I can remember when I was much younger that I saved my allowance to buy comic books at the local dime store. Favorites included Archie, Superman, Spiderman, Popeye, Fantastic Four and many more.
These simple, monthly installment comics would be the forerunners of the modern day graphic novels.
Essentially graphic novels are simply complete comic books in longer versions.
If you want to build a collection of this popular format at school or home, the lists below will be a great start.
Top 10 graphic novels lists from previous years: