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Adult Graphic Novels

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Graphic Novels are books where the story is told through the pictures as well as the text. You won't find Manga titles (Japanese graphic novels) on this list but you will find mystery, history, horror, adventure, even some adaptations of classic literature!


52 : the companion Cover
Inc DC Comics
The super-powered stars of 52, DC Comics' acclaimed weekly comics series, are featured in this graphic novel collecting the best of their solo stories. Featuring the talents of Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Steve Ditko, Alex Toth, Dan Jurgens, Walter Simonson, and many more - this is one collection no 52 fan can be without!
FIC Fif
Book
Jan 23, 2013
American vampire. 01 Cover
Scott Snyder
Stephen King
Rafael Albuquerque
Dave McCaig
Steve Wands
"Cunning, ruthless, and rattlesnake mean, Skinner Sweet has a reputation for cussedness as long as he is orner. As the first vampire conceived on American soil, however, he is not your usual creature by night. Stonger, fiercer and powered by the sun, Sweet is the first of a new breed of bloodsucker: the American Vampire."--P. [4] of cover
FIC Sny
Book
Jan 17, 2013
Americus Cover
M. K Reed
Jonathan David Hill
Oklahoma teen Neal Barton stands up for his favorite fantasy series, The Chronicles of Apathea Ravenchilde, when conservative Christians try to bully the town of Americus into banning it from the public library
YA FIC Ree
Book
Jan 17, 2013
Black hole Cover
Charles Burns
FIC Bur
Book
Jan 23, 2013
Blankets : an illustrated novel Cover
Craig Thompson
FIC Tho
Book
Jan 16, 2013
Cages Cover
Dave McKean
Chronicles the intersecting lives of a painter, a writer, and a musician living in the same apartment building, and is a rumination on art, God, cats, and the cages we build for ourselves
FIC McK
Book
Jan 17, 2013
Dante's Divine comedy Cover
Seymour Chwast
1265-1321. Divina commedia Dante Alighieri
FIC Chw
Book
Jan 22, 2013
Fables. 01, Legends in exile Cover
Bill Willingham
Lan Medina
Steve Leialoha
Who killed Rose Red? In Fabletown, where fairy tale legends live alongside regular New Yorkers, the question is all anyone can talk about. But only the Big Bad Wolf can actually solve the case - and, along with Rose's sister Snow White, keep the Fabletown community from coming apart at the seams
FIC Wil
Book
Jan 23, 2013
Fever moon : a graphic novel Cover
Karen Marie Moning
David Lawrence
Al Rio
Cliff Richards
In Fever Moon, we meet the most ancient and deadly Unseelie ever created, the Fear Dorcha. For eons, he’s traveled worlds with the Unseelie king, leaving behind him a path of mutilation and destruction. Now he’s hunting Dublin, and no one Mac loves is safe. Dublin is a war zone. The walls between humans and Fae are down. A third of the world’s population is dead and chaos reigns. Imprisoned over half a million years ago, the Unseelie are free and each one Mac meets is worse than the last. Human weapons don’t stand a chance against them. With a blood moon hanging low over the city, something dark and sinister begins to hunt the streets of Temple Bar, choosing its victims by targeting those closest to Mac. Armed only with the Spear of Destiny and Jericho Barrons, she must face her most terrifying enemy yet
FIC Mon
Book
Jan 23, 2013
Frank Miller's Ronin Cover
Frank Miller
Lynn Varley
John Costanza
A dishonored, masterless 13th Century samurai - a ronin - is reborn into the corrupt and ncomputerized New York City of the 21st Century with one last chance for redemption. It is here, on this bleak and decaying battleground, that he will at last come face to face with the reincarnation of his master's killer - the ancient demon Agat - settle ancient debts, and fight for the soul of a dying civilization
FIC Mil
Book
Jan 23, 2013
Gone to Amerikay Cover
Derek McCulloch
Colleen Doran
José Villarrubia
Jared K Fletcher
"This sweeping, century-spanning graphic novel explores the vivid history of Irish émigrés to New York City via three intertwined tales, from a penniless woman raising a daughter alone in the Five Points slum of 1870, to a struggling young artist drawn to the nascent counterculture of 1960, the year America elected its first Irish-Catholic president."--Publisher's website
