Adventures in Space and Time – ALIA Graphic celebrate Library & Information Week 2021

by | May 21, 2021 | collections, special events | 0 comments

This week ALIA Graphic Novels and Comics celebrates Libary & Information Week!

To celebrate this year’s theme of Adventures in Space and Time, the team have decided to share a few of their very favourite comics about space and time. There are of course hundreds, if not thousands and even millions of comics and graphic novels that delve into the adventures in space and time theme. 
I mean practically every superhero comic ever written has a main character from another world and lets face it, a browse through any collection would likely see almost every comic having some connection to this genre! 
We have some obvious ones, but our team also thought it might be a nice change to check out a few of the less mainstream titles that you wouldn’t usually come accross. Please enjoy this eclectic selection of comics to take you on an adventure through space and time.

Here by Richard McGuire is a comic about a corner of a room and the events that have occurred in that space over the course of hundreds of thousands of years. For an in depth review check out this article by Wired – 5 reasons to read the time-traveling graphic novel Here.

Saga by Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image Comics) – This series is an epic space opera/fantasy that follows a mixed-race family from opposing sides of an interstellar war. This best selling series has 54 issues to date (which in Brian Vaughan’s words is the half point of the story) and is currently on hiatus, so you have time to catch up.

Park Bench by Christopher Chabouté is a silent comic that details a simple park bench and the lives that it witnesses over time. Un peu de bois et d’acier (The Park Bench) was adapted into a silent black and white 45-minutes short film directed by Antonin Le Guay (Sandgate Productions) in 2014.

Black Hammer series by Jeff Lemire and artist Dean Ormston (Dark Horse Comics) – This Eisner Award-winning super hero saga follows a group of super heroes who get trapped in space and time after saving Spiral City from the Anti-God.

Meanwhile: Pick Any Path. 3,856 Story Possibilities by Jason Shiga  – This children’s original graphic novel is a new take on a “choose your own adventure.” A boy stumbles upon the lab of a mad scientist who asks him to choose between testing a mind-reading device, a time machine, and a doomsday machine.

Laika by Nick Abadzis – a young adult / children’s graphic novel based on the true story of the Soviet space dog that was the first living creature to orbit the Earth on Russia’s Sputnik II in 1957. Laika has been continuously in print since it was first published in 2007, when it received numerous international storytelling awards and has been translated into ten foreign language editions. It is widely considered to be a classic of the medium and continues to be a gateway book for those who have never experienced the joy of graphic novels and comics.

The Time Machine By H.G. Wells, Illustrated by Rajesh Nagulakonda Adapted by Lewis Helfand. Wells’ classic adventure gets the graphic novel treatment in this ultra-compelling and concise adaptation. Just one of at least 6 comic adaptations of the classic.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our picks. Stay tuned at the end of the month for our monthly roundup blog post and podcast of all latest news, resources and graphic novels.



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