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Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth
4.08 avg. rating
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Jimmy Corrigan has rightly been hailed as the greatest graphic novel ever to be published. It won the Guardian First Book Award 2001, the first graphic novel to win a major British literary prize.

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Asterios Polyp
4.19 avg. rating
· 24376 Ratings
The triumphant return of one of comics’ greatest talents, with an engrossing story of one man’s search for love, meaning, sanity, and perfect architectural proportions. An epic story long awaited, and…
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David Boring
3.82 avg. rating
· 7516 Ratings
Meet David Boring: a nineteen-year-old security guard with a tortured innner life and an obsessive nature. When he meets the girl of his dreams, things begin to go awry: what seems too good to be true…
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Black Hole
3.84 avg. rating
· 40970 Ratings
Suburban Seattle, the mid-1970s. We learn from the out-set that a strange plague has descended upon the area’s teenagers, transmitted by sexual contact. The disease is manifested in any number of ways…
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Ghost World
3.83 avg. rating
· 65392 Ratings
Ghost World has become a cultural and generational touchstone, and continues to enthrall and inspire readers over a decade after its original release as a graphic novel. Originally serialized in the p…
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Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron
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· 6747 Ratings
Like a Velvet Glove... collects all 10 chapters of the serialized story Eightball. As Clay Loudermilk attempts to unravel the mysteries behind a snuff film, he finds himself involved with an increasin…
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Patience
3.87 avg. rating
· 8189 Ratings
Patience is a psychedelic science-fiction love story, veering with uncanny precision from violent destruction to deeply personal tenderness in a way that is both quintessentially "Clowesian"and utterl…
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A Contract With God and Other Tenement Stories
Go back to where graphic novels all started, on the Bronx street of Dropsie Avenue and A Life Force, in Will Eisner's groundbreaking 1978 creation. The human drama, the psychological insight -- Eisner…
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Ice Haven
3.89 avg. rating
· 6040 Ratings
Welcome to Ice Haven! “It’s not as cold here as it sounds,” declares Random Wilder, our reluctant guide to this sleepy Midwestern town. He’s also its would-be poet laureate. Would-be, that is, were it…
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Blankets
4.03 avg. rating
· 96692 Ratings
Wrapped in the landscape of a blustery Wisconsin winter, Blankets explores the sibling rivalry of two brothers growing up in the isolated country, and the budding romance of two coming-of-age lovers. …
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Here
4.20 avg. rating
· 8098 Ratings
Here is Richard McGuire's unique graphic novel based on the legendary 1989 comic strip of the same name.

Richard McGuire's groundbreaking comic strip Here was published under Art Spiegelman's editorshi…
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Daytripper
4.31 avg. rating
· 26437 Ratings
What are the most important days of your life?

Meet Brás de Oliva Domingos. The miracle child of a world-famous Brazilian writer, Brás spends his days penning other people's obituaries and his nights d…
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Epileptic
3.88 avg. rating
· 12172 Ratings
Hailed by The Comics Journal as one of Europe’s most important and innovative comics artists, David B. has created a masterpiece in Epileptic, his stunning and emotionally resonant autobiography about…
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Killing and Dying: Stories
3.96 avg. rating
· 7472 Ratings
"One of the most gifted graphic novelists of our time." —Wired

Killing and Dying is a stunning showcase of the possibilities of the graphic novel medium and a wry exploration of loss, creative ambition…
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It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken: A Picture Novella
An Acknowledged Classic returns gorgeously re-designed.

In his first graphic novel, It's a Good Life, if You Don't Weaken--one of the best-selling D & Q titles ever--Seth pays homage to the wit and sop…
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Summer Blonde
3.90 avg. rating
· 7533 Ratings
Adrian Tomine's cult comix series Optic Nerve is finally collected into one sharp-looking hardcover volume. Described as the Raymond Carver of comix, Tomine constructs tales of emotional disconnection…
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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
4.03 avg. rating
· 82851 Ratings
In this graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father.

Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teacher and director of the town funeral home, which Alis…
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Sleepwalk and Other Stories
4.02 avg. rating
· 4861 Ratings
Collecting the first four issues of Adrian Tomine's acclaimed comic series optic nerve, this book offers sixteen concise, haunting tales of modern life. The characters here appear to be well-adjusted …
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I Killed Adolf Hitler
3.94 avg. rating
· 4769 Ratings
What if we lived in a world where ‘murderer for hire’ was as legal and commonplace a profession as doctor or engineer?

What if a scientist hired one of these assassins for the most amazing hit of his c…
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X'ed Out
3.81 avg. rating
· 6187 Ratings
Doug is having a strange night. A weird buzzing noise on the other side of the wall has woken him up, and there, across the room, next to a huge hole torn out of the bricks, sits his beloved cat, Inky…
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The Arrival
4.32 avg. rating
· 44454 Ratings
In a heartbreaking parting, a man gives his wife and daughter a last kiss and boards a steamship to cross the ocean. He's embarking on the most painful yet important journey of his life- he's leaving …
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The Man Without Talent
4.10 avg. rating
· 431 Ratings
A Japanese manga legend’s autobiographical graphic novel about a struggling artist and the first full-length work by the great Yoshiharu Tsuge available in the English language.

Yoshiharu Tsuge is one …
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Shortcomings
3.65 avg. rating
· 11781 Ratings
Shortcomings, Adrian Tomine's first long-form graphic novel, is the story of Ben Tanaka, a confused, obsessive Japanese American male in his late twenties, and his cross-country search for contentment…
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City of Glass
3.94 avg. rating
· 4429 Ratings
A graphic novel classic with a new introduction by Art Spiegelman

Quinn writes mysteries. The Washington Post has described him as a “post-existentialist private eye.” An unknown voice on the telephone…
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My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, Vol. 1 (My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, #1)
Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late ’60s Chicago, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster…
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Stitches
4.03 avg. rating
· 22102 Ratings
One day David Small awoke from a supposedly harmless operation to discover that he had been transformed into a virtual mute. A vocal cord removed, his throat slashed and stitched together like a blood…
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Last Look
4.11 avg. rating
· 700 Ratings
A true graphic milestone: the epic trilogy that began with X'ed Out, continued in The Hive, and concluded in Sugar Skull--now in one volume.

The long strange trip of Doug in all its mind-bending, hear…
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The Poor Bastard
3.83 avg. rating
· 1400 Ratings
This aptly-titled collects for the first time Joe Matt`s compelling and often hilarious storyline chronicling the crucial moments in his miserable life, beginning with his secret lust for his lover`s …
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Duncan the Wonder Dog: Show One
3.94 avg. rating
· 740 Ratings
What if animals could talk? Would some of them form a militant group in reaction to how humans treat them? Would humans treat them different?
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Habibi
4.03 avg. rating
· 35936 Ratings
From the internationally acclaimed author of Blankets , a highly anticipated new graphic novel.
 
Sprawling across an epic landscape of deserts, harems, and modern industrial clutter, Habibi tells the t…
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Arsène Schrauwen
4.13 avg. rating
· 743 Ratings
In 1947, the author s grandfather, Arsene Schrauwen, traveled across the ocean to a mysterious, dangerous jungle colony at the behest of his cousin. Together they would build something deemed impossib…
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