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 Auckland Libraries Top 100 list.

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Bloom

Kevin Panetta

Graphic novel

Now that high school is over, Ari is dying to move to the big city with his ultra-hip band - if he can just persuade his dad to let him quit his job at their struggling family bakery.

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Gender queer

Maia Kobabe

Book

Maia's intensely cathartic autobiography charts eir journey of self-identity. Started as a way to explain to eir family what it means to be nonbinary and asexual, Gender Queer is more than a personal story.

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Snow, glass, apples

Neil Gaiman

Book

A not-so-evil queen is terrified of her monstrous stepdaughter and determined to repel this creature and save her kingdom from a world where happy endings aren't so happily ever after.

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Rufus Marigold

Ross Murray

Graphic novel

Rufus Marigold is a primate with a problem. He suffers acutely from anxiety and every social encounter is a harrowing ordeal.

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The handmaid's tale

Renée Nault

Graphic novel

In this stunning graphic novel edition of Margaret Atwood's modern classic, the terrifying reality of Gilead is brought to vivid life like never before.

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Kid gloves

Lucy Knisley

Graphic novel

Her whole life, Lucy Knisley wanted to be a mother. But when it was finally the perfect time, conceiving turned out to be harder than anything she'd ever attempted.

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BTTM FDRS

Ezra Claytan Daniels

Book

Once a thriving working class neighborhood on Chicago's south side, the 'Bottomyards' is now the definition of urban blight. When Darla and her friend Cynthia arrive in search of cheap rent, they discover something far more seductive and sinister.

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Is this how you see me?

Jaime Hernandez

Book

Best friends Maggie and Hopey leave their significant others at home and reluctantly take a weekend road trip to attend a punk rock reunion in their old neighborhood.

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I was their American dream

Malaka Gharib

Book

At once a coming-of-age story and a reminder of the thousands of immigrants who come to America in search for a better life for themselves and their children.

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Modern fantasy

Rafer Roberts

Graphic novel

In the city of God's Helm, built ages ago under the shadow of the crystalline Sky Castle, Humans and Orcs have terrible Tinder hookups, Gelatinous Cubes run Fortune 500 companies, and New Wave Dwarves wait tables at trendy Hobgoblin bistros.

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