FIC McC
Book
Jan 16, 2013
Habibi Cover
Craig Thompson
"Sprawling across an epic landscape of deserts, harems, and modern industrial clutter, Habibi tells the tale of Dodola and Zam, refugee child slaves bound to each other by chance, by circumstance, and by the love that grows between them. We follow them as their lives unfold together and apart; as they struggle to make a place for themselves in a world (not unlike our own) fueled by fear, lust, and greed; and as they discover the extraordinary depth-- and frailty-- of their connection. At once contemporary and timeless, Habibi gives us a love story of astounding resonance: a parable about our relationship to the natural world, the cultural divide between the first and third worlds, the common heritage of Christianity and Islam, and, most potently, the magic of storytelling" -- dust jacket wrap
FIC Tho
Book
Jan 16, 2013
It was the war of the trenches Cover
Jacques Tardi
Kim Thompson
The experiences of World War I from the perspectives of soldiers on the battle field and their families at home
FIC Tar
Book
Jan 17, 2013
Jerusalem : chronicles from the Holy City Cover
Guy Delisle
Helge Dascher
"Delisle explores the complexities of a city that represents so much to so many. He eloquently examines the impact of the conflict on the lives of people on both sides of the wall while drolly recounting the quotidian: checkpoints, traffic jams, and holidays. When observing the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim populations that call Jerusalem home, Delisle's drawn line is both sensitive and fair, assuming nothing and drawing everything" --Paper band on book
FIC Del
Book
Jan 17, 2013
Jim Henson's tale of sand Cover
Ramón Pérez
Jim Henson
Jerry Juhl
Ian Herring
Deron Bennett
An original graphic novel adaptation of an unproduced, feature-length screenplay follows scruffy everyman Mac, who wakes up in an unfamiliar town and is chased across the desert of the American Southwest by all manners of man and beast of unimaginable proportions
FIC Per
Book
Jan 17, 2013
Joe the barbarian : the deluxe edition Cover
Grant Morrison
Sean Gordon Murphy
Dave Stewart
Todd Klein
Joe is an imaginative eleven-year-old boy. He can't fit in at school. He's the victim of bullies. His dad died overseas in the Iraq war. He also suffers from Type 1 diabetes. One fateful day, his condition causes him to believe he has entered a vivid fantasy world in which he is the lost savior-- a fantastic land based on the layout and contents of his home. His desperate attempts to make it out of his bedroom transform into an incredible, epic adventure through a bizarre landscape of submarine pirate dwarves, evil Hell Hounds, Lightning Lords and besieged castles. But is his quest really just an insulin deprived delirium-- from which he can die if he doesn't take his meds-- or something much bigger?
FIC Mor
Book
Jan 22, 2013
Lewis & Clark Cover
Nick Bertozzi
Presents, in graphic novel format, the adventures of explorers Lewis and Clark during their journey from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean
FIC Ber
Book
Jan 22, 2013
Life with Mr. Dangerous : a cartoon Cover
Paul Hornschemeier
"Amy has a job she hates, a creep boyfriend she's just dumped, and a best friend she can't reach on the phone. But at least her (often painfully passive-aggressive) mother bought her a pink unicorn sweatshirt for her birthday. Pink. Unicorn. For her twenty-sixth birthday."--P. [4] of book
FIC Hor
Book
Jan 17, 2013
Market day Cover
James Sturm
Carting his lovingly handcrafted rugs to town, Mendleman discovers that the shop that carried his wares has been taken over by a new, bottom-line-oriented owner who stocks only cheaply made merchandise. With the disappearance of his patron, Mendleman's world is upended. His only recourse is to sell his rugs for a pittance to a grand new emporium. Although he must accept the insult for the survival of his young family, the blow drives the sensitive artist to the breaking point
FIC Stu
Book
Jan 17, 2013
Mister Wonderful Cover
Daniel Clowes
"Meet Marshall. Sitting alone in the local coffee place. He’s been set up by his friend Tim on a blind date with someone named Natalie. She’s nine minutes late and counting. Marshall isn’t exactly what you’d call a catch. Twenty minutes pass. Then, after nearly an hour, when he’s long since given up hope, Natalie appears—breathless, apologizing profusely that she went to the wrong place. She’s too good to be true: attractive, young, intelligent, and she seems to be seriously engaged with what Marshall has to say. During the extremely long night that follows, Marshall and Natalie are emotionally tested in ways that two people who just met really should not be. Not, at least, if they want the prospect of a second date."--Product description
FIC Clo
Book
Jan 16, 2013
Moto Hagio's a drunken dream and other stories Cover
Moto Hagio
FIC Hag
Book
Jan 17, 2013
Stop forgetting to remember : the autobiography of Walter Kurtz Cover
Peter Kuper
Autobiography of author Peter Kuper's alter ego, Walter Kurtz in a "coming-of-middle-age" novel. Illustrator, cartoonist, educator and lecturer; Kurtz helped redefine the medium of comics and usher in the explosion of interest in the graphic novel
FIC Kup
Book
Jan 23, 2013
The alchemist : a graphic novel Cover
Paulo Coelho
Offers an adaptation in graphic novel format of a modern classic about the globe-trotting spiritual journey of a humble shepherd boy
FIC Coe
Book
Oct 29, 2012
The arrival Cover
Shaun Tan
In this wordless graphic novel, a man leaves his homeland and sets off for a new country, where he must build a new life for himself and his family
YA FIC Tan
Book
Jan 23, 2013
The Canterbury tales Cover
Seymour Chwast
Geoffrey Chaucer
FIC Chw
Book
Jan 17, 2013
The cardboard valise Cover
Ben Katchor
Emile Delilah is a young xenophile (lover of foreign nations) so addicted to traveling to the exotic regions of Outer Canthus that the government pays him a monthly stipend just so he can continue his visits. LivUing in the same tenement as Emile are Boreal Rince, the exiled king of Outer Canthus, and Elijah Salamis, a supranationalist determined to erase the cultural and geographic boundaries that separate the citizens of the Earth. Although they rarely meet, their lives inUtertwine through the elaborate fictions they construct and inhabit: a vast panorama of humane hamburger stands, exquisitely ethereal ethnic restaurants, ancient restroom ruins, and wild tracts of land that fit neatly next to high-rise hotels
FIC Kat
Book
Jan 17, 2013
The Flash. The road to Flashpoint Cover
Geoff Johns
Francis Manapul
Scott Kolins
Brian Buccellato
Michael Atiyeh
FIC Joh
Book
Jan 16, 2013
The girl with the dragon tattoo. 01 Cover
Denise Mina
Stieg Larsson
Leonardo Manco, illustrator
Andrea Mutti, illustrator
Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden's wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption.
FIC Min
Book
Nov 27, 2012
Troublemaker : A Barnaby and Hooker graphic novel. 01 written by Janet Evanovich and Alex Evanovich ; drawn by Joëlle Jones ; background pencils, Ben Dewey ; inks, Andy Owens ; colors, Dan Jackson ; letters, Nate Piekos of Blambot Cover
Janet Evanovich
Alex Evanovich
Ben Dewey
Andy Owens
Dan Jackson
Alex Barnaby and Sam Hooker are back together and fighting crime the only way they know how by leaving a trail of chaos, panic, and disorder. Alex, an auto mechanic and spotter for racecar driver Sam Hooker, is drawn to trouble like a giant palmetto bug to a day-old taco. Unfortunately, she's also drawn to Hooker in the same fashion. There's no steering clear of trouble or Hooker when friends Rosa and Felicia call for help. A man has gone missing, and in order to find him Barnaby and Hooker will have to go deep into the underbelly of Miami and south Florida, surviving Petro Voodoo, explosions, gift- wrapped body parts, a deadly swamp chase, and Hooker's mom
FIC Eva
Book
Jan 17, 2013
Who is Jake Ellis?. 01 Cover
Nathan Edmondson
Tonči Zonjić
"Jon Moore is an untouchable mercenary spy with a unique asset that no one else can see. When everything falls apart, and Jon goes on the run, the only one who can protect him is Jake. And no one knows who Jake Ellis is...not even Jon."--P. [4] of cover
FIC Edm
Book
Jan 17, 2013
Wilson Cover
Daniel Clowes
Clowes (Ghost World) takes his particular brand of misanthropic misery to new levels in this book, a series of one-page gags that show the divorced and lonely main character repeatedly attempting to engage with life, and then falling back into his hell of pessimism.
FIC Clo
Book
Jan 17, 2013
Wizzywig: Portrait of a Serial Hacker Cover
Ed Piskor
They say "What You See Is What You Get", but Kevin "Boingthump" Phenicle could always see more than most people. In the world of phone phreaks, hackers, and scammers, he's a legend. His exploits are hotly debated: could he really get free long-distance calls by whistling into a pay phone. Did his video-game piracy scheme accidentally trigger the first computer virus. And did he really dodge the FBI by using their own wiretapping software against them. Is he even a real person. And if he's ever caught, what would happen to a geek like him in federal prison, Inspired by the incredible stories of real-life hackers, Wizzygig is the thrilling tale of a master manipulator his journey from precocious child scammer to federally wanted fugitive, and beyond. In a world transformed by social networks and data leaks, Ed Piskors debut graphic novel reminds us how much power can rest in the hands of an audacious kid with a keyboard
FIC Pis
Book
Jan 17, 2013
X'ed out Cover
Charles Burns
"Doug is in bad shape. All the drugs in the world won't shut out the images that haunt his fevered dreams-- fetal pigs, razor blades, black cats, open wounds-- and eggs. Let's not forget the eggs" -- p. [4] of cover
FIC Bur
Book
Jan 22, 2013
Zahra's paradise Cover
undefined Amir
undefined Khalil
Set in the aftermath of Iran's fraudulent elections of 2009, Zahra's Paradise is the fictional story of the search for Mehdi, a young protestor who has vanished into an extrajudicial twilight zone. What's keeping his memory from being obliterated is not the law. It is the grit and guts of his mother, who refuses to surrender her son to fate, and the tenacity of his brother, a blogger, who fuses tradition and technology to explore and explode the void in which Mehdi has vanished
FIC Ami
Book
Jan 17, 2013
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Inc DC Comics
FIC Fif
Paul Hornschemeier
FIC Hor
Scott Snyder
Stephen King
Rafael Albuquerque
Dave McCaig
Steve Wands
FIC Sny
James Sturm
FIC Stu
M. K Reed
Jonathan David Hill
YA FIC Ree
Daniel Clowes
FIC Clo
Charles Burns
FIC Bur
Moto Hagio
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Craig Thompson
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Peter Kuper
FIC Kup
Dave McKean
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Paulo Coelho
FIC Coe
Seymour Chwast
1265-1321. Divina commedia Dante Alighieri
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Shaun Tan
YA FIC Tan
Bill Willingham
Lan Medina
Steve Leialoha
FIC Wil
Seymour Chwast
Geoffrey Chaucer
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Karen Marie Moning
David Lawrence
Al Rio
Cliff Richards
FIC Mon
Ben Katchor
FIC Kat
Frank Miller
Lynn Varley
John Costanza
FIC Mil
Geoff Johns
Francis Manapul
Scott Kolins
Brian Buccellato
Michael Atiyeh
FIC Joh
Derek McCulloch
Colleen Doran
José Villarrubia
Jared K Fletcher
FIC McC
Denise Mina
Stieg Larsson
Leonardo Manco, illustrator
Andrea Mutti, illustrator
FIC Min
Craig Thompson
FIC Tho
Janet Evanovich
Alex Evanovich
Ben Dewey
Andy Owens
Dan Jackson
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Jacques Tardi
Kim Thompson
FIC Tar
Nathan Edmondson
Tonči Zonjić
FIC Edm
Guy Delisle
Helge Dascher
FIC Del
Daniel Clowes
FIC Clo
Ramón Pérez
Jim Henson
Jerry Juhl
Ian Herring
Deron Bennett
FIC Per
Ed Piskor
FIC Pis
Grant Morrison
Sean Gordon Murphy
Dave Stewart
Todd Klein
FIC Mor
Charles Burns
FIC Bur
Nick Bertozzi
FIC Ber
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undefined Khalil
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