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!


Inc DC Comics
Description: The super-powered stars of 52, DC Comics' acclaimed weekly comics series, are featured in this graphic novel collecting the best of their solo stories. Featuring the talents of Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Steve Ditko, Alex Toth, Dan Jurgens, Walter Simonson, and many more - this is one collection no 52 fan can be without!
Call Number: FIC Fif
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2013
M. K Reed, Jonathan David Hill
Description: Oklahoma teen Neal Barton stands up for his favorite fantasy series, The Chronicles of Apathea Ravenchilde, when conservative Christians try to bully the town of Americus into banning it from the public library
Call Number: YA FIC Ree
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 17, 2013
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
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
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
Jacques Tardi, Kim Thompson
Description: The experiences of World War I from the perspectives of soldiers on the battle field and their families at home
Call Number: FIC Tar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 17, 2013
Guy Delisle, Helge Dascher
Description: "Delisle explores the complexities of a city that represents so much to so many. He eloquently examines the impact of the conflict on the lives of people on both sides of the wall while drolly recounting the quotidian: checkpoints, traffic jams, and holidays. When observing the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim populations that call Jerusalem home, Delisle's drawn line is both sensitive and fair, assuming nothing and drawing everything" --Paper band on book
Call Number: FIC Del
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 17, 2013
Ramón Pérez, Jim Henson, Jerry Juhl, Ian (Illustrator) Herring, 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
Grant Morrison, Sean Gordon Murphy, Dave Stewart, Todd Klein
Description: Joe is an imaginative eleven-year-old boy. He can't fit in at school. He's the victim of bullies. His dad died overseas in the Iraq war. He also suffers from Type 1 diabetes. One fateful day, his condition causes him to believe he has entered a vivid fantasy world in which he is the lost savior-- a fantastic land based on the layout and contents of his home. His desperate attempts to make it out of his bedroom transform into an incredible, epic adventure through a bizarre landscape of submarine pirate dwarves, evil Hell Hounds, Lightning Lords and besieged castles. But is his quest really just an insulin deprived delirium-- from which he can die if he doesn't take his meds-- or something much bigger?
Call Number: FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 22, 2013
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
Nick Bertozzi
Description: Presents, in graphic novel format, the adventures of explorers Lewis and Clark during their journey from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean
Call Number: FIC Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 22, 2013
Paul Hornschemeier
Description: "Amy has a job she hates, a creep boyfriend she's just dumped, and a best friend she can't reach on the phone. But at least her (often painfully passive-aggressive) mother bought her a pink unicorn sweatshirt for her birthday. Pink. Unicorn. For her twenty-sixth birthday."--P. [4] of book
Call Number: FIC Hor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 17, 2013
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
Moto Hagio
Call Number: FIC Hag
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 17, 2013
Matteo Farinella, Hana Roš, England) Wellcome Trust (London
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, Fonografiks, Eric (Graphic novelist) 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
Paulo Coelho
Description: Offers an adaptation in graphic novel format of a modern classic about the globe-trotting spiritual journey of a humble shepherd boy
Call Number: FIC Coe
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 29, 2012
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
Seymour Chwast, Geoffrey Chaucer
Call Number: FIC Chw
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 17, 2013
Ben Katchor
Description: Emile Delilah is a young xenophile (lover of foreign nations) so addicted to traveling to the exotic regions of Outer Canthus that the government pays him a monthly stipend just so he can continue his visits. LivUing in the same tenement as Emile are Boreal Rince, the exiled king of Outer Canthus, and Elijah Salamis, a supranationalist determined to erase the cultural and geographic boundaries that separate the citizens of the Earth. Although they rarely meet, their lives inUtertwine through the elaborate fictions they construct and inhabit: a vast panorama of humane hamburger stands, exquisitely ethereal ethnic restaurants, ancient restroom ruins, and wild tracts of land that fit neatly next to high-rise hotels
Call Number: FIC Kat
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 17, 2013
Jonathan Hennessey, Mike Smith, Aaron McConnell
Description: Presents the key figures and events that have shaped the development and history of beer, from its beginnings around 7000 BC through today's fascination with craft brewing.
Call Number: 663.42 Hen
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2016
Geoff Johns, Francis Manapul, Scott Kolins, Brian Buccellato, Michael Atiyeh
Call Number: FIC Joh
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 16, 2013
Denise Mina, Stieg Larsson, Leonardo Manco, Andrea Mutti
Description: Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden's wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption
Call Number: FIC Min
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 27, 2012
Mike Carey, Peter Gross, Kurt Huggins, Zelda Devon
Description: Tom Taylor has lived his life being mistaken for Tommy Taylor, the boy wizard from the world-famous series of novels penned by Tom's long-lost father Wilson. However, after a series of strange events start to parallel the lives of both Taylors--fictional and real--Tom realizes that he might be the character on page made flesh.
