Must-Read Graphic Novels This September!

By Matthew Klein | August 28 2023 | Graphic NovelsChildren's

Welcome to a new feature here on called “Must-Read Graphic Novels” that’ll be posted monthly! Every month there’s a ton of great titles coming out and it can be hard to figure out what to get first. Well, fear not dear reader. In this new feature I’ll be highlighting a few choice reads across a wide array of genres, age ranges, and price points. There’ll definitely be something for you to discover in this list. Let’s dive into some of the must-read graphic novels coming out in September 2023…


Blue Book Vol. 1: 1961

From the New York Times bestselling and multi-Eisner award-winning co-creators of Something is Killing the ChildrenThe Nice House on the Lake, The Department of Truth, and Powers comes an ambitious non-fiction comic book experience showcasing tales of ordinary people encountering the strange and the impossible! Perfect if you like spooky sci-fi.








I am Stan

The first graphic novel biography of the legendary Stan Lee, co-creator of many of Marvel’s beloved superheroes, from Eisner-nominated comics creator Tom Scioli. Go from Stan’s early days at what would become Marvel where he’d help spearhead a creative streak that has impacted generations of people to his later years as an ambassador for comics. Explore Stan Lee’s remarkable journey in the medium he loved and helped pioneer with this vividly cinematic read. If you love to read biographies and about the history of comics this is a must-read.








Captain Marvel: The Saga of Carol Danvers TP
What’s the best Captain Marvel book for a new or casual fan excited about seeing The Marvels? This is it! If you want to know why Carol Danvers is driven to fly higher, faster, farther then get this incredible collection of her seminal stories written by beloved creator Kelly Sue Connick. It’s the perfect first book for you to check out before you go see it on the big screen, while you’re sitting through the trailers, or when you come out and want to know where the filmmakers drew inspiration from! Plus, it’s 330+ at a solid price, so you get a lot of bang for your buck!










Earthdivers Vol. 1: Kill Columbus

One of the coolest premises from a comic by one of the most acclaimed horror authors in decades: What would happen to the world if you went back in time and killed Christopher Columbus before he discovered America? For post-apocalyptic sci-fi fans of stories like 12 Monkeys this is for you. If you love writer Stephen Graham Jones New York Times bestsellers like The Only Good Indians then this is for you. Heck, if you just want a crazy epic time-travel adventure, this is for you. Is this for you?








The Stupendous Switcheroo

Age 8-12 years

What if you woke up every morning a brand-new, surprise, superpower? Therein lies the conundrum for Switcheroo, who has to figure out how to give his babysitter-robot the slip in order to fight crime everyday but doesn’t know how he’s going to be able to stop the forces of evil until he wakes up! Of course, who wouldn’t want to wake up every day with a new superpower, right? What could possibly go wrong? Find out in this great new middle-grade series!








New Penguin Classics Marvel Collections for The Avengers, The X-Men, and Fantastic Four!

Want to read the first first comics for the X-Men, Avengers, and Fantastic Four? Pick up these gorgeous and hefty collections of early stories from some of the most famous comics franchises of all-time! Read these foundational stories by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Roy Thomas, and more of the titans of the medium. These are also all available in stunning hardcover editions. Plus, if you haven’t already, you can pick up the Penguin Classics Marvel Collections for Spider-Man, Black Panther, and Captain America to make your shelf complete.


These are just the tip of the iceberg of all the incredible graphic novels coming out this month. To say we’re all in for a plethora of reading riches would be an understatement. For more on what you’ll be able to get you can check out a complete list of all the graphic novels coming out in September 2023. Happy reading!