What are the best graphic novels to kill boredom?

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    #1Afterlife with Archie: Escape from Riverdale

    Afterlife with Archie: Escape from Riverdale

    Afterlife with Archie: Escape from Riverdale is a horror fiction graphic novel by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. It tells the story of the Archie gang as they try to escape from an unfortunate event that threatens the safety of Riverdale.

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    Deborah Brewer
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Afterlife with Archie: Escape from Riverdale is a book that is a little too graphic for my taste. Some may like these gang depictions but I'll pass."
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    #230 Days Of Night

    30 Days Of Night
    30 Days of Night by Steve Niles is a horror fiction graphic novel published in 2017. This comic follows the secluded land of Barrow and the haunting mystery that lurks in their frozen, dark town.
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    Patrick Stewart
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "30 Days Of Night is a graphic novel about the sun not rising for 30 days in Barrow, Alaska. It is a good book if you are bored but probably would not be first choice if you had to choose a favorite. I thought it was good but not excellent."
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    #3A Contract With God

    A Contract With God

    A contract with God is another masterwork by Will Eisner. This comic defined the graphic novel term and set the standards for a new way of storytelling with the story of a little street in the Bronx Called Dropsy Avenue. The story of common people in a common neighborhood with all the joy, tragedy, drama and fun of life.

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    Jeremy Fox
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "This compilation book is nice with some good stories that fall into each other. I was reminded of some earlier mysteries I liked. This one has a hint of religious intervention and I think it could interest those that think outside the box. I would buy more of these books simply for the quality. "
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    #4A Drifting Life

    A Drifting Life

    A Drifting Life is a gekiga manga written and illustrated by the legendary Japanese mangaka Yoshihiro Tatsumi. This slice of life and drama graphic novel was originally published in 2008. It has a 2011 film adaptation entitled Tatsumi.

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    Daniel Lopez
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "This book is quite interesting I am not familiar with this Japanese novelist but I hear he is legendary. I am definitely interested in this book. I would buy the paper at 19.03"
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    #5A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel

    A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel

    A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel is a breathtaking compilation of illustrations of an equally breathtaking fiction novel, Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time. This graphic novel was published by Margaret Ferguson Books on October 2nd, 2012. 

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    Christine Hansen
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel is the best cure for boredom. The story is fantastic and very imaginative. It is empowering to young women and girls, and it is especially relevant right now with the movie adaptation having just come out. "
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    #6Abandon the Old in Tokyo

    Abandon the Old in Tokyo
    Abandon the Old in Tokyo is a gekiga manga written and illustrated by Japanese cartoonist, Yoshihiro Tatsumi. This graphic novel is the second in Yoshihiro's three-volume series of his compiled works. It was originally published in 2006.
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    Brian Salazar
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I love manga and wanted a lesser known one. This is great. Awesome story and illustrations."
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    #7Embroideries

    Embroideries

    Embroideries is another witty and entertaining novel from the author of the bestselling Persopolis. This self-published graphic novel looks into the sex lives of Iranian women. 

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    Walter West
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "The untold world of iranian women is depicted nicely in this book."
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    #8A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel (Volume One)

    A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel (Volume One)

    This is the graphic novel adaptation of the popular books and TV show 'Game of Thrones'. Like this, you will be able to see the amazing illustrations of Tommy Patterson, who gives a face to Ned Stark, Daenerys Targaryen, Jamie Lannister and every character from Westeros.

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    Alice Lane
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This is a graphic novel adaption of the biggest tv show of our time. This is an interesting story which will definitely kill boredom, especially when presented in this graphic novel format. "
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    #9American Splendor

    American Splendor
    American Splendor by Harvey Pekar was a revolution in the American comic book industry in the 70's. It was the first comic that drew attention to the graphic novels telling the own autobiographical story of Pekar in his hometown of Cleveland. Harvey Pekar counted with the best artists of the underground comic books scene including Robert Crumb, Kevin Brown, Greg Budgett, Sean Carroll, Sue Cavey, Gary Dumm, Val Mayerik, and Gerry Shamray.
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    Alan Garcia
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This is a must have for any serious comics fan. This is hilarious. It grabs you and never lets go. So sad that Harvey is no longer with us!"
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    #10Anya's Ghost

    Anya's Ghost

    Anya's Ghost is a young adult graphic novel created by Vera Brosgol. This sequential art fantasy paranormal book is first published in 2011 by First Second. 

