Comics for adults, oftenreferred toas graphic novels, can be purchased from Amazon andthe DC Store online. Amazon allows customers to narrow their search by many factors, including author, language, format, publisher and popularity. The DC Store allows customersto search for specific titles, whether they are looking for comics in board book format, hardcover or paperback.
Some populartitles from the DC Store include Neil Gaiman's "Sandman" and Alan Moore's "Watchmen."Moore is known for writing a number of comics aimed at adults, including the "League of Extraordinary Gentleman" series. This recasts a number of characters from Victorian literature, including Captain Nemo, Alan Quartermain, Wilhelmina Harker,Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Another popular figure in the adult comics industry is Grant Morrison, who reworked the children's comic, "The Doom Patrol," as a surreal and socially aware title for adults. Its super-powered characters includea hermaphrodite, a girl with multiple personality disorderand a monkey-faced psychic child.
Comics aimed at adults often contain mature themes and graphic imagery that would be unsuitable for children, even while they may use some of the same tropes as children's comics. In Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's "The Boys," for example,children's superheroes such as Superman and Captain America are used as the basis for more complex characters with human deficiencies and gratuitous demands for drugs, sex andpower.