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Graphic novels which have won awards such as the Eisner from Comic-Con International, the Harvey from comics professionals, and various other literary awards.

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  Cover Art: 20th Century Boys Urasawa, Naoki
20th Century Boys
[Eisner Award] This is the story of a gang of boys who try to save the world. Failed rock musician Kenji's memories of his past come rushing back when one of his childhood friends mysteriously commits suicide. Could this new death be related to the rise of a bizarre new cult that's been implicated in several other murders and disappearances? Determined to dig deeper, Kenji reunites with some of his old buddies in the hope of learning the truth behind it all.
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: American Vampire Snyder, Scott
American Vampire
[Eisner Award] Stronger, fiercer and powered by the sun, Sweet is the first of a new breed of bloodsucker: the American Vampire. Forty-five years after rising from his grave, Sweet finds himself in 1920s Los Angeles, where the young and beautiful are drawn like moths to the burning lights of Hollywood. Something beyond simple human greed is at work here, however, as struggling young actress Pearl Jones is about to discover.
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Asterios Polyp Mazzucchelli, David
Asterios Polyp
[Eisner Award; Harvey Award] Asterios Polyp, arrogant, prickly protagonist, is an award-winning architect who's never built an actual building, and a pedant in the midst of a spiritual crisis. After the structure of his own life falls apart, he runs away to try to rebuild it into something new.
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Batman. The Killing Joke Moore, Alan
Batman. The Killing Joke
[Eisner Award] One bad day. According to the grinning engine of madness and mayhem known as The Joker, that's all that separates the sane from the psychotic. Freed once again from the confines of Arkham Asylum, he's out to prove his deranged point. And he's going to use Gotham's top cop, Commissioner Jim Gordon, and his brilliant and beautiful daughter Barbara to do it. Now Batman must race to stop his archnemesis before his reign of terror claims two of the Dark Knight's closest friends. Can he finally put an end to the cycle of bloodlust and lunacy that links thes two iconic foes before it leads to a fatal conclusion? And as the horrifying origin of the Clown Prince of Crime is finally revealed, will the thin line that separates Batman's nobility and The Joker's insanity snap once and for all?
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Batwoman Williams, J. H., III
[Inkwell Award] Batwoman (a.ka. Kate Kane) faces deadly new challenges in her war against Gotham City's underworld, and new trials in her personal life.
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Bone. Out from Boneville Smith, Jeff
Bone. Out from Boneville
[Eisner Award; Harvey Award] After being run out of Boneville, the three Bone cousins--Fone Bone, Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone--are separated and lost in a vast, uncharted desert. One by one, they find their way into a deep, forested valley filled with wonderful and terrifying creatures. Eventually, the cousins are reunited at a farmstead run by tough Gran'ma Ben and her spirited granddaughter, Thorn. But little do the Bones know, there are dark forces conspiring against them and their adventures are just beginning!
Teen Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Captain America Brubaker, Ed
Captain America
[Eisner Award; Harvey Award] Steve Rogers is back as Captain America! But as he mourns his first love -- Peggy Carter, a battlefield ally during World War II -- a mysterious figure from their past returns with the Sentinel of Liberty in his crosshairs. Who is Codename Bravo, and what decades-long grudge could drive him to target his one-time brother-in-arms?
Teen Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Chew Layman, John
[Eisner Award; Harvey Award] Tony Chu is a detective with a weird secret. Tony Chu is Cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. It also means he's a hell of a detective, as long as he doesn't mind nibbling on the corpse of a murder victim to figure out whodunit, and why. He's been brought on by the Special Crimes Division of the FDA, the most powerful law enforcement agency on the planet, to investigate their strangest, sickest, bizarre cases.
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Criminal Brubaker, Ed
[Eisner Award] Collects the first three Criminal books -- Coward, Lawless, and The dead and the dying -- under one cover. Includes a Criminal short story and the never-before-printed five page movie trailer in comics form that Brubaker and Phillips created to announce the series online, plus illustrations, selected articles, behind-the-scenes glimpses, and painted covers.
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Darth Vader and Son Brown, Jeffrey
Darth Vader and Son
[Eisner Award] What if Darth Vader took an active role in raising his son? What if 'Luke, I am your father' was just a stern admonishment from an annoyed dad? In this hilarious and sweet comic reimagining, Darth Vader is a dad like any other-- except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith. Celebrated artist Jeffrey Brown's delightful illustrations give classic Star Wars moments a fresh twist, presenting the trials and joys of parenting through the lens of a galaxy far, far away. Life lessons include lightsaber batting practice, using the Force to raid the cookie jar, Take Your Child to Work Day on the Death Star ('Er, he looks just like you, Lord Vader!'), and the special bond shared between any father and son.
