Sunday, 18 January 2015

TBR | Graphic Novels

I read two graphic novels last year - American Vampire, Vol. 1 and Marvel 1602 - and so far this year I've read all four volumes of Saga. It's made realise two things: 1) I like graphic novels, and 2) I want to read more of them.

Here are some of the graphic novels on my TBR!

by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch

Who are the Rat Queens? 

A pack of booze-guzzling, death-dealing battle maidens-for-hire, and they're in the business of killing all god's creatures for profit. 

It's also a darkly comedic sass-and-sorcery series starring Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cleric and Betty the Hippy Smidgen Thief. This modern spin on an old school genre is a violent monster-killing epic that is like Buffy meets Tank Girl in a Lord of the Rings world on crack! 

by Jamie Delano, Rick Veitch, John Ridgway, Alfredo Alcala and Tom Mandrake

The very first Hellblazer collection ORIGINAL SINS is available in a new edition that includes John Constantine’s appearances in SWAMP THING. This is the first of a series of new HELLBLAZER editions starring Vertigo’s longest running antihero, John Constantine, England’s chain-smoking, low-rent magus.This first collection is a loosely connected series of tales of John’s early years where Constantine was at his best and at his worst, all at the same time.

by Bill Willingham, Lan Medina, Steve Leialoha, Craig Hamilton and James Jean

When a savage creature known only as the Adversary conquered the fabled lands of legends and fairy tales, all of the infamous inhabitants of folklore were forced into exile. Disguised among the normal citizens of modern-day New York, these magical characters have created their own peaceful and secret society within an exclusive luxury apartment building called Fabletown. But when Snow White's party-girl sister, Rose Red, is apparently murdered, it is up to Fabletown's sheriff, a reformed and pardoned Big Bad Wolf (Bigby Wolf), to determine if the killer is Bluebeard, Rose's ex-lover and notorious wife killer, or Jack, her current live-in boyfriend and former beanstalk-climber.

by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis and Brooke Allen

Friendship to the max! Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together...and they’re not gonna let any insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! 

by Scott Snyder and Jock

Across the globe, century after century, men and women were burned, drowned, hanged, tortured, imprisoned, persecuted, and murdered for witchcraft. None of them were witches. They died protecting a terrible and hidden truth: witches, real witches, are out there. They are ancient, elusive, and deadly creatures that are rarely seen and even more rarely survived. 

Are you a fan of graphic novels? Are there any you'd recommend?


  1. I'm definitely a fan of graphic novels, although I can't say I'm as well-read as I'd like to be. Fables is one of my favorite things ever! I've read the entire series and the spin-offs, and I just love it all so much. If you enjoyed Saga (and I'm guessing you did, since you read all four!), then I'd recommend Y: The Last Man by the same author. I thought it was pretty brilliant. Enjoy!

    Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies