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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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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X-Men Age of Apocalypse TP Twilight Trade Paperback

When reality was restored, what happened to the Age of Apocalypse? Find out right here! With Apocalypse destroyed, surely it's happy ever after for Magneto and his X-Men? Not if...
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Best-selling crime novelist Gregg Hurwitz (The Kill Clause, The Crime Writer) and Laurence Campbell (PUNISHER ANNUAL: THE HUNTED) bring you a tale of death, depravity and revenge south of the...
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New Avengers Vol 06 Revolution TP Trade Paperback

The super-hero Civil War may be over, but the New Avengers haven't given up the fight. Refusing to register with the federal government, rebel Avengers Luke Cage, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Spider-Woman,...
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Amazing Spider-Man Worldwide Vol 02 TP Trade Paperback

Peter Parker has gone international, and he's making his next stop in China - but one of Spider-Man's most terrifying villains has followed him to Shanghai! And the malevolent Mister...
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Nottingham TP Vol 01 Death and Taxes New Ptg (MR) Trade Paperback

In this twisted medieval noir, the Sheriff of Nottingham hunts a serial killer with a penchant for tax collectors. The Sheriff's investigation makes him the target of England's most nefarious...
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Watchmen TPB International Edition (New Printing) Trade Paperback

The best-selling graphic novel is back in a new edition with a new price! In a world where the mere presence of American superheroes changed history, the U.S. won the...
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Watchmen TP Trade Paperback New Edition (HBO)

The best-selling graphic novel is back in a new edition with a new price! In a world where the mere presence of American superheroes changed history, the U.S. won the...
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Batman Vol 01 The Court of Owls (N52) TP Trade Paperback

In this new trade paperback, a series of brutal murders rocks not only Gotham City to its core but also the Caped Crusader himself when the prime suspect is one...
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Batman the Killing Joke HC New Edition Hard Cover

The groundbreaking Batman tale is back in a new deluxe edition. Looking to prove that any man can be pushed past his breaking point to madness, The Joker attempts to...
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