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Usagi Yojimbo by Stan Sakai
Usagi Yojimbo is a long-running series about the adventures of a masterless ex-samurai rabbit in feudal Japan. Full of action, character, and beauty.
Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke
Zita the Spacegirl is a fast-paced sci fi adventure with lots of action and wacky creatures, as Zita attempts to rescue her best friend from an evil alien cult.
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Marjane Satrapi's graphical memoir about growing up during the Iranian revolution. Persepolis is about history, society, repression, war, and family, all told through one girl's eyes.
El Deafo by Cece Bell
El Deafo is Cece Bell's account of losing her hearing at a young age, but told as a kind of superhero story about a rabbit with a superpowered bionic ear. Adorable, and informative if you have no idea what it's like to be deaf.
March by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
March is the first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil rights in America. Epic and moving.
Drama by Raina Telgemeier
Onstage and offstage drama with a bunch of theatre kids. Great if you like love theatre production and love triangles.
The Case of the Team Spirit by John Allison
The first book in the cool, funny, and surreal Bad Machinery series, in which two gangs of teenagers in a fictional British town compete to solve mysteries.
Commando comics are vintage-style war comics with some probably unintentionally bizarre character psychology.