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Graphic Novels and Comics

Resources and information about graphic novels and comics in the library's collection.


 Graphic Novels and Comics @ Metro State Library

Please use the information on this page to find resources about graphic novels.

Use the tabs above to find descriptions of select graphic novel titles* currently available in our collection.

*Note: The graphic novels/comics title lists provided in this guide is by no means comprehensive. Consider it a virtual display where you can easily browse some of our available titles.

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What's in a name?

"Graphic novel" is a format, not a genre. Graphic novels can be fiction, non-fiction, history, fantasy, or anything in-between.


Graphic novels are book-length comics. Sometimes they tell a single, continuous narrative from first page to last; sometimes they are collections of shorter stories or individual comic strips.

Comics are sequential visual art, usually with text, that are often told in a series of rectangular panels. 

From D. Aviva Rothschild, Graphic Novels: A Bibliographic Guide to Book-Length Comics. Englewood: Libraries Unlimited, Inc., 1995


Source Credits: Courtney Bippley, Librarian -

Major thanks to Sarah Brewer (MS/LIS) for contributing to this LibGuide.

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Dawn Wing - Librarian,

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