Comics Without Men in Capes

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The Adventures of Tintin: Tintin in America / Cigars of the Pharaoh / The Blue Lotus (3 Complete Adventures in One Volume, Vol. 1)
Hergé

GRAPHIC J TINTIN

Clever and ever-curious, Tintin is a reporter-turned-detective whose pursuit of villains, criminals, treasure and the occasional artifact takes him all over the world, along with a colorful cast of friends.


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Copper
Kazu Kibuishi

GRAPHIC J COPPER

Copper is curious, and Fred is fearful. And together boy and dog are off on a series of adventures powered by Copper’s limitless imagination. The two friends have a knack for getting into all sorts of odd situations, but Copper’s good cheer always smoothes the way—and Fred can usually be won over if there’s food involved.


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Flight Explorer, Volume One
Kazu Kibuishi

GRAPHIC J FLIGHT

An anthology of short stories, by a variety of the international artists. Includes the full-color work of top animators for video games, DreamWorks, emerging Web cartoonists, and established comic book and graphic novel creators.


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The Stonekeeper (Amulet, Book 1)
Kazu Kibuishi

GRAPHIC J AMULET

After chasing after the tentacled monster that kidnapped their mother, Emily and Navin find themselves in a magical but dangerous world of man-eating demons and shadowy enemies, where they must learn to control a powerful amulet given to them by their inventor grandfather.


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Johnny Boo Book 1: The Best Little Ghost In The World (Bk. 1)
James Kochalka

GRAPHIC JE JOHNNY

Johnny Boo is the best little ghost in the whole world, because he’s got Boo Power. This means that he can go “BOO” really loudly. His pet ghost named Squiggle has Squiggle Power, which means that he can fly and do really fast loop-the-loops. Together they have the world’s greatest ghost adventures!


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Zeus: King of the Gods (Olympians)
George O'Connor

GRAPHIC TEEN OLYMPIANS

Terrified of being killed by one of his children, Kronos devours each of his offspring in turn. Only Zeus, the youngest, is saved. Though raised to enjoy a life of leisure, Zeus must fulfill his destiny and lead a new race of gods—and he must begin by destroying his own father.


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Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 (v. 1)
David Petersen

GRAPHIC TEEN MOUSE

Adventures of three mice, Saxon, Kenzie and Lieam patrol borders, and strive to make safeways to keep the mouse territories free from predators.


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Big Nate Out Loud (Big Nate Comic Complations)
Lincoln Peirce

GRAPHIC J BIG NATE

Big Nate, a.k.a. middle schooler Nate Wright, is 11 years old, four-and-a-half feet tall, and the wunderkind creation of cartoonist Peirce. “Big Nate Out Loud” collects Peirce’s Big Nate strips, originally published only in newspapers and online at comics.com.


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Owly, Vol. 3: Flying Lessons (v. 3)
Andy Runton

GRAPHIC J OWLY

The series, is about the adventures of a gentle owl named Owly who resolves to do good and make friends in his world with the help of his good companions, the clever worm, Wormy, and Scampy, the gluttonous but good hearted chipmunk. While he faces obstacles in the pursuit of that goal, his faith in the goodness in the world is never disappointed.


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Bone Volume 1: Out From Boneville
Jeff Smith

GRAPHIC TEEN BONE

Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone are run out of their home, Boneville, and become separated in the wilds, but better fortune begins the three cousins reunite at a farmstead in a deep forested valley, where Fone meets a young girl named Thorn.


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BONE: Tall Tales
Tom Sniegoski

GRAPHIC TEEN BONE

“Long before the Bone cousins were ever lost in the uncharted forest of the Valley, Big Johnson Bone, the discoverer of the Rolling Bone River, founded Boneville. But little is known of the mighty explorer’s adventures before he started his famous trading post. So when Smiley sits down with a group of young scouts to retell the legendary stories of Boneville’s origins, what they hear are wild antics complete with Rat Creatures, Dragons, and a snarky little monkey!”—


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Bad Island
Doug Tennapel

GRAPHIC J BAD

When Reese is forced to go boating with his family, the last thing he expects is to be shipwrecked on an island—especially one teeming with weird plants and animals. But what starts out as simply a bad vacation turns into a terrible one, as the castaways must find a way to escape while dodging the island’s dangerous inhabitants.


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Tommysaurus Rex
Doug TenNapel

GRAPHIC TEEN TOMMYSAURUS

Ely is sent off to his grandfather’s house after his dog dies. After he finds a live 40 foot Tyrannosaurus Rex in a cave, Ely tries to tame Rex, convince the town his new pet isn’t a threat and keep his dinosaur pet safe from the town bully.


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Robot Dreams
Sara Varon

GRAPHIC J ROBOT

The enduring friendship between a dog and a robot is portrayed in this wordless graphic novel.


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Prime Baby
Gene Luen Yang

GRAPHIC J PRIME

Thaddeus doesn’t like his new sister (she’s not that smart- and she gets all the attention). He likes her even less when he discovers that she’s an inter-dimensional conduit for peace-loving aliens (who are totally lame-all they want to do is knit socks for the homeless and have sing-a-longs!). But what’s even worse is that no one will believe him about any of this! How is he ever going manage to grow up to become the President of Earth?


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