graphic novels

Natasha Is Back From The Dead In The New 'Black Widow' Comic Series

Good news, Avengers fans: A new comic book series starring Natasha Romanova, A.K.A. Black Widow, is on the way from Jen and Sylvia Soska, according to an announcement made at New York Comic Con on Sunday. Bustle has an exclusive interview with the…
By Kristian Wilson

A Rare Ada Lovelace Manuscript Just Sold For Over $100k — Here's Why It's A Big Deal

Ada Lovelace was the world's first computer programmer, writing algorithms for Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine: a 19th century calculator that was far ahead of its time. A rare, first-edition copy of an Ada Lovelace book containing her…
By Kristian Wilson

Netflix's 'She-Ra' Reboot Celebrates Strong Women — So Do These 7 Books

I've had the She-Ra: Princess of Power theme song stuck in my head ever since I heard that Netflix is reviving the 1985 cartoon with Nimona author/illustrator Noelle Stevenson at the head. The list below has seven books for you to read if you just…
By Kristian Wilson

Never Read A Graphic Novel? Start With One Of These Female Authors

This week, a graphic novel made the Man Booker longlist for the first time — Sabrina, by Nick Drnaso, a brilliantly disconcerting depiction of trauma and truth in the internet age. Too often, graphic novels are perceived as exclusively the domain of…
By Emily Dixon

Marjorie Liu Just Became The First Woman To Win This HUGE Comic Book Award

At San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) on Friday, Monstress author Marjorie Liu became the first woman to win an Eisner Award for Best Writer, the comic book industry's top honor for graphic authors. Although the industry is still largely a boys' club, Liu's…
By Kristian Wilson

Author Shannon Hale Just Stood Up To This Fan Con Over Their Sexual Harassment Policy

The #MeToo movement just hit Salt Lake City's FanX in a big way. The geek convention, formerly known as SLC Comic-Con, lost several celebrity guests after its co-founder, Bryan Brandenburg, doxxed Austenland writer Shannon Hale by sharing her…
By Kristian Wilson

The Female Warriors From 'Black Panther' Are Getting Their Own Comic Series

Wakanda's elite female warriors are getting their own comic book series. Binti author Nnedi Okorafor is writing a Black Panther spin-off, Wakanda Forever, which features the Dora Milaje — T'Challa's personal bodyguards — in a starring role. Wakanda…
By Kristian Wilson

Here's A Sneak Peek Of The Feminist Graphic Novels That Need To Be On Your TBR

Bustle is pleased to announce that two new feminist graphic novels are on their way to a bookstore near you, courtesy of Drawn + Quarterly. The graphic-novel publisher will unveil Dirty Plotte: The Complete Julie Doucet by Julie Doucet and Love That…
By Kristian Wilson

This "Jane Eyre" Graphic Novel Is The Modernization You've Been Dying For

Heads up, Brontë fans! A graphic novel based on Jane Eyre is coming soon from The Devil Wears Prada screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna. First announced by Entertainment Weekly back in February, Jane comes this fall to your favorite bookstore. McKenna…
By Kristian Wilson

Anthony Bourdain's Book Is Perfect For Both Foodies & Horror Lovers

Get Jiro! author and world-renowned chef Anthony Bourdain is releasing a comic book series filled with foodie ghost stories. Bourdain's Hungry Ghosts will be one of the first series published by Karen Berger's new Dark Horse Comics imprint, Berger…
By Kristian Wilson

Gerard Way Is Back With A New Project — Comic Books

More than a year after DC Entertainment revealed that the former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way would be curating the publisher's Young Animal imprint, the first volume of Doom Patrol, illustrated by Nick Derington and colored by Tamra…
By Kristian Wilson

Upcoming Graphic Novel 'Brazen' Tells The Story Of Game-Changing Women

If you loved Rejected Princesses and Almost Famous Women, you're going to love this new graphic novel. Pénélope Bagieu's Brazen tells the stories of game-changing women from around the globe, and I've got a sneak peak at one of the more than 25…
By Kristian Wilson

Marvel Cancels Ta-Nehisi Coates' Black Panther Comic

This week began with sad news for progressive comic book fans on Sunday, as Marvel cancelled Black Panther & The Crew, Ta-Nehisi Coates' anti-police brutality comic. The story focused on five black superheroes — Black Panther, Luke Cage, Manifold,…
By Kristian Wilson

Literary Graphic Novels You'll Love — Even If You've Never Read One Before

Today, anything that smells even slightly of comic books gets a bad rap in some circles, which is why I've put together a list of 11 literary graphic novels all book nerds should read. Even if you've never picked up an Archie comic, these graphic…
By Kristian Wilson

George Takei Is Writing A Graphic Novel About Internment Camps

Star Trek actor and everyone's favorite meme-promoter George Takei is writing a graphic memoir about his experiences growing up during World War II. Takei previously starred in the Broadway musical Allegiance, which was also based on his time in the…
By Kristian Wilson

This Graphic Novel Is A Timeless Ode To Single Life In The City

Originally published in 2005, Vanessa Davis' Spaniel Rage is getting a re-release from graphic novel publisher Drawn + Quarterly. Begun as a project to draw something every day, Spaniel Rage is a lasting testament to being single in the city as a…
By Kristian Wilson

Margaret Atwood Recommends Her Fave Graphic Novels

With the second volume of her first graphic novel series due out next week, Angel Catbird author Margaret Atwood spoke with Bustle to talk about what's next for her offbeat superhero, and she dropped an update about The Handmaid's Tale graphic…
By Kristian Wilson

11 Powerful Graphic Novels For Black History Month

Every winter for the last 91 years, February has been known as a time to celebrate black Americans, first during a week-long event, and later, a month-long commemoration. While there are a million ways to honor the annual celebration, from watching…
By Sadie Trombetta

Graphic Story Collections To Add To Your TBR

What could be better than a short story collection combined with a graphic novel? Honestly, I think this is one of those combinations — like peanut butter and jelly or Nutella and pretty much anything — where the individual parts complement each…
By Britny Brooks

NYT Lists No Longer Feature Graphic Books

For the last eight years, The New York Times Best Seller Lists have included so-called "graphic books": hardcover graphic novels, trade paperbacks, and manga. Now, those divisions are on the newspaper's cull list, and the move could do major damage…
By Kristian Wilson