Prairie Lights. The Best Graphic Novels: Reading Truly Is Better With Pictures. Ever since 2005's big screen port of Frank Miller's classic "Sin City," graphic novels have become all the rage - exploding into the mainstream and invoking a great deal of interest in these very underrated masterpieces.
Graphic novels, in short, can be though of as novel-sized comic books. They are written as a limited series, unlike their more brief and frequently issued comic book cousins. Some graphic novels are purely black and white, while others are in color. Children's Literature Comprehensive Database.