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5 Graphic Novels you Should Definitely Read

May 15, 20174 min read

Graphic Novels are known as literary works that speak to the mind throughout amazing stories, dialogues and art.The difference between comic books and graphic novel is the periodical format.Some of the most remarkable and most important works in literature of all time are graphic novels, such as Watchmen ,Sandman and Persepolis. Nevertheless,here is a list for you to read and try out graphic novels.

For the mature reader

Saga written by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Fiona Staples

This graphic novel is one of this most critically acclaimed graphic novels of the decade. It follows Alana and Marko, a married couple with a child fleeing galactic authorities  in a extensive space-war.Some of the themes surrounding this book are diversity,sexuality,LGBT themes and war.This book has been categorized for adults, but for those out here who like a good story with mature themes this is for you.

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For the superhero geek

Ms.Marvel written by G. Willow Wilson, art by Adrian Alphona

Kamala Khan now stands as a main character in the marvel comics universe, her series explores her life as a superhero and a teenage Muslim girl trying to learn about the world and saving it. Kamala Khan discovers she has inhuman powers and takes on the mantle of Ms. Marvel, previously Carol Danvers. The book has reach wide spread critical acclaim and reached #2 on the New York Times Selling List of Graphic Books .Last Year Co-Creator Sana Amanat explained at the White House reception of Women’s History Month explained

“Two years ago writer G. Willow Wilson, artist Adrian Alphona and I created a story about a young woman with dreams of being ‘normal,'” Amanat said. “Her name is Kamala Khan and she’s a Muslim American girl from Jersey City. We comic folks call her Ms. Marvel.”

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For the fantasy lover

Monstress written by Marjorie Liu, art by Sana Takeda

Monstress is set in a alternate matriarchal steampunk 1900’s Asia, where a war is taking place between magical creatures. Maika is a teenage girl who shares a psychic link with a powerful monster and trying to avenge her mothers death in this critically acclaimed series. The series carries themes of dehumanization,friendship,race and war.

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For the ones looking for a classic

Sandman written by Neil Gaiman, art by Sam Keith,Mike Dringenberg and Malcolm Jones III

Praised everywhere, New York Times Best Seller and considered the best graphic novel of all time, Sandman is a must read for anyone interested in literature.It follows Morpheus, A.K.A. Dream and the other seven Endless, who are the personification of different aspects of existence.Morpheus is the embodiment of dreams, storytelling and reality. Sandman was one of the firsts comic books to introduce deep storytelling with themes as: rebirth,responsibility, myths and legends.

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A personal favorite

Runways,Vol 1 Pride and Joy written by Brian K. Vaughn,art by Adrian Alphona

Written by one of my favorite authors of all time, Brian K. Vaughn brings us an amazing story full of discovering your identity,friendship,lies and super powered teenagers looking to defeat their evil parents.Yes, after teenagers witness their parents, known as the evil villain group The Pride, kill someone they are, on the run and seek to defeat them.Soon to be a Hulu series, this is a personal favorite not to miss.

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Sophia Becerril

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