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Graphic novels for mature audiences -- inappropriate for 11yo?

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FishCanFly Sun 02-Aug-15 17:41:57

Bought myself some new books recently. Sin City and similar stuff.
My 11yo DS wants to read them now. The kid who DOES NOT LIKE BOOKS.
But... He has read "Barefoot Gen" series without being forced.

Surely my new books are not appropriate for his age, but... Its so rare that he actually cares for a book

AnUtterIdiot Sun 02-Aug-15 17:47:04

Why don't you try him with Girl Genius or Bad Machinery or Gunnerkrigg Court? All regularly updated on their websites and all (I think) OK for that age. (But check yourself if you don't know them already.)

PS you might like "Unsounded" or "Mare Internum" but they are definitely not for under 18s.

AnUtterIdiot Sun 02-Aug-15 17:47:39

And he could probably cope with 300, couldn't he? The book not the film.

Enormouse Sun 02-Aug-15 17:55:28

The new Ms Marvel is light on violence and explicit language, that could be a good one for him.

londonrach Sun 02-Aug-15 18:00:55

Tintin and asterix. I read them as a 11 year old and still read them now.

FishCanFly Sun 02-Aug-15 18:02:27

300! Thanks for mentioning. Ordered that now.
He handled Barefoot Gen pretty well, even though it was very disturbing, but at least interesting. He hasn't seen the film yet, even thought i'm not squeamish about violence, but that one is just too much... Maybe a few years later.

CassieBearRawr Sun 02-Aug-15 18:04:10

Honestly, just because he doesn't normally show an interest in reading doesn't mean I would want to say "Sure go right ahead" to some pretty non age appropriate stuff. If he's showing an interest in graphic novels though I would explain this stuff is more mature but that you'll take him to the nearest comic shop and he can pick something out there.

FishCanFly Sun 02-Aug-15 18:10:24

Myself i loved Donald Duck at that age, but its a shame its not published in UK

Enormouse Sun 02-Aug-15 18:33:38

What about this fish?
Sherlock Holmes graphic novel

Enormouse Sun 02-Aug-15 18:40:23

The sleeper and the spindle Neil Gaiman

Enormouse Sun 02-Aug-15 18:42:15

Marvel 1602

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