Some Graphic Novel Recommendations


I’m pretty new to reading Graphic Novels, but I’m trying to read at least a few of them a month now.  I’m helping out with Wednesday recs on TBR and Beyond (facebook) and thought I would share a few here, too.


I’ll just share three this time, but I plan on making more of these posts in the future.




Rat Queens


Who are the Rat Queens?

They’re a pack of booze-guzzling, death-dealing battle maidens-for-hire and they’re in the business of killing all the god’s creatures for profit. Meet Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cleric and Betty the Hippy Smidgen Thief.

This modern spin on an old school genre is a violent, monster-killing epic that is like Buffy meets Tank Girl in a Lord of the Rings world on crack!

Collecting Rat Queens #1-5!


Rat Queens is probably my favorite so far.  I’ve only read volume one, but plan on picking up the next three whenever there is a sale again.





Ms Marvel


Marvel Comics presents the new Ms. Marvel, the groundbreaking heroine that has become an international sensation!

Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City — until she’s suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! When Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them, as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to bear? Kamala has no idea, either. But she’s comin’ for you, Jersey!

It’s history in the making from acclaimed writer G. Willow Wilson (Air, Cairo) and beloved artist Adrian Alphona (RUNAWAYS)! Collecting MS. MARVEL (2014) #1-5 and material from ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! POINT ONE #1.


I am in love with this series so far.  I’ve read a few volumes and can’t wait to get back into it.







Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900’s Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both and make them the target of both human and otherworldly powers. Collects MONSTRESS #1-6


This probably wasn’t the best gn to start with, but it’s the first one I read.  I really like the story and the art is beautiful.  I’m looking forward to volume three which will be out soon.



Do you read graphic novels?  What are some of your favorites?  I’ll be sharing some more recommendations soon.



Author: confessionsofayareader

I'm Kristi. I'm a wife, mom, and grandma. I have been breeding leopard geckos for ten years. I love to read and have been trying to review more books (the reason for this blog besides wanting to talk about books with everyone). I also love music and going to concerts, mostly punk and pop punk.

14 thoughts on “Some Graphic Novel Recommendations”

  1. They are for middle grade readers but I absolutely adore Victoria Jamieson’s books (Roller Girl and It’s All Faire in Middle School). They read kind of like a Raina Telgemeier graphic novel, but the content features things that most kids don’t know about like roller derby and Renaissance fairs.
    If you are into super hero graphic novels, Batgirl of Burnside is a pretty good series. Basically it is Barbara Gordon moving to Brooklyn and taking care of business there. It feels modern and fun and I really liked the first book of the series. Plus it is another badass woman super hero :]
    If you want more of a memoir, the Persepolis books are really fantastic as well. Sad, but really good.

    I am also trying to read more graphic novels so I am excited to see these featured on your page. I will keep my eyes peeled of other recs :]

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  2. I really enjoyed Monstress! I’ve yet to read volume 2, but I have high hopes for it. And Rat Queens looks so cool! I need some bad ass booze guzzlers in my life. I might have to pick that one up.

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