Category Archives: Graphic Novels

7 More Recommended Graphic Novels

I’ve written about plenty of comics so far, from action-packed spy thrillers to memoirs about growing up. In this post I wanted to highlight some of the most distinctive, genre-nonconforming books I’ve read. From football to fashion, from insect scientists to Jewish folktales, I love all of these unique books. (New to my blog? All my comics recommendations are here,… Read more »

My 4 Favorite Secret Agent and Spy Comics

—-This post was updated and refreshed in June 2018. Happy reading!—- Dangerous missions! Conspiracies and betrayals! Fast cars! Deadly weapons! Spy comics have an infinite budget for special effects and different locations, so they’re possibly even better than spy movies. Here are four of my favorites – hopefully you find something new and exciting to read here, or feel free… Read more »

12 Wonderful Comics with GLBTQ+ Characters

This group of comics stood out so sharply for me as happiness-increasing portrayals of non-heterosexual and other queer folks. I couldn’t resist making a friendly post with all of them together, even though I could have put them into the more “topic” focused comics posts. Let’s get started, because I know you’re going to find something here to love. (New… Read more »

8 Captivating Graphic Novels About Conspiracies

—-This post was updated and refreshed in June 2018. Happy reading!—- Want to make me happy? Give me a story with a secret cabal of evildoers, behind the scenes machinations, and a determined resistance fighting against seemingly overwhelming odds. Throw in some superheroes or magic powers, or not! I’m happy either way. So here are my favorite conspiracy-centric graphic novels… Read more »

7 Fantastic Graphic Novels About Politics, Race, and Activism

—-This post was updated and refreshed in June 2018. Happy reading!—- Here are some of my favorite comics that tell stories about politics, race, social change, activism, and justice – all the good and bad that goes with our world’s history on those issues. I hope you find something new and interesting to read here! Before we jump in: All… Read more »

6 Post-Apocalyptic Graphic Novels I Love (A Lot)

—-This post was updated and refreshed in June 2018. Happy reading!—- I love the post-apocalypse! (Wait, that sounds wrong. Let me try again.) I love post-apocalyptic stories! And as you know, I love comics. So, these are my favorite post-apocalyptic comics. Somewhere in this list is the perfect one for you! Before we jump in: All comics listed here can… Read more »

4 Kick-Ass Graphic Novels About Zombies

—-This post was updated and refreshed in June 2018. Happy reading!—- Who doesn’t love a good zombie story? Aside from people who are scared of zombies, I mean. If you’re one of those people, please stop reading this post! Everyone else, read these graphic novels about zombies! They’re awesome. They all have strong female characters leading the casts, art I… Read more »

Chicks Dig Comics: An excellent love letter

Comics is a passion I flirted with in junior high (Elfquest), got serious with in college (Sandman, Hellblazer, Strangers in Paradise, the Invisibles), and quite possibly married about two years ago when I read X-Men books for the first time. (Joss Whedon’s run on Astonishing X-Men, followed very closely by Grant Morrison’s run on New X-Men, and X-Men: Supernovas by… Read more »