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Graphic novel recommendations?

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thepatchworkcat Fri 08-Dec-17 21:02:00

Any good graphic novel suggestions for DH as a surprise Christmas present?

We’ve got: Blankets, Maus and something called Logicomix I think. (The only one I’ve read is Blankets, not very well versed in the genre myself).

Any good ones I could get? Ta.

Sadik Sat 09-Dec-17 13:42:30

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage by Sidney Padua.

It's absolutely fabulous, everyone should read it smile

PuffinsSitOnMuffins Sat 09-Dec-17 13:47:56


thepatchworkcat Sat 09-Dec-17 18:45:21

Fab thanks. Actually they sound like they might be up my street!

Bookridden Sat 09-Dec-17 20:15:51

Check out Asterious Polyp.

PurpleStarInCashmereSky Sat 09-Dec-17 20:46:02


If you want to invest in a series go for Sandman by Neil Gaiman. Then the Lucifer series spins off from it

The Rivers of London series of novels has some graphic novels that run alongside the main story.

The Scott Pilgrim series.

Standalone comic book style ones I'd recommend:
From Hell
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
Marvel's Civil War

There are also some decent graphic novel adaptations of print novels. The Terry Pratchett ones are good. As are the A Song of Ice and Fire ones.

CommanderDaisy Sat 09-Dec-17 20:51:00

Seconding the Sandman by Neil Gaiman
Also -
The Dark Tower series by Stephen King
The Walking Dead
V for Vendetta
Humanoids by moebius - if he leans towards the art side of things, and you want a gift that is a collectable.

and the Locke and Key series

TheOnlyLivingBoyInNewCross Sat 09-Dec-17 20:57:40

I second Persepolis.

hopefulclam Sat 09-Dec-17 20:59:25

Saga seems a bit childish but it is an amazing series.

SuperLoudPoppingAction Sat 09-Dec-17 20:59:31

I thought Dungeon Fun was fab by Neil Slorance and it's OK for kids to read over your shoulder.

thepatchworkcat Sat 09-Dec-17 21:30:15

Brilliant thanks, lots to look at

Bloodybridget Mon 11-Dec-17 21:47:00

How about a graphic memoir? Alison Bechdel's Fun Home, about her father, and Are You My Mother? are both beautifully done and very interesting.

WidowWadman Mon 11-Dec-17 21:52:39

Fun home is fantastic. Really touching.

thepatchworkcat Wed 13-Dec-17 17:41:26

Thank you. (I think actually that I want some of these, never mind DH!).

ScribblyGum Wed 13-Dec-17 17:46:53

Yy Fun Home is fantastic.

I read The Arab of The Future parts 1 & 2 this year and really enjoyed it. It’s another memoir of a chap raised in France who then is taken by his parents to live in first in Libya and then Syria. Loved the art and there is some lovely humour which is just as well as his child hood is all manner of wtfery. His dad is a total crazer.

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