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Great Graphic Novels

Comics aren't just for kids!These graphic novels tell great stories (with and without superheroes) fit for adults.  Some stand alone, some are part of a series.  They all feature excellent characters and beautiful images. 

Fables. Vol. 1. Legends in exile by Bill Willingham, writer ; Lan Medina, penciler ; Steve Leialoha, Craig Hamilton, inkers ; Sherilyn van Valkenburgh, colorist ; Todd Klein, letterer ; Fables created by Bill Willingham

Blacksad by written by Juan Diaz Canales ; illustrated by Juanjo Guarnido ; lettering by Studio Cutie

Batman: the killing joke by Alan Moore, writer ; Brian Bolland, art and colors ; Richard Starkings, letterer ; introduction by Tim Sale ; afterword by Brian Bolland ; Batman created by Bob Kane

Y: the last man. Vol. 1. Unmanned by Brian K. Vaughan, writer ; Pia Guerra, penciller ; Jose Marzan, inker ; Pamela Rambo, colorist ; Clem Robins, letterer ; J.G. Jones, original series covers ; Y: the last man created by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra

The sandman. Vol. 1. Preludes & nocturnes by Neil Gaiman, author ; Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg, Malcolm Jones III, artists ; Todd Klein, letterer ; Robbie Busch, colorist ; selected recoloring by Daniel Vozzo ; Dave McKean

American vampire. 1 by Scott Snyder, Stephen King, writers ; Rafael Albuquerque, artist ; Dave McCaig, colorist ; Steve Wands, letterer

Sweet Tooth. Vol. 1, Out of the deep woods by Jeff Lemire, story & art ; Jose Villarrubia, colors ; Pat Brosseau, letters

The unwritten. Vol. 1. Tommy Taylor and the bogus identity by Mike Carey & Peter Gross, script-story-art ; Chris Chuckry, Jeanne McGee, colorists ; Todd Klein, letterer ; Yuko Shimizu, original series covers ; The Unwritten created by Gross and Carey

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

CHEW: the omnivore edition. Vol. 1 by written & lettered by John Layman ; drawn & coloured by Rob Guillory

Locke & key. Vol. 1. Welcome to Lovecraft by written by Joe Hill ; art by Gabriel Rodriguez

Asterios polyp by David Mazzucchelli