Category Archives: Graphic Novels

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 »

12 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 »

12 Graphic Novels For Fantasy Fans

I’ve done two recommendation lists for science fiction comics, but none for fantasy? How is that fair? Let’s get caught up. 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… Read more »

11 Graphic Novels About Monsters and Monster-Hunters

I love a good monster story. Strange beasts lurking in the darkness and the people who hunt them? Sign me up! So here are a few of my favorite graphic novels about monsters for you to peruse. The way my life is organized these days, it’s tough for me to write reviews. Some of the books below have them, some… Read more »

14 Great Graphic Novels About Love & Romance

It took me a while to realize how many comics about love, dating, and romance I was reading and enjoying… even though I read romance novels! I mentally classified most of these graphic novels as “slice of life” comics, I guess? Once I realized I had a theme going, clearly I had to to round them up on my blog…. Read more »

8 Outstanding Graphic Novels About Being A Hero

Classic superheroes will always be popular, but ALSO there are some amazing independent writers and artists telling stories about superheroes, and about what being a hero really means even when you don’t have superpowers. Here are some of my favorite graphic novels and comics about saving the world – or at least making a difference. Hope you find something to… Read more »

10 Graphic Novels About Magic That You Should Check Out

Need some comics about magical happenings? I’ve got you covered. Before we jump in: All comics here can be bought as graphic novels/collections, not only as single issues. Your library may own many of these! Amazon links are affiliate links. Any questions, corrections, recommendations? Let me know via my contact form. Hex11 (Hex Comix / Amazon/Comixology / Goodreads) Story and… Read more »