Graphic Novels


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


Manga author Junji Ito is often hailed as the Japanese answer to Stephen King, and his manga Uzumaki is probably the most well-known of his works. Uzumaki is the story of high school girl Kirie Goshima living in a small Japanese town suddenly and mysteriously cursed with a variety of horrifying situations all tied to spiral shapes. What initially appears to be strange, unfortunate, but isolated incidents eventually become clearly linked by these spirals. Over time, the citizens are reduced to paranoia and madness and Kirie must discover the nature of the curse if she wants to survive.

2015 Eisner Award Nominations

It's almost that time again for San Diego's Comic Con and the announcement of the 2015 Eisner Awards. Don't wait for the winners to be announced, check out these nominated titles and decide for yourself which ones you like most. Maybe you'll find a new author?

Listed below is a sample of nominated titles. For the full list of nominees and categories, visit here.

Best Continuing Series

The Wake

In the field of comics and graphic novels, Scott Snyder is a master. His graphic novel The Wake is a prime example of just how much he can really shine as a storyteller.

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