Graphic Novels

2013 Staff Picks in Graphic Novels, Part Two

Last week's post highlighted 2013 staff picks in juvenile and young adult graphic novels. This week's post is all about titles in our adult collection. Do you have any favorites for 2013?

2013 Staff Picks in Graphic Novels, Part One

Interested in what graphic novels HCPL staff enjoyed this year? If so, you're in luck. Listed below are staff favorites in the Juvenile and Young Adult collection.

Juvenile Picks

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Tis The Season For Batman

Batman Noel

Stay warm during the winter holidays with some Batman.

2014 Maverick Graphic Novel List

Do you have a reluctant reader at home? If so, this list might be for you. Since 2010, the Texas Library Association publishes an annual graphic novel reading list, known as the Maverick Graphic Novels Reading List, comprised of titles chosen by public and school librarians that are meant to encourage reading for grades 6-12. Listed below are titles that were chosen unanimously by the committee. Click here to see the full list.

Smash Your Way Into a New Series with Invincible


Invincible Ultimate Collection: Book 1Looking for a new graphic novel series to read?  One of my favorite ongoing series is Invincible from Image Comics and writer Robert Kirkman.  

Halloween Treats from our Graphic Novel Collection

Get into the spirit of Halloween with these spooky graphic novels. Whether you fancy ghosts, zombies, or monsters -- we have something for everyone! These titles aren't for the weak at heart. Proceed with caution!

Preparing for Ender's Game

Are you excited for the long-awaited SciFi classic, Ender’s Game, to be released on the big screen this November? Before seeing the movie, I plan to brush up on the story.

Don't have time to read it in its original format? Try the graphic novel adaptation.

Batman and Superman, together at last

In entertainment news last week, Ben Affleck was announced to be cast as Batman in next year’s sequel to Man of Steel. The sequel is sure to make a splash as it is the first major motion picture to feature the two caped superheroes together! 

Can’t wait until 2015 to see the duo? Get your fill with these titles.

2013 Eisner Awards

If you are a fan of all things graphic novels, you should become familiar with the Will Eisner Awards. Will Eisner is considered the father of graphic novels, contributing to the comic book industry as early as the 1940s. Every year during Comic Con in San Diego, Eisner awards are given to graphic novel and comic books writers and illustrators for exceptional and creative works.

The following titles received awards and are available for checkout from your local library. Visit here to see the full list of winners and nominees.

June is Superman Month!

June is not officially Superman month; but several June dates are major milestones for the comic book superhero!

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