Listmania Mondays: Graphic Novels

Another current trend in ya is the prevalence of graphic novels for previously published novels. I find this practice a little odd as in my experience, the manga/gn readers and the fiction readers have remained fairly separate. However, I have really enjoyed the graphic novels that I've read so far. It's really  cool to see artistic interpretation outside film and television. As always, please leave me comments with your favorite graphic novel adaptation or one you wish would get published or any I've left off the list. As for me, I hope that the Vampire Academy graphic novels lead to the publishing of Bloodlines and I REALLY would like Laini Taylor and her husband Jim DiBartolo to do an adaptation of Daughter and Smoke and Bone because I think that world would be RIDICULOUS in a phraphic format.

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Adapted by: Andrew Donkin
Art by: Giovanni Rigano and Paolo Lamanna
Status: Adaptations of Artemis Fowl and The Arctic Incident have been published with The Eternity Code set for release July 2013. Currently there is no news if the remaining novels will be adapted, but Artemis fans are persistent and relatively patient so there is a good chance that more graphic novels will be published.

Avalon High by Meg Cabot
Art by: Jinky Coronado
Status: The three published graphic novels in the Avalon High: Coronation series are a continuation of Ellie and Will's story rather than an adaptation. Their titles are The Merlin Prophecy, Homecoming, and Hunter's Moon.

The Baby-Sitters Club by Ann M. Martin
Art by: Raina Telgemeir
Status: The first four novels in the BSC series were adapted into graphic novels. The graphic novel series is called BSC Graphix.

Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz
Adapted by:
Art by: Alina Urusov
 Status: This is the adaptation of the first novel and is set for release . It is currently unknown if more will follow.

Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Adapted by:
Art by: Cassandra Jean
Status: This manga is the adaptation of the first novel Beautiful Creatures. It is unknown if more adaptaions will be published.

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Adapted/Written by: Christopher Yost, Mike Carey, Jake Blac, Aaron Johnston
Art by: Pasqual Ferry, Sebastian Fiumara, Timothy Green, Pasqual Ferry, Pop Mahn
Status: Marvel Comics began publishing comics about OSC's popular Ender Saga in 2008. The first two comic series published, Ender's Game: Battle School and Ender's Shadow: Battle School were five-issue adaptations of Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow. Currently there are eleven individual comic series based on the Enderverse, some of which are based on other novels or short stories written by Card and some of which contain completely new content.

House of Night by PC Cast and Kristen Cast
Adapted by: unknown
Art by: Joelle Jones and Karl Kerschl
Status: This adaptation of the first novel Marked was originally published in five installments but was later bound into one graphic novel titled House of Night: Legay. It is unknown if the rest of the series will be adapted.

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Art by: Jennyson Rosero
Status: Currently only the first novel Hush, Hush has been adapted. It is unknown if adaptations of the remaining three novels in the series will be published.

The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
Art by:
Status: Clockwork Angel is available and Clockwork Prince is set for release in September 2013. Yen Press, the publisher of the manga, has Clockwork Princess listed for a May 2014 release date on their website.
The Iron Fey by Julie Kagawa
Status: After a failed Kickstarter campaign to raise money for the project, Kagawa took the campaign to Indiegogo, where it has seen more success. This will be a four-issue adaptation of The Iron King done in manga format. Those who pledge to the campaign can earn different prizes and swag. To contribute to the campaign, go to the Indiegogo campaign page. Currently Bluewater Comics is holding a contest to design Ironhorse. To enter, go to the Bluewater Facebook page.

Maximum Ride by James Patterson

Art by: NaRae Lee
Status: Six manga adaptations are currently available and each covers roughly half of one novel in the series, ie voumes 1 and 2 together complete the adaptation of The Angel Experiement. Yen Press has four more manga listed on their website with volume 7 listed for release in October 2013.

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
Adapted by: Mike Raicht
Art by: Nicole Virella
Status: City of Bones was published in an online nine-part graphic novel, which will be released in August 2013. With the continued success of Clare's Shadowhunter Chronicles including a film also set for release in August 2013, the announcement of two addition series set after The Infernal Devices and The Dark Artifices as well as other material such as Shadowhunters and Downworlders, The Shadowhunter Codex, and The Bane Chronicles, it can be assumed that the remaining five novels will be adapted.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
Adapted by:
Art by: Attila Futaki and Gregory Guilhaumond
Status: The Lightning Thief is available, and Sea of Monsters and Titan's Curse are set for release in July and October 2013 respectively. It is assumed that the remaining two books in the series will be adapted as well.

The Supernaturalist by Eoin Colfer
Adapted by: Andrew Donkin

Art by: Giovanni Rigano and Paolo Lamanna
Status: This graphic novel was adapted by the same team that published the adaptation for Colfer's Artemis Fowl series. This is a standalone novel and a standalone graphic novel.

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Adapted by: Young Kim
Art by: Young Kim
Status: Twilight was adapted in two volumes, which were later combined into a one-volume special edition. New Moon is set for release in April 2013, with both volumes available the same day. With the continued success of Twilight merchandise, it is likely that Eclipse and Breaking Dawn will be adapted as well.
The Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Adapted by: Devin Grayson
Art by: Steven Cummings
Status: These graphic novels are set in the Uglies universe, but are not adaptations of the original series. Rather, these graphic novels tell Shay's story. Currently there are two novels: Uglies: Shay's Story and Uglies Cutters.

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Adapted by: Leigh Dragoon
Art by: Emma Vieceli
Status: Vampire Academy and Frostbite are both available with Shadow Kiss set for release in 2013 (although no set date has been announced). With the movie going into production, it is likely that the remaining three novels will be adapted as well.

Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber
Art by: Rem and Elisa Kwan
Status: Three volumes titled Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives were published by TokyoPop as an adaptation of the first novel. A complete edition of the three volumes was released in 2010. After TokyoPop closed, the contract was bought by Harper Collins, who has contracted Xian Nu Studio to continue. A second series called Vampire Kisses: Graveyard Games was published in 2011.

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Art by: Xian Nu Studio
Status: Wicked Lovely: Desert Tales is a three-issue manga that is not an adaptation of Marr's original series but is another tale set in the same universe. A bound edition of the three comics is set for release in October 2013.

All supplemental information was found at Goodreads, Wikipedia, author websites, or comic/graphic novel/manga publisher websites.


  1. Lets see... I love any book that has a graphic novel companion. Always makes pictureless chapter books become... "picture-like" :D

    ~Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts

    1. I agree! I took a young adult course in college and we focused on novels that included illustrations. I love just reading, but I also like to see a physical interpretation of the book. Also, Dimitri and Edward in graphic novel form are gorgeous! ;)

  2. I haven't read any graphic novels but this list is a great place to start!

  3. I have the Twilight and Vampire Academy graphic novels (the ones thus far released) and they are gorgeous. I've really just kind of skimmed them since I already know the stories, but I need to read them cover to cover regardless. I didn't know Uglies had some as well...will have to look for those! I only read the first book, but I really enjoyed it. Thanks for the post!