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    Kimberly Williams
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "The artwork in this graphic novel is really interesting, and so is the premise. A neglected and unhappy girl falls into a hole and meets a ghost who becomes a new best friend of sorts. While there's definitely a coming of age element, there is also humor, and horror- enough to keep the reader traveling on the edge of their seat. "
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    #11Batman: The Killing Joke

    Batman: The Killing Joke

    Alan Moore and Brian Bolland brought us in 1988 a revisitation of the Joker's origin in one of the most remembered graphic novels of the character. In the Killing Joke, Moore shows us Joker like a psychopath with no remorse and salvation. 

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    Mary Fowler
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Wow i read this book twenty times and my opinion of the book has changed each time. This was one of my all time favorite books. Terrific story line and artwork. this collection is astounding and makes this book a bullet-fast read. Superb origin story of Alan Moore and Brian Bolland Batman: The Killing Joke. A must read for any Batman fan. The Killing Joke is the greatest Joker/Batman story in history, and having Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy reprise their roles as these characters in a legendary story should be perfect, but it’s far from perfect. I would recommend this book to just anyone, , you may love it. I am definitely glad I read it. "
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    #12Black Summer

    Black Summer

    Black Summer is a graphic novel written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Juan Jose Ryp. This comic book is a limited series that was published between May 2007 to July 2008. There were eight issues released.

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    Zachary Sullivan
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Black Summer is a somewhat entertaining graphic novels but it's not enlightening enough. Yes, there's plenty of thrill to it but not enough base storyline there leaves you with questions. More background would've been appreciated."
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    #13Count Down to Fall

    Count Down to Fall

    Count Down to Fall is a children's non-fiction literary book written by Fran Hawk and it was illustrated by Sherry Neidigh. This graphic novel that tells the colorful season of autumn was originally published in 2009.

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    Lorenzo Martínez
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Great novel for children and adults alike, captivating and a great time killer. The art is beautifully drawn and pleasant to the eyes."
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    #14Daredevil: Born Again

    Daredevil: Born Again
    Daredevil: Born Again is a graphic novel comics written by Frank Miller released in 2014. It was centered on the story where Matt Murdock's former partner Karen Page sells out his secret identity as Daredevil to the Kingpin.
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    Dorothy Clark
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I have been really bored lately and figured that a graphic novel would be a great way to combat this. I ended up reading Daredevil: Born Again based on the suggestion of a friend. I really enjoyed this novel as it was really action packed and kept me really entertained."
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    #15Dragons Of Winter Night (Dragonlance Chronicles)

    Dragons Of Winter Night (Dragonlance Chronicles)

    Dragonlance Chronicles: Dragons Of Winter Night is a graphic novel written by Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman, and Andrew Dabb. This comic book was illustrated by Steve Kurth and it was published in 2015.

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    Terry Curtis
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This would be a great graphic novel to read if you are bored. It's about dragons and seems like it'd be a great read for those interested in mythical creatures like dragons."
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    #16Assassin's Creed: Reflections (Vol.1)

    Assassin's Creed: Reflections (Vol.1)
    Assassin's Creed: Reflections is the first volume of the thrilling adventure comic series for young adults written by Ian Edgington and illustrated by Valeria Favoccia and Sunsetagain. The comic series is part of AC's 10th-year celebration.
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    Amit Tata
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "My son loves to play video games, so I thought I would get him to read some comics/graphic novels to get him away from it. I picked up Assassin's Creed: Reflections, since it's based on a game, and he really seemed to like it! Now he's away from his games at least a little bit each day :)"
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    #17Adulthood is a Myth

    Adulthood is a Myth
    Adulthood is a Myth is a graphic novel by Sarah Andersen, an American cartoonist. First published in 2016, it is a collection of comic strips from the famous webcomic, Sarah's Scribbles.
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    #18This One Summer

    This One Summer

    'This One Summer' is a graphic novel by Mariko Tamaki illustrated by Jillian Tamaki. Rose and Windy are two friends that meet every summer in Awago Beach, their refuge. But this year, the two girls will find themselves caught by new problems, secrets, sorrow and growing up.

