Auckland Libraries: Top 10 comics and graphic novels

Top 10 comics and graphic novels

The top 10 comics and graphic novels, curated by our librarians for the latest Auckland Libraries Top 100 list.


Nick Drnaso

When Sabrina disappears, an airman in the U.S. Air Force is drawn into a web of suppositions, wild theories, and outright lies.

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Why art?

Eleanor Davis

Art can be self-indulgent, goofy, serious, altruistic, evil, or expressive, or any number of other things. But how can it truly make lasting, positive change?

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Max de Radiguès

After taking part in a historic heist - 52 simultaneous robberies in the same city - May and Eugene, a young mother and her preteen son, are on the run not only from the law and double-crossed former accomplices, but also their violent past.

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Connor Willumsen

Reality's grip is loosened, as Spyda and Lynxa explore a potentially constructed environment that shifts between dystopic future and constructed virtual present.

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Shit is real

Aisha Franz

After witnessing a couple break up, Selma realizes that her mysterious neighbour is the woman of that same couple. One day, as she is leaving for a business trip, Selma discovers the woman has dropped the key card to her apartment... and she goes in.

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A western world

Michael DeForge

Short, succinct and, more often than not, strange stories have always been a central part of Michael DeForge's oeuvre. A Western World is no exception to his reputation - it's gripping, weird and wonderful.

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Koshchei the Deathless

Mike Mignola

Sent to kill Hellboy by the Baba Yaga in Darkness Calls, Koshchei the Deathless hinted at a long and tragic life before being enslaved to the Russian witch. Now, Koshchei relives every horrible act on his road to immortality and beyond.

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My boyfriend is a bear

Pamela Ribon

The delightful story of Nora who, after a succession of terrible boyfriends, finds a much happier relationship with a 500-pound American black bear.

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Home after dark

David Small

Thirteen-year-old Russell Pruitt, abandoned by his mother, follows his father to California in search of a dream. Russell struggles to survive in Marshfield, a town haunted by a sadistic animal killer and a ring of malicious bullies.

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All the answers

Michael Kupperman

All the Answers is both a powerful father-son story and an engaging portrayal of what identity came to mean at a turning point in American history. It shows how the biggest stages in the world can overcome even the greatest of players.

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