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message 1: by Georgia (new)

Georgia love watchman. but the film is an 18 (how can this be). what in that book makes an 18 film


message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

i don't know!


message 3: by Wealhtheow (new)

Wealhtheow Reminder: only put the first in a series up here! Can someone delete the excess Sandman and Fables?


message 4: by new_user (new)

new_user Pride of Baghdad? C'mon...


message 5: by Jenn (new)

Jenn 'the best graphic novels'

i didnt know good graphic novels existed...


message 6: by Katie (new)

Katie In addition to getting the sequels off. Could someone get rid of the hardcover/paperback duplicates on here? I noticed Walking Dead for one.


message 7: by John (last edited Aug 29, 2009 07:49PM) (new)

John Burns Extra sandmans, fables and persepolis vol. 1 deleted.


message 8: by John (last edited Aug 29, 2009 07:46PM) (new)

John Burns aw, asterix the gaul at 99? c'mon people?

Shame peanuts isn't eligible aswell.

No tin tin either.


message 9: by John (new)

John Burns Fun home = analytical cold-hearted garbage.


message 10: by George (new)

George Marshall Can we add some more books to vote on- this list is ow out of date: My recommendations of significant books that are missing and utterly deserve to be in the top 50:
Asterios Polyp
George Sprott-Seth
something by Bendis
Tekon Kinkreet
What it is Lynda Barry

You might also like to add
Alan's War- Guibert
Jamilti-Rutu Modan
Superspy-Kindt

George




message 11: by John (new)

John Burns You add books yourself by using the "find/add books to list" searchbox in the top right hand corner.


message 12: by Matt (new)

Matt Why are there Stephen King books on this list. Did someone misunderstand what the term "graphic novel" means?


message 13: by Katie (new)

Katie There are Stephen King graphic novels based on his Dark Tower series... I don't know what "It" is doing up there. There's also a ton of "non volume one" entries that need deletion.


Devan, Sarcasm Expert YES! DeathNote!


message 15: by Matt (last edited Mar 18, 2010 06:59AM) (new)

Matt Katie wrote: "There are Stephen King graphic novels based on his Dark Tower series... I don't know what 'It' is doing up there. There's also a ton of 'non volume one' entries that need deletion."

Yeah, I understand the Dark Tower graphic novels being on there, but there are other Stephen King prose novels, even aside from It, that are on this list (i.e., The Green Mile, Pet Sematary, The Dead Zone). Like I said, all I can figure is that the person/people who put them on the list must not have realized what a graphic novel was. (Perhaps they just thought it meant a novel that contains graphic content, like violence or sex.)


message 16: by Who? (new)

Who? twilight should b on there


message 17: by Alienne (new)

Alienne @George,
Hallelujah. I was starting to think I was the only Tekkon lover hanging around.


message 18: by Kylee (new)

Kylee Shaniah wrote: "twilight should b on there"
Come on! Twilight doesn't even have any pictures. That's all anyone thinks about nowadays


message 19: by Matt (new)

Matt How is it that "non-volume ones" are not eligible? By the same token, Batman Dark Victory shouldn't be allowed since it is the sequel to The Long Halloween. It doesn't make any sense, considering the various volumes make up different stories, generally. Some volumes are better than others.


message 20: by Polstar (new)

Polstar Garth Ennis is a genius :) Why are all The Boys on here?


message 21: by Jc11king (new)

Jc11king What the hell?
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"It" is not a graphic-novel!!!


message 22: by Chris (new)

Chris Johnson Manga shouldnt be on here. I think graphic novel I think "Comics" you know, even though manga is japanese comics blah. But yeah, Watchmens the King, Dark Knight Returns is prince, and Sin City stories takes the third place bronze crown. Martha Washington by Frank Miller is like the best graphic novel made in the past 10 or so years man!


message 23: by Zeta_comics (new)

Zeta_comics Manga should most definitely be here. Maybe not series but Gekiga (which is the homologue to Graphic Novels, though actually older) should.
But there are western long series like Y: The Last Man so I don't see why there can't be a Death Note.


message 24: by Tannishka (new)

Tannishka Singh the league of extraordinary freelancers!!! :DDD


message 25: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany Georgia wrote: "love watchman. but the film is an 18 (how can this be). what in that book makes an 18 film"

Maybe the rape scene?


message 26: by Sara (new)

Sara Devan, Sarcasm Expert wrote: "YES! DeathNote!"

