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!


Scott Snyder, Jeff Lemire, Steve Wands
Description: "What if we found a cure for death? Years after the discovery of a genetic cure for mortality, one man starts to questions everything, leading him on a mind-bending journey that will bring him face-to-face with his past and his own personal legacy." -- back cover.
Call Number: FIC Sny
Format: Book
Date Added: May 24, 2018
Alan Moore, Brian Bolland, Richard Starkings
Description: "One bad day. According to the grinning engine of madness and mayhem known as The Joker, that's all that separates the sane from the psychotic. Freed once again from the confines of Arkham Asylum, he's out to prove his deranged point. And he's going to use Gotham's top cop, Commissioner Jim Gordon, and his brilliant and beautiful daughter Barbara to do it. Now Batman must race to stop his archnemesis before his reign of terror claims two of the Dark Knight's closest friends. Can he finally put an end to the cycle of bloodlust and lunacy that links thes two iconic foes before it leads to a fatal conclusion? And as the horrifying origin of the Clown Prince of Crime is finally revealed, will the thin line that separates Batman's nobility and The Joker's insanity snap once and for all? '' -- dust jacket.
Call Number: 741.5973 Moo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 19, 2016
Kelly Sue DeConnick, Valentine De Landro, Robert Wilson, Cris Peter, Clayton Cowles
Description: In a future just a few years down the road in the wrong direction, a woman's failure to comply with her patriarchal overlords will result in exile to the meanest penal planet in the galaxy. When the newest crop of fresh femmes arrive, can they work together to stay alive or will hidden agendas, crooked guards, and the deadliest sport on (or off!) Earth take them to their maker?
Call Number: FIC DeC
Format: Book
Date Added: May 24, 2018
Charles Burns
Call Number: FIC Bur
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2013
Julie Maroh, Ivanka Hahnenberger
Description: Blue is the Warmest Color is a graphic novel about growing up, falling in love, and coming out. Clementine, a high school student, has an average life: she has friends, family, and the romantic attention of the boys in her school. When her openly gay best friend takes her out on the town, she wanders into a lesbian bar where she encounters Emma: a punkish, confident girl with blue hair. Their attraction is instant and electric, and Clementine finds herself in a relationship that will test her friends, parents, and her own ideas about herself and her identity.
Call Number: FIC Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2016
Brian K Vaughan, Tony Harris, Tom Feister, J. D Mettler, Jared K Fletcher
Description: Mitchell Hundred, a civil engineer who became a superhero after gaining incredible powers in a freak accident, leaves his work as a masked crime fighter to become New York City's mayor and finds himself in the midst of dangerous political intrigue related to a controversial work of art.
Call Number: FIC Vau
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 26, 2016
Bill Willingham, Lan Medina, Steve Leialoha
Description: 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.
Call Number: FIC Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2013
Frank Miller, Lynn Varley, John Costanza
Description: 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.By the writer/artist of BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS. An unspeaking, unstoppable Japanese warrior of the 13th century is reborn into 21st-century New York as the city is being conquered by his ancient enemy, the demon Agat. This fast-paced graphic novel sends the Ronin into battle against futuristic gangs and malevolent, computerized overlords as he attempts to redeem his soul. Graphic novel format. Fourth printing.
Call Number: FIC Mil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2013
Derek McCulloch, Colleen Doran, José Villarrubia, Jared K Fletcher
Description: "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.
Call Number: FIC McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 16, 2013
Craig Thompson
Description: "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.
Call Number: FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 16, 2013
Ethan Hawke, Greg Ruth
Description: The year is 1872. The place, the Apache nations, a region torn apart by decades of war. The people, like Goyahkla, lose his family and everything he loves. After having a vision, the young Goyahkla approaches the Apache leader Cochise, and the entire Apache nation, to lead an attack against the Mexican village of Azripe. It is this wild display of courage that transforms the young brave Goyakhla into the Native American hero Geronimo. But the war wages on. As they battle their enemies, lose loved ones, and desperately cling on to their land and culture, they would utter, "Indeh," or "the dead." When it looks like lasting peace has been reached, it seems like the war is over. Or is it? I
Call Number: FIC Haw
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 19, 2016
Ramón Pérez, Jim Henson, Jerry Juhl, Ian Herring, illustrator, Deron Bennett
Description: 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.
Call Number: FIC Per
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 17, 2016
Greg Rucka, Michael Lark, Stefano Gaudiano, Brian Level
Description: In a dystopian near-future, government is a quaint concept, resources are coveted, and possession is 100% of the law. A handful of Families rule, jealously guarding what they have and exploiting the Waste who struggle to survive in their domains. Forever Carlyle defends her family's holdings through deception and force as their protector, their Lazarus.
Call Number: FIC Ruc
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 19, 2016
Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez
Description: "Following a horrifying tragedy, the surviving members of the Locke family relocate to Lovecraft, Massachusetts, to start new lives in the ancestral family manse: Keyhouse. Their new residence soon turns out to be a place of shadows and wonders, with a secret door leading to the world of ghosts, and something stirring down in the well."--Author's website.
Call Number: FIC Hil
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 6, 2016
James Sturm
Description: 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.
Call Number: FIC Stu
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 17, 2013
Matt Kindt
Description: Reporting on a commercial flight where everyone aboard lost their memories, a young journalist stumbles onto a much bigger story, the top-secret Mind Management program. Her ensuing journey involves weaponized psychics, hypnotic advertising, talking dolphins, and seemingly immortal pursuers, as she attempts to find the flight's missing passenger, the man who was MIND MGMT's greatest success-- and its most devastating failure. But in a world where people can rewrite reality itself, can she trust anything she sees?
Call Number: FIC Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 12, 2016
Marjorie M. Liu, Sana Takeda, Rus Wooton, Jennifer M. Smith
Description: Set in an alternate world of art deco beauty and steampunk horror, Monstress tells the epic story of Maika Halfwolf, a teenage survivor of a cataclysmic war between humans and their hated enemies, the Arcanics. In the face of oppression and terrible danger, Maika is both hunter and hunted, searching for answers about her mysterious past as those who seek to use her remain just one step behind and all the while, the monster within begins to awaken.
Call Number: FIC Liu
Format: Book
Date Added: May 24, 2018
Matteo Farinella, Hana Roš, Wellcome Trust
Description: Nonfiction graphic novel explaining the physiology of the brain and describing theoretical and experimental developments that led to our present understanding.
Call Number: 612.82 Far 2013
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2016
Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, Matthew Wilson, Jared K. Fletcher
Description: In the early hours after Halloween on 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and supernatural mysteries collide in this series about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood -- back cover.
Call Number: FIC Vau
Format: Book
Date Added: May 24, 2018
Brian K Vaughan, Fonografiks, Eric Stephenson, Fiona Staples
Description: When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe.
Call Number: FIC Vau
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2016
Peter Kuper
Description: 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.
Call Number: FIC Kup
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2013
Shaun Tan
Description: 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.
Call Number: YA FIC Tan
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2013
Jonathan Hickman, Tomm Coker, Rus Wooton
Description: ALL HAIL GOD MONEY! From Jonathan Hickman and Tomm Coker comes a new crypto-noir series about the power of dirty, filthy money and exactly what kind of people you can buy with it. [This book] is classic occultism where the various schools of magic are actually clandestine banking cartels who control all of society: a secret world where vampire Russian oligarchs, Black popes, enchanted American aristocrats, and hitmen from the International Monetary Fund work together to keep all of us in our proper place.
Call Number: FIC Hic
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2018
Jonathan Hennessey, Jack McGowan
Description: A complete, illustrated history of video games--highlighting the machines, games, and people who have made gaming a worldwide, billion dollar industry/artform--told in a graphic novel format.
Call Number: 794.8 Hen
Format: Book
Date Added: May 24, 2018
Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, Cliff Rathburn
Description: Police officer Rick Grimes is shot on the job and wakes up a month later to find that the world that he knows is gone. Zombies have taken over and are killing and eating those who are still alive. He sets out toward Atlanta in the hope that his family is still alive and endures many horrors along the way.
