Set in historical Central Asia, this manga tells the unconventional love story between a free-spirited young woman from a semi-nomadic tribe and her new husband -- a 12-year-old from a very traditional village.
Neil Gaiman's ten-volume Sandman series -- following the adventures of Dream of the Endless, who rules over the realm of dreams -- is a comics classic, and with good reason. Gaiman is a master wordsmith, and he builds a world of magic, mystery, and myth that you won't want to leave.
In China in 1898 bands of foreign missionaries and soldiers roam the countryside, bullying and robbing Chinese peasants. Little Bao has had enough: harnessing the powers of ancient Chinese gods, he recruits an army of Boxers--commoners trained in kung fu who fight to free China from "foreign devils."
Eleven-year-old Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after a trip-and-fall mishap, she injures her two front teeth, and what follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, corrective surgery, embarrassing headgear, and even a retainer with fake teeth attached.
This comic takes a look at one of the more overlooked members of the Avengers, Hawkeye, as well as his protegee Kate Bishop (also Hawkeye) and his trusty dog (Pizza Dog). The art is incredible, the writing is memorable, and the trials and tribulations of Hawkeye's sometimes less-than-superheroic life are always entertaining.
This breakaway hit tells the funny and relatable story of Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American teenager from Jersey City, who develops superpowers after a run-in with a strange mist. (Fans of the Marvel movies will want to check this out, as it sets up a lot of the storylines about the Inhumans that are coming to the big screen in 2019.)
Marvel's popular Runaways title follows six kids who discover that their boring, ordinary parents are actually an elite league of supervillains. With fast-paced storytelling and likable, believable characters, this is a must read!
The cohost of NPR's "On the Media" narrates, in cartoon form, two millennia of history of the influence of the media on the populace, from newspapers in Caesar's Rome to the penny press of the American Revolution to today.
Moving deftly between timelines -- the author interviewing his estranged father in 1978, and that father's experiences in Nazi Germany -- Maus tells an unforgettable story of family, history, and the horror of the Holocaust echoing through generations. With its bold art and trenchant subject matter, this book expanded our idea of what comics could be.
We know Jeffrey Dahmer as one of history's most notorious serial killers, but for Derf Backderf, Jeff was a troubled high school classmate. This is a sensitive, humanizing portrait that asks how a disturbed young man became the monster on our TV while no one was paying attention.
After getting diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 30, cartoonist Ellen Forney fears that her illness and her creativity might be tied together, and that treating one might destroy the other. This is a funny, touching, and unflinchingly honest look at an artist's search for balance in her life and work.