HELL YEAH!

I'm really happy it came up!


message 27: by Bjorn (new)

Bjorn Who? wrote: "twilight should b on there"

not a graphic novel but trash fiction


message 28: by Katy (new)

Katy Borluvie Georgia wrote: "love watchman. but the film is an 18 (how can this be). what in that book makes an 18 film"

Big blue swinging dick?


message 29: by Midas68 (new)

Midas68 Jenn wrote: "'the best graphic novels'

i didnt know good graphic novels existed..."


Like any art form there is Good and mostly Trash.
If your a super snob, then Read Maus. It won a Pulitzer for a Reason.


message 30: by Matt (new)

Matt Jenn wrote: "'the best graphic novels'

i didnt know good graphic novels existed..."


Spoken like someone who's never read one. Give Maus or Persepolis a try.


message 31: by [deleted user] (new)

I deleted the following titles, because the list creator has clearly asked that only the first volume of a series be included in the list:

Akira Vol. 2
Akira Vol. 3
Akira Vol. 5
Akira Vol. 6
Appleseed: Prometheus Unbound (Appleseed #2)
Asterix and the Golden Sickle (Asterix #2)
Asterix and the Goths (Asterix, #3)
Asterix the Gladiator (Asterix, #4)
Asterix and Cleopatra (Asterix, #6)
Asterix in Britain (Asterix, #8)
Asterix and the Normans (Asterix, #9)
Asterix the Legionary (Asterix #10)
Asterix in Spain (Asterix #14)
Asterix in Switzerland (Asterix, #16)
Asterix in Corsica (Asterix, #20)
Asterix and Caesar's Gift (Asterix #21)
Obelix and Co. (Asterix, #23)
Asterix in Belgium (Asterix, #24)
Cerebus: High Society (Cerebus, #2)
Cerebus: Church & State I (Cerebus #3)
Cerebus: Church & State II (Cerebus #4)
The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 2: 1953-1954
The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 3: 1955-1956
The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 4: 1957-1958
The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 5: 1959-1960
The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 6: 1961-1962
The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 7: 1963-1964
The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 8: 1965-1966
The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 9: 1967-1968
The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 10: 1969-1970
Daredevil Legends: Born Again (Daredevil Legends, #2)
DMZ: Public Works (DMZ #3)
DMZ: Friendly Fire (DMZ #4)
DMZ: The Hidden War (DMZ #5)
Elfquest: The Forbidden Grove (Elfquest, #2)
Elfquest: Captives of Blue Mountain (Elfquest, #3)
Elfquest: Quest's End (Elfquest, #4)
Fables: Animal Farm (Fables, #2)
Fables: March of the Wooden Soldiers (Fables #4)
Fables: Storybook Love (Fables, #3)
Fables: Homelands (Fables, #6)
Hellboy: Wake the Devil (Hellboy #2)
Hellboy: The Chained Coffin and Others (Hellboy, #3)
Lone Wolf: The Gateless Barrier (Lone Wolf and Cub #2)
Lone Wolf and Cub: The Flute of the Fallen Tiger (Lone Wolf and Cub #3)
Lone Wolf and Cub: The Bell Warden (Lone Wolf and Cub #4)
Lone Wolf and Cub: Black Wind (Lone Wolf and Cub #5)
Lone Wolf and Cub: Lanterns for the Dead (Lone Wolf and Cub #6)
Lone Wolf and Cub: Cloud Dragon, Wind Tiger (Lone Wolf and Cub #7)
Lone Wolf and Cub: Chains of Death (Lone Wolf and Cub #8)
Lone Wolf and Cub: Echo of the Assassin (Lone Wolf and Cub #9)
Lone Wolf and Cub: Hostage Child (Lone Wolf and Cub #10)
Maus I: My Father Bleeds History
Maus II: And Here My Troubles Began
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Vol. 2
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Vol. 7
The New Avengers: Sentry (The New Avengers, #2)
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (Sin City #2)
Sin City: The Big Fat Kill (Sin City, #3)
Sin City: That Yellow Bastard (Sin City #4)
Sin City: Family Values (Sin City #5)
Sin City: Booze, Broads, and Bullets (Sin City #6)
Sin City: Hell and Back (Sin City #7)
Strangers in Paradise Pocket Book, Vol. 1
Strangers in Paradise Pocket Book, Vol. 2
Strangers in Paradise Pocket Book, Vol. 3
Strangers in Paradise Pocket Book, Vol. 4
Strangers in Paradise Pocket Book, Vol. 6
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 2
The Sandman: The Doll's House (The Sandman #2)
The Sandman: Season of Mists (The Sandman #4)
The Sandman: A Game of You (The Sandman #5)
The Sandman: Fables and Reflections (The Sandman #6)
The Sandman: Brief Lives (The Sandman #7)
The Sandman: Worlds' End (The Sandman #8)
The Sandman: The Wake (The Sandman #10)
The Umbrella Academy: Dallas (The Umbrella Academy, #2)
The Walking Dead: Made to Suffer (The Walking Dead, #8)
X-Men: Gambit—Hath No Fury (X-Men: Gambit, #2)
Y: The Last Man: Cycles (Y: The Last Man, #2)

