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So parents will know what is suitable for their children Chapters are divided by genre complete with individual plot synopses and star scaled reviews for each book providing the reader with a concise and balanced understanding of today's best graphic novels. Gene Kannenberg Jr has a PhD in comics from the University of Connecticut and has written extensively about the history of the comic book medium so it seems only apt that he should put together a list of the most essential graphic novels It’s a big list and includes a wide sampling of material from adventure non fiction crime and mystery fantasy general fiction horror science fiction superheroes and war comics Each entry includes a plot synopsis a brief review by Kannenberg and age appropriate ratings all ages 12 15 18 If you’ve ever asked yourself “What graphic novel should I read next” then I recommend picking this book up You can read it cover to cover or just browse through the section of your preferred genre in order to find your next graphic novel Kannenberg focused his list on books that are still in print—or at least they were when the book was published in 2008—and the majority can still be found at or eBay I read this book over the course of about five months like a coffee book a few pages at a time while eating breakfast and drinking my coffee each morning When it was over with I had a long list of books added to my wishlist that will take me at least five years to get through Worth reading if you are a fan of comics and want to broaden your horizons a bit

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500 Essential Graphic Novels The Ultimate Guide500 Essential Graphic Novels is an all in one guide to this exciting form of visual literatureIncluding than 350 authors and 400 artists this lush volume contains an essential mix of some of the finest visually stunning stories of our time From politically. This book fails to deliver the fundamental reauirements of a guide especially an 'ultimate' guide that you can trust it and can learn from it I have consistently disagreed with its assessments for example its glowing praise for the dire 'Can't Get No' slated by Goodreads reviewers or its lame criticisms of Jimmy Corrigan needs a interesting subject which Iand most others regard as one of the masterpieces of modern comics Kannenberg has a very poor visual sense consistently rating storyline over art and overvaluing comics that are very poorly drawn Nor is he able to assess any work within the history of the medium Clearly he should never have been invited to write this book For anyone wanting an excellent guide I recommend the vastly better and truly educational Graphic Novels Stories to Change Your Life by Paul Gravett

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CHARACTERS Í 500 Essential Graphic Novels: The Ultimate Guide ´ 500 Essential Graphic Novels is an all in one guide to this exciting form of visual literatureIncluding than 350 authors and 400 artists this lush volume contains an essential mix of some of the finest visually stunning stories of our time From politically Charged non fiction sagas to imaginative fantasy tales this ultimate guide has something to satisfy everyone's tasteThe first of its kind this book focuses on each graphic novel separately honing in on art techniue style and prose plus an age rating system. If like me you're relatively new to the world of graphic novels you'll find this a solid comprehensive introduction to the subjectThere are some omissions that some might find surprising no 'David Boring' for example rated as the best graphic novel by some but you can't please everyoneThis book has introduced me to a number of excellent comic series that might have otherwise passed me buy I have a lot to thank it for