TitleAuthorPublication DateDescriptionAwards & RecognitionsGenreCurricularMinority VoicesBiographies & MemoirsSuperheroesMangaComic StripsReligionResources
300Miller, Frank1999Frank Miller's classic about the last stand of the 300 Spartansx
30 Days of Night OmnibusNiles, Steve2016Vampires come out in Alaska during the long nightHorror
47 RoninAllyn, John2014Forty-seven Japanese warriors and their quest to avenge their master.x
A Cartoon Guide to ChemistryGonick, Larry2005A collection of humorous illustrations that explains the history and basics of chemistry, atomic theory, combustion, and other chemistry-related topicsx
A Cartoon Guide to GeneticsGonick, Larry2005Illustrates the principles of genetics in simplified, humor-coated cartoons.x
A Cartoon Guide to PhysicsGonick, Larry1996Explains the laws and theories of physics with funny, clear, illustrations.x
A Life ForceEisner, Will2006Will Eisner re-creates himself as Jacob Shtarkah, whose search for the meaning of life reflects Eisner's own personal struggles.x
A People's History of American EmpireZinn, Howard2008Since its landmark publication in 1980, A People's History of the United States has had six new editions, sold more than 1.7 million copies, become required classroom reading throughout the country, and been turned into an acclaimed play. More than a successful book, A People's History triggered a revolution in the way history is told, displacing the official versions with their emphasis on great men in high places to chronicle events as they were lived, from the bottom up.

Now Howard Zinn, historian Paul Buhle, and cartoonist Mike Konopacki have collaborated to retell, in vibrant comics form, a most immediate and relevant chapter of A People's History: the centuries-long story of America's actions in the world. Narrated by Zinn, this version opens with the events of 9/11 and then jumps back to explore the cycles of U.S. expansionism from Wounded Knee to Iraq, stopping along the way at World War I, Central America, Vietnam, and the Iranian revolution. The book also follows the story of Zinn, the son of poor Jewish immigrants, from his childhood in the Brooklyn slums to his role as one of America's leading historians.
Age of BronzeShanower, Eric2001Tells of Paris' discovery that he is actually Alexander, Prince of Troy, his abduction of Helen of Sparta, and the launching of the thousand ships from Sparta that marked the beginning of the war.x
Otomo, Katsuhiro
2000In Neo-Tokyo, a city whose precursor was destroyed by a mysterious explosion, a streetwise teenager named Tetsuo begins to develop paranormal abilities, making him the target of a secret agency that wants to prevent another leveling blast and fears a terrifying force called Akira.x
Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History of an American Founding FatherHennessey, Jonathan2017The life of American statesman, lawmaker, writer of the Federalist Papers, and first secretary of treasury under George Washington, Alexander Hamilton.xx
All-Star SupermanMorrison, Grant2011Now with time running against him, the Man of Steel must tie up loose ends and make sure that he leaves the Earth better than he found it.x
Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 2: Revelations
Straczynski, J. Michael
2002A tribute to 9/11xx
American Born ChineseYang, Gene Luen2006A coming of age story about a boy coming to terms with his identity and his imigrant backgroundxx
American VampireKing, Stephen2012A new vampire for a new century. Cunning, ruthless, and rattlesnake mean, Skinner Sweet has a reputation for cussedness as long as he is ornery. As the first vampire conceived on American soil, however, he's not your usual creature of the night. Stronger, fiercer and powered by the sun, Sweet is the first of a new breed of bloodsucker: the American Vampire.Horror
Ant-Man, Giant Man. Vol. 1Lee, Stan2013A collection of comics from the 1960s featuring the superhero adventures of Dr. Henry Pym, aka Ant-Man, his wife the Wasp, and Giant Man in battles with a variety of villians, both large and small.x
Aquaman: Sub DiegoPfeifer, Will2015A devastating earthquake hits San Diego, leaving thousands dead. But someone survived the cataclysm... and their survival will require Aquaman to take on a new role that draws upon all his experience as a hero and leader of a nation!x
Aquaman. Vol. 1: The TrenchJohns, Geoff2012In the waters that cover the Earth, Aquaman reigns supreme. Yet on the surface world-a world he and the deadly beauty Mera battle to protect--the king of the sea is out of his elements. A terrifying new threat has emerged from the black abyss miles below the surface.x
Aquaman. Vol. 2: The OthersJohns, Geoff2013Long before the King of the Seven Seas joined the Justice League, Aquaman was a part of another super-team: The Others. These young costumed adventurers traveled the globe, each trying to find their own individual road to redemption.