Call Number: FIC Kir
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 12, 2016
Ed Piskor
Description: 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.
Call Number: FIC Pis
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 17, 2013
Greg Rucka, Liam Sharp, Matthew Clark, Sean P. Parsons, Laura Martin
Description: "Heroic. Iconic. Unstoppable. Armed with her Lasso of Truth and imbued with the power of the gods themselves, Princess Diana of Themyscira--known to the world as Wonder Woman--is one of the greatest superheroes in history. But who is she...really? Not even Wonder Woman herself knows for sure. Diana's links to both the Amazons and the Gods of Olympus have been severed. Her memories are a tangle of contradictions that even her lie-detecting lasso cannot untangle. To solve the riddle of her origin, she must embark on her greatest quest of all--finding a way back to her vanished home. To get there, she must team up with her greatest enemy, the feral beast-woman, Cheetah. Will this unlikely alliance shine the light of truth on Diana's darkest secrets, or bury them--and her--forever?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ruc
Format: Book
Date Added: May 24, 2018
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A. D., After Death
Scott Snyder, Jeff Lemire, Steve Wands
FIC Sny
Market Day
James Sturm
FIC Stu
Batman: The Killing Joke
Alan Moore, Brian Bolland, Richard Starkings
741.5973 Moo
Mind MGMT: Volume One, The Manager
Matt Kindt
FIC Kin
Bitch Planet. Book One, Extraordinary Machine
Kelly Sue DeConnick, Valentine De Landro, Robert Wilson, Cris Peter, Clayton Cowles
FIC DeC
Monstress. Volume One, Awakening
Marjorie M. Liu, Sana Takeda, Rus Wooton, Jennifer M. Smith
FIC Liu
Black Hole
Charles Burns
FIC Bur
Neurocomic
Matteo Farinella, Hana Roš, Wellcome Trust
612.82 Far 2013
Blue Is The Warmest Color
Julie Maroh, Ivanka Hahnenberger
FIC Mar
Paper Girls: 1
Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, Matthew Wilson, Jared K. Fletcher
FIC Vau
Ex Machina: The First Hundred Days
Brian K Vaughan, Tony Harris, Tom Feister, J. D Mettler, Jared K Fletcher
FIC Vau
Saga: 01
Brian K Vaughan, Fonografiks, Eric Stephenson, Fiona Staples
FIC Vau
Fables: Legends In Exile
Bill Willingham, Lan Medina, Steve Leialoha
FIC Wil
Stop Forgetting To Remember: The Autobiography Of Walter Kurtz
Peter Kuper
FIC Kup
Frank Miller's Ronin
Frank Miller, Lynn Varley, John Costanza
FIC Mil
The Arrival
Shaun Tan
YA FIC Tan
Gone To Amerikay
Derek McCulloch, Colleen Doran, José Villarrubia, Jared K Fletcher
FIC McC
The Black Monday Murders. Vol. 1, All Hail, God Mammon
Jonathan Hickman, Tomm Coker, Rus Wooton
FIC Hic
Habibi
Craig Thompson
FIC Tho
The Comic Book Story Of Video Games : The Incredible History Of The Electronic Gaming Revolution
Jonathan Hennessey, Jack McGowan
794.8 Hen
Indeh: A Story Of The Apache Wars
Ethan Hawke, Greg Ruth
FIC Haw
The Walking Dead: Days Gone Bye
Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, Cliff Rathburn
FIC Kir
Jim Henson's Tale Of Sand
Ramón Pérez, Jim Henson, Jerry Juhl, Ian Herring, illustrator, Deron Bennett
FIC Per
Wizzywig: Portrait Of A Serial Hacker
Ed Piskor
FIC Pis
Lazarus: Volume One, Family
Greg Rucka, Michael Lark, Stefano Gaudiano, Brian Level
FIC Ruc
Wonder Woman. Vol. 1, The Lies
Greg Rucka, Liam Sharp, Matthew Clark, Sean P. Parsons, Laura Martin
FIC Ruc
Locke & Key: Welcome To Lovecraft
Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez
FIC Hil