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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!
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!
Below are links to the major U.S. comic book and graphic novel publishers.
Home of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman as well as the Wildstorm and Vertigo Imprints
Home of Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, and Iron Man
Dark Horse Comics
Home of Hellboy Oh My Goddess and Usagi Yojimbo
Home of Spawn, Witchblade, Savage Dragon, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
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.
Dark Horse Manga
This American comic book publisher also has a manga division that releases series such as
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.
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.
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 released original work and Korean Manhwa in addition to Japanese manga.
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.
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.