101 Outstanding Graphic Novels

101 Outstanding Graphic Novels

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A primer on the best graphic novels is back in its third edition. Librarian Stephen Weiner -- with the crowdsourcing help of professionals in the field, from artists to critics to leading comic store owners -- has sifted through the bewildering thousands of graphic novels now available to come up with an outstanding, not-to-be-missed 101. With an all-encompassing variety of genres, including both fiction and nonfiction, this serves as a great introduction to this increasingly influential world of pop culture and entertainment while also serving as a reference list for fans on what they may have possibly overlooked.
Published: New York :, Nantier, Beall, Minoustchine Publishing Inc.,, 2015.
Edition: 3rd updated edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781561639441
1561639443
Branch Call Number: 016.7415 WEI 3RD ED.
Characteristics: xiii, 80 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm

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forbesrachel Jul 11, 2015

For those that like literary graphic novels, this book of recommendations will have something for you. The author warns that this is a very subjective list, and it shows. While it does have some examples of comic books, and manga, these too lean towards the literary. Memoirs, and memoir-style titles seem to be a particular favourite of the author, and it should be noted that the majority of these entries are for teens or older. While there are examples of other genres, they are among the most well-known, so it is best to look elsewhere for recommendations. Concise summaries cut to the heart of each book or series, explaining what makes it worthy of the title "outstanding", and the author does do a good job of selecting from a range of classic to modern. A useful tool, but only for those seeking literary graphic novels.

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