Graphic Novel Adaptations…Yes or No?

question markDammit, I am needy this week. I am starting the overhaul of the Patricia Briggs author section, and I was slammed in the face with the fact that I have not included any graphic novel information for any authors. I know Cassandra Clare has some for her Shadowhunter world, and Patricia Briggs has several for her Mercyverse. So, my question is…

Do you consider a graphic novel as part of a series?


I never have. In fact, I never thought of them at all. But in a case like Patricia Briggs, she has both adaptations of existing books and totally new stories in graphic novel format. For example, the origins of how Mercy actually ended up as a mechanic and how she met Adam and the pack are available in a graphic novel called Homecoming. I think that would be great…I am just not personally into comic books. Or, would you say something with all new material counts while novels that have been adapted don’t? So. Confusing.


13 thoughts on “Graphic Novel Adaptations…Yes or No?

  1. Rika Ashton says:

    YES! I love comics/manga, etc and I always end up rereading novels that are made into comics. I have the comics and the novels for the Dark-Hunter series now. Plus, it’s a pretty cool way to introduce new readers to a series.

    So, yes, I’m all for novel to comic book adaptations. 🙂

  2. Amy says:

    How funny, I am so not interested in graphic novels at all. The only exception I might make was if it was new material in a much beloved series.

  3. nightowlinil says:

    I’m with Amy, though still leaning more toward the ‘no interest’ in graphic/manga novels. You could just make a mention that an author with a popular series has one or more graphic/manga books out with characters from the book/e-book series (listing the graphic titles maybe, but not delving any further into them).

  4. michellewillms2013 says:

    If the author of the series writes the graphic novel, it counts. Otherwise, it’s just a related comic book. At least in my opinion. The writing varies so much as to be annoying. Thus, it’s not part of the series.

  5. PhoenixFyre says:

    Sherrilyn Kenyon has graphic novels and so does Karen Marie Moning. I do have SK’s and I love them but I am an “Anime” person also.

  6. kaleigha says:

    Well, hell. I was really out of the loop. I thought about it last night, and what might try and do is add a “master list” on the first page of the section, like I did for Jeanine Frost’s Night Huntress World, where I listed the reading order for everything connected to Night Huntress. But I then did a separate page for each part – Night Huntress, Night Prince, etc. That way there is a reference for those who want it, but it won’t clutter up the main lists, blurbs and cover art for those that don’t. A meet in the middle sort of thing. Thanks everyone…can’t believe I missed a whole sub-genre. Getting old.

  7. snapdragon says:

    I’ve “read” a few graphic novels but they just don’t catch my interest. I would just mention them as a alternate work.

    P.S. Thank you for doing the character guides…that is a lot of work.

    • kaleigha says:

      No problem on the guides…gives me a great excuse for a re-read! Since I have been looking into the graphic novels, there are a couple that have caught my eye. I might give one or two a shot to see if I like them, but I am not really holding out much excitement, I must admit.

  8. Dawn says:

    I’m with Amy & nightowlinil, & michellewillms2013. If the author writes the storyline for the GN, AND if it’s new material, then I consider it. I keep looking at the ones that are out there for Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden series, Laurell K Hamilton’s Anita Blake, Kim Harrison’s Hollows (none of which have you ever mentioned doing guides for, that I’ve seen), just to name a few others, that add additional stories to the novels. My problem is that the GNs are sometimes just as expensive — or more than! — the novels themselves! Yet they’re much shorter — or worse, done as serials! That’s one of the main reasons I’ve kept away from them.

    So, listing them in the overall timeline at the start, but maybe not in the details, seems like it might be the fairest way to go, in terms of both keeping your — and our — sanity and wallet safe!

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