Reddit reviews: The best teen comic & graphic novels

We found 55 Reddit comments discussing the best teen comic & graphic novels. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 20 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Teen & Young Adult Comics & Graphic Novels:

u/itsyabirdboi · 2 pointsr/NonBinary

My best advice is make them feel welcome in the community. I’m not really sure how youth groups work but I know many of my friends who are both lgbt and Christian, it can be hard because of people who tell them they cannot be both. Let them know that they are loved and welcome.
As for there being a boys and girls side, I do agree that if at all possible you could remove the gendered sides. If there’s adult supervision in the lock-ins while they’re going to sleep it should be fine. If it’s not possible to remove the sides you can ask them where they’d prefer to sleep, and explain to them that there isn’t much you can do about removing the split sides.
A final thing I’d like to suggest is maybe reading the book “a quick and easy guide to they/them pronouns” it’s a short comic book that helps to explain non gendered pronouns to people who don’t know much about the topic but are willing to learn. It’s only about $8 (link to book)

I’d also like to say I’m glad you’re putting in the effort to make them feel welcome and safe. I’m sure they appreciate it

u/ThomasEvenor · 1 pointr/worldbuilding

A similar idea has been used by Pierre Bottero, a French novelist who unfortunately passed away in 2009. I grew up reading his books and he is one of the reasons I write fantasy.

Most of his novels take place in a secondary world called Gwendalavir, or are related to it in some ways.

In Gwendalavir there are people who master The Art of Drawing (L'Art du Dessin in French). They are called Drawers (Dessinateurs). Drawers have the ability to "manifest things by creating mental images of them". Their creations are called Drawings (Dessins). They are usually not eternal and tend to quickly disappear.

In order to Draw, they mentally travel through The Imagination (think colourful and magical spiritual dimension) by using Spires (think whorls), which are "lanes/roads" inside the Imagination. The farther a Drawer goes into the Imagination, the clearer the object they want to create becomes. The more complex the Drawing, the farther one needs to go inside the Imagination to actually bring it into reality. And the farther you go into the Imagination, the more physically taxing it gets.

A Drawer's power and his ease to Draw is determined by three characteristics: Will, Creativity and Power. These three must be as equal as possible in terms of proportion, and overall strong for a Drawer to be powerful.

The novels were originally written in French and there is no English translation I know of to date. But, a graphic novel adaptation of the first tome of the first trilogy was published in September:


Most of what you should know about The Art of Drawing and the Imagination is explained in the first book, so you may want to take a look. I personnally really like the idea, Bottero used it wisely and made it very coherent and consistent. There are many creative things to do with such a concept when you put rules to it. Hope it will give you some insight. :)

Cheers mate, and good luck!

u/muninn_gone · 1 pointr/agender

Sounds like you're the one in the closet, OP, and that sucks. It must be hard for you to hide who you are. Saying you don't want to look like a homo while you're actively dating someone from the LGBTQ+ community is pretty stupid, yeah. You're dating a trans person. On the positive side, you have a chance to be a hero here. You have a chance to be the ally your partner and everyone like them needs. Stay safe and don't out them, but don't talk about your love like it's shameful when it isn't. That doesn't make you cooler. Misgendering for your own comfort does make you kind of a dick.


Words you can use to describe them:
"My partner" instead of gf or bf
"They/them/theirs" pronouns if that's what your partner likes best. If they prefer he/him/his and they're public about it, don't stop using those pronouns just to make yourself feel better.

Books for how to explain they/them pronouns to other people:
A Quick and Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns

Most importantly, DO TALK TO THEM. They deserve to know, and you don't want them finding out later that you misgendered them.

u/analia_vu · 3 pointsr/booksuggestions

As people said before, it's much easier and accurate if we know what kind of movies, TV shows and video games he likes.

You could try with graphic novels. There's all sort of those, for all ages.

Remember: even Bart Simpson was fond of graphic novels.

Edit: Here are some examples:

Soccer Longshot: Sports

Attack on Titan: Epic hero in a fantasy dystopian world where there's a man-eating monster

Batman: Who doesn't love Batman?

