Graphic novels - not just for kids anymore

Are you like me, did you think that comics were just for children? Can you believe that people write graphic novels with wonderful stories and pictures made just for adults? Having discovered the books, I have been enjoying reading a wide range of stories of different genres all in graphic novel form.

jacket cover of graphic novel Rapunzel's RevengThe first book I read was Rapunzel’s Revenge, a retelling of the fairy tale Rapunzel but set in the west. The story is well thought out and the artwork excellent.

jacket cover of graphic novel the Sandman: Preludes & NocturnesNext came Neil Gaiman’s Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes. This story is takes place in modern times. Don’t read before your bedtime as part of the story takes place in dreams. I can’t wait to finish the series (12 books total).

jacket cover of graphic novel Batman: the Killing JokeAnother good graphic novel is Alan Moore's Batman: The Killing Joke. A very interesting story of The Joker and Batman. May change your mind about Batman's sanity. The artwork by illustrator Brian Bollard is just beautiful and dark. Give it a try.

Graphic novels are excellent reading for someone who loves to read but doesn't have time. These stories can be read in an hour or less. Don't forget to write up a review for Adult Summer Reading and let us know what you liked or disliked about the novels.