Top 10 Best Books to Read in Comics & Graphic Novels - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Comics & Graphic Novels. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Comics & Graphic Novels - August 2021

#1  NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER · WALL STREET JOURNAL  BESTSELLER  · USA TODAY  BESTSELLER “ The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse  is not only a thought-provoking, discussion-worthy story, the book itself is an object of art.”- Elizabeth Egan,  The New York Times From British illustrator, artist, and author Charlie Mackesy comes a journey for all ages that explores life’s universal lessons, featuring 100 color and black-and-white drawings. “What do you want to be when you grow up?” asked the mole. “Kind,” said the boy. Charlie Mackesy offers inspiration and hope in uncertain times in this beautiful book, following the tale of a curious boy, a greedy mole, a wary fox and a wise horse who find themselves together in sometimes difficult terrain, sharing their greatest fears and biggest discoveries about vulnerability, kindness, hope, friendship and love. The shared adventures and important conversations between the four friends are full of life lessons that have connected with readers of all ages.

  • Author: Charlie Mackesy
  • Publisher: HarperOne; Illustrated edition (October 22, 2019)
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels
  • ISBN: 978-0062976581
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.62 x 8 inches

                 

2. Chainsaw Man, Vol. 6 (6)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Comics & Graphic Novels - August 2021

Broke young man + chainsaw dog demon = Chainsaw Man! Denji was a small-time devil hunter just trying to survive a harsh world. After being killed on a job, Denji is revived by his pet devil-dog Pochita and becomes something new and dangerous—Chainsaw Man! A new girl named Reze has shown up and swept innocent Denji right off his feet. But is Reze exactly what she seems? (Spoiler: Nope!) Is Denji about to find happiness once and for all? (Spoiler: Nope!) Prepare for the storm of all storms when Chainsaw Man looks for true love!

  • Author: Tatsuki Fujimoto
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC (August 3, 2021)
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Manga
  • ISBN: 978-1974720712
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.7 x 7.5 inches

                 

3. The Sandman: Act II


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Comics & Graphic Novels - August 2021

Please note: This content is not for kids. It is for mature audiences only. Just like the original graphic novels, this audio adaptation contains explicit language and graphic violence, as well as strong sexual content and themes. Discretion is advised. Enter the Dreaming again as the blockbuster audio adaptation of “the greatest epic in the history of comic books” continues in The Sandman: Act II . James McAvoy returns to voice Morpheus, the Lord of Dreams, in this sequel to the #1 New York Times audio best-seller. Journey into a world of myths, imagination, and terror based on the best-selling DC comic books and graphic novels written by Neil Gaiman (returning as the Narrator), and lose yourself in another groundbreaking, immersive drama adapted and directed by the award-winning audio master Dirk Maggs. In the absolutely packed Act II, the dark fantasy resumes and the Sandman expands into the French Revolution, Ancient Rome, 19th-Century San Francisco, 8th-century Baghdad, and beyond. New and familiar characters abound, voiced by a bright mix of performers, including Kat Dennings, Regé-Jean Page, Emma Corrin, Michael Sheen, Kristen Schaal, Brian Cox, John Lithgow, Jeffrey Wright, and so many more, including fan-favorite narrators Simon Vance and Ray Porter. Just close your eyes and listen again as the greatest epic continues. Act II of the audio series The Sandman adapts collected volumes 4 ( Season of Mists ) and 5 ( A Game of You ) of the comics in their entirety, and most of volume 6 ( Fables & Reflections ).

  • Author: Neil Gaiman
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels, Science Fiction

                 

4. Jujutsu Kaisen, Vol. 11 (11)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Comics & Graphic Novels - August 2021

Yuji Itadori is resolved to save the world from cursed spirits, but he soon learns that the best way to do it is to slowly lose his humanity and become one himself! In a world where cursed spirits feed on unsuspecting humans, fragments of the legendary and feared demon Ryomen Sukuna were lost and scattered about. Should any demon consume Sukuna’s body parts, the power they gain could destroy the world as we know it. Fortunately, there exists a mysterious school of Jujutsu Sorcerers who exist to protect the precarious existence of the living from the supernatural! Despite the crowd of civilians and transfigured humans, Satoru Gojo is able to defeat the cursed spirits at Shibuya Station. But it’s a trap! The cursed spirits possess a special item that can even seal the all-powerful Gojo! Meanwhile, an unlikely ally suddenly contacts Yuji Itadori, who is on his way to the station!

  • Author: Gege Akutami
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC (August 3, 2021)
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Manga
  • ISBN: 978-1974722846
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.7 x 7.5 inches

                 

5. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 23 (23)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Comics & Graphic Novels - August 2021

Tanjiro sets out on the path of the Demon Slayer to save his sister and avenge his family! In Taisho-era Japan, kindhearted Tanjiro Kamado makes a living selling charcoal. But his peaceful life is shattered when a demon slaughters his entire family. His little sister Nezuko is the only survivor, but she has been transformed into a demon herself! Tanjiro sets out on a dangerous journey to find a way to return his sister to normal and destroy the demon who ruined his life. In an epic confrontation, Tanjiro and his fellow Demon Slayers have fought on through the night, suffering terrible losses against the King of Demons, Muzan Kibutsuji. Dawn is breaking soon, and if they can keep Muzan at bay just a little longer, it will be the end of the centuries-long struggle. But Muzan, who will stop at nothing to destroy the Demon Slayers, unleashes his most terrible powers. If he can’t defeat the Demon Slayers, he may be able to cause them to destroy themselves from within. All fates and destinies will be decided as the sun begins to rise…

  • Author: Koyoharu Gotouge
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC (August 3, 2021)
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Manga
  • ISBN: 978-1974723638
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.7 x 7.5 inches

                 



6. A Silent Voice Complete Series Box Set


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Comics & Graphic Novels - August 2021

The acclaimed, bestselling manga about a girl who can't hear and the boy who bullied her, from start to finish, in a premium, collectible box set. Includes all seven volumes, plus an exclusive, double-sided 10-by-15-inch poster and a replica of Shoko's communication notebook.      This emotional drama is one of the most critically-acclaimed manga of the decade, earning an Eisner nomination and accolades from teachers and the American Library Association. Years ago, Shoya Ishida led his peers in tormenting a hearing-impaired classmate, Shoko Nishimiya. When she transfers schools, Shoya finds he has gone from bully to bullied, and is left completely alone. Now Shoya struggles to redeem himself in Shoko's eyes and to face the classmates who turned on him. An animated film adaptation from Kyoto Animation has swept the globe, arriving in US theaters in October 2017.

  • Author: Yoshitoki Oima
  • Publisher: Kodansha Comics; Box Csm Pa edition (December 19, 2017)
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Manga
  • ISBN: 978-1632366436
  • Dimensions: 4.8 x 4.8 x 7.75 inches

                 

7. The Adventure Zone: The Crystal Kingdom (The Adventure Zone, 4)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Comics & Graphic Novels - August 2021

Based on the blockbuster podcast where the McElroy brothers and their dad play a tabletop RPG and illustrated by cartooning powerhouse Carey Pietsch, The Adventure Zone: The Crystal Kingdom takes this #1 New York Times bestselling series to haunting new heights. A desperate call for help interrupts holiday celebrations at the Bureau of Balance, and sends Taako, Magnus and Merle on a high-stakes mission to find and Reclaim a fourth deadly relic: a powerful transmutation stone, hidden somewhere in the depths of a floating arcane laboratory that’s home to the Doctors Maureen and Lucas Miller. An unknown menace has seized control of the stone, and is using it to transform the lab into a virulent pink crystal that spreads to everything it touches. It’s only a matter of time before this sparkling disaster crash-lands, but in order to find the stone and save the whole planet from being King Midased, our heroes will have to fight their way through a gauntlet of rowdy robots and crystal golems, decide whether they can trust the evasive Lucas Miller, and solve the mystery of what―or who―has put them all in peril, before there’s no world left to save.

