Scheidt, Dave
  127. Truth in sight / Doerrfeld, Cori,
  128. Ultimate Spider-Man, Avengers assemble/ Caramagna, Joe
  129. Unicorn vs. goblins : another Phoebe and her unicorn adventure/ Simpson, Dana
  130. “Walt Disney Uncle $crooge and Donald Duck: Treasure under glass : the Don Rosa library, vol. 3. / Rosa, Don,”
  131. Welcome to Showside / McGinty, Ian,
  132. When crocs fly : a Pearls before swine collection / Pastis, Stephan
  133. X-Mickey. In the mirror / Enna, Bruno
  134. Yam / Barba, Corey
  135. Yo-kai watch. 7 , A hairy situation/ Konishi, Noriyuki
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