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Calling Dr. Laura - Nicole J. Georges
ISBN: 9780547615592
Publication Date: 2013-01-22


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Friends with Boys - Faith Erin Hicks (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596435568
Publication Date: 2012-02-28

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Ghost World - Daniel Clowes
ISBN: 1560974273
Publication Date: 2004-06-22


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Precious Little Life - Bryan Lee O'Malley (Artist)
ISBN: 1932664084
Publication Date: 2004-08-24


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Skim - Mariko Tamaki; Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0888997531
Publication Date: 2008-02-28

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Sumo - Thien Pham
ISBN: 9781596435810
Publication Date: 2012-12-11

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Too Cool to Be Forgotten - Alex Robinson (Artist)
ISBN: 9781891830983
Publication Date: 2008-07-22

 

Older Teens/Adults

Libraries and bookstores often have difficulties shelving graphic novels because their various appeal factors can span age ranges. Take care to look at the different themes and mature content present in each book, as those can be clues about who would enjoy reading them. Knowing readers and what they can handle are important when trying to pair them with books that have older teen and adult appeal.

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Older Teen Appeal

Books in this section can sometimes crossover to both younger readers and older readers.

Examples of comics with older teen appeal are American Born Chinese, Anya’s Ghost, Battling Boy, Calling Dr. Laura, Cursed Pirate Girl, Fables, Friends with Boys, Ghost World, Golem’s Mighty Swing, Grickle, Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong, Satchel Paige: Striking out Jim Crow, Scott Pilgrim, Skim, Sumo, Super Spy, and Too Cool to Be Forgotten.

American Born Chinese cover Anya's Ghost cover Battling Boy cover Cursed Pirate Girl cover

Adult Appeal

The comics that are considered to have adult appeal may have mature themes and content that may turn some readers off. Becoming familiar with the wide variety of books within this section will help with recommending and even reading the books yourself.

Examples of comics with adult appeal are Afterlife with Archie, Asterios Polyp, Black Hole, Essex County, Fatale, From Hell, Habibi, Ice Haven, Jimmy Corrigan, La Perdida, Locke and Key, Love and Rockets, Mind MGMT, The Property, Queen and Country, Saga, Strangers in Paradise, and Troop 142.

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More Comics with Adult Appeal


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Asterios Polyp - David Mazzucchelli
ISBN: 9780307377326
Publication Date: 2009-07-07

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Black Hole - Charles Burns
ISBN: 037542380X
Publication Date: 2005-10-18


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Habibi - Craig Thompson
ISBN: 9780375424144
Publication Date: 2011-09-20

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Ice Haven - Daniel Clowes
ISBN: 9780375423321
Publication Date: 2005-06-07

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Jimmy Corrigan - Chris Ware
ISBN: 0375404538
Publication Date: 2000-09-12

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La Perdida - Jessica Abel
ISBN: 0375423656
Publication Date: 2006-03-07

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Welcome to Lovecraft - Gabriel Rodriguez (Artist); Joe Hill
ISBN: 9781600102370
Publication Date: 2008-10-07

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