Reading Comics as an Adult: 7 Non-Superhero Comics I Want to Read
I’m somewhat new to the comics world, but even I know that there are more to comics than just superheroes. I’m adding to my comic collection bit by bit, and these are the series currently on my reading radar that have nothing to do with traditional superheroes.
This fun series follows the adventures of girls who visit an outdoor summer camp and are exposed to far more surprises than they expected—particularly of the supernatural kind. This series is also becoming a movie, which is pretty exciting.
I can’t say no to a dark fairytale. Fables takes traditional folktales and turns them into something beautiful, haunting, and unforgettable.
The Walking Dead
I saw the TV show before investigating the comics, but the comics are better. I love the details in the art on this book, even though the subject matter is rather gross.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
This is sold as a book, but it is sort of a half-book, half-comic. I thought it was super dumb until I picked it up and read it. The series is hilarious.
I was introduced to Neil Gaiman through his horror books (I’m a big fan of his short stories). Finding out that he also created a successful comic series was exciting. I can’t wait to see his creepy creations brought to life in comic form.
I bought this for my daughter last Christmas, and it is a fun, engaging story about a world of mice fighting predators. The art is whimsical and detailed at the same time.
Hark! A Vagrant
I only heard of this comic recently, but I love the idea of mixing books and comics. The author attacks history and famous literature with cartoon wit that is surprisingly sharp and poignant. I can’t wait to read everything in this series.
What are your favorite non-superhero comics? Which ones should I add to my reading list?