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‘My 5 Best Graphic Novels’ by Luke aka @the_gingerbook_worm

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The first use of the term “Graphic Novel” was seen in 1964 when it was coined by the writer Richard Kyle in his essay, “The Future of Comics”. But the first widely accepted graphic novel was a 1978 book, A Contract with God, and Other Tenement Stories by Will Eisner as he tried to bring a more sophisticated and adult twist to the comic format in the United States, which then in turn inspired the likes of Frank Miller and his incredible, The Dark Knight Returns in 1986 and Art Spiegelman’s Pulitzer Award-winning story, Maus in 1980. I could go on and mention the likes of Alan Moore with his Watchmen series or V for Vendetta. The point I’m trying to make is that graphic novels have been around for a long time; they were born from comics and used as tools to tell more hard-hitting and darker tales.

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Trending Books

Top 10 Trending Graphic Novels of 2022

10 trending graphic novels of 2022

Kids and adults alike get engrossed in graphics novels and comics of all kinds. More than cool drawings and speech bubbles, the range of fantastic graphic novels continues to grow, gaining new readers every day. Whether you’re a life-long comic lover or complete novice, our list of 10 trending graphic novels will have something to pique your interest and get you reading in panels!

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Author Interviews

“One of the best compliments I was ever paid was, ‘your book was so much better than I was expecting it to be'”: Dan Abnett speaks to World of Books about his writing and the ever-changing comic-book industry, and gives advice to aspiring comic-book artists.

Dan Abnett has been writing comics and novels since the mid-1980s. After graduating from Oxford, he worked as an editor of comics and children’s books before turning to writing full-time. Continue Reading