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Graphic Novels and Comics Websites

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Last updated 7/23/2013 | Links last checked 6/5/2011

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Graphic Novels & Comics Reviews

American Library Association - Graphic Novel Reviews - Library Journal Reviews and recommendations for shelving graphic novels in libraries from Library Journal.

Artbomb: A Graphic Novel Explosion. Pull the Pin.

The New York Times - Graphic Books Best Seller Lists - ArtsBeat Blog

No Flying, No Tights: A graphic novel review Website

Reviews of graphic novels for teens

Grovel: Graphic Novel News and Reviews

Reviews of graphic novels for adults

Reviews of graphic novels for kids

Library Graphic Novels Sites

St. Louis Public Library - Graphic Novels

Graphic Novels Booklists and Collection Tools

BWI Title Tales

Comic Book Awards Almanac (updated 2006)

Diamond Bookshelf for Libraries and Schools

Great Graphic Novels for Teens

ICv2 website -- Top 100 Graphic Novels (updated Oct. 2005)

Maverick Graphic Novel Booklist from Texas Library Association

Recommended Graphic Novels for Public Libraries, selected and annotated by Steve Raiteri (updated 2003)

Resource Lists for Graphic Novels and Comics's Comic Book News - Industry News, Blogs, Updates

ACRL Comic books and graphic novels: Digital resources for an evolving form of art and literature Comics Scholarship Annotated Bibliographies (CSAB) cover book-length works about comic books and comic strips, from "fannish" histories to academic monographs.

Comicscape: Conquering the Marvel Universe with Robert Weiner [Interview discussing Rob's annotated guide to Marvel GNs] Get the pdf version here.

COMIX-ACADLIBS listserv, hosted by Columbia University The goal is to create a network of academic librarians selecting and maintaining comics and graphic novels collections, whether archivally or in general circulating collections. The list will serve as an alternative to GN-LIBS, which is primarily for school and public librarians, and COMIX-SCHOLARS, which is primarily for academics working in comics studies.

Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC), School of Education, U. of Wisconsin-Madison This page compiles graphic novel information and resources to help you learn more about this genre of publishing for youth.

Get Graphic! @ your library: Archive of the Teen Read Week promotion 2002 article)

Graphic Novels in the Classroom: A Subject Guide

Graphic Novels: Resources for Teachers & Librarians - U. at Buffalo Libraries

LJ Collection Development- Beyond Superheroes: Comics Get Serious (2002 article)

Sequart Research & Literary Organization

Time Magazine Comics - Archive Collection,21428,c_comics,00.shtml

University of Florida Comics Resources List

UNT Comic Studies Symposium 2011 Bibliography (scroll down to see bibliography)

Yale University Library, Comic Books, Comic Strips, and Graphic Novels Resources

Collection Development and Censorship Issues

ALA | Graphic Novels | Dealing with Challenges to Graphic Novels

BOOM: Graphic Novel Explosion @ Your Library

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF)

Dewey Decimal - Graphic Novels in DDC: Discussion Paper

Graphic Novel Collection Development | Kentucky Dept. for Libraries & Archives

Comic Books: Internet Resources | University of Buffalo Libraries

Graphic Novels Policy - Campbell County Public Library System - Gillette, WY

Brodart Books & Automation: Graphic Novels (scroll down for "Kat's recommended lists")

The Official Seduction of the Innocent Site

Comics & Literacy

St. Louis Public Library - Graphic Novels

Blogs and Discussion Lists

Comic Book Club | PopCultureShock

Comics Comics (Archived as of March 2011; see The Comics Journal)

ComicList: The New Comic Book Release List

Comics in Libraries

Comics Nexus

Comics Research & Such

Comics Scholars' Discussion List

Early Comics


Good Comics for Kids

Graphic Novel Wiki

Jewish Comics

Katie's Corner: Graphic Novel Reviews for Schools and Libraries

Looking To The Stars (archived as of 2011)

Madame Otaku! Blog - A teenage fan's blog of anime and manga

My Geeky Ways

The Ohio State University Libraries: Mange Blog

GNLIB-L -- Graphic Novels in Libraries (membership required)

Academic & Professional Journals with Graphic Novels Reviews and News

The Comics Journal | A magazine that covers the comics medium from an arts-first perspective.

Image [&] Narrative: Online Magazine of the Visual Narrative (ISSN 1780-678X)

ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies (ISSN: 1549-6732) | "ImageTexT is a peer-reviewed, open access journal dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of comics and related media. We are published by the English Department at the University of Florida with support from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Our content is available free of charge, and regular issues of ImageTexT will be published three times per year."

International Journal of Comic Art (IJOCA)

Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics

Library Journal

Publisher's Weekly

SANE Journal

School Library Journal

Studies in Comics (first issue is free!),id=168/view,page=0/

Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA): The Library Magazine Service Those Who Serve Young Adults

Magazines for Graphic Novels and Comics News

Comic Shop News, sold at most comic stores, info at

Diamond Comics Previews

Comic Shop (Store) Locator

Diamond's Comic Shop Locator

Masterlist of Comic Book and Trading Card Stores

History of Comics and Comic Art : Inventors : History of Comic Books

A History of Comics

Comic Art in Scholarly Writing Guide

Comics in Education

Comics Research Bibliography (last updated 2007)

Comics Scholarship Annotated Bibliographies

Frederic Wertham Article

History of Comics

A History of Sequential Art

Identity and Form in Alternative Comics | Emma Tinker

Women and Comics

Friends of Lulu

The Objectification of Women in Graphic Novels

Research Bibliography Women in Comics

Sequential Tart: A publication dedicated to providing exclusive interviews, in-depth articles and news, while working towards raising the awareness of women's influence in the comics industry and other realms.

