I’m a huge fan of Marvel comics, but recently I’ve been branching out. I want to read a variety of different graphic novels, whether standalone or series.
Here are some graphic novels on my TBR list:
1 American Born Chinese
Last year I read Gene Luen Yang’s Boxers and Saints and loved it. I immediately put American Born Chinese on my TBR, and am kinda upset with myself that I haven’t gotten to this one yet. But that will be the case with most of this list.
2 Black Panther
Already talked about Ta-Nehisi Coates’ new Black Panther series. Love the character and the writer, which equals a match made in heaven.
3 Fun Home/Are You My Mother?
Last year the Broadway version of Fun Home got a lot of praise and attention. I was surprised to find out the story was based off a graphic novel. Both Fun Home and its sequel, Are You My Mother? are based off the life of Allison Bechdel and her relationship with her parents.
Been hearing a lot of mixed reviews about this one, but the artwork looks so stunning I just have to give it a go.
5 Love is Love
Orlando is my hometown, and when the Nightclub shootings happened my heart was broken. Everything about the experience was surreal, and I still feel devastated.
Marc Andreyko, a writer for DC comics, decided to create a graphic novel where the proceeds would go to help the survivors of the shootings (and families!). With the help of a strong list of writers and illustrators, the first run sold out!
6 March Series
Rep. John Lewis is a badass, and the more I learn about him the more I really want to read this whole series.
7 Maus II
So I read Art Spiegelman’s Maus I a couple of years ago and thought it was very moving, I was also surprised to find out that there was a second part (would have bought them together if I knew that!). Again, need to re-read part I and finally get part II.
8 Saga 6 (and 7…)
I’ve talked about my love for this series before, and after the Volume 5 ending I’ve been chomping at the bit to get Volume 6. Need now!
9 Sweet Tooth
Seems like every booktuber is talking about this graphic series, but I was unsure. After checking out some of the artwork, Sweet Tooth looks really dark, so I’m on board.
10 V for Vendetta
This is one graphic novel I’ve put off because I love the movie so much. I’m afraid my expectations are too high, so I’m trying to wait until I can manage them… this might be on my TBR for a bit.