500 Essential Graphic Novels: The Ultimate Guide

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ILEX, Jul 14, 2008 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 527 pages
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In 500 Essential Graphic Novels the finest paperbacks, collections and hardcovers from around the world are gathered together for the first time in a volume that reveals the sheer diversity and rich talent that abounds in this visually thrilling medium. The crème de la crème of contemporary graphic novels are listed with a plot breakdown, the creators, publisher, date of first collected release, ISBN and, of course, a review. Every review is star rated and also employs a simple age rating so that parents can see what is suitable for their children, whatever their age. The reviews are also cross-referenced, so that a title like Gen, a biographical war story, has its main entry in the War chapter, but also a link in the Biography section. 500 Essential Graphic Novels also contains a Foreword by distinguished graphic novelist Garth Ennis, co-creator of the forthcoming HBO TV series Preacher. It is an indispensable reference book for any comic fan, graphic novel novice, library or school.

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An extremely useful reference manual. - Goodreads
nice overview of 500 graphic novels. - Goodreads
one to have on your reference shelf! - Goodreads

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User Review  - Kurt - Goodreads

When I might have been reading as a young child, I was watching movies instead. When I finally started reading in my teens, instead of literature aimed at my age group, including Comic Books of all ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dave Riley - Goodreads

An extremely useful reference manual. Handy for the graphic novel newbie such as I. Essential tool, for me. Read full review

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