Graphic Novels

Hawkeye book cover

Hawkeye

Matt Fraction

COMIC Hawkeye 2012
Graphic Novels

Clint Barton, a.k.a. the self-made hero Hawkeye, fights for justice and good rooftop BBQs! And with Young Avenger Kate Bishop by his side, he's out to get some downtime from being one of Earth's mightiest heroes. This is the ongoing tale of the Arrow-Avenger; Barton and Bishop mean double the Hawkeye and double the trouble!

Meredith's picture

At the Big 10 Championship football game, Iowa against Michigan State, one of the signs in the Michigan State student section said "Hawkeye is the worst Avenger." I don't think they read this hilarious series by Matt Fraction. -Meredith

Maus II : a survivor's tale book cover

Maus II : a survivor's tale

Art Spiegelman

940.5318 /Spiegelman
Graphic Novels

Meredith's picture

I tell anyone who is checking out Maus to go ahead and get Maus II at the same time. There's no way one can stop reading Vladek's story. -Meredith

Maus I : a survivor's tale book cover

Maus I : a survivor's tale

Art Spiegelman

940.5318 /Spiegelman
Graphic Novels

Meredith's picture

Maus was the first graphic novel I ever read. Nothing like starting with the best! -Meredith

Octavia E. Butler's Kindred book cover

Octavia E. Butler's Kindred

Damian Duffy

GRAPHIC NOVEL Butler
Graphic Novels

"Home is a new house with a loving husband in 1970s California that is suddenly transformed into the frightening world of the antebellum South. Dana, a young black writer, can't explain how she is transported across time and space to a plantation in Maryland. But she does quickly understand why: to deal with the troubles of Rufus, a conflicted white slaveholder--and her progenitor. Her survival, her very existence, depends on it"--Jacket flap.

Meredith's picture

Every book I’ve ever read by Octavia E. Butler stays with me for a long time. The graphic novel adaptation of Kindred is no exception. Amazing art for an amazing story. -Meredith

Bitch Planet book cover

Bitch Planet

Kelly Sue DeConnick

COMIC Bitch
Graphic Novels

In a future just a few years down the road in the wrong direction, a woman's failure to comply with her patriarchal overlords will result in exile to the meanest penal planet in the galaxy. When the newest crop of fresh femmes arrive, can they work together to stay alive or will hidden agendas, crooked guards, and the deadliest sport on (or off!) Earth take them to their maker?

Meredith's picture

Set in a dystopian future where women who are "non-compliant" are sent to another planet to suffer for their sins. These can range from obesity, murder, being too tired to love and care for a man properly, talking too much, etc. Basically, if you're a woman, the man is watching. If he does not like what he sees, you pay. The plot is this first volume is slim, but the concept is intriguing. And scary. Not suitable for ages under 18, though the nudity is not for the sake of nudity, but making the female prisoners even more vulnerable. -Meredith

Check, Please! book cover

Check, Please!


Graphic Novels

Brian's picture

A sweet, funny graphic novel about Eric Bittle, a college freshman who bakes, plays hockey and keeps a vlog. Oh, and he has a crush on the captain of his hockey team :) -Brian

Woman world book cover

Woman world

Aminder Dhaliwal

GRAPHIC NOVEL Dhaliwal
Graphic Novels

When a birth defect wipes out the planet's entire population of men, Woman World rises out of society's ashes.

Meredith's picture

A great illustration of women's strength with humor. -Meredith

The prince and the dressmaker book cover

The prince and the dressmaker

Jen Wang

GRAPHIC NOVEL Wang
Graphic Novels

Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride--or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia--the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion!

Casey's picture

Added by Casey

Herding cats : a "Sarah's scribbles" collection book cover

Herding cats : a "Sarah's scribbles" collection

Sarah (Sarah C.) Andersen

COMIC Sarah's
Graphic Novels, Nonfiction

"With characteristic wit and charm, Sarah Andersen's third collection of comics and illustrated personal essays offers a survival guide for frantic modern life: from the importance of avoiding morning people, to Internet troll defense 101, to the not-so-life-changing futility of tidying up. But when all else fails and the world around you is collapsing, make a hot chocolate, count the days until Halloween, and snuggle up next to your furry beacon of hope"--Back cover.

Maeve's picture

Herding Cats is the second comic from Sarah Andersen I have read and totally enjoyed. I finished in a sitting, it is a short book, but it is so very funny. Please discover Sarah Andersen if you haven't. You will be happier after you've devoured it! -Maeve

Dark nights : metal book cover

Dark nights : metal

Scott Snyder

COMIC Dark
Graphic Novels

The Dark Knight has uncovered one of the lost mysteries of the universe...one that could destroy the very fabric of the DC Universe! The dark corners of reality that have never been seen till now! The Dark Multiverse is revealed in all its devastating danger--a team of twisted, evil versions of Batman hellbent on destroying the DC Universe! With appearances from heroes, villains and faces long forgotten, DARK NIGHTS: METAL will examine every choice a hero doesn't take and every path they don't walk, and open up worlds that are forged by nightmares.

Brian's picture

Evil versions of Batman from the Dark Multiverse invade Earth. Epic craziness from Snyder and Capullo that would make Grant Morrison proud! -Brian