And of course, there are many more redundancies on this list. Many more redundancies. Many more redundancies.


message 32: by Gargi (new)

Gargi Persepolis should have been here.


message 33: by Gargi (new)

Gargi oh..!! I guess I missed it. Its right at the top. :(..my mistake.. :(


message 34: by Naomi (new)

Naomi Removing:

100 Bullets, Vol. 6: Six Feet Under t...
100 Bullets, Vol. 7: Samurai
100 Bullets, Vol. 8: The Hard Way
100 Bullets, Vol. 11: Once Upon a Crime
Astro City Vol. 3: Family Album
Bone, Vol. 9: Crown of Horns
Daredevil, Volume 2
Dungeon: Monstres - Vol. 2: The Dark ...
Dungeon: Parade - Vol. 2: Day of the ...
Dungeon: Twilight - Vol. 2: Armageddon
Dungeon: Zenith - Vol. 2: The Barbari...
Hellboy, Vol. 4: The Right Hand of Doom
Justice, Vol. 3
Phoenix, Vol. 2: Future
Planetary, Vol. 3: Leaving the 20th C...
Planetary, Vol. 4: Spacetime Archaeology
Promethea, Vol. 5
Scott Pilgrim & the Infinite Sadness
Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together
Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World
Spawn Collection, Vol. 2
Spawn Collection, Vol. 3
Spawn Collection, Vol. 4
Spawn Collection, Vol. 5
Spawn Collection, Vol. 6
The Boys, Vol. 2: Get Some
The Boys, Vol. 3: Good for the Soul
Tonoharu: Part Two
Unknown Book 9367209
Unknown Book 9367210
Usagi Yojimbo, Vol. 8: Shades of Death
Usagi Yojimbo, Vol. 15: Grasscutter I...
Wormwood, Gentleman Corpse, Vol. 3: C...
Yu-GI-Oh! Characters: List of Yu-GI-O...
Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Duelist Vol. 22: Slife...


message 35: by Jeremy (new)

Jeremy Megraw I looked in vain for Hardboiled Defective Stories by Charles Burns, a favorite of mine


message 36: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten Rodning Chris wrote: "Manga shouldnt be on here. I think graphic novel I think "Comics" you know, even though manga is japanese comics blah."

That's... a pretty racist statement. A graphic novel is a novel or story told with pictures and words, or, as Random House tells us, "a novel in the form of comic strips." There is certainly no specification about country of origin. Just because the phrase graphic novel doesn't conjure Japanese stories in your head doesn't mean that Japanese graphic novels shouldn't be on this list.


message 37: by Olivia (new)

Olivia Dunlap Jenn wrote: "'the best graphic novels'

i didnt know good graphic novels existed..."


