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



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in 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 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. The Sandman: Act II


Top 10 Best Books to Read in 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

                 

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


Top 10 Best Books to Read in 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

                 

4. Marvel Encyclopedia, New Edition


Top 10 Best Books to Read in 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

                 

5. Invincible Compendium Volume 1


Top 10 Best Books to Read in 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

                 



6. Avatar: The Last Airbender--Suki, Alone


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

Even a Kyoshi Warrior can find herself in trouble. Suki is captured by the Fire Nation and brought to the Boiling Rock, a grim prison in the middle of a dormant volcano. Separated from Team Avatar and her Kyoshi Warrior sisters, she decides to build her own community among other prisoners. But it's going to take more than an encouraging word to build trust among so many frightened people. Suki will need to draw on all her resources to do it, and even that might not be enough. Enjoy all-new material from Faith Erin Hicks ( The Nameless City ; The Adventures of Superhero Girl ) and Peter Wartman ( Stonebreaker ), with colors by Adele Matera. Written in consultation with original series writer Tim Hedrick!

  • Author: Faith Erin Hicks
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels

                 

7. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Pantheon Graphic Library)


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

A New York Times Notable Book A Time Magazine “Best Comix of the Year” A San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times Best-seller Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s graphic memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah’s regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq. The intelligent and outspoken only child of committed Marxists and the great-granddaughter of one of Iran’s last emperors, Marjane bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country. Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran and of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life. Marjane’s child’s-eye view of dethroned emperors, state-sanctioned whippings, and heroes of the revolution allows us to learn as she does the history of this fascinating country and of her own extraordinary family. Intensely personal, profoundly political, and wholly original, Persepolis is at once a story of growing up and a reminder of the human cost of war and political repression. It shows how we carry on, with laughter and tears, in the face of absurdity. And, finally, it introduces us to an irresistible little girl with whom we cannot help but fall in love.

  • Author: Marjane Satrapi
  • Publisher: Pantheon; 1st Edition (June 1, 2004)
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Community & Culture
  • ISBN: 978-0375714573
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.48 x 8.8 inches

                 

8. They Called Us Enemy


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

New York Times Bestseller! A stunning graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon -- and America itself -- in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love. George Takei has captured hearts and minds worldwide with his captivating stage presence and outspoken commitment to equal rights. But long before he braved new frontiers in Star Trek , he woke up as a four-year-old boy to find his own birth country at war with his father's -- and their entire family forced from their home into an uncertain future. In 1942, at the order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, every person of Japanese descent on the west coast was rounded up and shipped to one of ten "relocation centers," hundreds or thousands of miles from home, where they would be held for years under armed guard. They Called Us Enemy is Takei's firsthand account of those years behind barbed wire, the joys and terrors of growing up under legalized racism, his mother's hard choices, his father's faith in democracy, and the way those experiences planted the seeds for his astonishing future. What does it mean to be American? Who gets to decide? When the world is against you, what can one person do? To answer these questions, George Takei joins co-writers Justin Eisinger & Steven Scott and artist Harmony Becker for the journey of a lifetime.

  • Author: George Takei
  • Publisher: Top Shelf Productions; First Edition (July 16, 2019)
  • Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Literature & Fiction
  • ISBN: 978-1603094504
  • Dimensions: 6.56 x 0.61 x 9 inches

                 

9. Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures #9


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

The Padawan are off on another mission! This time to Takodana, to assist the lone Jedi defending the local Jedi temple against the ever-growing threat of the Nihils. But Qort has trouble focusing when he comes face to face with his own past amidst new dangers and old allies. Writer Daniel José Older, bestselling author of Star Wars: Last Shot and artist Toni Bruno bring IDW into The High Republic, a massive publishing crossover spanning comics and prose!

  • Author: Daniel José Older
  • Publisher: IDW (October 27, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Comics, Manga & Graphic Novels

                 

10. House of M


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

Collects House of M (2005) #1-8. The Scarlet Witch is out of control, and the fate of the entire world is in her hands. Will Magneto help his daughter or use her powers to his own benefit? Starring the Astonishing X-Men and the New Avengers!

  • Author: Brian Michael Bendis
  • Publisher: Marvel; Direct ed. edition (February 1, 2006)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Comics, Manga & Graphic Novels