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Graphic Novels at HMCPL

A guide to help navigate our extensive graphic novel collection, broken down my genre and format.

Books on Comics

Art by Scott Mccloud from Understanding Comics (William Morrow, 1993)

This section of the guide is for books about comics and graphic novels from a historical, analytical or scholarly standpoint. These books all fall under the 741.5 Dewey Decimal heading which pertains to graphic novels and comics. Titles in this section highlight the histories of iconic publishers, the rise of the industry, as well as how to draw, write, read, price, and collect comics.

000 - General Works & Infromation

100 - Philosophy & Psychology

200 - Religion


Loki from Marvel Comics, Norse God of Mischief and brother of Thor, God of Thunder.

300 - Social Sciences

400 - Language

Cypher from Marvel Comics, a mutant who possesses a superhuman intuitive facility for translating languages, spoken or written, human or alien in origin.

500 - Pure Sciences

600 - Technology

700 - The Arts

800 - Literature

900 - History & Geography


Ra's Al Ghul from DC Comics, a globe-trotting Batman villain that has lived for hundreds of years and leader of the League of Assassins.