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Graphic Novels at HMCPL

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

Complex's Comic Books You Need to Read Before You Die

A listing of 25 important comic series and storyarcs as well as graphic novels everyone should read, read the full list here

Jon's All-Time Favorites

My picks for the very best fiction and nonfiction comics available for checkout!



NPR's 100 Favorite Comics & Graphic Novels

Comics and graphic novels voted the top 100 by NPR, you can read the full article from 2017 here


Graphic Novels



Graphic Nonfiction

Fantasy & Science Fiction


Newspaper Strips

Web Comics

All Ages

New York Magazine's Best Graphic Novels & Memoirs

View the full article here.

Paste Magazine's The 100 Best Horror Comics of All Time

Paste Magazine always publishes some of my favorite year-end wrap up lists for the best comics of a given year, and this list features the greatest horror comics (and series)of all time listed in alphabetical order, below you'll find the ones available for checkout in our collection, and for the full list check out the original article here.

Rolling Stone's 50 Best Non-Superhero Graphic Novels

You can view the full article form 2019 here

Thrillist's Best Horror Comics to Read All Year Round

Every day is Halloween with these horror titles, read the full list here

Thrillist's 33 Great Graphic Novels of All Time

View the original article and full list from 2016 here

Wired's Beginner's Guide to the Best Graphic Novels

View the full article from 2020 here

Wizard Magazine's 100 Greattest Graphic Novels

Wizard Magazine was a wildly popular pop culture magazine that specifically focused on comics, this list was saved on List Challenges and is available in it's entirety here.