It’s taken me awhile to hop on the graphic novel craze, but after recently reading a few excellent ones I think I finally get what it’s all about. Here are the books that got me hooked:
I wasn’t much of a Superman fan until I read this. It’s a fresh take on the classic Superman story with some pretty heavy duty science fiction elements.
The Hedge Knight
I love George R. R. Martin and his Song of Ice and Fire series. The Hedge Knight is based on a short story that takes place in the Song of Ice and Fire universe.
The Walking Dead
Zombies are my favorite kind of monster, especially George Romero style zombies. This series has plenty of those, and yet for some reason I’ve neglected to read it. Now that I’ve finally started, I’m obsessed.
Watchmen is so critically acclaimed that I had to read it. I’m happy to say that it lives up to the hype.
Next up is Saga of the Swamp Thing. What should I read after that?
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30 Days of Night!
barefoot gen. it makes me cry, which takes some doing.
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
From Hell by Alan Moore
Remembrance of things past by Stephane Heuet/Marcel Proust
Heartbreak Soup (Gilbert Hernandez) & Maggie the Mechanic (Jaime Hernandez)– stories from the Love & Rockets comics in chronological order. Wonderful!
Nancy Pearl recommended “The Photographer: Into War-Torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders”, by Emmanuel Guibert and Didier Lefevre. Do you know if that is on order by CLP? Hm. I might break down and try a graphic novel myself…
Jimmy Corrigan: the Smartest Kid on Earth. It’s so awkward you will want to die.
Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan