Graphic Novels with Adult Themes
The graphic novels on this page cover themes that will not be suitable for younger readers, and are not recommended for under 18s.
Graphic novels offer us characters and narratives that challenge our perspectives and present new ways of interpreting the world around us. With vividly drawn storylines and striking illustrations, graphic artists can open a window onto a world they’ve imagined in a way that traditional authors simply cannot.
In our selection of graphic novels with adult themes, you’ll find volumes which tackle some of the more challenging experiences and content that writers have explored. From eroticism and sexual content, to violence and gore, to horror and extreme crime; these graphic novels set no limits in where their characters and storylines can go, and are usually written with an experienced adult audience in mind.
Taboo subjects and extreme themes can provide thought-provoking content that help us to understand our own experiences, thoughts and identities. Whether tastefully crafted, cleverly created to take us out of our comfort zones, or pushed to the extreme to elicit a strong reaction from readers; adult graphic novels don’t shy away from confronting difficult topics.
So whether you’re ready to take on an acclaimed series such as Matt Fraction’s Sex Criminal volumes, or you’re looking for something as insightful as it is horrifying, such as Marguerite Bennett’s InSEXts series; you’ll find plenty to explore within our range.
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