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Ten random things: November 10

Ten graphic novels (defined for the purposes of this list as any hardcover or trade paperback book containing a story or several individual stories told sequentially through juxtaposed images) I own:

  1. Scott McCloud, Zot!: The Complete Black and White Collection: 1987-1991
  2. Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang, Doctor Thirteen: Architecture and Morality
  3. Dan Jurgens et al, Superman: Eradication!: The Return of the Eradicator
  4. Neil Gaiman, Chris Bachalo, Mark Buckingham, and Dave McKean Death: The High Cost of Living
  5. Stuart Immonen, Superman: Fin de Siècle
  6. Scott McCloud, Zot! Book One
  7. Various, et al, Bizarro Comics
  8. Herge, Les Aventures de Tintin: L'Affaire Tournesol
  9. Kyle Baker, Why I Hate Saturn
  10. Various, Legion of Super-Heroes: 1,050 Years of the Future

Man, the title of this list is half as long as the list itself. But it needed ("needed") a long title because while superficially similar, these books fall into several distinct categories. There are long-form comics originally published in book form, like number 9, and collected editions of long stories originally published serially in another format, like nos. 2-6 and 8. There's are two anthologies of unrelated shorter stories by various creators, one original (no. 7) and one collecting stories originally published elsewhere (no. 10). And there's the first one, which is a collection of loosely connected stories by a single creator originally published serially in another format. But in the bookstore they'd all be found in the graphic novel section, so there you go.

Tags: lists of ten things, reading: comic books

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