Comics and graphic novels aren’t just for kids and teens. Graphic novels add a visual element that you can’t get from just reading a book and offers a new way to interpret the story. This new genre continues to grow in popularity as more people discover it. HPL has many adult graphic novels with interesting storylines and beautiful art, many of them based on books. They are all found in the Fiction section on the first floor.
The Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle
Call Number: Butcher
A brand new Dresden Files story in graphic novel form. Harry Dresden is the only professional wizard in Chicago and is investigating a deadly mauling at the zoo. But once he starts investigating he realizes he might be the next victim, and the creatures hunting him are not of this world.
Mercy Thompson: Homecoming
Call Number: Briggs
Mercy is a being who has the power to transform into a coyote. She finds herself in the middle of a gang war between two packs of werewolves when she travels to the tri-cities of Washington for a job interview. Not only does she have to deal with werewolves, she also has to deal with her mother, who is convinced she is ruining her life.
Call Number: Jordan
The complete collection of the eight volume comic series that was an adaptation of the original book. Moiraine Damodred, who is a young Aes Sedai, searches for the infant Dragon Reborn with Lan Mandragoran, who is the uncrowned king of a nation that no longer exists.
The Talisman: Volume 1: The Road of Trials
by Stephen King and Peter Straub
Call Number: King
13 year old Jack, with the help of his new friend Speedy, must enter the Territories in a realm he calls the Daydreams. He must travel through the dangerous Territories to retrieve a magical talisman that can help save his mother’s life.
Call Number: Hampton
In 1997 the Harringtons are in Romania adopting a daughter, and are happy to rush her home without following the adoption regulations. In 2007 their adopted daughter, Katie, wakes up from a coma and begins having bloody nightmares. She must figure out what’s happening before the beast inside her breaks free.
Stephen King’s N.
Call Number: Guggenheim
Based on Stephen King’s short story Just After Sunset, this graphic novel follows “N,” who suffers from OCD and can’t seem to stop visiting the group of Stonehenge like stones in a nearby field.
Scalped: Indian Country v. 1
Call Number: Aaron
Dash returns to the Prairie Rose Reservation after fifteen years to discover that things have gotten even worse. There is now a new casino and a new leader of organized crime. He must survive in this dark world with only a set of nunchucks and a tough attitude.