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Graphic Novels

A list of great graphic novels curated by MPL Librarians

Cover of Lumberjanes
Noelle
Stevenson
Boom!
2018

Friendship to the max! Mysteries, romances, and supernatural forces are abound at Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady Types. Join the Lumberjanes gang as they earn badges through their best summer ever.

Cover of Miles Morales Spiderman
Brian Michael
Bendis
Marvel
2016

How do you handle being Spider-Man while trying to get through high school? How do you handle being Spider-Man when everyone KNOWS Peter Parker is Spider-Man? Miles learns about his newfound powers, tries not to let down Peter's legacy, and keep it all a secret from his family. And maybe save NYC every once in awhile. If he has time.

Cover of Ms Marvel
G. Willow
Wilson
Marvel
2015

Kamala idolizes the Avengers--especially Captain Marvel-- but she never imagined that she'd one day join their ranks. But when a mysterious fog envelopes Jersey City, Kamala begins to discover her own superhero powers and is ready to become one of the greats.

Cover of The Backstagers
James
Tynion
Boom!
2017

When Jory transfers to an all-boys private high school, he’s taken in by the lowly stage crew known as the Backstagers. Hunter, Aziz, Sasha, and Beckett become his new best friends and introduce him to an entire magical world that lives beyond the curtain that the rest of the school doesn’t know about, filled with strange creatures, changing hallways, and a decades-old legend of a backstage crew that went missing and was never found. (Amazon)

Cover of The Wicked + The Divine
Kieren
Gillan
Image
2014

Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. (Amazon) A great pick for mature readers!

Cover of Jughead
Chip
Zdarsky
Archie Comics
2017

Jughead loves burgers, his dog Hot Dog, and his friends. Not much else captures the attention of this high schooler. Join the gang at Riverdale High for this hilarious romp from the perspective of everyone's favorite best friend.

Cover of Black Panther
Ta-Nehisi
Coates
Marvel
2017

King of Wakanda. Enough said.

Cover of Paper Girls
Brian K
Vaughan
Image
2018

In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and otherworldly mysteries collide in this critically acclaimed story about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood. (Amazon)

Cover of March Book 3
John
Lewis
Top Shelf
2016

The concluding volume in Representative John Lewis' firsthand account of the Civil Rights Movement. With the stakes continuing to rise, white supremacists intensify their opposition through government obstruction and civilian terrorist attacks, a supportive president is assassinated, and African-Americans across the South are still blatantly prohibited from voting. To carry out their nonviolent revolution, Lewis and an army of young activists launch a series of innovative projects, including the Freedom Vote, Mississippi Freedom Summer, and a pitched battle for the soul of the Democratic Party waged live on national television. But strategic disputes are deepening within the movement, even as 25-year-old John Lewis heads to Alabama to risk everything in a historic showdown that will shock the world. (Amazon)

Cover of Jonesy vol 1
Sam
Humphries
Boom
2016

Jonesy is a self-described “cool dork” who spends her time making zines nobody reads, watching anime, and listening to riot grrrl bands and 1D simultaneously. But she has a secret nobody knows. She has the power to make people fall in love! Anyone. With anything. There’s only one catch—it doesn’t work on herself. (Amazon)

Cover of Goldie Vance
Hope
Larson
Boom!
2016

We love girl detectives! 16-year-old Marigold “Goldie” Vance lives at a Florida resort with her dad, who manages the place, and dreams to one day become the hotel’s in-house detective. When Walter, the current detective, encounters a case he can’t crack, he agrees to mentor Goldie in exchange for her help solving the mystery utilizing her smarts, random skills, and connections with the hotel staff and various folks in town. (Amazon)