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NYPL Comicbooks for adults

Also known as graphic novels, here is a list of some great comicbooks with superior writing and artwork.

Roosevelt Island
The Compleat Moonshadow

By DeMatteis, J. M.

The Compleat Moonshadow
The Compleat Moonshadow

By DeMatteis, J. M.

This fairytale for grownups comes from the imagination of J.M. DeMatteis, with stunning water-color, oil-paint, and Chinese-ink brush artwork by Jon J. Muth.

Book - 1998

V for Vendetta

By Moore, Alan

V for Vendetta
V for Vendetta

By Moore, Alan

In an Orwellian London of the not so distant future an eccentric anarchist battles a corrupt and oppressive government.

Book - 2008

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

A cloak and dagger ripping yarn set during the Victorian era with characters lifted from literature of the time.

Book - 2011

From Hell

By Moore, Alan

From Hell
From Hell

By Moore, Alan

In the slum of WhiteChapel London in the late 1800’s a series of grissly murders shocked the world. While theories abound, the identity of the killer (or Killers) known as Jack the Ripper remains unknown. Alan Moore’s meditation on the Ripper murders is a swirling conspiracy involving black magick, Freemasonry, and the Royal family! Eddie Campbell provides his distinctive black and white ink art..

Paperback - 2006

The Killing Joke

By Moore, Alan

The Killing Joke
The Killing Joke

By Moore, Alan

Alan Moore’s excellent Killing Joke is epic showdown between the Joker and the Batman as well as a psychological study of the two characters. Artwork by the great Brian Bolland.

Book - 2008

Batman: the Dark Knight Returns

In a Gotham that has morally decayed, an aged Batman comes out of retirement to once again battle evil.

Paperback - 1996

300

By Miller, Frank

300
300

By Miller, Frank

Frank Miller’s creative retelling of the battle of Thermopylae.

Book - 1999

Frank Miller's Sin City

By Miller, Frank

Frank Miller's Sin City
Frank Miller's Sin City

By Miller, Frank

The first collection of Frank Miller’s wildly popular hard-boiled crime comicbook series.

Book - 2005

Edgar Allan Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher, and Other Tales of Terror

The horror tales of Edgar Allen Poe are brought to life with Richard Corben’s unique airbrush art.

Book - 2005