25 August 2015

Top 10 Tuesday: Graphic Novels/Comics Syllabus

Hello fellow bloggers and readers! It's Tuesday so you know what that means! Another top 10 Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's theme is extremely interesting as we decide the top 10 books that would be on our syllabus if we taught X 101. I decided that I would teach a class solely focused on graphic novels and comic books!

1. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi: No syllabus would be complete without this graphic novel that chronicles the journey of a young girl growing up during the time of the Iranian Revolution. Filled with history, humor, and sadness, I had to make sure this made the list.

2. American Born Chinese by Gene Yang: I absolutely loved this graphic novel when I read it for the first time. It definitely adds a certain flare to the list as it teachers readers to appreciate their heritage and background in spite of trying to fit in with others.

3. Bayou by Jeremy Love: This graphic novel explores racial oppression in such a simple, but rewarding manner that is wonderful for any graphic novel/comic class. However, I think the writer never finished the series--how unfortunate.
4. Chew by John Layman: This definitely made the list for its humor and creativity. The main character is a cibopath meaning he can give you information about anything he can eat.

5. Saga by Brian K. Vaughn: Who doesn't love a great sci-fi comic with an inter-galactic battle and an amazingly cute love child?

6. Fables (On-Going Series) by Bill Willingham: A modern twist on fairy tales--need I say more?

7. Locke & Key by Joe Hill: Every comic book class needs a little horror and Locke and Key brings plenty of it.

8. Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction: I mean look at the first word--haha I'm just kidding, but it must be interesting to commit a crime by simply having sex.

9. Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughn: Ever wonder what would happen if men disappeared and women ruled the earth?

10. The Wicked + The Divine by Kieron Gillen: One word--mythology.

If you could create a class what would it be? What books would you choose to go on your syllabus? Comment below!


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