If you’re shopping for a comic book fan, you’ll have to consider the finer points of what exactly qualifies as a comic book. Are graphic novels considered comics? What about manga?
This list is full of the best comic books ever created, so you needn’t worry that your favorite geek won’t appreciate it. But if you’re shopping for a guy or girl who’s more into manga than American comics, then you might want to check out this blog post from the Manga Bookshelf blog: “Top 10 Comics to Give As a Gift.”
This is a list of top 10 comic books to give as a gift. Remember that graphic novels are a great way to introduce someone new to comics and are a great gift for the holidays, birthdays or any special occasion.
If you’re not sure about what kind of comics or graphic novel to get for someone, then here’s a short list of some that may be good choices:
1. Blankets by Craig Thompson – This is one of the most popular graphic novels out there. It tells the story of two young brothers who grow up with very different personalities. One is outgoing and athletic, while the other is introverted and artistic. This is an excellent book for someone who likes autobiographical stories. You can find this at your local bookstore or library (or even Amazon ).
2. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi – This is an autobiographical graphic novel set in Iran during the Islamic revolution. The author draws from her own experiences growing up during this eventful time. You can find this at your local bookstore or library (or even Amazon ).
3. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel – This is another autobiographical work, but it contrasts with Persepolis in that it involves dealing with the sexual
Lets look at some of the best graphic novels to give as a gift. In many cases, buying a graphic novel as a gift can be a great idea if you are looking to get someone who is not familiar with the genre their first taste of it. There are plenty of options out there, but here are 10 that I think would make for good gifts. So read on and see if you agree!
1. Blankets by Craig Thompson: This is an absolutely beautiful story about growing up and finding your place in the world. It is written and drawn beautifully and has very important themes running throughout it that will make this one a classic in the years to come. 2. Jimmy Corrigan; The Smartest Kid on Earth by Chris Ware: You may have heard of this one because it won’t be out until February, but it is one that makes for a great gift no matter what time of the year you decide to buy it. It is funny to read, but there is so much more going on than just laughs and it really makes you think when you put it down. 3. American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang: This book has won awards for a reason and everyone should give it a chance as well as checking out his other works such as Level
It’s the time of year again when we start to get ready to give and receive gifts. I love giving graphic novels as gifts. They are a fantastic way to share a story with someone else and they are great for comic book fans as well as people who have never read one before.
14. DMZ Vol. 1: On the Ground (DC/Vertigo)
The graphic novel is a medium that gains new fans all the time. Give these books to your friends and family members who love comics; they’ll love receiving one of these gift books.
The best kinds of graphic novels are those with detailed artwork and an interesting, character driven plot. Here’s a list of our top 10 choices for gift giving:
1. Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli. This book is a unique twist on the traditional comic book, in that it’s done in a completely different style than most comics. Instead of the standard rectangular shapes, the entire book is done in triangles, which makes for an unusual read. The story line follows the life of Asterios Polyp, a seemingly average man who learns he actually has multiple personalities living inside him. He is forced to take stock of his life and figure out how he got where he is now and what his next steps will be when he realizes he’s not happy with where he is.
2. The Sandman by Neil Gaiman. This series was nominated for several awards, including the Hugo Award and Locus Award for best graphic novel/comic book series as well as Eisner Awards for best writer and best new series. The Sandman tells the story of Dream
1. Blankets by Craig Thompson – This is a graphic novel that tells the story of a young man who has been in love with his best friend since he was a boy. When she moves away and gets married, he focuses on writing a graphic novel to get over her. The graphic novel begins to take over his life and he becomes distant from the people who care about him. Thompson’s illustrations are breathtakingly beautiful, especially when it comes to the design of buildings and nature scenes.
Tone:informative and factual
While at the Strand, I browsed their graphic novel section and came across a book that caught my eye, Top 10: The Forty-Niners by Alan Moore. This is his third installment in the Top 10 series and it revolves around the California Gold Rush of 1849.
I found this edition to be especially interesting because it’s set in America and features many historical figures such as Mark Twain and John Sutter. I was also interested in this edition because after reading some of Moore’s other works, I wanted to see how he would handle a story that took place in America.
The story begins in 1849 when two corrupt policemen named Jack Tenrec and Daphne Boulevard accidentally murder their superior officer, Captain Tarpit. After fleeing San Francisco, Tenrec and Boulevard arrive at the recently-founded gold mining camp named New Salem, just as prospectors are flocking there hoping to strike it rich during the gold rush.
Tenrec and Boulevard are met with hostility from the people of New Salem who believe they are responsible for Captain Tarpit’s death. Together with a Chinese immigrant named Li’l Bill Tenrec sets out to prove his innocence while hunting for gold.
This book combines elements of westerns, science fiction, and crime stories