Oh, grow up. Just because you don't like it doesn't mean it's bad.


message 38: by P.J. (new)

P.J. Sullivan Larry Gonick's "Cartoon History of the Universe" is not a novel. It is nonfiction.


message 39: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Georgia wrote: "love watchman. but the film is an 18 (how can this be). what in that book makes an 18 film"

Sex, nudity, violence.


message 40: by Laura (new)

Laura I was actually trying to figure out the difference between manga, comic, and graphic novel, and one of the main things I found was that graphic novels are considered a complete story in one book, with any sequels having it's own unique storyline. Since most manga is told one chapter at a time and published later in volumes(not with their own complete stories), I would also consider manga not being graphic novels. That's not the technical definition, I know, but it does seem to be the accepted idea.


message 41: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Laura wrote: "I was actually trying to figure out the difference between manga, comic, and graphic novel, and one of the main things I found was that graphic novels are considered a complete story in one book, w..."
Graphic novels are usually a collection of individual comics (i.e., Watchmen collected the 12 volumes); Manga is the Japanese version of comics with their own brand of Graphic novels collecting different parts.


message 42: by Haku.river (new)

Haku.river Kirsten wrote: "Chris wrote: "Manga shouldnt be on here. I think graphic novel I think "Comics" you know, even though manga is japanese comics blah."

That's... a pretty racist statement. A graphic novel is a nove..."


I'm sorry but when did all forms of storytelling suddenly become offshoots of the novel? You're right in shooting Chris down but claiming that a comic book is "a novel in the form of comic strips." is misleading and insulting.

At no point in a comics conception is it a novel, or anything else but a comic; written in a script form specifically designed to be presented as comics and nothing else.

Storytelling is not intrinsically tied to the novel, and stories are not all by default novels that are whimsically converted into lesser forms.


message 43: by Jain (last edited Aug 13, 2013 05:06AM) (new)

Jain Deleted for not being the first volume in a series:

The Boys, Vol. 2: Get Some (The Boys, #2)
The Boys, Vol. 3: Good for the Soul (The Boys, #3)
The Boys, Vol. 4: We Gotta Go Now (The Boys, #4)
The Boys, Vol. 6: The Self-Preservation Society (The Boys, #6)
The Boys, Vol. 7: The Innocents (The Boys, #7)
The Boys, Vol. 8: Highland Laddie (The Boys, #8)
The Boys, Vol. 9: The Big Ride (The Boys, #9)
The Boys, Vol. 10: Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker (The Boys, #10)
The Boys, Vol. 11: Over the Hill with the Swords of a Thousand Men (The Boys, #11)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Twilight (Season 8, #7)
Death: The Time of Your Life (Death of the Endless, #2)
Heartbreaker (Dungeon Monstres, #3)
Ex Machina, Vol. 2: Tag
Ex Machina, Vol. 3: Fact v. Fiction
Ex Machina, Vol. 4: March to War
Ex Machina, Vol. 5: Smoke, Smoke
Ex Machina, Vol. 6: Power Down
Ex Machina, Vol. 7: Ex Cathedra
Ex Machina, Vol. 8: Dirty Tricks
Ex Machina, Vol. 9: Ring Out the Old
Ganges Vol. 2
G.I. Joe vs. the Transformers Volume 2
Kill Shakespeare, Vol. 2: The Blast of War
Locke and Key, Vol. 4: Keys to the Kingdom
Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 23: Tears of Ice
Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 24: In These Small Hands
Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 27: Battle's Eve
Human Diastrophism (Love & Rockets Collection #8)
Love and Rockets, Vol. 7: The Death of Speedy
Love and Rockets, Vol. 14: Luba Conquers the World
Sublife #2
Sweet Tooth, Vol. 2: In Captivity
Transmetropolitan, Vol. 2: Lust for Life
Transmetropolitan, Vol. 3: Year of the Bastard
Transmetropolitan, Vol. 10: One More Time
The Walking Dead, Vol. 5: The Best Defense
The Walking Dead, Vol. 6: This Sorrowful Life
The Walking Dead, Vol. 7: The Calm Before
The Walking Dead, Book Two (The Walking Dead, #13-24)
The Walking Dead, Book Three (The Walking Dead, #25-36)
The Walking Dead, Book Four (The Walking Dead, #37-48)
The Walking Dead, Book Five (The Walking Dead, #49-60)
The Walking Dead, Book Six (The Walking Dead, #61-72)
The Walking Dead, Book Seven (The Walking Dead, #73-84)
The Walking Dead, Book Eight (The Walking Dead, #85-96)
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelist, Vol. 17: One-Turn Kill (Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelist, #17)
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelist, Vol. 21: Duel the Lightning! (Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelist, #21)
Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium World, Vol. 3: The Return of Bakura (Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium World, #3)
Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium World, Vol. 4: Birth of the Dragon (Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium World, #4)
Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium World, Vol. 5: Tomb of Shadows (Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium World, #5)


