Advocate Names the Best LGBT Graphic Novels of 2017

Advocate has released their list of the best LGBT graphic novels of 2017 including Taproot from Lion Forge and Bitch Planet Volume 2: Presdient Bitch and Nothing Lasts Forever from Image Comics. For the full list, see below.


Image Comics
9781632157171, $14.99
Ages 16 and up

Eisner Award-nominated writer KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (PRETTY DEADLY, Captain Marvel) and VALENTINE DE LANDRO (X-Factor) follow up on the success of EXTRAORDINARY MACHINE with the second installment of their highly acclaimed and fiercely unapologetic BITCH PLANET. A few years down the road in the wrong direction, a woman's failure to comply with her patriarchal overlords results in exile to the meanest penal planet in the galaxy. But what happened on Earth that this new world order came to pass in the first place? Return to the grim corridors of Auxiliary Compliance Outpost #2, to uncover the first clues to the history of the world as we know it…and meet PRESIDENT BITCH. This volume collects issues #6-10, a reader discussion guide and additional bonus materials. 

Image Comics
9781534301832, $14.99
Ages 16 and up

Cartoonist SINA GRACE returns with another chapter in his growing library of reflective memoir, producing his most compelling and strongest tale to date. Chronicling a year of heartbreaks, writer’s block, career highs, emotional lows, and the emergence of a mystery illness, Nothing Lasts Forever is Grace’s unflinching exploration of how to pick up the pieces and find hope when absolutely everything falls apart.

If life’s a show, Grace makes certain that it’s worth every pay-per-view.

Lion Forge
9781941302460, $10.99
Ages 13 and up

Blue is having a hard time moving on. He’s in love with his best friend. He’s also dead. Luckily, Hamal can see ghosts, leaving Blue free to haunt him to his heart’s content. But something eerie is happening in town, leaving the local afterlife unsettled, and when Blue realizes Hamal’s strange ability may be putting him in danger, Blue has to find a way to protect him, even if it means… leaving him.


  • As the Crow Flies by Melanie Gillman (Ironspike)
  • The Big Book of Bisexual Trials and Errors by Elizabeth Beier (Northwest Press)
  • Bitch Planet Volume 2: President Bitch by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Valentine De Landro and Taki Soma (Image Comics)
  • Comics for a Strang World: A Book of Poorly Drawn Lines by Reza Farazmand (Plume)
  • First Year Out: A Transition Story by Sabrina Syminton (Singing Dragon)
  • Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir by Maggie Thrash (Candlewick Press)
  • Midnighter and Apollo by Steve Orlando, Fernando Blanco, and Romulo Fajardo Jr. (DC Comics)
  • My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Nagata Kabi (Seven Seas Entertainment)
  • My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris (Fantagraphics Books)
  • Oh Joy Sex Toy Volume 4 by Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan (Oni Press)
  • The Once and Future Queen by Adam P. Knave, D.J. Kirkbridge, and Nick Brokenshire (Dark Horse)
  • One More Year by Simon Hanselmann (Fantagraphics)
  • Nothing Lasts Forever by Sina Grace (Image Comics)
  • Taproot: A Story About A Gardener and a Ghost by Keezy Young (Lion Forge)
  • The Trial of Roger Casement by Fionnuala Doran (Self Made Hero)
  • Wuvable Oaf: Blood & Metal by Ed Luce (Fantagraphics)


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