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  1 Graphic Novels: A Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More, 2nd Edition
Author: Pawuk, Michael CoAuthor: Serchay, David
    Series: Genreflecting advisory series
Class: 016.7415
Age: Adult
Language: English
Descriptors: Reference
Demand: Moderate
LC: Z5956.C6
ISBN-13: 9781598847000
LCCN: 2017002418
Imprint: Libraries Unlimited
Pub Date: 05/30/2017
Availability: Available
List: $65.00
Physical Description: xxxv, 719 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
LC Series: Genreflecting advisory series
Brodart Sources: Brodart's Graphic Novels: Nonfiction
Brodart's Public Library Graphic Novel Picks
Starred Reviews:
TIPS Subjects: Professional (Adult Services)
Graphic Arts/Multimedia
BISAC Subjects: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Library & Information Science / General
LC Subjects: Comic books, strips, etc., Bibliography
Comic books, strips, etc., History
Comic books, strips, etc., Themes, motives
SEARS Subjects:
Reading Programs:
ONIX annotations | 08/21/2020
Covering genres from adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles to help librarians balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes. New subgenres, new authors, new artists, and new titles appear daily in the comic book and manga world, joining thousands of existing titles-some of which are very popular and well-known to the enthusiastic readers of books in this genre. How do you determine which graphic novels to purchase, and which to recommend to teen and adult readers? This updated guide is intended to help you start, update, or maintain a graphic novel collection and advise readers about the genre. Containing mostly new information as compared to the previous edition, the book covers iconic super-hero comics and other classic and contemporary crime fighter-based comics; action and adventure comics, including prehistoric, heroic, explorer, and Far East adventure as well as Western adventure; science fiction titles that encompass space opera/fantasy, aliens, post-apocalyptic themes, and comics with storylines revolving around computers, robots, and artificial intelligence. There are also chapters dedicated to fantasy titles; horror titles, such as comics about vampires, werewolves, monsters, ghosts, and the occult; crime and mystery titles regarding detectives, police officers, junior sleuths, and true crime; comics on contemporary life, covering romance, coming-of-age stories, sports, and social and political issues; humorous titles; and various nonfiction graphic novels. Introduces users to approximately 1,000 currently popular graphic novels and manga Organizes titles by genre, subgenre, and theme to facilitate finding read-alikes Helps librarians build and balance their graphic novel collections
Journal Reviews
Booklist | 12/01/2017
The Genreflecting Advisory series remains the gold star for librarians who have to talk about books they haven't read, and this is a much-needed update from the first edition of Graphic Novels, in 2006. The changes appear largely in the lists of titles that accompany each entry; readers of the first edition will recognize the clear breakdown of story line, subgenre, and audience. Particularly helpful is the chapter on superheroes--it's one thing to know who Superman is; it's another to understand continuities and crossovers and other complications that can intimidate the uninitiated. Each chapter covers a major genre of graphic novel: the aforementioned superheroes; action and adventure; science fiction; fantasy (yes, they are two separate chapters! Hooray!); horror; crime and mysteries; general fiction; humor; and nonfiction, followed by several appendixes of additional book sources, publisher information, and further reading. It can feel like an arbitrary decision to separate Thor (fantasy) from Captain America (superheroes), but a thorough index can clear up any academic misunderstandings. It's not all comic-book stuff, though: true crime, foodie memoirs, and coming-of-age stories are just a few of the other popular categories included. Each book or series entry includes indicators for recommended reading level, awards, tie-ins with film or anime, and core titles that belong in most collections. Recommended for librarians who know their patrons like graphic novels, but they just need to know where to point them. Maguire, Susan. 719p. Booklist Online. AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION, c2017.