message 44: by Jain (new)

Jain Deleted:

Asterix and the Great Divide (Asterix #25)
Astonishing X-Men, Vol. 2: Dangerous (Astonishing X-Men #2)
Batman and Robin, Vol. 2: Batman vs. Robin (Batman and Robin Vol. I #2)
Bone, Vol. 2: The Great Cow Race (Bone #2; issues 7-12)
The Complete Buddy Bradley Stories from Hate Comics, Vol. 2: Buddy Does Jersey, 1994-1998 (Buddy Bradley #3-6)
More Dykes to Watch Out For (Dykes to Watch Out For #2)
New, Improved! Dykes to Watch Out For (Dykes to Watch Out For #3)
Spawn of Dykes to Watch Out For (Dykes to Watch Out For #5)
Unnatural Dykes to Watch Out For (Dykes to Watch Out For #6)
Dykes and Sundry Other Carbon-Based Life Forms to Watch Out For (Dykes to Watch Out For #10)
Essex County Vol. 2: Ghost Stories (Essex County #2)
Fables, Vol. 4: March of the Wooden Soldiers (Fables #4)
The Girl from H.O.P.P.E.R.S. (Love & Rockets Collection #2)
Lucifer, Vol. 2: Children and Monsters (Lucifer #2)
Lucifer, Vol. 3: A Dalliance With the Damned (Lucifer #3)
Lucifer, Vol. 4: The Divine Comedy (Lucifer #4)
Lucifer, Vol. 11: Evensong (Lucifer #11)
Maus, Vol. 2: And Here My Troubles Began (Maus #2)
Moomin, Vol. 2
The Black Island (Tintin #7)
The Sandman, Vol. 4: Season of Mists
The Sandman, Vol. 8: Worlds' End
The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones
Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World (Scott Pilgrim, #2)
Scott Pilgrim & the Infinite Sadness (Scott Pilgrim, #3)
Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together (Scott Pilgrim, #4)
Scott Pilgrim Vs. the Universe (Scott Pilgrim, #5)
X-Factor Visionaries: Peter David, Vol. 4
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 2: Cycles
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 3: One Small Step
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 4: Safeword
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 5: Ring of Truth


message 45: by Jain (new)

Jain Deleted:

