Great Graphic Novels Top Ten 2013

In addition to the full Great Graphic Novels for Teens 2013 list, the committee selected the following Top Ten titles:


  • Backderf, Derf. My Friend Dahmer. 2012, illus., Abrams, paper, $17.95, 978-1419702174.
    Go to high school with the nation's most notorious serial killer.
  • Fetter-Vorm, Jonathan. Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb. 2012, illus., Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Hill and Wang, $22.00, 978-0809094684.
    A look at one of the most controversial decisions in American history.
  • Lambert, Joseph. Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller. 2012, illus., Disney Hyperion/Disney Book Group, $17.99, 978-1423113362.
    You thought you knew the whole story.


  • Bendis, Brian Michael and Sara Pichelli. Ultimate Comics Spider-man, V.1. 2012, illus., Marvel, $24.99, 978-0785157120.
    Witness the birth of a new Spider-man Miles Morales.
  • Hicks, Faith Erin. Friends with Boys. 2012, illus., Roaring Brook/First Second, paper, $15.99, 978-1596435568.
    From homeschool to high school, Maggie learns to let go of her past and make new friends.
  • Kwitney, Alisa, Rebecca Guay and others. A Flight of Angels. 2011, illus., DC/Vertigo, $24.99. 978-1401232009.
    An angel lies dying in a forest while its denizens decide his fate.
  • Long, Mark, Nate Powell and others. The Silence of Our Friends. 2012, illus., Roaring Brook/First Second, paper, $16.99, 978-1596436183.
    In 1966 two families have the courage to become friends against a backdrop of riots and racism.
  • Murakami, Takashi. Stargazing Dog. 2011, illus., NBM Publishing, paper, $11.99, 978-1561636129.
    The heart-breaking story of a man and his dog as they search for happiness in a life that rejects them.
  • Telgemeier, Raina. Drama. 2012, illus., Scholastic/GRAPHIX, $23.99, 978-0545326988.
    The drama on the stage is no match for drama behind the curtain.
  • Waid, Mark, Paolo Manuel Rivera and Marcos Martin. Daredevil V. 1. 2012, illus., Marvel, $19.99, 978-0785152378.
    Daredevil is back and he has an eye for justice!