Graphic Novels

Publishers Weekly Best Comics of 2015

2015 is coming to a close whether we want it to or not and you know what that means -- lots of Best of lists are being compiled and published throughout the internet.

Recently The Beat, an online newsource for all things comics and graphic novels, featured Publishers Weekly Best Comics of 2015. In addition to the comics list, some graphic novels made the cut in other categories including Best Young Adult and Best Middle Grade. Below are highlights from these lists that you can request through HCPL.

The Spooky Halloween Mega Post of Madness (and Laziness)

Hey, readers!

Sooo, it’s pretty much Halloween, and I was thinking that instead of doing my usual three posts/month reviews, I’d just make one mega-post this month with a large variety of books to discuss for your pleasure. But in, like, a more abridged than usual sort of way. Because this Insidious 3 movie ain’t gonna watch itself.

Brain food for zombie lovers

Can't get enough of The Walking Dead graphic novels or TV show? Or perhaps you just need a little horror to get you in the mood for Halloween. Check out these zombie-centric graphic novels and manga:

Biomega Daybreak empire of the dead


Something is in the woods surrounding the quiet town the Rook’s family has settled into. Something ancient. Something relentless. And it is oh so very hungry...

Entertainment Weekly's Graphic Novels to get lost in this Fall

Looking for something new to read? Recently Entertainment Weekly released their top picks of graphic novels to read this Fall. Below are titles HCPL has on order. Click the title and get in line before the request list gets long!

For the full list of titles, please visit here.

Through the Woods

You’re walking through the woods, there’s no one around. Out of the corner of your eye you spot him- no, not Shia LeBeouf. It’s your brother whom you murdered last night, and he’s so happy to see you.


Scenic mountain ranges, rustic bed and breakfasts overlooking peaceful pastures; that’s what a great many little towns dotting the US are renowned for. At first glance, no one would assume the little village of Buckaroo, Oregon would be any different. Except what Buckaroo is known for, what it’s infamous for, are serial killers.

Unmask!: graphic novels for teens

In conjunction with this year's Teen Summer Reading Program, Unmask!, this blog post is dedicated to graphic novels with hero themes suitable for teens. 

Read one or read all and don't forget reading a graphic novel is one of the challenges of our Hero Quest

DC Comics Come to Hoopla!

This summer, libraries across the country, including Harris County Public Library, have been celebrating heroes and their stories. Now, Hoopla, our free streaming movie, music and more service, has added DC and Vertigo Comics to its collection, giving you digital access to some of your favorite superheroes--Batman, Wonder Woman, and The Flash to name just a few. With Hoopla's free app and your HCPL library card, you can download great graphic novels straight to your PC, tablet or smartphone: The Dark Knight Returns, Neil Gaiman's Sandman and the Fables series. Younger readers will find My Little Pony, Madagascar's Penguins, and Tiny Titans, among many others.

As with all of Hoopla's content, you never have to wait copy to become available. You get instant access 24/7.

Every Hero Has a Story: graphic novels for children

In conjunction with this year's Children's Summer Reading Program, Every Hero Has a Story, this blog post is dedicated to graphic novels with hero themes suitable for children.

Read one or read all and don't forget reading a graphic novel is one of the challenges of our Hero Quest

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