Graphic Novel Selection List


Look at the list of Graphic Novels and authors listed below. These graphic novels run a wide range in regards to the kinds of genres each one fits into, from superhero stories, to memoirs, to adventure, etc.

Pick one of these graphic novels below, look it up on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your local comic book shop (to find one, here is a good place to start:

Once you find one that you feel comfortable with, disclaimer: some of these do contain graphic imagery and mature material in some cases, you should post your selection to an assigned Discussion Board for you on Blackboard.


American Born Chinese, Gene Yang

The Silence of Our Friends, Mark Long, Jim Demonakos, and Nate Powell

Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?, Brian Fies

All-Star Superman, Grant Morrison

Flex Mentallo, Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely

V for Vendetta, Alan Moore and David Lloyd

Mooncop, Tom Gauld

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, Marjane Satrapi 

The Sheriff of Babyolong: Bang, Bang, Bang, Tom King and Mitch Gerads

Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir, Stan Lee, Peter David, and Collen Doran

Shortcomings, Adrian Tomine

Mother Come Home, Paul Hornschmeier

Jimmy Corrigan, Chris Ware

Bitch Planet, Vol. 1, Kelly DeConnick, Valentine De Landro, and Robert Wilson IV

Pyongyang, Guy Delisle

A Contract with God, Will Eisner

Exit Wounds, Rutu Modan

Chew, Vol. 1, John Layman and Rob Guillory

Kingsman: The Secret Service, Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons

Aya, Margaret Abouet and Clement Oubrerie

Blankets, Craig Thompson

Sleepwalk: and Other Stories, Adirane Tomine

SuperMutant Magic Academy, Jillian Tamaki

March: Book One, John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

March: Book Two, John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

March: Book Three, John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

In the Shadow of No Towers, Art Spiegelman

Drinking at the Movies, Julia Wertz

Maus, Art Spiegelman

Lucky, Gabrielle Bell

Jar of Fools, Jason Lutes

Pride of Baghdad, Brian K. Vaughn and Niko Henrichon

Batman: Arkham Asylum, Grant Morrison and Dave McKean

Life Sucks, Jessica Abel

La Perdida, Jessica Abel

Ghost World, Daniel Clowes

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Frank Miller and Klaus Janson

Ronin, Frank Miller and Lynn Varley

3 Story: The Secret History of the Giant Man, Matt Kindt

Night Fisher, R. Kikuo Johnson

Watchmen, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

Top Ten: The 49′ers, Alan Moore and Gene Ha

Batwoman: Elegy, Greg Rucka and J.H. Williams III

Black Hole, Charles Burns

Batman: Earth One, Vol. 1, Geoff Johns and Gary Frank

Saga, Vol. 1, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Lone Wolf and Cub Vol. 1, Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima

Promethea, Vol. 1, Alan Moore and J.H. Williams III

Showcase Presesnt: Green Lantern, Vol. 5, Denny O’Neil and Neal Adams

Astonishing X-Men, Vol. 1, Joss Whedon and John Cassaday

Y, The Last Man, Vol. 1, Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra

Scott Pilgrim, Vol. 1 Precious Little Life, Bryan Lee O’Malley

The Tale of One Bad Rat, Bryan Talbot and Ellie DeVille

Green Lantern: No Fear, Geoff Johns

The Nightly News, Jonathan Hickman

Blue Pills, Frederik Peeters

Green Lantern: Rebirth, Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver

Sandman Vol 1: Preludes and Nocturnes, Neil Gaiman and Sam Keith

Sandman Vol 2: Doll House, Neil Gaiman and Matt Dringenberg

Pax Romana, Jonathan Hickman

Ordinary Victories, Manu Larcenet

Superman: Secret Origin, Geoff Johns and Gary Frank

Prosopopus, Christian Maiwald and Nicolas de Crécy

Mind MGMT Vol. 1, Matt Kindt

Dogs and Water, Anders Nilsen

Poor Sailor, Sammy Harkham

Marvels, Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross

Fun Home, Alison Bechdel

Epileptic, David B.

We3, Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely

What It Is, Lynda Barry

Death: The High Cost of Living, Neil Gaiman and Chris Bachelo

Superman: Earth One, Vol. 1, J. Michael Straczynski and Shane Davis

The City, Franz Masereel

Incognegro, Mat Johnson and Warren Pleece

7 Miles A Second, David Wojnarowicz, Marguerite Van Cook, and James Romberger

From Hell, Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell

300, Frank Miller and Lynn Varley

Batman R.I.P., Grant Morrison and Tony Daniel

Civil War, Mark Millar and Steve McNiven

Crisis on Infinite Earths, Marv Wolfman and George Perez

Hellboy: Vol. 1: Seeds of Destruction, Mike Mignola

Kingdom Come, Mark Waid and Alex Ross

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. 1, Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. 2, Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill

Marvel 1602, Neil Gaiman and Andy Kubert

Batman Year One, Frank Miller and David Mazzzucchelli

Daytripper, Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon

This is NOT an exhaustive list. If what you find here does not fit your fancy, you may suggest a selection to me and upon my approval you can use an alternate selection not found here.

You will need to make your selection and obtain your chosen graphic novel by NO LATER than the beginning of Week 3 of the course.

Graphic Novel List– A detailed list (over 100 choices with sub-genre designations