Hey y’all I can’t believe it’s already Day 5 of Blogmas and I have consistently kept up with it! Today I want to talk about the graphic novels I want to continue reading. This was my first year reading graphic novels. I have always enjoyed the occasional comic but it never occurred to me to read graphic novels until this year. Here are the graphic novel series that I want to continue.
Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson and various other artist (7 volumes, ongoing) – I have read the first two volumes in this series and really enjoyed them. I also read the middle grade novel that goes with the series. This series follows a group of girls at a Girl Scout-esq camp. They go on adventures that involve mythical creatures and sometimes a bear lady. These are fun and feature strong girls. I would recommend this series for ages 11 and up. There is a diverse cast of characters, including different races, body types and sexual orientations.
Saga by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples (7 volumes, ongoing) – This is a beloved series in the book community. It follows two planets at war and two people from opposing sides who fall in love and have a baby. They then have to go on the run to protect their baby because both sides want the baby dead. This is action packed and gruesome. I definitely would recommend these. These are also definitely adult. I mean I won’t even let my son flip through these.
Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O’Malley (6 volumes) – Scott Pilgrim is a normal guy who fell in love with the quirky girl. Little did he know he would have to defeat her 8 ex-boyfriends in order to be with her. This isn’t completely out of Scott’s reach because he’s kind of bad ass fighter in the video game world. I think my favorite part about this series is Scott! He’s so awkward and adorable. I would say the age range for this would be older YA to adult.
Jonesy by Sam Humphries (3 volumes, ongoing) – I really enjoyed Jonesy as a character. She is Latinx and not your typical skinny lead. Her “power” was interesting and the female friendship she formed was awesome. This I would recommend to ages 12 and up. I did not find anything alarming that would prevent a pre-teen from reading.
Goldie Vance by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams (4 volumes, ongoing) – Why are more people not talking about this series? We follow Goldie who works at a hotel where her and her dad also live. She is also somewhat of an amateur detective. This takes place in Florida in, I believe, the 1960’s and it also host a diverse group of characters. The way Volume One ends, I need my library to get Volume 2. I would recommend this for ages 13 and up. (Side Note: I just say something on Book Riot that said Kerry Washington and Rashida Jones are turning this into a movie! I’m so excited. Read the article here.)
These are the graphic novel series that I will for sure pick up when my library gets additional volumes. I loved all of these and cannot wait to get back into these stories.
What are some of your favorite graphic novels? Let’s chat in the comments.