100 Bullets, Vol. 2: Split Second Chance (100 Bullets, #2)
100 Bullets, Vol. 9: Strychnine Lives
100 Bullets: Decayed (100 Bullets #10)
Animal Man, Vol. 3: Deus ex Machina (Animal Man #3)
Asterix and Son (Asterix #27)
Le Ciel lui tombe sur la tête (Astérix, #33)
Astro City Vol. 2: Confession (Astro City #2)
Berlin, Vol. 2: City of Smoke (Berlin #2)
The Boys, Vol. 5: Herogasm (The Boys, #5)
The Cartoon History of the Modern World Part 2: From the Bastille to Baghdad (The Cartoon History of the Modern World #2)
Charley's War: 1 August - 17 October 1916: Vol. 2 (Charley's War #2)
Charley's War: 17 October 1916 - 21 February 1917: Vol. 3 (Charley's War #3)
Fever in Urbicand (Cities of the Fantastic, #2)
Daredevil, Vol. 5: Out (Daredevil Marvel Knights #5)
Hot, Throbbing Dykes to Watch Out For (Dykes to Watch Out For #7)
Invasion of the Dykes to Watch Out For (Dykes to Watch Out For #11)
Fables, Vol. 6: Homelands
Fables, Vol. 8: Wolves
Fables, Vol. 11: War and Pieces
Fables, Vol. 13: The Great Fables Crossover
GloomCookie, Volume 2 (GloomCookie #2)
The Invincible Iron Man, Vol. 2: World's Most Wanted, Book 1 (The Invincible Iron Man #2)
Jonah Hex, Vol. 3: Origins (Jonah Hex II #3)
Love and Rockets, Vol. 18: Locas in Love
Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return
Philémon, Volume 2: Le Naufragé Du "A" (Philémon #2)
Promethea, Vol. 4 (Promethea #4)
Queen and Country, Vol. 2: Morning Star (Queen and Country #2)
Queen and Country: The Definitive Edition, Vol. 2 (Queen and Country #4-6)
Sin City, Vol. 2: A Dame to Kill For
Sin City, Vol. 3: The Big Fat Kill
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 6: Girl on Girl
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 7: Paper Dolls
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 8: Kimono Dragons
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 9: Motherland


message 46: by Jain (new)

Jain Deleted for not being the first volume in a series:

Noches de Citas (Actor Aspirante, #2)
Amulet, Vol. 5: Prince of the Elves
The Adventures of Barry Ween, Boy Genius 3
Berserk, Vol. 13 (Berserk #13)
Berserk, Vol. 22
Captain America: Winter Soldier, Volume 2 (Captain America vol. 5 #2)
Cartoon History of the Universe II, Vol. 8-13: From the Springtime of China to the Fall of Rome (Cartoon History of the Universe book II; vol. 8-13)
The Cartoon History of the Universe III: From the Rise of Arabia to the Renaissance (Cartoon History of the Universe book III; vol. 14-19)
Ghost in the Shell 2: Man-machine Interface (Ghost in the Shell #2)
Green Lantern, Vol. 4: The Sinestro Corps War, Vol. 1 (Green Lantern IV #4)
The Invisibles, Vol. 4: Bloody Hell in America (The Invisibles #4)
Days Missing, Volume 2: Kestus
The Killer, Volume 2
Lucifer, Vol. 5: Inferno
Lucifer, Vol. 6: Mansions of the Silence
Lucifer, Vol. 7: Exodus (Lucifer, #7)
Lucifer, Vol. 8: The Wolf Beneath the Tree (Lucifer, #8)
Lucifer, Vol. 10: Morningstar (Lucifer, #10)
Marvel Masterworks: Captain America, Vol. 2
Marvel Masterworks: The X-Men, Vol. 2
Beautiful Beasts (Nightmares & Fairy Tales, #2)
1140 Rue Royale (Nightmares & Fairy Tales, #3)
Until the End of the World (Preacher, #2)
Proud Americans (Preacher, #3)
Ancient History (Preacher, #4)
Dixie Fried (Preacher, #5)
Salvation (Preacher, #7)
All Hell's a-Coming (Preacher, #8)
Alamo (Preacher, #9)
Prince Valiant, Vol. 2: 1939-1940 (Prince Valiant (Hardcover) #2)
Promethea, Vol. 2
Promethea, Vol. 3
The Absolute Sandman, Vol. 2
The Sandman, Vol. 2: The Doll's House
The Walking Dead, Vol. 2: Miles Behind Us (The Walking Dead #7-12)

Deleted for not being graphic novels:
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
The Doomsday Conspiracy by Sidney Sheldon
The Green Mile by Stephen King
Pet Sematary by Stephen King


message 47: by Jain (new)

Jain Deleted for not being the first volume in a series:

