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
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
Craig Thompson
Call Number: FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 9, 2018
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
Scott Snyder, James Tynion, Greg Capullo, Mikel Janín, Alvaro Martinez
Description: "The Dark Knight has uncovered one of the lost mysteries of the universe...one that could destroy the very fabric of the DC Universe! The dark corners of reality that have never been seen till now! The Dark Multiverse is revealed in all its devastating danger--a team of twisted, evil versions of Batman hellbent on destroying the DC Universe! With appearances from heroes, villains and faces long forgotten, DARK NIGHTS: METAL will examine every choice a hero doesn't take and every path they don't walk, and open up worlds that are forged by nightmares."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Sny
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 9, 2018
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
Andrew. Hussie
Description: "A full color, hardcover collector's edition of the landmark webcomic. Years in the past, but not many, a webcomic launched that would captivate legions of devoted fans around the world and take them on a mind-bending, genre-defying epic journey that would forever change the way they look at stairs. And buckets. And possibly horses. Now this sprawling saga has been immortalized on dead trees with notes from author Andrew Hussie explaining what the hell he was thinking as he brought this monster to life. A must-have for Homestuck fans who want to re-experience the saga or for new readers looking for a gateway to enter this rich universe. A young man stands in his bedroom. It just so happens that he's about to embark on an adventure involving birthday cakes, magic chests, hammers, arms (detachable and otherwise), harlequins, imps, eccentric architecture, movable home furnishings, bunnies, and a video game that will destroy the world."--provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hus
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 9, 2018
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
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
Moebius, Laure Dupont, Brandon Kander, Diana Schutz, Philip R. Simon
Description: "Stel and Atan are interstellar repairmen searching for a lost space station and its crew. Their journey takes them to the mythical paradise planet Edena where they unwittingly and unwillingly join a multidimensional battle between good and evil"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Moe
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 9, 2018
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
Derf, Charles Kochman
Description: "You only think you know this story. In 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer, the most notorious serial killer since Jack the Ripper, seared himself into the American consciousness. To the public, Dahmer was a monster who committed unthinkable atrocities. To Derf Backderf, 'Jeff' was a much more complex figure: a high school friend with whom he had shared classrooms, hallways, and car rides. In [this story], a haunting and original graphic novel, writer-artist Backderf creates a surprisingly sympathetic portrait of a disturbed young man struggling against the morbid urges emanating from the deep recesses of his psyche-- a shy kid, a teenage alcoholic, and a goofball who never quite fit in with his classmates. With profound insight, what emerges is a Jeffrey Dahmer that few ever really knew, and one readers will never forget."--Amazon.com.
Call Number: B Dah
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 9, 2018
Kabi Nagata, Jocelyne Allen, Lianne Sentar, Kabi. Sabishisugite rezu fuzoku ni ikimashita repo. English Nagata
Description: The heart-rending autobiographical manga that's taken the internet by storm! My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness is an honest and heartfelt look at one young woman's exploration of her sexuality, mental well-being, and growing up in our modern age. Told using expressive artwork that invokes both laughter and tears, this moving and highly entertaining single volume depicts not only the artist's burgeoning sexuality, but many other personal aspects of her life that will resonate with readers.
Call Number: FIC Nag
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 9, 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
Bryan Lee O'Malley, Leslie Hung, Mickey Quinn (Illustrator), Maré Odomo
Description: "Who is Lottie Person? Is she a gorgeous, fun-loving social media star with a perfect life or a gross, allergy-ridden mess? Enter a world of snot, blood, and tears in this first collection from New York Times Best Seller Bryan Lee O'Malley (Scott Pilgrim, Seconds) and dazzling newcomer Leslie Hung!
