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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 | 01/03/2019
Covering genres from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast and expanding terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles as well as providing information that will help librarians to build and balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes. • 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.