Hey everyone, today I am going to talk about some of my all time favourite graphic novels 🙂 I have read quite a few graphic novels in the past few years and have found some all time favourites. For me in particular I like to read comics that are similar to just ordinary novels, where they don’t have incredibly over the top story lines and where the art isn’t too over the top either. This is really me recommending graphic novels to people who haven’t read any yet but who do read novels. So here we go;
Fables by Bill Willingham, Lan Medina, Steve Leialoha, Craig Hamilton, and James Jean
I started this series at the beginning of the year and I have now read the first five volumes and I absolutely love it. This comic really combines my love for fairytales and crime shows. This series has so many fairytale characters that you know but when put into the modern world they are completely different people. This series has 22 volumes and two spin-offs so it will take me quite a while to get to them all but I will one day since I absolutely love this world and all of the characters.
When a savage creature known only as the Adversary conquered the fabled lands of legends and fairy tales, all of the infamous inhabitants of folklore were forced into exile. Disguised among the normal citizens of modern-day New York, these magical characters have created their own peaceful and secret society within an exclusive luxury apartment building called Fabletown. But when Snow White’s party-girl sister, Rose Red, is apparently murdered, it is up to Fabletown’s sheriff, a reformed and pardoned Big Bad Wolf (Bigby Wolf), to determine if the killer is Bluebeard, Rose’s ex-lover and notorious wife killer, or Jack, her current live-in boyfriend and former beanstalk-climber.
Rat Queens by Kurtis J Wiebe and Roc Upchurch
This comic series is really fun and the characters all have huge personalities! This series really reminds me of Dungeons and Dragons as our characters quest together and battle monsters. There is quite a bit of profanity and drug use in this series but it is so incredibly funny. I have read all of the books that have been released so far and they have all been fantastic even though some of them are kind of strange.
They’re a pack of booze-guzzling, death-dealing battle maidens-for-hire and they’re in the business of killing all the god’s creatures for profit. Meet Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cleric and Betty the Hippy Smidgen Thief.
Saga by Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples
This graphic novel series is a favourite of many book lovers, it is a huge fantasy series that follows two races of people who are at war. Our main characters come from opposite sides of this war and start a relationship that creates a mixed race child, so now they are on the run from both sides who want nothing more than to see them all dead. The characters are all really funny and there is so much drama and intrigue in this series. This is an adult series and does include a lot of sexual and drug references as well as drug use so I would definitely recommend it for adults or people who are okay with these type of themes.
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.
Avatar: The Last Airbender by Gene Luen Yang, Micheal Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko, Gurihiru, and Dave Marshall
This is one of my favourite tv shows in comic book form. I have watched every episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender as well as The Legend of Korra and I love getting to see more from these characters that I love. This series has the same writer as the tv show which just means that it feels just the same. There are quite a few graphic novels in this series and they all follow one story line, I have read the first three books and they just give so much more background information and we also get to see what happens in the time between the two shows. I would 100% recommend this series to anyone who loves the show 🙂 I wont put the synopsis up for this one just because it would give spoilers for the show.
Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer and Douglas Holgate
These graphic novels follow on after the Lunar Chronicles book series by Marissa Meyer and we get to see what happens next to our favourite characters. You do have to read the Lunar Chronicles series before reading these graphic novels just because you will get spoilers and wont understand what is going on. I wont put the synopsis up for this one just because it will give spoilers.
Let me know if you guys have read any of these graphic novels and what you thought of them. Also if you have any recommendations for me I would love to hear them 😀
Thank you for reading!