Category Archives: Graphic Novels

My 7 Favorite Secret Agent and Spy Comics

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 my favorites. The way my life is organized these days, it’s tough for me to write reviews. Some of the books below have them, some do not, but I… Read more »

30+ Great Science Fiction Graphic Novels To Warm Your Geeky Heart

I grew up watching Star Trek, Doctor Who, and Blake’s 7. Spaceships, epic battles, robots, time travel, the stars! Exciting people doing exciting things on exciting other planets! What’s not to love? So here’s a list of all the wonderful sci-fi graphic novels I’ve stumbled across in my comics reading journey. I hope you’ll find something to enjoy here! Before… Read more »

11 Graphic Novels That Remind Me of Indie Film

When I think of my favorite indie films, I think of intensely personal stories with small casts, both fiction and documentaries. Not to stereotype, because independent filmmakers can and do make all kinds of movies. But these graphic novels remind me of the smaller indie films that tell human-scale stories with compassion and artistry. Hope you find something here to… Read more »

15 Graphic Novels About Growing Up

The graphic novel format is used to tell a variety of stories. When I looked at my favorite comics that didn’t have people in capes, superpowers, or anything blowing up, I realized many had a common theme: growing up. They also have wonderful art and characters you can really root for. The way my life is organized these days, it’s… Read more »

15 Must-Read Graphic Novels About War

I normally start my comics posts with a friendly and inviting comments, but for this one, the importance of the subject matter speaks for itself. Here’s a list of my favorite comics about war, both real and fictional. Good art, good storytelling, serious topic, all worth your time. The way my life is organized these days, it’s tough for me… Read more »

6 Graphic Novels About the Dark Side of Superpowers

Sometimes when a fictional person gains the power to fly, see through walls, or shoot lasers from their eyes, bad things happen. To them, or to people around them. Here’s a list of my fave comics about the dark side of superhero-ing. Hope you find something new and compelling to read! Before we jump in: All comics here can be… Read more »

10 Fascinating Graphic Novels About Detectives

Though I often have big issues with police procedurals around racism, due process etc., something about the puzzle-solving is addicting. I’ve also gone through Agatha Christie, Sherlock Holmes, and Columbo periods. So it’s no surprise that when I started reading comics, detective series grabbed me. Here are my favorites so far, a mix of private investigators and police officers. Hope… Read more »

14 Totally Fun Graphic Novels

Some comics I read for sheer entertainment. Ridiculous over-the-top plots! Antics, hijinks, wisecracks, and impossible events! Here are some of my favorites that hit that spot, in case you find yourself with a dull evening that needs some livening up. The way my life is organized these days, it’s tough for me to write reviews. Some of the books below… Read more »

13 Graphic Novels For Fantasy Fans

Here’s a list of my favorite fantasy graphic novels – from urban to high fantasy. The way my life is organized these days, it’s tough for me to write reviews. Some of the books below have them, some do not, but I love them all. If you love magic, I’m betting you’ll find at least one intriguing pick here. Before… Read more »