Graphic Novels

GoodReads’ Best Graphic Novels & Comics of 2014

GoodReads recently released the winners of its Choice Awards for 2014. GoodReads members vote on their favorites titles by genre and titles with the most votes win. If you’re a fan of crowdsourcing your reads, this is a perfect list to do just that. Listed below are a mix of this year’s winners. Check out the full list here.

2014 Comics Industry Person of the Year is Raina Telgemeier

Earlier this month, comics news blog The Beat announced the comics industry person of the year for 2014. Tallying votes from industry professionals from all over, Raina Telgemeier received the title.

New Batman / Superman Comics Are On The Way

superman / batmanNew Batman / Superman Comics Are On The Way

In preparation for next year’s Batman V Superman HCPL has ordered New 52 books from the Superman / Batman series.  They aren’t here yet, but get your name on the list so you can be one of the first to read them. 

2014 Staff Picks in Graphic Novels, Part Two

Earlier this week I posted staff picks suitable for Children and Teens. Today's post features staff favorites from our Adult Graphic Novel Collection.

2014 Staff Picks in Graphic Novels, Part One

Welcome to our third annual Graphic Novel Staff Favorites! Listed below are titles HCPL staff have read this year and recommend. Titles include graphic novels, comic book volumes, and manga. This post lists favorites suitable for children and teens. Stay tuned for the next post listing favorites suitable for adults. Feel free to add in the comments any favorites you've had this year!

Juvenile Picks

An Exciting New Way To Read The Dresden Files

Storm Front 1I’ve been a loyal reader of Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files for years, but I’ve only just discovered the graphic novels.

2014 The Washington Post’s Top 10 graphic novels

Recently The Washington Post released their top 10 graphic novels of 2014. See below for picks in the HCPL catalog and be sure to see the full list here. Have you read any of these? 

Cracking the Manga Code

Attack on Titan So just what in the hey hey is seinen manga? And what about josei?

Creepy Graphic Novels for Halloween

I love Halloween because it marks the holiday season (hooray for cooler weather!) and it gives me an excuse to watch and read all things scary. This post is dedicated to graphic novels of the eerie variety. Check these out if you're in the mood for something creepy!

Rocket Girl: The Cool Story To Back Up The Name

rocket girlJet-packs, time travel and crime fighting, what else could you ask for?  In the first volume of Rocket Girl you get all three, and an introduction into a fun new series. 

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