Locke and Key: Thriller dark-fantasy where you have a house that does impossible things

Black Butler: Detectives story set in London, where the protagonist is a 12 year old boy! (Manga)

Watchmen: Super heroes doing super hero stuff.

Through the Woods: Horror stories!!

They're quite cheap, compared to paper books, and he can read them on his tablet, which can be more exciting for him.

u/Banana_Bubble · 8 pointsr/Parenting

I read mine Human Body Theater (Amazon link). It goes over the functions of all the organs in the body. In my experience, knowing that all the organs do something different and unique made it really easy to explain what the uterus, vagina, penis, testicles all do without any issue. It's for older kids, but my kid got basic info out of it at 3 years old, and found it entertaining.

I also got her the book How You Were Born (Amazon link) which has photos of a baby in utero, and shows the various stages of gestation. It glosses over how the baby got in there, but it's a good start.

Lastly, this book The Amazing You! Getting Smart About Your Private Parts (Amazon Link) has diagrams and goes over all the functions of what each set of genitalia does. It's great for your preschool age kids.

u/high_king_taran · 11 pointsr/graphicnovels

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson is a favorite of mine, kind of a weird fantasy/superhero riff that has some rather dark elements, but is generally funny and sweet.

Through the Woods by Emily Carrol is darker, a collection of some excellent, short scary stories (most structured like fairy tales) in comics form. If your daughter likes horror at all, I strongly recommend her work, she is very good. His Face All Red is collected in the book, and is a good introduction to her work.

u/Whazzits · 4 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Emily Carroll wrote a book! Through the Woods is a beautiful, utterly beautiful book by my favorite author. You can read some of her stories on her website--check out "His Face All Red". All her stories are deeply unsettling, she is amazing at what she does!

u/majorfluffybacon · 1 pointr/manga

yeah r/mangaswap sometimes has people selling japanese manga.

You can check out amazon. you just have to make sure it says japanese version next to the manga. and then instead of new pick used and pick a supplier

Try to pick a supplier that has like a 93% or higher positive review

example of japanese naruto on amazon

u/amazon-converter-bot · 1 pointr/FreeEBOOKS

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u/cpt_bongwater · 5 pointsr/books

Just my opinion but I didn't like Blankets all that much...Fun Home is awesome though!!

But, in addition to the others mentioned:

Understanding Comics -McCloud

Stitches -Small

Yummy-Last Days of a Southside Shorty-Neri


Pitch Black -Landowne(sp?)

The Arrival -Tan


American Born Chinese

Drinking at the Movies


u/martinibini · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Can I enter on .ca? Even so, I think you'd like "Through the Woods"! It's been on my list a little while now... and I haven't gotten to it yet because it's not my usual type of book. It's a collection of creepy fairy stories with ghosts and haunting, or, as the description reads, "fairy tales gone seriously wrong" (all of this I LOVE!). Most interesting of all is that it's actually a graphic novel so all of this is beautifully illustrated! That would take me out of my element and maybe you'd like to be "out" with me! ;)

u/halikadito · 1 pointr/tipofmytongue

You're very welcome! If you enjoy Emily Carroll's work, she put out a book a while back. It has His Face All Red and a few other stories in it.

u/frustratedFreeboota · 2 pointsr/NonBinary

You could say that you came out two summers ago and you feel like they're trying to ignore you whenever you try to share this part of you. Proper framing helps this sort of stuff so just sort of putting it across as trying to help them understand where you're coming from and not wanting to lose ties to them might help? Alternatively, approaching one before the other and saying that you don't think the other wants to understand you? Might sound a bit manipulative but this sort of thing is basically already gonna be a struggle in trying to get someone to get you.


Another option is going to be dropping an article on their lap or sticking something on the telly with a nonbinary character in it that'll help them understand it a bit without it seeming "forced" or giving them a chance to argue about it. If you watch films with your parents or anything, "Upgrade" is a 2018 Science Fiction film with a one scene nonbinary hacker formerly named Jamie and that was a life saver for me as far as something silly and dumb to put on that raised the talking point.


