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Find classic and new graphic novels, manga, comic book histories, and drawing guides for anyone of any age, and let your favorite characters and stories come to life with a combination of imagery and text. If you love comic books and graphic novels, you've come to the right place. We offer used and new comic books and graphic novels for any price point and any age group. Check out our genres of new and used comic books and graphic novels, ranging from adaptations from TV shows, movies, and young adult books, to graphic novels that inspired your favorite anime shows.

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No Brainer (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 18) No Brainer (Diary of a Wimpy...

Jeff Kinney
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The Action Bible: God's Redemptive Story The Action Bible: God's...

Sergio Cariello (Illustrator)
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Interesting Facts For Curious Minds: 1572 Random But Mind-Blowing Facts About History, Science, Pop Culture And Everything In Between Interesting Facts For Curious...

Jordan Moore
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:...

Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird
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Berserk Deluxe Volume 1 Berserk Deluxe Volume 1

Kentaro Miura (Illustrator), Jason Deangelis
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Dog Man: Twenty Thousand Fleas Under the Sea: A Graphic Novel (Dog Man #11): From the Creator of Captain Underpants Dog Man: Twenty Thousand...

Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
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Cat Kid Comic Club Cat Kid Comic Club

Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
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Solo Leveling, Vol. 8 (Comic) Solo Leveling, Vol. 8 (Comic)

Chugong (Original Author), Dubu(redice Studio)
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Chainsaw Man, Vol. 14 Chainsaw Man, Vol. 14

Tatsuki Fujimoto
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Diper ?verl÷de (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 17) Diper ?verl÷de (Diary of a...

Jeff Kinney
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Wings of Fire #1-#4: A Graphic Novel Box Set (Wings of Fire Graphic Novels #1-#4) Wings of Fire #1-#4: A...

Tui T Sutherland
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Dog Man 10: Mothering Heights (the new blockbusting international bestseller) Dog Man 10: Mothering Heights...

Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
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Solo Leveling, Vol. 2 (Comic) Solo Leveling, Vol. 2 (Comic)

Chugong (Original Author), Dubu(redice Studio)
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Solo Leveling, Vol. 1 (Comic) Solo Leveling, Vol. 1 (Comic)

Dubu(redice Studio), Chugong (Original Author)
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Claudia and the Bad Joke Claudia and the Bad Joke

Ann M Martin, Ba, Ma
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Dog Man: Grime and Punishment: A Graphic Novel (Dog Man #9): From the Creator of Captain Underpants: Volume 9 Dog Man: Grime and Punishment...

Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
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Solo Leveling, Vol. 3 (Manga) Solo Leveling, Vol. 3 (Manga)

Chugong, DUBU Redice Studio (Artist)
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Berserk Deluxe Volume 3 Berserk Deluxe Volume 3

Kentaro Miura (Illustrator), Duane Johnson (Translator)
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Solo Leveling, Vol. 7 (Comic) Solo Leveling, Vol. 7 (Comic)

Chugong (Original Author), Dubu(redice Studio)
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The Legend of Zelda(tm) Tears of the Kingdom - The Complete Official Guide: Collector's Edition The Legend of Zelda(tm) Tears...

Piggyback
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Solo Leveling, Vol. 4 (manga) Solo Leveling, Vol. 4 (manga)

Chugong
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Dog Man: Fetch-22: A Graphic Novel (Dog Man #8): From the Creator of Captain Underpants: Volume 8 Dog Man: Fetch-22: A Graphic...

Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
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Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls: A Graphic Novel (Dog Man #7): From the Creator of Captain Underpants: Volume 7 Dog Man: For Whom the Ball...

Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
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Solo Leveling, Vol. 6 (Comic) Solo Leveling, Vol. 6 (Comic)

Chugong (Original Author), Dubu(redice Studio)
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FAQs

A graphic novel is a book that combines text and illustrations. Graphic novels span all genres, just like television shows and novels. Most graphic novels are beautifully illustrated, with rich drawings that convey emotion, environment, action, and provide imaginative perspectives and angles.

Graphic novels may be a more engaging way to read for people who struggle with reading long novels because they allow the reader to actively engage in the story through images. While they can help kids learn how to read, they can also be complex in plot, allowing adults to enjoy this combination of words and illustrations.

Graphic novels should be read like any other type of novel. Since there are usually speech bubbles and multiple scenes on a page, a reader has to get used to the format and sequence. When reading a graphic novel, always read left-to-right from top to bottom just like you would any other novel. Graphic novels are usually designed to help you figure out what to read next easily, even though there may be multiple panels on the same page. Through the use of images, readers get a sense of the scene and can understand which images and text correspond to one another to help them follow the story.

Japanese graphic novels, also known as "manga," should be read right-to-left. This is because Japanese is written right-to-left, so the panels are laid out in a similar fashion. The "front" of the book is where the "back" of an English graphic novel would be. Many volumes of manga include a page that explain how to read them. You'll be a master of reading manga in no time!

Yes! While graphic novels were dismissed by many as simply long comic books, they have come into their own in recent decades and are considered literature. Classic graphic novels like the Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus and Neil Gaiman's groundbreaking The Sandman series are highly regarded by critics. Many teachers recommend graphic novels for children, as it makes it easier to read more, making them stronger readers.

Graphic novels are similar to comic books in that they both combine illustrations with text. However, graphic novels typically create richer worlds, tell more complex stories, and have more satisfying character development. Graphic novels are also much longer than comic books. Comic books are serialized stories, while graphic novels are frequently stand alone works, like a prose novel.