Graphic Novels and Comics for the College-Bound

So you’re looking at colleges, starting college, or already in college as we speak. It’s hard enough to find books that star individuals like you, let alone any comics or graphic novels. If you want to see characters struggling with classes and romantic adventures, check out Giant Days and Honey and Clover. If you’re a self-discover kind of reader, look for Fun Home and Blankets. If you just want a lot of action and superhero awesome times, you’ll love Unbeatable Squirrel Girl and Invincible!

Giant Days

Susan, Esther, and Daisy have started at university and immediately became fast friends despite coming from totally distinct backgrounds. Through boys, unwanted intrusion of tests, mysteries, and other ordeals, they learn how to survive and reinvent themselves.

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl. Vol. 1, Squirrel Power

When Squirrel Girl starts college, she must adjust to a new roommate, learn how to navigate the campus, and deal with an assortment of villains including Kraven, the Hunter, and Galactus. Fortunately, her squirrel friend Tippy-Toe is on hand to help out.

Honey and Clover

Yuta Takemoto attends an art university in Tokyo with his two roommates, when he meets a girl, Hagumi Hanamoto and falls in love! In addition to that, his friends find themselves in an assortment of love triangles while making sure they get to their art classes on tim

Fun Home : A Family Tragicomic

A memoir in which Bechdel reflects on the mystery that is her father and the relationship they shared. Upon his death, Bechdel takes it upon herself to figure out her father’s secret and what was really happening.

Blankets : An Illustrated Novel

In this autobiographical tale, Thompson reflects on his upbringing in an Evangelical Christian family home and his sibling rivalry with his brother. Furthermore, as he approaches adulthood, he falls in love for the first time and decides who he truly is as a person.


Markus Grayson discovers that he has super powers at the age of 17 that stem from his father Nolan Grayson, who is the superhero Omni-Man. He becomes a part of a young superhero team, where he learns to harness his powers, get ready to go to university, fall in love, and discover the truth about his father.