1. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
This graphic memoir is a bestseller by Alison Bechdel (ever heard of the Bechdel test?)that explores sexuality and family relationships with heartbreaking clarity. There’s a reason this tome is taught in universities, and it’s a worthwhile read for any fan of the medium.
2. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
If you enjoyed the old TV series or the Netflix re-imagining, you’ll likely enjoy the cheap graphic novel origin story of the teenage witch. This series could also be a fantastic way to introduce others to comics and graphic novels.
3. The Handmaid’s Tale
Now a timely and well-received show on Hulu, this prolific work by Margaret Atwood can be consumed in graphic form. This tale is full of symbolism and striking imagery that makes it perfect for more visual adaptations. Explore Gilead beyond the show with the mesmerizing art of Renee Nault.
4. Locke & Key Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft
Horror fans will love this chilling story from Joe Hill (Stephen King’s son!) about a house filled with transformative doors and a creature determined to open one in particular. Follow along as different keys are discovered before the TV adaptation premieres.
5. The Infinity Gauntlet
Marvel fans will be pleased to know they can own this story for cheap, especially with the popularity of the beloved movies. In fact, many marvel comics and graphic novels can be found for reasonable prices.
Graphic novel fans may flip through pages faster than they can buy new ones, but they don’t need to spend entire paychecks for good stories. From the classics to more obscure titles, graphic novels can be found at a variety of price points, and as you can see from the selections above, you can find a quality story for cheap.
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