13 Best Historical & Biographical Fiction Graphic Novels

List Updated February 2021

Bestselling Historical & Biographical Fiction Graphic Novels in 2021


My Favorite Thing Is Monsters

My Favorite Thing Is Monsters
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
  • Fantagraphics Books

March: Book One

March: Book One
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021

Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Abrams ComicArts

The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir

The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • ABRAMS COMIC ARTS

William Gibson's Archangel

William Gibson's Archangel
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021

DC Comics Ultimate Character Guide

DC Comics Ultimate Character Guide
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • DK Publishing Dorling Kindersley

Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began (Pantheon Graphic Library)

Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began (Pantheon Graphic Library)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
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The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021

Wolf & Parchment: New Theory Spice & Wolf, Vol. 1 (light novel)

Wolf & Parchment: New Theory Spice & Wolf, Vol. 1 (light novel)
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021

The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black

The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021

Slugfest: Inside the Epic, 50-year Battle between Marvel and DC

Slugfest: Inside the Epic, 50-year Battle between Marvel and DC
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2021

Superman: Red Son (New Edition)

Superman: Red Son (New Edition)
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2021
  • Superman Red Son New Edition

The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye (Pantheon Graphic Library)

The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye (Pantheon Graphic Library)
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2021

In the Spotlight: 'The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe'

'The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe' is a timeless classic. C.S. Lewis' fun-filled adventure story of adorable characters engaged in a unique, symbolic storyline is one worth reading about.

Characters

From human beings to furry creatures, the story's full of fresh characters. Among these is a charming little girl named Lucy who first discovers the magical world of Narnia. When Lucy and her family meet a delightful talking beaver, he tells them about the wicked Witch and their leader Aslan.

Story

The story takes place in England during the second World War in 1940. When the four Pevensie children take up temporary residence in a professor's home, they discover Narnia inside of a wardrobe. The place is full of strange creatures, including the evil White Witch and the mighty lion Aslan. The children are called sons and daughters of Eve, and an ancient prophecy foretells of their triumph against the White Witch.

Symbolism

There are many details of the story that bring to mind Christian principles. The White Witch disguises herself like a queen in the same way the devil disguised himself as a serpent. Like Satan, she's dangerous, misleading, and manipulative.

On the other hand, Aslan's character is shown to be good, honorable, and upright. He is feared, loved, and respected by his people in the same way that God was respected by His Chosen people.

Furthermore, Aslan's death may be comparable to that of Christ's. After Adam and Eve's betrayal, humans were considered the devil's property by their inheritance of Original Sin. Even though they were the ones deserving of death, Christ willfully suffered their penalty by being crucified of His own accord. Even though He had the power to save Himself, Christ took on the guilt of them all.

Likewise, Aslan showed mercy on the traitor Edmund who, because of his act of betrayal, was considered the Witch's property and punishable by death. In the boy's stead, Aslan willfully handed himself over to the White Witch in secret. Even though his vast army could have saved him, Aslan did not hesitate to pay for Edmund's crime.

"The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" is no doubt a prized masterpiece of Lewis' works. With likable characters, a unique plot, and an in-depth portrayal of the story's characters and events, you'll be swept off to your own fascinating world not all that different from Narnia.

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