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Daytripper Moon, Fabio
[Eisner Award; Harvey Award; Eagle Award] A stunning, moving story about one man's life and all the possibilities to be realized or lost along the way. Brothers Ba´ and Moon take readers through the life of a man named Bra´s de Oliva Domingos, selecting a series of individual events of great significance to Bra´s, showing each as if it could be the day Bra´s dies, and in so doing creating an examination of family, friendship, love, art, life, and death that urges the reader to turn the same careful inspection on their own life. Central is the relationship between Bra´s, who is first seen as a disgruntled writer stuck in a job writing obituaries, and his father, Benedito de Oliva Domingos, a famous author. Although each section can be years apart, themes all beautifully tie in throughout the work; characters develop as more is learned about them as the story jumps back and forth in time; and moments of Bra´s' life take on entirely new meanings as events from his possible pasts or futures cast them into new lights.
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: The Death-ray Clowes, Daniel
The Death-ray
[Eisner Award; Harvey Award; Ignatz Award] Andy, a miserable high-schooler in 1970s Chicago, has only one friend, an angry fellow outcast named Louie. He's desperately in love with a girl he met in California who won't return his letters and he's filled with shame at the constant taunts of his classmates. When he achieves super strength from smoking cigarettes he uses it for neither good nor evil but in a brutal playground showdown.
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Fables Willingham, Bill
[Eisner Award] Who killed Rose Red? In Fabletown, where fairytale legends live alongside regular New Yorkers, the question is all anyone can talk about. But only Big Bad Wolf can actually solve the case - and, along with Rose's sister Snow White, keep the Fabletown community from coming apart at the seams.
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Fear Itself Fraction, Matt
Fear Itself
[Harvey Award] Captain America, Thor, Iron Man and the Avengers are Earth's mightiest heroes--but even they know fear. And when a powerful and ancient evil overtakes our world, each hero must make a sacrifice to save the's not these sacrifices the Avengers fear. It's the knowledge that no matter what price they pay, this battle may be unwinnable. Heroes will fall, gods will die, and fear will rule the day - as the hammer falls!
Teen Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Fun Home : a Family Tragicomic Bechdel, Alison
Fun Home : a Family Tragicomic
[Eisner Award] An unusual memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkly funny family portrait that details her relationship with her father, a historic preservation expert dedicated to restoring the family's Victorian home, funeral home director, high-school English teacher, and closeted homosexual.
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Goddamn this War! Tardi, Jacques
Goddamn this War!
[Eisner Award] Created 15 years after the completion of his Eisner Award-winning World War I masterwork It Was the War of the Trenches, Tardi's Goddamn This War! is no mere sequel or extension, but a brand new, wholly individual graphic novel that serves as a companion piece to Trenches but can be read entirely on its own.
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Habibi Thompson, Craig
[Eisner Award] Sprawling across an epic landscape of deserts, harems, and modern industrial clutter, Habibi tells the tale of Dodola and Zam, refugee child slaves bound to each other by chance, by circumstance, and by the love that grows between them. We follow them as their lives unfold together and apart; as they struggle to make a place for themselves in a world (not unlike our own) fueled by fear, lust, and greed; and as they discover the extraordinary depth--and frailty--of their connection.
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Hark! : a Vagrant Beaton, Kate
Hark! : a Vagrant
[Harvey Award] "Hark! A Vagrant" takes readers on a romp through history and literature--with dignity for few and cookies for all--with comic strips about famous authors, their characters, and political and historical figures, all drawn in Kate Beaton's pared-down, excitable style. This collection features favorite stories as well as new, previously unpublished content. Whether she's writing about Nikola Tesla, Napoleon, or Nancy Drew, Beaton brings a refined sense of the absurd to every situation.
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Ice Haven Clowes, Daniel
Ice Haven
[Eisner Award; Harvey Award] The author of Ghost World presents an offbeat tour of the sleepy Midwestern town of Ice Haven and its unusual inhabitants, including Random Wilder, the narrator and would-be poet laureate of the town; his arch-rival Ida Wentz; the lovelorn Violet Van der Plazt and Vida Wentz; Mr. and Mrs. Ames, a detective team; and others.
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Invincible Iron Man Fraction, Matt
Invincible Iron Man
[Eisner Award] In the aftermath of Secret Invasion, Iron Man is no longer the hero he used to be, and Tony Stark's entire life is torn apart. We can't say much now, but ... how bad does it get?
Teen Graphic Novel
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• Binder, Otto O.
• Broome, John
• Drake, Arnold
• Eisner, Will
• Evanier, Mark
• Fox, Gardner F.
• Gaiman, Neil
The Sandman
• Gerber, Steve
• Goodwin, Archie
• Goscinny, Rene
• Kanigher, Robert
• Kirby, Jack
• Koike, Kazuo
Path of the Assassin, Lone Wolf & Cub
• Kubert, Joe
• Lee, Stan, 1922-
• Marston, William Moulton
Wonder Woman
• Moore, Alan, 1953-
• Siegel, Jerry, 1914-1996
• Stanley, John
• Wein, Len
• Wolfman, Marv