Akira, Vol. 4
Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures, Volume 2
The Arctic Incident: The Graphic Novel (Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novels, #2)
The Authority, Vol. 2: Under New Management (The Authority #2)
Barefoot Gen, Volume Two: The Day After
La marque jaune (Blake et Mortimer #6)
Adventures of Barry Ween, Boy Genius Volume 4: Gorilla Warfare
Beanworld, Vol. 2: A Gift Comes! (Beanworld #2)
Berserk, Vol. 6
Berserk, Vol. 12
Berserk, Vol. 34
Lieutenant Blueberry IV: Ghost Tribe (Blueberry #20)
Buddha (Buddha #4)
Deer Park (Buddha, #5)
Buddha (Buddha #6)
Death Note, Vol. 2: Confluence (Death Note, #2)
ElfQuest 5: Siege at Blue Mountain
Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 06 (Fullmetal Alchemist, #6)
Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 14 (Fullmetal Alchemist, #14)
Grappler Baki Volume 10 (Grappler Baki #10)
The Unconventional Life of Haee (Haee and the other middlings #2)
Penny Century (Love and Rockets: Locas #4)
Top Traitor (Modesty Blaise Story Strips #3)
Phoenix, Vol. 4: Karma (Phoenix #4)
Planetary #2 (Absolute Planetary 2 de 2)
Sanctuary (Poison Elves, Volume 5)
Guild War (Poison Elves, Volume 6)
Salvation (Poison Elves, Volume 7)
Rogues (Poison Elves #8)
War in the Sun (Preacher, #6)
The Punisher MAX, Vol. 6: Barracuda (The Punisher MAX #6)
The Absolute Sandman, Vol. 3
The Absolute Sandman, Vol. 4
The Sandman, Vol. 3: Dream Country
The Spirit Archives, Vol. 11 (The Spirit Archives #11)
Strangers In Paradise, Pocket Book 5
Transmetropolitan, Vol. 9, Revised: The Cure
The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 2: Dallas (The Umbrella Academy #2)
The Walking Dead, Vol. 3: Safety Behind Bars
Perfect Girl 02 (The Wallflower #2)

Deleted for not being a graphic novel:
The Dead Zone by Stephen King


message 48: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Jain wrote: "Deleted for not being the first volume in a series:

Akira, Vol. 4
Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures, Volume 2
The Arctic Incident: The Graphic Novel (Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novels, ..."

You seriously have too much time on your hands if you can go through 1500+ listings AND have time to post what you removed five times.


message 49: by Elgaroo (new)

Elgaroo Brenza Jenn wrote: "'the best graphic novels'

i didnt know good graphic novels existed..."


this might be a good place to rectify that...P

what are you into, seeing as your profile is private...?.


message 50: by Elgaroo (new)

Elgaroo Brenza Jonathan wrote: "Laura wrote: "I was actually trying to figure out the difference between manga, comic, and graphic novel, and one of the main things I found was that graphic novels are considered a complete story ..."

I think the distinction comes from the difference between a self-contained story with a beginning, middle, and end, and the more traditional American (and less often Japanese as well...) mainstream / superhero series / franchise that is basically intended to just go on forever, or not with any intentional end in sight, despite various occasional story arcs, like a soap opera...

Weather the stories were originally serialized or not I think is pretty irrelevant. Weren't a number of English literary classics originally serialized...? That's really quite an arbitrary distinction; what if the artist had the story fully complete (even just in their head) despite only publishing individual chapters at a time...? If it is all one coherent story, what functional difference to a later reader could it possibly make...?

I would by that definition preclude collections of random, unrelated short stories, but keep them if they were say an even vaguely chronological telling of a particular character's story or something, as in most autobiographical works. I'm not much for making such stark, divisive distinctions though... The term "graphic novel" has come commonly to mean pretty much any comics work that is not your typical, low-brow, mainstream action or superhero comic, and I see nothing wrong with sharing them all freely here, though clearly superhero comics are taking the term back to meaning concise story-arc collections, intending to lend them an air of artistic credibility, but that's not to say that superhero comics HAVE to be low-brow; there are certainly exceptions even here, as everywhere.


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