A graphic novel is a book made up of comics content. Although the word "novel" normally refers to long fictional works, the term "graphic novel" is applied broadly and includes fiction, non-fiction, and anthologized work. It is, at least in the United States, distinguished from the term "comic book", which is generally used for comics periodicals.

Fan historian Richard Kyle coined the term "graphic novel" in an essay in the November 1964 issue of the comics fanzine Capa-Alpha. The term gained popularity in the comics community after the publication of Will Eisner's A Contract with God (1978) and the start of Marvel's Graphic Novel line (1982) and became familiar to the public in the late 1980s after the commercial successes of the first volume of Art Spiegelman's Maus in 1986, the collected editions of Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns in 1986 and Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' Watchmen in 1987. The Book Industry Study Group began using "graphic novel" as a category in book stores in 2001.
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Something Is Killing the Children Vol 04 Trade Paperback TP

What events brought Erica to the House of Slaughter? And what did she have to do to join the Order of St. George? Erica Slaughter went to hell and back...
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Batman the Long Halloween Deluxe Edition the Sequel Dark Victory Hard Cover

One of Batman’s greatest mysteries returns to hardcover! This new edition of an all-time classic features the gripping sequel to Batman: The Long Halloween with new cover art by Tim...
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Watchmen Collectors Edition Box Set

The bestselling graphic novel of all time is back in a new, 12-volume box set collector's edition at DC's Deluxe Edition trim size, just in time for the series' 30th...
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Outcast Volume 2 HC Hard Cover Limited Edition

This hardcover features the second six issues of the hit comic book series, along with covers and a sketchbook, in one over-sized hardcover volume. Perfect for long-time readers and fans of...
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Robyn Hood Justice Trade Paperback TP

Robyn, a hunted outlaw vigilante, now knows who is responsible for systematically picking apart her life. Still unable to show her face in public, or rely on her closest friends,...
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American Carnage TP Trade Paperback

Richard Wright is a white-passing African-American former FBI agent offered a chance to right the wrongs of his past as his old mentor sends him deep undercover to infiltrate a...
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Buried But Not Dead Lost Tales TP Trade Paperback (MR)

Out of print, never-before-published, or otherwise lost to the ages, these nine stories of doomed dalliances and other struggles in the dark written by Dirk Manning and illustrated by an...
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Warcorns Trade Paperback TP (MR) (12/29/2021)

A cataclysmic event at one of the universe's most prominently shady corporate planets attracts the attention of Warcorns Division, who dispatch a fresh team of trigger-happy recruits to deal with...
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Butts in Seats The Tony Schiavone Story Trade Paperback (11/24/2021)

From teenage wrestling fan to becoming "The Voice of Your Childhood," famed professional wrestling commentator Tony Schiavone has spent five decades working in the pro wrestling industry... and he's now...
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Ultimates Vol 01 TP Trade Paperback

THE SCOOP: The dream team of Mark Millar (ULTIMATE X-MEN) and Bryan Hitch (The Authority) unleashes the fourth title in the red-hot Ultimate line! THE STORY: A mutant madman attacked...
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Supreme Power Powers & Principalities TP Trade Paperback

The end of the world as we know it? The heroes have arrived. You've watched them grow. You've learned their secrets. And now, you're about to see them change the...
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Guardians of Galaxy Vol 04 Original Sin TP Trade Paperback

The true ending of the Cancerverse saga - revealed at last! Remember when Star-Lord, Thanos and Nova were trapped in the horrific Cancerverse? When Star-Lord and Nova were going to...
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Uncanny Avengers Vol 04 Avenge Earth TP Trade Paperback

Welcome to Planet X, the new mutant homeworld! Everything is great - if you possess the mutant gene! The Wasp is the last human alive, relentlessly pursued by Magneto's All-New...
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Ultimate X-Men Vol 14 Phoenix? TP Trade Paperback

After the events of MAGNETIC NORTH and their recent encounter with the master of magnetism, our heroes kick back for a night on the town with their significant others. Meanwhile,...
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Deadpool Classic TP Vol 01 Trade Paperback

He's the Merc with a Mouth, the Assassin with Elan, the Wryest Wisecracker of the Weapon X Program, now in a collection of his earliest sagas! Deadpool, with sidekick Weasel...
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Deadpool by Daniel Way Complete Coll TP Vol 04 Trade Paperback

Deadpool is desperate to end it all, but his healing factor makes dying a near-impossibility. When Wade finds the one thing in the world that can kill him - a...
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