Six years later after a grisly murder, The Others are reunited. They know only one man could be responsible: Black Manta. Aquaman must lead the charge to stop his arch-nemesis, but will the years have fractured The Others just enough to keep them from bringing this villain to justice?
ArchangelGibson, William2017"The U.S. political leaders of 2016 abandon the radioactive planet they've destroyed and harness the power of humanity's last hope: The Splitter, a colossal machaine designed to manufacture a bright new reality for them to infiltrate and corrupt."--Page [4] of cover.Alternate History
Arkham AsylumMorrison, Grant2008A gritty and artistic take on sanity and justice. Inspired the popular video game.x
As the World Burns: 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Stay in DenialJensen, Derrick2007Two of America's most talented activists team up to deliver a bold and hilarious satire of modern environmental policy in this fully illustrated graphic novel. The U.S. government gives robot machines from space permission to eat the earth in exchange for bricks of gold.
Astonishing X-Men: Ultimate Collection. Books 1-2Whedon, Joss2012The first of two volumes collecting Joss Whedon's "Astonishing X-Men" comics.x
Astro City: Life in the Big CityBusiek, Kurt2011Subject: Collects the first six volumes of the comic-book series "Astro City," which chronicles the hopes, dreams, and trials of ordinary people and superheroes in a city with a long history of protection from such powerful figures as Samaritan and Winged Victory.x
At the Mountains of MadnessLovecraft, H.P.2012H.P. Lovecraft's classic horror story in which geologist William Dyer attempts to stop a research team from going to Antarctica, where he himself led a mission that uncovered terrifying evil.Horrorx
Attack on Titan: Colossal Edition 1Isayama, Hajime2014The world has been driven to the brink by huge humanoid titans attacking the last bastion of humanityx
Avengers Epic Collection: Under SiegeStern, Roger2016The Masters of Evil take Avengers Mansion! In one of the greatest comic book epics of all time, Baron Zemo strikes at the very heart of the Avengers, as he leads a revamped and larger-than-ever Masters of Evil in an attack on the team's home -- and wins! And as if that wasn't enough, Earth's Mightiest Heroes must survive the climax of Secret Wars II and a battle for the ages between Kang and Immortus! The Sub-Mariner's membership leads to public protests, but that won't stop the Avengers and Alpha Flight from lending a hand during Attuma's assault on Atlantis. Meanwhile an old friend turns enemy: What's gotten into Quicksilver? Two teams of Avengers will assemble to find out!x
Avengers vs. X-MenLoeb, Jeph2013A battle not only for survival, but an interesting discussion of ethics and racex
Axe Cop, Vol. 1Nicolle, Malachai and Ethan2011An absurd and hilarious comic by a five year old and his uncleHumor
Barefoot Gen: A Cartoon Story of HiroshimaNakazawa, Keiji2004A brutal story of the bombing of Hiroshimaxx
Batman '66Parker, Jeff2014"Put on your go-go boots and get ready to "Batusi" back to the Swingin' 60s as DC Comics reimagines the classic Batman TV series in comics form for the first time! These all-new stories portray The Caped Crusader, The Boy Wonder and their fiendish rogues gallery just the way viewers remember them"--Provided by publisher.x
Batman Chronicles. Vol. 1Finger, Bill2005Collects the earliest Batman adventures from his first appearance in 1939 in Detective Comics and the first Batman comic.x
Batman vs. Superman: The Greatest BattlesVarious2015A classic collection of battles between the Dark Knight and The Man of Steelx
Batman: A Death in the FamilyStarlin, Jim2013The classic tale that has comic readers decide the fate of Robinx
Batman: Black and WhiteCrain, Dale2007Presents a series of Batman stories featuring over thirty comic book talents, including Neil Gaiman, Frank Miller, Matt Wagner, Jim Lee, and Bruce Timm.x