A mate of mine recommended THIS ( https://www.amazon.co.uk/Quick-Easy-Guide-They-Pronouns/dp/1620104997 ) to me. Life saver and a half. My dad borrowed it for a weekend, started making an effort thereafter. Its not the most complex of books but its got the general gist that someone completely new might need.

And maybe avoid the polycule for a bit unless there's a natural opening for it. For some reason the idea of multiple partners seems to spook people more than "I'm not the gender you think I am."

u/TalkingRaccoon · 3 pointsr/Gamingcirclejerk

/u/count_hater found a good and cute and educational bat comic

Science Comics: Bats: Learning to Fly https://www.amazon.com/dp/1626724083/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_v1gSDb1WPZ32S

u/accordioner · 2 pointsr/overthegardenwall

You should give her book a try. I got it when it came out, and it's just more of that, and probably better. It's something like 5/6 short stories, beautifully drawn and creepy as hell. Highly recommended!


u/zombietrafficone · 7 pointsr/traaaaaaannnnnnnnnns

A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns https://www.amazon.com/dp/1620104997/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_AkhZDbXKJHZKN

Not exactly a self help book but it’s good at explaining things

u/hand-o-pus · 1 pointr/ask_transgender

I got this book for my dad, he said it was really helpful for him to understand how to use pronouns correctly https://www.amazon.com/Quick-Easy-Guide-They-Pronouns/dp/1620104997/ref=nodl_

u/piperson · 2 pointsr/altcomix

R. Crumb Draws the Blues has some stunning artwork with it's bios of Charley Patton, Jelly Roll Morton, and Kansas City Frank Melrose.

Argentinian José Muñoz and Carlos Sampayo did a bio of Billie Holiday. I did a review of it on my blog.

Italian comic artist Gipi did a comic about a garage band.

u/cafe_sans_sucre · 1 pointr/actuallesbians

I have the same problem;;

Like, I'll just flip through it and get it if I decide it's gay enough. I was at a comic shop in Portland, and I got this because the cover was... ahem. It turned out to be really lame, though-- another 'bury your lesbians' comic :')

u/bawbay_210 · 6 pointsr/Fantasy

I did some looking online, and found that it has been adapted into a comic in english!

The Quest of Ewilan, Vol. 1: From One World to Another https://www.amazon.com/dp/1684053250/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_uOmJDbDZPZN29

Here's an amazon link.

u/UnaccompaniedMinor · 1 pointr/booksuggestions

I bought this series for my nephew, but ended up reading them and buying copies of my own.

Olympians by George O'Connor. I think there's 4 books so far but there will be 12 total.

u/shoorankorean4538 · 2 pointsr/Honzuki_no_Gekokujou

Links to pre-order:

u/Zapik · 1 pointr/StarWars

So, this is the first TPB? Is that mentioned in the article?

u/duddles · 1 pointr/creepypasta

She has a new book Through the Woods that just came out today

u/AuntieApocalypse · 3 pointsr/sjwhate

Coming in June 2018. Preorder yours because it's the current year!

u/cypherreddit · 2 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

just about every fiction book is $4 or less. Maybe they are listing prices for new books instead of used?

(the last one is a recent book so it is a bit more expensive @ $10)

^(EDIT: for those replying, remember the comparison is between how much it costs YOU to borrow a [used] book versus owning a [used] book. How much the library pays for them is not a factor. Also unless you are the first borrower, you aren't borrowing a new book also likely it will be modified and missing a dust jacket.)

^(In this case $33.99 seems to reflect the prices of new hardcover copies)

u/KinNoKami · 2 pointsr/LightNovels

Like /u/minezum said, JNC already started releasing their own physicals of popular titles.

Unfortunately the physicals are not (yet) listed on their website, but currently they're releasing

"If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord" , "In Another World With my Smartphone", " How to NOT summon a demon lord" and many more titles

Bookworm is coming out in September

Keep in mind that they don't release every single title in physical format