Graphic novels

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Bibliographic Record

Do not use serial records or set records for graphic novels—use a monograph record for the individual volume.

Subject headings

Use the free-floating form subdivision ‡v Comic books, strips, etc. with all topical headings.

650 _ 0 ‡aRunaway teenagers‡vComic books, strips, etc.

650 _ 0 ‡aVoyages and travels‡vComic books, strips, etc.

Form and Genre headings (655)

Assign genre headings from the LCGFT as appropriate. Use the following form headings for all graphic novels and comic book compilations:

655 _ 7 ‡aGraphic novels.‡2lcgft
655 _ 7 ‡aComics (Graphic works)‡2lcgft


When a translated work has been adapted, enter the work under the person responsible for the adaptation. Make an added entry for the original author.

100 1 _ ‡aJones, Gerard,‡eauthor.
245 1 0 ‡aDragon ball.‡nVol. 1 /‡cstory and art by Akira Toriyama ; [English adaptation by Gerard Jones].
700 1 _ ‡aToriyama, Akira,‡eauthor,‡eillustrator.


Rev. 7-2017