Batman: Dark VictoryLoeb, Jeph2014Early in his crime-fighting career, Batman tries to cope with criminals, a new police commissioner, and a district attorney who has her own agenda.x
Batman: HushLoeb, Jeph2009A powerful enemy begins to destroy everything Batman has builtx
Batman: Knightfall, Vol. 1-3Moench, Doug2012A secret society comes to light and changes everything for Bruce Waynex
Batman: The Court of OwlsSnyder, Scott2012A powerful group comes into Gotham...or has always been there from the start!x
Batman: The Dark Knight ReturnsMiller, Frank2002A classic in the genre, an older Bruce Wayne has to come out of retirementx
Batman: The Killing JokeMoore, Alan2008A brutal classic that will stick with you long after reading. Disturbing and important reading for any Batman fan.x
Batman: The Long HalloweenLoeb, Jeph2011following the efforts of the costumed crime fighter to save Gotham from a serial killer, a crime lord, and assorted gangsters and freaks.x
Batman: Year 100Pope, Paul2007the murder of a federal agent in Gotham City in 2039 prompts a large-scale investigation and puts Detective Gordon, grandson of the former commissioner, on the trail of Batman--a person Gordon thought was an urban legend.x
Batman: Year OneMiller, Frank2005Frank Miller's classic retelling of Batman's early days, depicting a young Bruce Wayne's return to Gotham City and his first endeavors at fighting injustice as Batman.x
Battling BoyPope, Paul2013A twelve-year-old demigod is sent to help the people of Arcopolis, a city infested with monsters.x
Batwoman: ElegyRucka, Greg2010Kate Kane transforms herself into Batwoman and battles a madwoman who calls herself Alice, after the character Alice in Wonderland, and thinks that everyone in Gotham is expendable in the fairy tale she has
Behind You: One-Shot Horror StoriesColdrick, Brian2017Behind You' is an illustration series, a comic with no panels, where each piece is essentially a seperate story. Each tale is one image and one piece of text, an unsuspecting victim with someone or something, behind them. Entries range from the amusingly weird to the genuinely unsettling. Inspired by spooky films, books, myths, and Internet tall tales, 'Behind You' is full of scary set-ups but leaves lots of blanks for the reader to fill in with their own narrativeHorror
BeowulfHinds, Gareth2007A graphic novel retelling of the classic epic of Beowulfx
Black ButlerToboso, Yana2010"Just a stone's throw from London lies the manor house of the illustrious Phantomhive earldom and its master, one Ciel Phantomhive. Earl Phantomhive is a giant in the world of commerce, Queen Victoria's faithful servant ... and a slip of a twelve-year-old boy. Fortunately, his loyal butler, Sebastian, is ever at his side, ready to carry out the young master's wishes. And whether Sebastian is called to save a dinner party gone awry or probe the dark secrets of London's underbelly, there apparently is nothing Sebastian cannot do. In fact, one might even say Sebastian is too good to be true .. or at least, too good to be human ..."--p. [4] of cover.x
Black HoleBurns, Charles2005A graphic novel about a strange disease that is being transmitted to Seattle's teens during the mid-1970sHorror
Black LightningIsabella, Tony2016"With the power to generate electricity from within, Jefferson Pierce has donned a colorful costume and the secret identity of Black Lightning! However, it will take all of his abilities to protect his Metropolis neighborhood of Suicide Slum form those that seek to destroy it. With guest appearances by Superman and some familiar villains"--Back cover.xx
