Agatha Christie Graphic Novels Series (24 books)

Hughot. (2007). The Man in the Brown Suit. (Agatha Christie Graphic Novels #10). NY: HarperTorch.

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What?! No one told you there were Agatha Christie graphic novels? Well it’s true, and they are delightful, especially for the Christie connoisseur. Let’s take a look at The Man in the 2489221-1.jpgBrown Suit. When a man is killed by a tube train, a young woman initiates an investigation to solve the mystery. This adaptation holds more charm than it can handle but reader beware, if you haven’t familiarized yourself with Christie’s writing, you’ll be missing out on the fullness of the characters and the rich, detailed story, both of which can not possibly be done justice in a comic strip of this length. However, if you are a Poirot or Marple or Tommy and Tuppence fan, go ahead and partake with abandon. Luxuriate in the art deco-esque illustrations and ignore the thinner plot.

Ms. Marvel, Volume 1: No Normal

Willow Wilson, G. (2014). Ms. Marvel, Volume 1: No Normal. NY: Marvel Comics.

Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story (2015)
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If you’ve already seen and fallen for Wonder Woman in the theatres, what’s next?! Graphic novel, Ms. Marvel, Volume 1: No Normal, presents Pakistani Muslim girl, Kamala Khan, living in Jersey City, New Jersey. Kamala quickly becomes a very relatable character with her typical teenage angst, strict parents, and religion that sets he apart from her friends. Even though she has always idolized Captain Marvel, she still struggles to learn how to control her own shape shifting powers. Life has become even more confusing now.

Great design and an empowering, fun adventure.

 

Anya’s Ghost

Brosgol, V. (2011). Anya’s Ghost. New York: First Second.

9615347Anya’s Ghost is an alluring story about what would happen if your best friend were a ghost. What could this ghost, who can shrink down to a small size, do to help you with your social life or your grades? And most importantly, what would she want in return? Anya is worried about fitting in, embarrassed about being a Russian immigrant, and is generally a girl going through the typical struggles of being a high schooler, when one morning she falls down a hole and lands next to a skeleton. Oh not to worry; the ghost girl belonging to the skeleton is of the friendly sort; however the last thing insecure Anya wants is a ghost following her to school!

Vera Brosgol, the creator of this graphic novel, was a Continue reading