Call Number: FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 26, 2016
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
Caleb Melby, Jess3
Description: The Zen of Steve Jobs tells the story of Steve Jobs relationship with Kobun Chino Otogawa, a Zen Buddhist prist who emigrated to the U.S. from Japan in 1967. This graphic book explains the influence of Kobun on product design and business strategy of Steve Jobs.
Call Number: 338.761 Mel
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2016
Daniel Clowes
Description: Clowes (Ghost World) takes his particular brand of misanthropic misery to new levels in this book, a series of one-page gags that show the divorced and lonely main character repeatedly attempting to engage with life, and then falling back into his hell of pessimism
Call Number: FIC Clo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 17, 2013
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
Amir, Khalil
Description: Set in the aftermath of Iran's fraudulent elections of 2009, Zahra's Paradise is the fictional story of the search for Mehdi, a young protestor who has vanished into an extrajudicial twilight zone. What's keeping his memory from being obliterated is not the law. It is the grit and guts of his mother, who refuses to surrender her son to fate, and the tenacity of his brother, a blogger, who fuses tradition and technology to explore and explode the void in which Mehdi has vanished
Call Number: FIC Ami
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 17, 2013
52 : The Companion
Inc DC Comics
FIC Fif
Market Day
James Sturm
FIC Stu
Americus
M. K Reed, Jonathan David Hill
YA FIC Ree
Mind MGMT. volume one, The manager
Matt Kindt
FIC Kin
Batman : the killing joke
Alan Moore, Brian Bolland, Richard Starkings
741.5973 Moo
Moto Hagio's A Drunken Dream And Other Stories
Moto Hagio
FIC Hag
Black Hole
Charles Burns
FIC Bur
Neurocomic
Matteo Farinella, Hana Roš, England) Wellcome Trust (London
612.82 Far 2013
Blue Is The Warmest Color
Julie Maroh, Ivanka Hahnenberger
FIC Mar
Saga. 01
Brian K Vaughan, Fonografiks, Eric (Graphic novelist) Stephenson, Fiona Staples
FIC Vau
Ex machina. 01, The first hundred days
Brian K Vaughan, Tony Harris, Tom Feister, J. D Mettler, Jared K Fletcher
FIC Vau
Stop Forgetting To Remember : The Autobiography Of Walter Kurtz
Peter Kuper
FIC Kup
Fables. 01, Legends in Exile
Bill Willingham, Lan Medina, Steve Leialoha
FIC Wil
The Alchemist : A Graphic Novel
Paulo Coelho
FIC Coe
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 Canterbury Tales [Graphic Novel]
Seymour Chwast, Geoffrey Chaucer
FIC Chw
Habibi
Craig Thompson
FIC Tho
The Cardboard Valise
Ben Katchor
FIC Kat
Indeh : a story of the Apache wars
Ethan Hawke, Greg Ruth
FIC Haw
The comic book story of beer : the world's favorite beverage from 7000 BC to today's craft brewing revolution
Jonathan Hennessey, Mike Smith, Aaron McConnell
663.42 Hen
It Was The War Of The Trenches
Jacques Tardi, Kim Thompson
FIC Tar
The Flash. The Road To Flashpoint
Geoff Johns, Francis Manapul, Scott Kolins, Brian Buccellato, Michael Atiyeh
FIC Joh
Jerusalem : Chronicles From The Holy City
Guy Delisle, Helge Dascher
FIC Del
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. 01
Denise Mina, Stieg Larsson, Leonardo Manco, Andrea Mutti
FIC Min
Jim Henson's Tale Of Sand
Ramón Pérez, Jim Henson, Jerry Juhl, Ian (Illustrator) Herring, Deron Bennett
FIC Per
The unwritten : Tommy Taylor and the ship that sank twice
Mike Carey, Peter Gross, Kurt Huggins, Zelda Devon
FIC Car
Joe The Barbarian : The Deluxe Edition
Grant Morrison, Sean Gordon Murphy, Dave Stewart, Todd Klein
FIC Mor
The Walking Dead 01 : Days Gone Bye
Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, Cliff Rathburn
FIC Kir
Lazarus. Volume one, Family
Greg Rucka, Michael Lark, Stefano Gaudiano, Brian Level
FIC Ruc
The Zen Of Steve Jobs
Caleb Melby, Jess3
338.761 Mel
Lewis & Clark
Nick Bertozzi
FIC Ber
Wilson
Daniel Clowes
FIC Clo
Life With Mr. Dangerous : A Cartoon
Paul Hornschemeier
FIC Hor
Wizzywig: Portrait Of A Serial Hacker
Ed Piskor
FIC Pis
Locke & Key. 01, Welcome To Lovecraft
Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez
FIC Hil
Zahra's Paradise
Amir, Khalil
FIC Ami