Black Lightning: Year OneVan Meter, Jen2018"Black Lightning begins! Get to know Jefferson Pierce, a.k.a. Black Lightning, before his starring turn in the CW's Black Lightning TV show! It's been years since Olympic gold medalist Jefferson Pierce ran from a past plagued by his father's murder and a superhuman power he couldn't understand. In that time, decay has transformed his home, Metropolis' Southside, into the notorious "Suicide Slum." Accompanied by his wife and daughter, Pierce returns to make a difference in his old community as the new principal of Garfield High School. But there's a storm of lawlessness sweeping Southside, fueled by corrupt politician Tobias Whale, the mysterious Swann, and his criminal organization, the One Hundred. Strengthened by his family, old friends and the Man of Steel's support, Jefferson Pierce must now harness the electrical powers he once feared to become a beacon of hope...and strike down crime as Black Lightning!"--xx
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet series
Coates, Ta-Nehisi
2017A new era begins for the Black Panther! MacArthur Genius and National Book Award-winning writer T-Nehisi Coates (BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME) takes the helm, confronting T'Challa with a dramatic upheaval in Wakanda that will make leading the African nation tougher than ever before. When a superhuman terrorist group that calls itself The People sparks a violent uprising, the land famed for its incredible technology and proud warrior traditions will be thrown into turmoil. If Wakanda is to survive, it must adapt--but can its monarch, one in a long line of Black Panthers, survive the necessary change? Heavy lies the head that wears the cowl!xx
Black Panther: Who is the Black Panther?Hudlin, Reginald2005A graphic novel in which T'Challa, the warrior king of a technologically advanced African civilization called Wakanda, battles an invading force led by Klaw, the man who killed his father.xx
Blade: It Takes One to Kill One: Undead Again
Guggenheim, Marc
2007A never before seen loom into Blade's mysterios past! Featuring Spider-Man, Dracula, Dr. Doom, Wolverine... and Santa Claus?xx
Blade: Sins of the Father
Guggenheim, Marc
2007It's off to England as Blade seeks answers regarding his mysterious past--but all he's gotten is trouble, so now somebody's going to pay.xx
BlanketsThompson, Craig2004An autobiographical graphic novel based on the author's experiences growing up in a religious family in rural Wisconsin, describing his rivalry with his brother, and his experiences with first love. Contains adult content.Coming of Age
BleachKubo, Tite2004Immediately after checking into the Kurosaki Clinic with a mysterious scar on his back, the muscle-bound Chad goes AWOL. Accompanying Chad is a talking parakeet imbued with the soul of a young boy named Yuichi. It doesn't take newbie Soul Reaper Ichigo Kurosaki long to surmise that a Hollow must be involved. Ichigo is about to sidcover that not every soul is bound for the Soul Society, especially if it's tainted with innocent blood.x
Blue ExorcistKato, Kazue2011Raised by Father Fujimoto, a famous exorcist, Rin Okumura never knew his real father. When Rin discovers that his father is actually the Demon Lord Satan, Rin vows to defeat Satan, but to do so he must enter the mysterious True Cross Academy, keep his bloodline a secret, and become an exorcist himself, which will not be an easy task, especially after his demonic powers awaken.x
Bone seriesSmith, Jeff2005-2008A classic adventure a la The HobbitFantasy
BorutoKodachi, Ukyo2017The exciting continuation of the Naruto seriesx
BoxersYang, Gene Luen2013China,1898. Bands of foreign missionaries and soldiers roam the countryside, bullying and robbing Chinese peasants.

Little Bao has had enough. Harnessing the powers of ancient Chinese gods, he recruits an army of Boxers - commoners trained in kung fu who fight to free China from "foreign devils."

Against all odds, this grass-roots rebellion is violently successful. But nothing is simple. Little Bao is fighting for the glory of China, but at what cost? So many are dying, including thousands of "secondary devils" - Chinese citizens who have converted to Christianity.
