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Graphic Novels for Adults

A Graphic Novel is a book composed of drawings in a comic strip format. While graphic novels are often thought of as a genre of kids’ stories, they actually have a very wide breadth of variety. Graphic novels for adults can come in any genre from spy thriller to high fantasy. Sometimes they aren’t novels at all but works of non-fiction or anthologies. If you’re interested in graphic novels the Bracebridge Public Library has a small but strong collection of graphic novels for adults.

If you’re a fan of dystopias and/or Margaret Atwood you may like The Hand Maid’s Tale: The Graphic Novel. Here Margaret Atwood’s powerful dystopian novel is reimagined in comic strip format. Follow Offred as she navigates a world where her only purpose is to bear children and remembers a wold in which she was so much more.

The adventure continues for fans of the Firefly TV show! In Blue Sun Rising Mal Reynolds, now a sheriff, is assigned a merciless Robotic partner from the sinister Blue Sun corporation. When Mal learns the Blue Sun is getting ready to step out of the shadows and take control of the universe he sees only one option. Reassemble the crew of the Serenity and cause some chaos!

For more Sci-Fi and action try Bang! This fast-paced thriller follows a quirky cast of ruthless and talented agents. A spy with memories that cannot be his, an octogenarian who solves crimes as a retirement hobby and a barefoot man whose fighting skills keep him a step ahead of a endless series of disasters find themselves embroiled in a mystery involving the fabric of reality itself!

For something more whimsical, try Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen: Who Killed Jimmy Olsen? In this wacky story Superman’s friend Jimmy Olsen finds himself enmeshed in a series of crazy capers through the DC universe. Just when you think things can’t get any crazier, they do!

If whimsy is not your cup of tea check out Sirens of the Norse Sea: The Waters of Skagerrak. This anthology contains two tragic tales of passion and fury as the people of the land and the sirens of the sea fight an endless bloody war for the sole dominion of the ocean. In the first tale the human warrior Sveld is determined to bring peace between humans and sirens. In the second tale the warrior maiden Freydis is also determined to bring peace – by the sword.

If you prefer non-fiction you may be interested in the unconventional biography Bix. This graphic novel follows the dramatic and dynamic career and troubled personal life of the innovative 1920s jazz soloist Leon “Bix” Beiderbecke.

Whether you’re new to graphic novels or already a fan the Bracebridge Library’s diverse collection is worth checking out!


by Justine Splane

Digital and Information Services Librarian

August 2021



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You may view what the library has ordered however please note, this is not a list of new acquisitions. Please do not contact the library to place a request on any of these items until they are available in the catalogue. Some items are ordered "pre-publication", so it could be several months before they arrive. THANK YOU.