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Best Graphic Novels by Famous Prose Authors

Prose-to-graphic-novel adaptations are the new hot trend in publishing. Find out why-with graphic novels by fiction writers you already love.


The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist
Based on the superhero from Michael Chabon's novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, this three-volume series recalls the heroes of golden age comics and chronicles a mysterious, heroic magician's crime-fighting.
 
Hamilton, Laurell K.
Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter. Guilty Pleasures
Follow Anita Blake's detective work among the undead into the realm of its comics adaptation, based on the sixteen-volume novel series.
 
Karasik, Paul
City of Glass
It makes sense that this adaptation of one of fiction's most compelling authors would result in a graphic novel counted among the format's best works. City of Glass adapts the first novel of Paul Auster's metafictional New York Trilogy detective novels.
 
King, Stephen
The Dark Tower. The Gunslinger Born
This first volume in the adaptation of King's The Dark Tower prose series was one of the most popular graphic novels of 2008. See how his magnum opus blend of Middle Earth and Clint Eastwood fares in its new format.
 
Takaki, Saiko
Hideyuki Kikuchi's Vampire Hunter D
This manga series adapts the mythos and intrigue of the post apocalyptic novel series about half-vampire, vampire-hunting D.
 

Updated: October 22, 2008