Brightest Day OmnibusJohns, Geoff2014Once dead, twelve heroes and villains were resurrected by a white light expelled deep within the center of the earth. Now, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Firestorm, Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Deadman, Jade, Osiris, Hawk, Captain Boomerang and Zoom must discover the mysterious reason behind their return and uncover the secret that binds them all.x
Building StoriesWare, Chris2012
Presents an illustrated tale, told in various books and folded sheets, about the residents in a three-story Chicago apartment building, including a lonely single woman, a couple who are growing to despise each other, and an elderly landlady --
Calvin and Hobbes: Lazy Sunday BookWatterson, Bill1989A collection of various "Calvin and Hobbes" cartoon strips.Comic Stripx
Captain America: The Death of Captain AmericaBrubaker, Ed2013Steve Rogers is up against a powerful, yet familiar enemy: Hydra!x
Captain America: Truth: Red, White & BlackMorales, Robert2009An enlightening story about the hardships of African Americans and the ethics of
Captain America: WInter SoldierBrubaker, Ed2010The origin of Cap's biggest rival...and closest friend rebornx
Captain Marvel. Vol. 1: Higher, Faster, Further, More
DeConnick, Kelly Sue
2014Hero! Pilot! Avenger! Captain Marvel, Earth's Mightiest Hero with an attitude to match, is back and launching headfirst into an all-new ongoing adventure! As Captain Marvel, a.k.a. Carol Danvers, comes to a crossroads with a new life and new romance, she makes a dramatic decision that will alter the course of her life - and the entire Marvel Universe - in the months to come. But as Carol takes on a mission to return an alien girl to her homeworld, she lands in the middle of an uprising against the Galactic Alliance! Investigating the forced resettlement of Rocket Girl's people, Carol discovers that she has a history with the man behind the plot. But when the bad guy tries to blackmail Carol and turn the Avengers against her, it's payback time! Guest-starring the Guardians of the Galaxy!xx
Cartoon Guide to CalculusGonick, Larry2012Collection of humorous illustrations that explains the basic ideas behind calculus, covering functions, derivatives, integrals, and related topics.x
Cartoon Guide to StatisticsGonick, Larry1993Illustrates the principles of statistics through humorous cartoons.x
Cartoon Guide to the EnvironmentGonick, Larry1996Do you think that the Ozone Hole is a grunge rock club? Or that the Food Web is an on-line restaurant guide? Or that the Green Revolution happened in Greenland? Then you need The Cartoon Guide to the Environment to put you on the road to environmental literacy. The Cartoon Guide to the Environment covers the main topics of environmental science: chemical cycles, life communities, food webs, agriculture, human population growth, sources of energy and raw materials, waste disposal and recycling, cities, pollution, deforestation, ozone depletion, and global warming—and puts them in the context of ecology, with discussions of population dynamics, thermodynamics, and the behavior of complex systems.x
Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species: A Graphic AdaptationKeller, Michael2009Graphic adaptation of one of the most famous, contested, and important books of all time: "On the Origin of Species."x
Civil WarMillar, Mark2008The classic story of the fracturing of the Avengersx
Civil War IIBendis, Brian Michael2017"IT IS HERE! The Marvel comic event EVERYONE will be talking about. A new Inhuman emerges, with the ability to profile the future, and the ramifications ripple into every corner of the Marvel Universe. Lines are drawn, bodies fall, and the Marvel Universe will be rocked to its very core,"
CoralineGaiman, Neil2002A girl meets her perfect family...with one bizarre catch
Cowboys & AliensVan Lente, Fred2011A group of cowboys have to save their abducted townsfolk
Crisis on Infinite EarthsWolfman, Marv1998The universe multiplies into a multiverse and the Earth's traditional superheroes are doomed or transformed permanently.x
Dante's Inferno: The Graphic NovelLanzara, Joseph2012Never before has Dante's classic masterpiece been presented in this way. Now you can experience this major work of world literature in a simplified adaptation. The storyboard is made up of the powerful illustrations by Gustave Doré. The easy to understand narrative is by Joseph Lanzara, author of the popular “Plain English” versions of Paradise Lost and Romeo and Juliet. This graphic novel pulls no punches. Dante’s harrowing journey through Hell is not for the squeamish. It is a powerful, but ultimately inspiring story of sin, punishment, self-sacrifice and redemption.xx
