Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Twelve graphic novels for beginners

At the BN Teen Blog Ross Johnson tagged twelve titles for readers new to graphic novels, including:
March, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

Congressman and revered icon John Lewis is among the last people you’d expect to write a graphic novel, especially one as confident and successful as this three-part memoir of the civil rights movement. Inspired by a 1958 comic book that inspired him, “Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story,” March tells of the movement from Lewis’ perspective, centered around the events of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery march. By talking personally rather than broadly about his life and those years, Lewis and co-author Andrew Aydin go well beyond the standard history lesson. The story is inspiring, the black-and-white art (by Nate Powell) is gorgeous. March establishes one of our unlikeliest graphic novel writers among the very best.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue