This fall brings a diverse smattering of graphic novels: From a new genetically mutated superhero created by Margaret Atwood to the sequel to Riad Sattouf’s excellent 2015 memoir, The Arab of the Future, to graphic adaptations of horror classics. Here are the six we can’t wait to get our hands on. And if straight-up novels are more your thing, check out our other fall must-reads here.
Angel Catbird by Margaret Atwood; art by Johnnie Christmas (Sept. 6)
Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier (Sept. 13)
In Telgemeier’s novel, Catrina’s family moves to Northern California to help her sister Maya’s cystic fibrosis. Catrina soon realizes their new town may be haunted—and to her horror, Maya wants to meet a ghost.
The Arab of the Future 2 by Riad Sattouf (Sept. 20)
Sattouf picks up where his successful 2015 graphic memoir left off in 1984. Now settled in Syria after an unstable early childhood, he and his family must learn to live amid a terrifying regime.
Ghost Stories of an Antiquary: Vol. 1 by M.R. James (Oct. 4)
Two artists illustrate classic tales from the macabre British writer (a favorite of Emma Thompson’s!).
Tetris by Box Brown (Oct. 11)
Brown takes us into the fascinating world of Tetris, from the story of its Russian inventor, Alexey Pajitnov, and the bidding war it sparked to what happens in your brain when you play the videogame.
The Lottery, adapted by Miles Hyman (Oct. 25)
Shirley Jackson’s dreadful small-town tale comes alive in the hands of her grandson, Miles Hyman.