Looking for the perfect escape read?
Social distancing is rough. But one thing that helps make our days go by just a little faster is some time spent with our favorite graphic novels that take us to new worlds and places we wish we could escape to and that distract us with some light-hearted fun.
Check out our round-up of graphic novels that can take you away, even if it’s just for a little while.
For Young Readers
This Was Our Pact by Ryan Andrews
This astonishing story takes you to the night of the annual Autumn Equinox Festival, when the town gathers to float paper lanterns down the river. Legend has it that after drifting out of sight, they’ll soar off to the Milky Way and turn into brilliant stars. Ben and his classmates make a pact to follow the river on their bikes for as long as it takes to learn the truth. Could there be a better adventure than trailing the stars in the galaxy?
Mighty Jack & Zita the Spacegirl
When an army of giants and screeds stands ready to lay siege to Earth and put the age of humans to an end, Jack and Lily team up with Zita the Spacegirl to form the hero mash-up of the century! With dragons, giants, robots, and portals to other worlds—only one word can describe this book—epic.
Let’s be honest—all of us have imagined going undercover and becoming super spies. Here’s your chance to dive deep into a top secret mission with the InverstiGators! Suit up and follow the secret agent alligator duo as they travel through sewers and fight the forces of evil!
For YA and Adult Graphic Novel Readers
Check, Please Book 1
Missing sports while social distancing? This webcomic phenomenon transports you to the Samwell University hockey team! Follow Eric Bittle, a former junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire, and very talented amateur pâtissier, as he navigates the world of sports, bros, and Jack—the very moody but attractive captain.
The Golden Age
Game of Thrones meets a gorgeous graphic novel in The Golden Age. In the kingdom of Lantrevers, suffering is a way of life—unless you’re a member of the ruling class. Princess Tilda plans to change all that. But on the eve of her coronation, her younger brother, backed by a cabal of power-hungry lords, casts her into exile. As she travels in secret through the kingdom, she fights back to reclaim her throne and ignites a revolution.
Fall might be months away, but who says we can’t put on our fuzzy sweaters and relive the magic of Halloween? During their last shift at the pumpkin patch, Deja forms a plan: What if she and Josiah went out with a bang? They could see all the sights! Taste all the snacks! And Josiah could finally talk to that cute girl he’s been mooning over for three years. This graphic novel starring two adorkable teenagers is cozier than drinking a warm pumpkin spice latte.
The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins
Imagine role-playing in your friend’s basement at 2am, eating Cheetos and laughing your ass off as they roll critical failure after critical failure. The Adventure Zone is the comics equivalent of that. Based on the hit podcast, join Taako the elf wizard, Merle the dwarf cleric, and Magnus the human warrior for an adventure they are poorly equipped to handle AT BEST. This graphic novel will tickle your funny bone, tug your heartstrings, and probably pants you if you give it half a chance.