DaredevilMiller, Frank2008A collection of comics that feature the adventures of Daredevil, as he aids a blinded Spider-Man, battles against Otto Octavious, encounters Elektra, and more.xx
Daredevil, the Man Without FearMiller, Frank2010Matt Murdock is raised by a single father and is often tormented by his peers, but after he is blinded by radioactive materials in his efforts to save an old man's life, Matt gains an unyielding will, keen intelligence, and super senses.xx
Daredevil, the Man Without Fear: Ultimate Collection. Book 1
Bendis, Brian Michael
2010A collection of comics created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev, featuring the adventures of blind attorney Matt Murdock and his alter ego, Daredevil.xx
Daredevil: Born AgainMiller, Frank2010Collects no. 226-233 featuring the early adventures of Daredevil, as he makes mistakes and enemies on his quest to bring justice to Hell's Kitchen.xx
Dark Night: A True Batman StoryDini, Paul2016
An autobiographical graphic novel in which graphic novelist and television screenwriter Paul Dini describes the role that fictional characters have played in his life, particularly after he was badly beaten during the 1990s and faced a long and arduous recovery process. He credits the heroes and villains who populated his imagination and his writing--most especially Batman--for helping him cope with and overcome his injuries.
Darth Vader and FriendsBrown, Jeffrey2015A collection of humorous one-panel strips featuring Darth Vader and the other Star Wars characters involving friendship.
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Darth Vader and SonBrown, Jeffrey2012A collection of humorous one-panel strips that imagine Darth Vader dealing with a four-year-old Luke Skywalker as a parent.Comic Stripx
DC Comics Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to the Characters of the DC Universe2016Created in full collaboration with DC Comics, this easy-to use A-to-Z guide is the most comprehensive reference book on the DC Comics characters. Packed with information and thrilling comic book art, this one-volume encyclopedia features more than 1,100 characters.x
DC versus Marvel ComicsMarz, Ron1996The superheroes of DC and Marvel Comics come together in a battle from which only one universe will survive, unless two superbeings, one from each universe, can end the battle themselves.x
DC: The New Frontier, Vol. 1-2Cooke, Darwyn2004A retro style look at the origin of the JLAx
Deadpool & Cable Ultimate CollectionNicieza, Fabian2010Collects "Cable & Deadpool" volumes one through eighteen, in which the two mutants must rely on one another and their deadly genetic weaponry to fight danger.x
Deadpool Kills DeadpoolBunn, Cullen2013Deadpool goes on a rampage to discover his true originx
Deadpool Kills the Marvel UniverseBunn, Cullen2012A continuation of Deadpool's search for his true origin. Hilarious and surprising.x
Deadpool KillustratedBunn, Cullen2013Having already killed the entire Marvel Universe, the Merc with a mouth takes aim at the most famous characters in classic literature: Moby Dick, Don Quixote, Tom Sawyer, Scrooge, Gulliver, the Three Musketeers, and Sherlock Holmes.xx
Death NoteOba, Tsugumi2006Light Yagumi is a bored student who comes across a Death Note dropped by a Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies. Light vows to use this power to rid the world of evil, but when criminals start dropping dead, the great detective L is sent to track down the killer.x
Deogratias: A Tale of Rwanda
Stassen, Jean-Phillippe
2006Describes the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda in 1994 through the eyes of a boy named Deogratias, a Hutu, who is in love with Benigne, a Tutsi.x
District Comics: An Unconventional History of Washington, DCDembicki, Matt2012Stories that collect not-so-well-known historical events that occured in Washington, D.C.x
DMZ: Vol. 1: On the GroundWood, Brian2006
A second civil war is being fought across America and photojournalist Matty Roth finds himself in Manhattan, in the middle of a standoff between the government and anti-establishment militias.
Science Fiction
Doctor Strange & Doctor Doom: Triumph & TormentStern, Roger2013An unlikely alliance makes for a compelling storyx
Doctor Strange: The OathVaughan, Brian K.2013An orgin story of the Sorcerer Supremex