Bryant library has a bunch of graphic novels to check out! Never read a graphic novel and don’t know where to start? Read before but need new recommendations? Whether you’re looking for something new, a classic, or some historical graphic novels, we’ve got you covered:
Rat Queens vol. 1: Sass and Sorcery– The Rat Queens are a “pack of booze-guzzling, death-dealing battle maidens-for-hire” (Image Comics). Follow Dee, Hannah, Violet, and Betty in this funny, adventure-fantasy comic.
Sex Criminals vol. 1: One Weird Trick– Two people who both stop time (literally) when they orgasm meet and craft a plan to use their powers to rob banks so they can raise enough money to save a library. This comic is definitely explicit, but also hilarious and heartfelt.
Saga book 1– We featured Saga a couple weeks ago, but this on-going series follows a couple from opposite sides of a space war trying to save their child.
Sandman vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes– The Lord Dream escapes imprisonment and finds his realm in disarray. This comic series follows Dream (and his siblings Destiny, Destruction, Delirium, Desire, Despair, and Death,) as he fixes the dream realm, as well as the problems his disappearance caused in the mortal realm.
Watchmen– The comic that inspired the movie! Someone starts killing members of a disbanded superhero team, prompting investigation into why (and who). This is definitely not your ‘typical’ superhero comic.
Bone: The Complete Cartoon Epic– The Bone cousins get separated and lost, and this collection details their adventures as they try to get back home.
The Complete Maus– A graphic novel about Nazi Germany and World War II, where the author illustrates his father’s experience of being captured and surviving a concentration camp.
Persepolis 2: Story of a Return– An autobiographical comic about growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.
The Warren Commission Report: A Graphic Investigation Into the Kennedy Assassination– This book takes evidence surrounding the Kennedy assassination and presents it in graphic novel format.
If you have any questions or want more recommendations, come visit us the library (or text, call, or IM us)!