Posted: Friday 31st March 2017
Graphic Novel is a format, not a genre. Graphic novels can be fiction, non-fiction, history, fantasy, or anything in-between.
They are similar to comic books because they use sequential art to tell a story but unlike comic books, graphic novels are generally stand-alone stories with more complex plots.
Collections of short stories that have been previously published as individual comic books are also considered graphic novels.
Discover our graphic novels now with this small selection our titles currently in stock.
2000 AD’s greatest : celebrating 40 years of thrill-power! By John Wagner
To celebrate the creative droids behind the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic, a selection of writers and artists from across 2000 AD’s 40 year history were asked to choose their favourite one-off story by a fellow creator and explain why they chose it.
Better than Batman by Tim Seeley
He's been Robin; he's been a super spy, a ghost. Now, Dick Grayson finds himself back in Gotham City fighting to reclaim the life that was taken from him. But when a new evil threatens those closest to Dick, as Nightwing he must once again choose whether or not to tear himself away from his home in order to combat this dark force. Everything Dick thought he knew about being Nightwing will be brought to bear, and his relationship to his former mentor Batman will be put to the test.
Defiance by Brian Wood
Colonial Marine Private First Class Zula Hendricks is battling demons from her past while fighting for her life in the company of Weyland-Yutani synthetics. In deep space she is forced to question her strength and loyalty when the discovery of an insidious alien species on a derelict hauler sends her on a dangerous journey across the stars.
Mae by Gene Ha
When she was just a girl, Abbie discovered a portal to fantasy world and for the last couple of years has been having great adventures there: defeating horrible monsters, power-mad scientists, and evil nobles. But by the time she turned 21 it all came apart and she decided to return home. Her sister, Mae, has had no idea what happened to Abbie after all this time. Her tales are too hard to believe - that is, until the monsters and other terrible creatures start to cross over to our world.
Mr Punch by Neil Gaiman
Spending a summer at his grandfather's seaside arcade, a troubled adolescent harmlessly becomes involved with a mysterious Punch and Judy Man and a mermaid-portraying woman. But when the violent puppet show triggers buried memories of the boy's family, the lives of all become feverishly intertwined.
The X-Files origins by Matthew Dow Smith
Before the FBI, before the X-Files, they were just two teenagers in search of the truth. On Martha's Vineyard, a young Fox Mulder investigates something strange happening on the island, while in San Diego, 13-year-old Dana Scully looks into the shocking murder of her teacher. Two kids, two mysteries, one conspiracy that threatens the future of humanity.
99 Problems by Skottie Young
All hail Gertrude, the new Queen of Fairyland. After thirty years of wreaking havoc across this magical world to find her way back home, she must now overcome her biggest challenge yet - ruling the place she hates most. Join Gert as she continues her never-ending quest to get the Fluff out of Fairyland!
Last Day in Vietnam: a memory by Will Eisner
Last Day in Vietnam is Will Eisner's memoir of stories about soldiers who are engaged not only in the daily hostilities of war but also in larger, more personal combat. During Eisner's years in the military, and particularly during the many field trips he made for P.S. Magazine, he observed camp life at close range.
Legends of the Tour by Jan Cleijne
Frame by glorious frame, this beautiful graphic novel captures the essence of the Tour de France - the grit and the glory. Since Maurice Garin's inaugural victory in 1903, hundreds of thousands of kilometres have been covered in pursuit of the yellow jersey and few of them have been without incident or drama. Here are the Tour's legends: Eugene Christophe welding his bicycle back together at the foot of the Pyrenees in 1913; Bartali V Coppi, 1949; Poulidor shoulder-to-shoulder with Anquetil on the Puy de Dome, 1964; Tommy Simpson's death on Ventoux, 1967; Lance Armstrong's domination and disgrace; finishing with Bradley Wiggins' and Chris Froome's victories back-to-back victories for Britain in 2012 and 2013.
Maus: a survivor's tale by Art Spiegelman
Combined here are 'Maus, A Survivor's Tale' and 'Maus II' - the complete story of Vladek Spiegelman and his wife, living and surviving in Hitler's Europe. By addressing the Holocaust through cartoons, the author captures the everyday reality of fear and the sensation of survival.
The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman
The world we knew is gone. The world of commerce and frivolous necessity has been replaced by a world of survival and responsibility. An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months society has crumbled: no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. In a world ruled by the dead, the survivors are forced to finally start living.