WOMEN in COMICS | Mini Documentary video by ArtSync

Women in Comics (Oct. 2005 article)

The Problem of Women in Comics -- Where They Are (And Aren't)

International, Multicultural, Diversity Resources

Black Images in the Comics

Comic Industry Draws on Diversity (NY Times article 05/30/2006)

Comics Research Bibliography: Comics and African-Americans

Comics UK

Gay League

International Superheros

Interview with Dr. Naif al-Mutawa, the creator of “The 99," comic book reflecting Islam in a positive light. The 99 – Teshkeel Comics – And Arabic Graphic Literature Part 1:
AND Part 2:

Islamic Culture: The next generation of superheroes (January 2007 Saudi Aramco World article)

Multiculturalism and Comics (August 24, 2000)

Prism Comics

Shades of Grey - An Examination of Race Relations in Comic Books (Documentary Trailer)

Straight (and not) Out of the Comics (NY Times article 05/28/2006)



Comics and Technology and/or Film

Comic Book Resources News

Comic Book Resources Columns

Comic Books, Comic Book News, & Comic Book Characters --

Scott McCloud on the Future of Comics' "Vision" (video clip)

Ultimate Comic Book Movie Guide

Radio Shows/Recordings Related to Graphic Novels, Comics Anime, and Manga

Fan Boy Radio


Graphic Novels and Comics Features on NPR and other Radio Shows

Book Bag: Grown-Up Graphic Novels

Birth of the Comic Book

Art Spiegelman: 'In the Shadow of No Towers'

Intersections: Of 'Maus' and Spiegelman

Cartoonist Daniel Clowes

Comic Book Writer Steven Seagle

Marjane Satrapi

Linda Barry

Charles Solomon

James Boyle

Comic Book Fair

Spider-Man, Swinging Through India

Japan's Comic Book Export

Manga, Anime and Japanese Culture in America

Japanese Anime Finds Growing U.S. Audience

Popular Japanese Anime Series

Comic Book Science in the Classroom

Holy Evolution, Darwin! Comics Take On Science

Getting Graphic at the Haarlem Comics Festival

Digital Strips: Web Comics Pod Cast

InEgypt, Comics Laud Arabic Heroes

French Flip for Comic Books at Festival

Alpha Shade


Extra Life

Geek Foo Action Grip

The Collected Comics Library

Comic Geekos - Hispanic

News Sources


Comics Alliance





The Comics Reporter

Lonely Panel


Scott McCloud's Blog


Voices In My Hand (Morbid Single Panel Comics)

The Webcomic List


Anime and Manga Resources

Bleach Exile | Your #1 Bleach Anime and Manga Source!

Comic Books: Internet Resources - Manga Guide - U. at Buffalo Libraries

The Giants of Anime Are Coming

Gilles Poitras' site, mainly related to Anime and Manga

the Librarian's Guide to Anime and Manga

Manga for Kids | Inviting a brand new audience to experience the joy of comics and reading through the engaging and energetic manga style.

Manga Fox | Read Free Manga Online!

Comics and Graphic Novels Associations and Conferences

Comica: London International Comics Festival

Comic Con -- Largest comic conference in the world

Comics and Medicine: Medical Narrative in Graphic Novels Festival of Cartoon Art

The Field Study at Comic-Con

The International Comic Arts Forum

National Association of Comics Art Educators (NACAE)

UF | Comics Studies | Annual Comics Conference at UF

Comics and Graphic Novels Awards

Comic Books Awards Almanac (updated 2006/2007)

The Eisner Awards

The Harvey Awards

Graphic Novels and Comics Distributors and Stores

BLB Comics (now as an ebay storefront:

Bodart Graphic Novels: Dedicated to meeting the needs of school and public libraries with innovative products and services.

ComicList Presents Comic Book Publishers And Distributors On The Internet: Exclusive, Non-Exclusive, Independent, Small Press, Big Press, Online, Whatever

Diamond Comics Distributors: After more than 20 years of service, Diamond has emerged as the world's largest distributor of English-language comics and related merchandise, with a network of strategically-located Distribution Centers throughout the world.

Haven Distributors

Everything Comics

Last Gasp: one of the largest and oldest publishers and purveyors of underground comic books in the world, as well as being a distributor of all sorts of weird 'n' wonderful subversive literature, graphic novels, tattoo and art books.

Mile High Comics - Your New and Collectible Comic Book Store

Powell's: Powell's Books has grown into one of the world's great bookstores, with seven locations in the Portland metropolitan area, and one of the book world's most successful dot-coms (, serving customers worldwide.

Viz Media: leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America and a global licensor of Japanese animation.

Graphic Novels and Comics Publishers

Alternative Comics

Andrews McMeel Universal

Archie Comics

Dark Horse Comics

DC Comics

Doubleday Graphic Novels

Drawn and Quarterly Publishers


Image Comics



Nantier Beall Minoustchine Publishing (NBM) - "America's First Graphic Novel Publisher"

Pantheon Books

Random House


Slave Labor Graphics

Top Shelf Productions


Vertical Inc.

Viz Media

W. W. Norton

Libraries and Museums

Caroline and Erwin Swan Collection of Caricature and Cartoon

Digital Comic Museum

Jack Kirby Museum & Research Center

Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art

Michigan State University Libraries | Comic Art Collection

Wonder Woman Museum