8 Awesome Graphic Novels That Aren’t Marvel Or DC

No superheroes here

Black Hole
08 Aug 2016

Black Hole

Set in Seattle, USA, in the 1970s, follow a group of teenagers as they try to navigate the ups and downs of adolescence, all while facing a mysterious, sexually-transmitted plague.

Epileptic
08 Aug 2016

Epileptic

In this acclaimed graphic novel and illustrated autobiography, cartoonist David B. chronicles his brother’s battle with epilepsy as well as his own, and his family’s journey through it all.

Persepolis
08 Aug 2016

Persepolis

Persepolis chronicles the true experiences of Marjane Satrapi, who grew up in Tehran during the Iranian Revolution. Her raw and real recounts of life will make you cry and laugh, all at the same time. Be sure to watch the film adaptation of the same name after reading this.

Are You My Mother?
08 Aug 2016

Are You My Mother?

This graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, author of the best-selling graphic novel Fun Home, is a memoir of her complicated relationship with her mother. Bittersweet, illuminating and beautifully-illustrated, it’d be hard putting this down. 

Blue Is The Warmest Colour
08 Aug 2016

Blue Is The Warmest Colour

If you loved the film Blue Is The Warmest Colour, be sure to read the graphic novel it’s adapted from. This controversial, bittersweet coming-of-age story will make you feel 15 again.

The Sandman
08 Aug 2016

The Sandman

First released between 1989 to 1996, The Sandman — written by renown author Neil Gaiman — is one of the most celebrated graphic novels to this day. Combining mythology, history and horror, this is one comic that will keep you reading for days.

Wytches
08 Aug 2016

Wytches

Nope, these aren’t the witches you see in Charmed — wytches are much, much scarier. This new release (published in 2015) has gotten worldwide praise for being an incredibly terrifying, immersive horror comic. Do not read this at night.

Y: The Last Man
08 Aug 2016

Y: The Last Man

Yorick Brown is the last man on earth, after a mysterious plague wipes out all the males in the world. This humorous, popular comic series follows Brown as he travels to find his lover in the new, female-filled world.

Think of comics and the first thing that comes to mind is definitely one of the many works from the DC or Marvel universe. 

While we love our superheroes and super villains — from Deadpool to Ironman — the world of graphic novels is made up much more than characters with meta-human abilities. There are plenty of equally gripping comic books out there, exploring topics that range from the dark to the controversial. If you’re looking to pick up a little something for yourself from the bookstore, click through above for eight of our must-reads!

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