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Rolling Stone’s Best Non-Superhero Graphic Novels

Rolling Stone has released their list of the best non-superhero graphic novels.  The titles included may not feature characters like Superman or Batman, but they are excellent graphic novels that are worthy of being included in your library collection.  There are titles by Art Spiegelman, Will Eisner, Herge, and Marjane Satrapi, just to name a few.  Make sure you check out the complete list!  View the entire list here.

SagaSaga, Vol. 1 by Brian K. VaughanIn the midst of a never-ending galactic war, two soldiers who should be fighting against each other, fall in love and risk everything to be together.  They try to build a new life and begin a family in a dangerous old universe.  Learn more and order here.
MausMaus: A Survivor’s Tale, Vol. 1. My Father Bleeds History by Art SpiegelmanThis is the first of two volumes that tell the powerful story of a Holocaust survivor from the point of view of his son, a cartoonist.  Spiegelman uses anthropomorphic animals to portray the characters as he tells about his parent’s experiences as Jews in wartime Poland.  Learn more and order here.
PersepolisPersepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane SatrapiThis is the unforgettable autobiography of Marjane Satrapi’s life as she grew up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. You witness the history of Iran as seen from a child’s perspective, including events such as the overthrow of the Shah’s regime, the victory of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of the war with Iraq. It’s not only the story of Marjane’s daily life in Iran but also her extraordinary family. Learn more and order here.
Hark!Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton Kate Beaton showcases her perfectly timed humor and absurdness in this collection of favorite and previously unpublished stories.  Her comic strips are about famous authors, their characters, political and historical figures, taking readers on a jovial journey through history and literature.  Learn more and order here.

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