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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

Best Graphic Novels Lists

Best Graphic Novels Lists

Where can you find the Best of the Best in Graphic Novels if you don't know where to begin?  Take a look at these links!

The 25 Greatest Batman Graphic Novels

Yalsa: Great Graphic Novels for Teens  

The 20 Graphic Novels Every Man Should Read

New York Times Graphic Novels Best Seller List

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.

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.