  • Author: Clint McElroy
  • Publisher: First Second (July 13, 2021)
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels
  • ISBN: 978-1250232656
  • Dimensions: 6.12 x 0.64 x 8.98 inches

                 

8. Marvel Encyclopedia, New Edition


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Comics & Graphic Novels - August 2021

Discover the essential facts about Marvel Comics' timeless heroes and villains—from Captain America, Spider-Man, and Iron Man to Thanos, Loki, and Kingpin — with an introduction by the legendary Stan Lee. This is the "book that mankind has been hungering for," says American comic book writer, editor, publisher, and producer, Stan Lee, "a book that is-now and forever-a shining beacon of wonder, a titanic tribute to talent unleashed." With this new edition of DK's best-selling Marvel Encyclopedia , keep up with the ever-expanding Marvel Universe. Updated and expanded, find out vital information and secret histories for more than 1,200 Marvel characters-from classics to brand new ones — while getting the lowdown on recent key events, including Civil War 2, Secret Empire, and Infinity Countdown. From iconic teams-such as the Avengers, X-Men, and Guardians of the Galaxy-to fan favorites-Black Panther, Deadpool, and Captain Marvel to rising stars Amadeus Cho, Squirrel Girl and the Exiles-every significant Marvel character is showcased with the latest comic artwork. Meticulously researched, expertly written, and stunningly illustrated, the Marvel Encyclopedia boasts newly commissioned cover art by one of Marvel's hottest up-and-coming talents. This unique, in-depth, and accessible encyclopedia is an indispensable guide to Marvel Comics that devoted fans and newcomers alike will return to time and again. © 2020 MARVEL

  • Author: Stephen Wiacek
  • Publisher: DK; New edition (April 2, 2019)
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels
  • ISBN: 978-1465478900
  • Dimensions: 10.25 x 1.37 x 12.13 inches

                 

9. Invincible Compendium Volume 1


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Comics & Graphic Novels - August 2021

NOW A HIT ANIMATED SERIES ON PRIME VIDEO! The first nine volumes of the greatest superhero comic in the universe from visionary creator Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), along with acclaimed artists Cory Walker and Ryan Ottley, are collected in one massive paperback edition, as Mark Grayson discovering that having his father superpowers and being a hero isn't what he expected! INVINCIBLE comic issues #0-47 (trade paperback volumes 1 through 9)

  • Author: Robert Kirkman
  • Publisher: Image Comics; Illustrated edition (August 30, 2011)
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels
  • ISBN: 978-1607064114
  • Dimensions: 6.7 x 1.9 x 10.2 inches

                 

10. The Master Guide to Drawing Anime: How to Draw Original Characters from Simple Templates (Volume 1)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Comics & Graphic Novels - August 2021

Nothing brings anime artists more satisfaction than creating original characters to use in a comic strip or graphic novel. Bestselling how-to-draw author Christopher Hart helps them reach this goal by providing insight into the six most popular anime types: schoolgirls, schoolboys, preteens, vengeful bad guys, humorous personalities, and fantasy figures. He supplies templates for each; an extensive array of “menus” of head and body types, outfits, and accessories; and detailed, accessible, step-by-step demonstrations and drawing exercises. Plus, Hart showcases some of the best anime artists in the world for this title—including Inma R., Tabby Kink, Ayame Shiroi, Euro Pinku, and Tina Francisco. Its the guide every would-be anime artist has been looking for!

  • Author: Christopher Hart
  • Publisher: Drawing with Christopher Hart; Illustrated edition (July 7, 2015)
  • Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Art, Music & Photography
  • ISBN: 978-1936096862
  • Dimensions: 9 x 0.5 x 9.9 inches