Call Number: FIC OMa
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 9, 2018
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
Alexander Irvine, Tomm Coker, C. P. Smith
Description: "A graphic novel-style history of baseball--providing an illustrated chronological look at the major games, players, and rule changes that shaped the sport--presented in fun, easily understood chunks perfect for casual and diehard fans alike. Sequential art steps up to the plate and covers all the bases with this illustrated origin of America's national pastime. Writer Alex Irvine and illustrators Tomm Coker (Black Monday Murders) and C.P. Smith team up to present a complete look at the beginnings (both real and legendary), developments, triumphs, and tragedies of baseball. The Comic Book Story of Baseball spotlights the players, teams, games, and moments that have kept the game so popular for so long. Not only does the book define key terms and explain how the game is played, it also breaks down the cultural impact and significance of the sport in America and overseas (including Japan, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic). From the early days of America to the flying W outside Wrigley Field in 2016, the book features members of Baseball's Hall of Fame and modern day stand-outs, including Cy Young, Honus Wagner, Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron, the 1930s New York Yankees, the 2004 Boston Red Sox, the 2016 Chicago Cubs, and more"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 796.357 Irv
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 9, 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
Pierre Christin, Jerome Saincantin, E. Tranlé, J.-C. Mézières
Description: This first volume of the collection contains books 1 and 2 of the series: The City of Shifting Waters - in its original two parts, 9 pages longer format - and The Empire of a Thousand Planets. It also includes book 0, Bad Dreams, translated into English for the first time: the very first adventures of our two heroes, published after City and retroactively numbered. Finally, linking the volumes of this collection together, a long, exclusive interview with the authors and director Luc Besson is illustrated with new art as well as numerous sketches, studies and photographs from the latter's upcoming big-screen adaptation.
Call Number: FIC Chr
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 9, 2018
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
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
Moebius Library: The World Of Edena
Moebius, Laure Dupont, Brandon Kander, Diana Schutz, Philip R. Simon
FIC Moe
Black Hole
Charles Burns
FIC Bur
Monstress. Volume One, Awakening
Marjorie M. Liu, Sana Takeda, Rus Wooton, Jennifer M. Smith
FIC Liu
Blankets : An Illustrated Novel
Craig Thompson
FIC Tho
My Friend Dahmer : A Graphic Novel
Derf, Charles Kochman
B Dah
Blue Is The Warmest Color
Julie Maroh, Ivanka Hahnenberger
FIC Mar
My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness
Kabi Nagata, Jocelyne Allen, Lianne Sentar, Kabi. Sabishisugite rezu fuzoku ni ikimashita repo. English Nagata
FIC Nag
Dark Nights : Metal : The Deluxe Edition
Scott Snyder, James Tynion, Greg Capullo, Mikel Janín, Alvaro Martinez
FIC Sny
Neurocomic
Matteo Farinella, Hana Roš, Wellcome Trust
612.82 Far 2013
Ex Machina: The First Hundred Days
Brian K Vaughan, Tony Harris, Tom Feister, J. D Mettler, Jared K Fletcher
FIC Vau
Paper Girls: 1
Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, Matthew Wilson, Jared K. Fletcher
FIC Vau
Fables: Legends In Exile
Bill Willingham, Lan Medina, Steve Leialoha
FIC Wil
Saga: 01
Brian K Vaughan, Fonografiks, Eric Stephenson, Fiona Staples
FIC Vau
Frank Miller's Ronin
Frank Miller, Lynn Varley, John Costanza
FIC Mil
Snotgirl: Vol. 1, Green Hair Don't Care
Bryan Lee O'Malley, Leslie Hung, Mickey Quinn (Illustrator), Maré Odomo
FIC OMa
Gone To Amerikay
Derek McCulloch, Colleen Doran, José Villarrubia, Jared K Fletcher
FIC McC
The Arrival
Shaun Tan
YA FIC Tan
Habibi
Craig Thompson
FIC Tho
The Black Monday Murders. Vol. 1, All Hail, God Mammon
Jonathan Hickman, Tomm Coker, Rus Wooton
FIC Hic
Homestuck: Book 1, Part 1, Act 1 & Act 2
Andrew. Hussie
FIC Hus
The Comic Book Story Of Baseball : The Heroes, Hustlers, And History-making Swings (And Misses) Of America's National Pastime
Alexander Irvine, Tomm Coker, C. P. Smith
796.357 Irv
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
Valerian: The Complete Collection Volume 1
Pierre Christin, Jerome Saincantin, E. Tranlé, J.-C. Mézières
FIC Chr
Lazarus: Volume One, Family
Greg Rucka, Michael Lark, Stefano Gaudiano, Brian Level
FIC Ruc
Wizzywig: Portrait Of A Serial Hacker
Ed Piskor
FIC Pis
Locke & Key: Welcome To Lovecraft
Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez
FIC Hil
Wonder Woman. Vol. 1, The Lies
Greg Rucka, Liam Sharp, Matthew Clark, Sean P. Parsons, Laura Martin
FIC Ruc