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    Tiffany Richardson
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I really enjoyed this graphic novel. Not sure if it would kill boredom. It's pretty serious and for me I want something fun to kill boredom with."
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    #19Black Blizzard

    Black Blizzard

    Black Blizzard is a graphic novel/manga written by Yoshihiro Tatsumi. Totaling 144 pages, it was first published in 1956 under ISBN-10: 1770460128 and reprinted by Drawn & Quarterly in 2010.

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    Sandra Stevens
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This graphic novel is medium length, but the japanese style can be a little impenetrable for those who are not already fans of the genre. If you like japanese manga though, this would be a good graphic novel to while away a few hours."
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    #20Rollergirl of Mars (Trish Trash Volume 1)

    Rollergirl of Mars (Trish Trash Volume 1)

    Rollergirl of Mars (Trish Trash Volume 1) is a sequential art and graphic novel by Jessica Abel. Published in 2016 by Super Genius, Rollergirl of Mars is the first book in the Trish Trash book series.

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    Agustín de la Rosa
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "The rollergirl of mars effects are quite exquisite. The objective certainly draws readers in. Makes me want to read more sequential art and graphic novels. "
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    #21The New Teen Titans: Who is Donna Troy?

    The New Teen Titans: Who is Donna Troy?

    The New Teen Titans: Who is Donna Troy? is a comic book written by Marv Wolfman and George Perez and it was illustrated by artists Phil Jimenez and Dick Giordano. This graphic novel was first published in July 2005 by DC Comics.

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    Edward Powell
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This appears to be a collection of Teen Titans comics. This should be a great comic series to kill time and just have fun with. This will also be appealing to a wide range of audiences, geared toward younger readers, but definitive still fun for older ones as well."
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    #22CBGB

    CBGB

    CBGB is a comic book series written by Assorted and illustrated by graphic artists Jaime Hernandez and Chuck BB. This graphic novel was originally published in November 2010 by BOOM! Studios.

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    Ryan Hamilton
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Recently read one of the comic books from this series and I really enjoyed it. Jamie Hernandez and Chuck BB did a great job on CBGB. Can't wait to read another one!"
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    #23JUDGE, Vol. 1

    JUDGE, Vol. 1
    Judge Volume 1 is a manga writen by Yoshiki Tonogai. Originally published in 2010, it focuses on the character of Hiro and a new game called Judge. Judge Volume 1 is the first book in the Judge Series.
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    Thomas Davidson
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "A physiological trip into human nature, dark and real. Judge keeps you guessing all the way till the end."
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    #24Bokura Ga Ita Volume 1

    Bokura Ga Ita Volume 1

    Bokura Ga Ita Volume 1 is a romance manga written by Yuuki Obata. Originally published in 2002, it focuses on the character of Nanami Takahashi. It is the first book in the Bokura Ga Ita (We Were There) series.

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    Ruth Alvarado
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "Bokura Ga Ita is the first novel in the We Were There series. It's illustrations are whimsical, heartwarming, and endearing, as you travel along with the characters. You'll quickly want to race through all thirteen books to follow the beautiful love story."
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    #25On The Road With The Ramones

    On The Road With The Ramones
    On The Road with the Ramones is a biographical graphic novel written and illustrated by Frank Meyer and Monte A. Melnick. This picture book was originally published in 2003 by the Bobcat Books.
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    Phillip Silva
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "If you love the Ramones and you love reading about all the backstage antics of rockbands, this is a definite pick up. But, in terms of graphic novels in general are concerned, the art is a bit lacking."
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    #26Abe Lincoln at Last! (Magic Tree House)

    Abe Lincoln at Last! (Magic Tree House)

    Abe Lincoln at Last! is a speculative fiction novel originally written by Mary Pope Osborne and illustrated by artist Salvatore Murdocca. It was first published in 2011. This is the 47th book in Osborne's Magic Tree House series.

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    Janice Franklin
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This is such a funky little story told ostensibly about history but more generally is just a fun romp. Osborne is a fantastic writer and the characterizations are always a joy."

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Best What are the best graphic novels to kill boredom
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Afterlife with Archie: Escape from RiverdaleBooks 20 Paid
230 Days Of NightBooks 18 Paid
3A Contract With GodBooks 16 Paid
4A Drifting LifeBooks 15 Paid
5A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic NovelBooks 13 Paid
6Abandon the Old in TokyoBooks 13 Paid
7EmbroideriesBooks 10 Paid
8A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel (Volume One)Books 10 Paid
9American SplendorBooks 9 Paid
10Anya's GhostBooks 7 Paid
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