101 OUTSTANDING GRAPHIC NOVELS
Stephen Weiner, edited by Daniel J. Fingeroth
Introduction by Ellen Forney
The popular primer on the best graphic novels, initially called The 101 Best Graphic Novels, is back in its 3rd updated edition! Expert Librarian Stephen Weiner (Rise of the Graphic Novel, The Hellboy Companion, The Will Eisner Companion), with the crowdsourcing help of professionals in the field, from artists to critics to leading comic store owners, has sifted through the bewildering thousands of graphic novels now available to come up with an outstanding, not-to-be-missed 101. With an all-encompassing variety of genres, fiction and non-fiction, this serves as a great introduction to this increasingly influential world of pop culture and entertainment while also serving as a reference list for fans on what they may have possibly overlooked. Edited by Daniel J. Fingeroth, a writer (Spider-Man) and also an expert on comics (How to Create Comics from Script to Print, The Stan Lee Universe).
"Librarians who want to build a core graphic novel collection and who don’t have the time or the budget to look through 1000 or more books in a list will find this book much more manageable."
-Kat Kan, VOYA
"As with all works of this type, many will argue about what should or should not have been included. That’s part of the fun! However, as in earlier editions, the book serves as a subjective but entertaining introduction to this increasingly influential medium and will remain an effective starting reference for the general reader."
-School Library Journal
-Midwest Book Review
"Would best interest someone who doesn't have a lot of experience with graphic novels or comics, but is interested in dipping a toe in the water."
6x9, 80pp., hardcover, $15.99 9781561639441