Our Pick of the Best Book with Cartoons and Comic Strips

Whether you're a comic book enthusiast or are you are just looking for some cartoons and comic strips to make you laugh, we have loads of great books for you. With classic characters, from childhood favourites to bold superheroes, and brand new jokes from the best cartoonists, we have something for everyone. Here is our pick of the best books with cartoons and comic strips...

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1. James Bond: Goldfinger - The Classic Comic Strip Collection

Ian Fleming, Henry Gammide, Jim Lawrence, John McLusky, Yaroslav Horak, Tania Mallet

This stunning collection retells 6 classic James Bond stories, including Goldfinger, A View To Kill and The Man with the Golden Gun, in beautifully illustrated comic strips. Plus, with a foreword by Goldfinger Bond Girl, Tania Mallet, this collection is a tribute to the 007 of the 1960s. Packed with exciting action and thrilling suspense, this collection is a must-read for all Bond fans.

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2. Giles: The Collection 2018

Giles

The latest Giles collection features 150 cartoons from the Express and Sunday Express archives. Giles was voted the best cartoonist of the 20th century and with his hilarious and clever cartoons you can see why. Whether you've been a fan of Giles for a long time or this is your first introduction to this great cartoonist, you won't be bored reading his ingenious comic strips.

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3. The Cycling Cartoonist

Dave Walker

If you love cycling then you'll love Dave Walker's bike-themed cartoons. Dave's observations on all aspects of a cyclist's life, from the pains of bike upkeep to all the skills cycling commentators need, this book will be hilarious for both cyclists and their partners. With funny illustrations showcasing the trials and tribulations of being a cyclist, this relatable and witty book will have you in stitches.

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4. Marvel Comics: 75 Years of Cover Art

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This vibrant collection of cover art from the past 75 years of Marvel Comics features Marvel's most popular superheroes, such as Spiderman, Ironman and Captain America. The collection also includes information and insights into the history and artists behind the world-famous comics. This stunning book is the perfect gift for superhero and comic book fans.

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5. Beano Official Guide

The Beano has been read and loved by children across the country for over 75 years and now you can see the familiar faces, from Dennis the Menace to the Bash Street Kids, in this great guide. Taking you into Beanotown and introducing you to all the classic characters, this is a great collector's item for comic book fans.

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6. DC Comics Ultimate Character Guide

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This A-Z guide to all the best characters of the DC Comics universe comes with facts and insights into the talents and abilities of each character. With all your favourite DC superheroes, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and more, and all your favourite villains too, this guide is ideal for DC superfans. Plus, with stunning artwork, there is much to enjoy in this comic book.

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7. Adulthood is a Myth

Sarah Andersen

Sarah Andersen's witty cartoons about the awkwardness of being a new adult in the modern world are compiled into this hilarious book with some new additions too. Brilliantly honest and relatable, with a focus on real issues such as body image and relationships, this comic book is great for all millennials facing the task of adulthood when they just want to get home and back into their pyjamas.

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8. Philosophy of Snoopy

Charles M. Schulz

In this fun giftbook Snoopy provides his simple philosophy on life. Sharing the joys of dancing and knowing that everything will work out in the end, this book is the perfect pick-me-up when you're feeling down.

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9. Rip Kirby

John Prentice

John Prentice's suave detective, Rip Kirby, is the star of the 9 stories in this great comic book collection. The stories include Rip protecting a movie star from being kidnapped and stopping the 'Shark' from stealing a quarter of a million dollars. Discover these classic 1960s comics for yourself and become acquainted with this classic cartoon detective.

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10. Darth Vader and Son/ Vader's Little Princess Deluxe Boxed Set

Jeffrey Brown

This brilliant comic book is a reimagining of Star Wars with Darth Vader as a loving father to young Luke and Leia. In this boxed set you can see Jeffrey Brown's funny comic books, perfect for Star Wars fans, young and old, in a great set with two fantastic art prints included.

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If you want more brilliant comic book suggestions then take a look through our full collection of books with cartoons and comic strips.

  • AOVKD
    • £18.19
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    Jeffrey Brown's beloved reimagining of the Star Wars universe featuring Darth Vader as a devoted dad to young Luke and Leia has charmed and captivated fans of all ages, in books that have become galactic bestsellers and classics in their own right. This deluxe gift box set reproduces the first two books in the series in a large format--perfect for sharing with young Jedis--that showcases Brown's funny, colourful work. The slipcase edition also includes two unique, frameable art prints created just for this set as well as custom artwork for the slipcase box.
  • Beano Official Guide - Hardback - 9780141366890
    BNOG 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.49
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    Dennis the Menace, his loyal dog Gnasher, Minnie the Minx, the Bash Street Kids - they're all household names and they all appear in The Beano.

    This official guide will take Beano fans of all ages right into the heart of Beanotown where you can find out more about the characters and their friends including Bananaman and Roger the Dodger.

    A national institution that has been going strong for over 75 years, this keepsake book is full of all the gags and silliness of the comic.
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    Meet your favourite "DC" heroes and villains with this essential A-Z character guide. From Batman to Wonder Woman, "The DC Comics Character Guide" tells you everything you need to know about all your favourite heroes and villains. Written with young comic-book fans in mind, this book packs the whole of the sprawling DC Universe into one compact, portable volume and the A-Z format makes it easy to find your heroes in a flash. It helps you discover each character's individual talents with fact-filled pages featuring stat boxes, power rankings and information on their allies and foes. Exciting full-colour comic-book art makes "The DC Comics Character Guide" a book that all young comic enthusiasts will look through again and again.
  • AKXRE
    Charles M Schulz
    • £7.89
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    The world's most beloved beagle shares his philosophy on life in this beautifully produced gift book for all generations. In his inimitable style, Snoopy spends his days extolling the virtues of dancing, hanging out with his best bird friend Woodstock, pursuing a full supper dish and giving his owner - our favourite lovable loser, Charlie Brown - the run-around. For the millions of faithful Charles Schulz fans, and those who fondly remember the joyful dog with the wild imagination, this is the first in a new series to cherish that will see the beguiling Peanuts gang share their sentiments on everything from food to friendship.
  • MCCA
    • £14.99
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    From Spider-Man to Iron Man and his fellow Avengers, Marvel has brought us some of the world's mightiest superheroes - and this super hardback features them all in the best comic book covers you'll ever see...

    Looking back over 75 years of Marvel Comics, it's packed with bold cover illustrations of the famous heroes and their foes as they battle for good against evil. The book also takes a behind-the-scenes look to look at the process involved in creating such iconic artwork.

    Providing a comprehensive insight into the visual history of Marvel Comics, there are also little-known facts about Marvel's history and the talented artists and comic creators throughout including Jack Kirby and Mr. Marvel himself, Stan Lee.
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    Sarah Andersen
    • £7.99
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    These casually drawn, perfectly on-point comics by the hugely popular young Brooklyn-based artist Sarah Andersen are for the rest of us. They document the wasting of entire beautiful weekends on the internet, the unbearable agony of holding hands on the street with a gorgeous guy, and dreaming all day of getting home and back into pajamas. In other words, the horrors and awkwardnesses of young modern life. Oh and they are totally not autobiographical. At all. Adulthood Is a Myth presents many fan favorites plus dozens of all-new comics exclusive to this book. Like the work of fellow Millennial authors Allie Brosh, Grace Helbig, and Gemma Correll, Sarah's frankness on personal issues like body image, self-consciousness, introversion, relationships, and the frequency of bra-washing makes her comics highly relatable and deeply hilarious.
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    John Prentice
    • £35.99
    • RRP £44.99
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    John Prentice won the National Cartoonists Society award for "Best Story Strip Cartoonist" in 1967, proving that the adventure strip could still capture the public's imagination. Similarly, Rip Kirby, that debonair gentleman detective, proved that style and class still counted among the sexy jet-set. In these nine complete stories, Rip must prevent Mr. Monarch from selling a super-secret missile defense system to the highest bidder, tries to keep "The Shark" from stealing nearly a quarter million dollars, is hired to protect a gorgeous movie star from kidnapping, and in a bizarre twist, faithful Desmond is hypnotized into reverting to his former occupation as safecracker, with Rip as his victim. The strips are reproduced from the original King Features Syndicate proofs, insuring that every daily will look even better than when it was first published in newspapers over fifty years ago. Containing more than 800 sequential comics from July 10, 1967 to April 25, 1970!
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    Dave Walker
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    Renowned cartoonist and bike lover Dave Walker provides an illustrated guide to life on two wheels in The Cycling Cartoonist.

    From 20 Reasons to Love Cycling to objective comparisons between different modes of transport and the reasons why cleaning your bike is a chore to the skills required by a cycling commentator, this book will have riders (and their non-riding significant others) laughing out loud.

    A great gift for anyone who loves bikes, its witty illustrations reveal the truth regarding everything about them.
  • JBGO
    • £10.99
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    This beautiful book will delight any James Bond fan. It contains six classic 007 stories in comic-strip format, all restored and presented in the highest quality imaginable.

    Created by Ian Fleming and the star of so many films over the past 50 years or so, the MI5 spy's adventures are full of action and surprises and these illustrated tales offer a refreshing new take on the character.

    As well as Bond's encounter with Auric Goldfinger (the man with the Midas touch), this book features Risico, A View to a Kill, For Your Eyes Only, The Man With the Golden Gun and The Living Daylights alongside a foreword from Tania Mallet, who starred as a 'Bond Girl' in the film adaptation of Goldfinger.
  • GLTC
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    A Book People favourite for many years and an artist voted the best cartoonist of the 20th century on many occasions, we're delighted to bring you the 2018 edition of the Giles compilation.

    From the Express and Sunday Express archives, the 150 cartoons in this keepsake hardback are witty, irreverent and still remain relevant today as they offer a light-hearted look at various social issues.