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Rapid Readers' Advisory: Superhero (Graphic Novels)

This LibGuide helps librarians and library patrons quickly connect with popular and relevant books and eBooks by genre, theme, medium, or language.

Library of Congress (LC) Subject Headings

If you'd like to browse our circulating stacks on-site, the following Call Number ranges may help you find a good read:

PAP Paperbacks (these are usually in an area separate from the Circulating Stacks)

PN Drama, poetry, movies etc.

PQ Romance Literature

PR English Literature

PS American Literature

PZ Fiction in English

Black Panther by Ta-Nehisi Coates

When a superhuman terrorist group named The People sparks a violent uprising in Wakanda, the kingdom famed for its incredible technology and proud traditions will be thrown into turmoil like never before! Black Panther knows that if Wakanda is to survive, it must adapt--but will he be able to make it through the transition alive? Heavy is the head that wears the cowl!  #GraphicNovel #Teen

Volumes 1-3 are available. Black Panther on DVD is available.

My Hero Academia series

"What would the world be like if 80 percent of the population manifested superpowers called 'Quirks'? Heroes and villains would be battling it out everywhere! Being a hero would mean learning to use your power, but where would you go to study? The Hero Academy of course! But what would you do if you were one of the 20 percent who were born Quirkless? Middle school student Izuku Midoriya wants to be a hero more than anything, but he hasn't got an ounce of power in him. With no chance of ever getting into the prestigious U.A. High School for budding heroes, his life is looking more and more like a dead end. Then an encounter with All Might, the greatest hero of them all, gives him a chance to change his destiny ..." #Japanese #Teen

Volumes 1-28 are available.

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur / Brandon Montclare & Amy Reeder, writers ; Natacha Bustos, artist

Lunella Lafayette is a 13-year-old genius living with her parents and grandparents in the Lower East Side of New York City. One day, she activates a portal and a red Tyrannosaurus steps out of it. With the support of her friend Casey, she becomes a superhero named Moon Girl and names the dinosaur "Devil Dinosaur". #BlackGirls #Genius #PreTeens

Volumes 1-8 are available.

Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto, adapted to English by Jo Duffy and Mari Morimoto

Originally published in Japan by Shūeisha in Shūkan Shōnen Janpu [=Weekly Shōnen Jump], 1999. Uzumaki Naruto, an orphaned boy containing the spirit of a nine-tailed fox, wants to become the world's greatest ninja. This ninja-in-training with a knack for mischief just might be able to graduate the ninja academy and do just that, if he is able to keep from being taken over by the fox spirit within. (The graphic novels read from right to left.)  #Teen #GraphicNovel #Series

Volumes 1-72 are available.

Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia

"When a tragic accident takes the life of the only family she's ever known, 16-year-old Raven is sent to New Orleans to start over. She soon discovers that she can hear the thoughts of others around her...and another, more disturbing, voice in her head." #Orphans #PsychicAbility

Wonder Woman / Greg Rucka, writer

"Heroic. Iconic. Unstoppable. Armed with her Lasso of Truth and imbued with the power of the gods themselves, Princess Diana of Themyscira--known to the world as Wonder Woman--is one of the greatest superheroes in history. But who is she...really? Not even Wonder Woman herself knows for sure. Diana's links to both the Amazons and the Gods of Olympus have been severed. Her memories are a tangle of contradictions that even her lie-detecting lasso cannot untangle. To solve the riddle of her origin, she must embark on her greatest quest of all: finding a way back to her vanished home. To get there, she must team up with her greatest enemy, the feral beast-woman, Cheetah. Will this unlikely alliance shine the light of truth on Diana's darkest secrets, or bury them--and her--forever?" #Woman

Volumes 1-2 are available.

Black AF : America's sweetheart by Kwanza Osajyefo

Can a black woman be America's first superhero? Eli Franklin is a 15-year-old girl living in rural Montana-- and she just happens to be the most powerful person on the planet. In the aftermath of the world learning that only black people have superpowers, Eli makes her debut as the superhero Good Girl, on a mission to help people and quell the fear of empowered blacks. When a super-terrorist threatens to take away everything Eli has worked toward, will donning a patriotic costume be enough for her to find acceptance? #Teen #YA #AfricanAmerican #Black #Women #Girls #GoodvsEvil


Bleach Fifteen-year-old high school student Ichigo Kurosaki has martial arts skills and the ability to see ghosts, and his life is about to change when he meets Rukia Kuchiki, a soul reaper and protector of innocents. #GoodVsEvil #Ghosts #Spirits

Volumes 1-56 are available.

New Super-Man / Gene Luen Yang, writer ; Viktor Bogdanovic, penciller ; Richard Friend, inker ; Hi-Fi, colorist ; Dave Sharpe, letterer ; Viktor Bogdanovic and Kelsey Shannon, collection cover artists

DC Universe Rebirth series. "Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, by special arrangement with the Jerry Siegel family."

"Teenager Kong Kenan lives in Shanghai with his auto mechanic father and a huge chip on his shoulder. But when Kenan stands up to a super-villain and becomes a national hero, he gets the chance to be much more than a hero. Kenan is about to become one of a new breed of Chinese superheroes, imbued with the powers of their Western namesakes. Suddenly, Kong Kenan has all the powers of a Kryptonian. He's the new Super-man -- and he is not ready for the responsibility. Along with his fellow new heroes in the Justice League of China, Bat-Man and Wonder-Woman, Kenan takes orders from the mysterious Ministry of Self-Reliance, which gave him his powers. And there's more to the Ministry -- and the mysterious Flying Dragon General and his group of 'super villains' -- than meets the eye. Can brash, impulsive and cocky Kong Kenan prove himself worthy of being the New Super-Man after all?"

Volumes 1-3 are available.

Miracleman by Mick Anglo

Marvelman, also known as Miracleman for trademark reasons in his American reprints and story continuation, is a fictional comic book superhero created in 1954 by writer-artist Mick Anglo for publisher L. Miller & Son. Originally a United Kingdom home-grown substitute for the American character Captain Marvel, the series ran until 1963. He was revived in 1982 in a dark, post-modern deconstructionist series by writer Alan Moore 'the Original Writer', with later contributions by Neil Gaiman. #Journalist #YA #YoungAdult

Books 1, 2, and 3 are available.

Batman / Scott Snyder, writer ; Greg Capullo, penciller ; Jonathan Glapion, inker

Following his groundbreaking, critically acclaimed run on Detective Comics, Snyder begins a new era of The Dark Knight alongside artist Capullo when a series of brutal murders rocks Gotham City and Batman (created by Bob Kane) to the core.

Volumes 1-2 are available.

Hellboy Omnibus boxed set

Hellboy Omnibus (boxed set). Omnibus volume 1: Seed of destruction; Omnibus volume 2: Strange places; Omnibus volume 3: The wild hunt; Omnibus volume 4: Hellboy in hell.

Volumes 1-4 are available.

All-new Captain America / writer, Rick Remender ; penciler, Stuart Immonen ; inker, Wade Von Grawbadger

"Captain America created by Joe Simon & Jack Kirby." "Contains material originally published in magazine form as All-new Captain America #1-6." from Marvel now! Volume 1 - Hydra Ascendant

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