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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Graphic Novels and Manga: Links

Guide for Library Research on Graphic Novels and Manga

Links

Links

 

All the links on this page will take you away from this Libguide and the Lloyd Sealy Library Website.

Best Sellers!

Best Sellers!

Click Here to see the Best Sellers List of Graphic Novels from the New York Times

Other Guides!

Other Guides!

While this Guide is a beginning in your search for Graphic Novels and other related materials, it is not the only guide available on the Internet.  Below are links to other guides that have been put together at other schools and by other librarians.  Feel free to take a look!

Ashland University Library Graphic Novel Libguide

Cooperative Childrens Book Center University of Wisconsin-Madison

Mississippi State University Library Graphic Novel Libguide

Comic Book and Graphic Novel Publishers

Comic Book and Graphic Novel Publishers

Below are links to the major U.S. comic book and graphic novel publishers.

DC Comics 
Home of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman as well as the Wildstorm and Vertigo Imprints

Marvel Comics  
Home of Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, and Iron Man

Dark Horse Comics  
Home of Hellboy Oh My Goddess and Usagi Yojimbo

Image Comics 
Home of Spawn, Witchblade, Savage Dragon, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Manga Publishers

All manga graphic novels in the United States are imports of material that is originally produced and published in Japan. Here are a list of major companies that bring import, translate, and release manga in the United States.

 Manga Publishers

Dark Horse Manga
This American comic book publisher also has a manga division that releases series such as Neon Genesis Evangelion, Card Captor Sakura, and America's longest running manga series Oh My Goddess.

Del Rey Manga    
This manga publishing imprint is owned and operated by Random House.

Kodansha Comics USA
Kodansha is a major Japanese manga publisher. This is the link to their American division.

Seven Seas Entertainment
A publisher of both Japanese manga series and original American inspired works as well.

Vertical, Inc.
This manga translation and distribution company is responsible for translating and releasing most of the works of Osamu Tezuka for an American audience. Tezuka is considered the "Walt Disney of Japan" and among works they have translated are Black Jack, Princess Knight, Dororo, and Buddha, an 8 volume interpretation of the life of Buddha.

VIZ, Inc.    
Owned by major Japanese Manga publishers Shogakukan and Shueisha, Viz is one of the oldest publishers of manga in America. Viz Manga tends to be action oriented such as Dragon Ball Z and One Piece. Viz also publishes American versions of Shonen Jump and Shojo Beat manga magazines.

Yen Press    
Yen Press released original work and Korean Manhwa in addition to Japanese manga.

The Great Beyond!

The Great Beyond!

Google is the most popular entryway into searching the World Wide Web.  This page has given only a very partial starting point for anyone who is intereted in finding graphic novel and manga materials.  The Google search link below will allow you to search on your own for more materials and publishers.

Google Web Search

Free Speech

Free Speech

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the First Amendment Rights of Comic Book Creators.

Searching in NYC

Searching in NYC

If you want to get your hands on graphic novels while in the New York City area but are not sure where to look, try the following places:

Barnes and Noble, at multiple locations across the city are well stocked with graphic novels and manga. The 90 years old and counting Strand Bookstore on Broadway and  12th Street in Manhattan has a good collection of graphic novels, sometimes at discount prices. In the borough of Manhattan there are two well stocked comic book stores: Forbidden Planet on Broadway between 12th and 13th street, and St. Mark's Comics at 11 St. Marks Place.

Also many public libraries have growing graphic novel collections available.