Marvel Graphic Novel (MGN) was a series of graphic novel trade paperbacks published from 1982 to 1993 by Marvel Comics. In response, DC Comics established a competitor line known as DC Graphic Novel.

The first story (the second Marvel graphic novel produced) was The Death of Captain Marvel by Jim Starlin. Marvel numbered stories through 1985 up to number 20, but released many other stories in the same format that are considered unnumbered parts of the series according to the Official Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide. Overstreet continued counting beyond the original "official" numbering, following a Marvel-published list of graphic novels. When the list stopped being published, Overstreet stopped trying to number the issues, halting at issue 38, although they list 29 more issues published from 1983 through 1991, although the list is known not to include every graphic novel from this period.

Several characters were featured in an issue of Marvel Graphic Novel before receiving their own miniseries or ongoing series. The most successful of these was the New Mutants which ran for 100 issues. Other series which were spun off from a Marvel Graphic Novel are Dreadstar, Void Indigo, Starstruck, and the Swords of the Swashbucklers. In addition, Star Slammers had a miniseries published by Malibu Comics and Futurians was a short lived title published by Lodestone Comics.

List of graphic novels in the Marvel Graphic Novel line

Number Title Year Writers Artists Notes
Officially-numbered titles
01 Death of Captain Marvel 1982 Jim Starlin Jim Starlin
02 Elric: The Dreaming City 1982 Michael Moorcock, Roy Thomas P. Craig Russell
03 Dreadstar 1982 Jim Starlin Jim Starlin
04 The New Mutants 1982 Chris Claremont Bob McLeod first appearance of the New Mutants
05 X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills 1982 Chris Claremont Brent Eric Anderson elements of this story are used in the X2: X-Men United movie
06 Star Slammers 1983 Walt Simonson Walt Simonson
07 Killraven: Warrior of the Worlds 1983 Don McGregor P. Craig Russell
08 Super Boxers 1983 Ron Wilson, John Byrne Ron Wilson
09 The Futurians 1983 Dave Cockrum Dave Cockrum
10 Heartburst 1983 Rick Veitch Rick Veitch
11 Void Indigo 1983 Steve Gerber Val Mayerik
12 Dazzler: The Movie 1984 James Shooter Frank Springer
13 Starstruck: The Luckless, the Abandoned and Forsaked 1984 Elaine Lee Michael Wm. Kaluta
14 The Swords of the Swashbucklers 1984 Bill Mantlo Jackson Guice
15 The Raven Banner (A Tale of Asgard) 1984 Alan Zelenetz Charles Vess
16 The Aladdin Effect 1985 David Michelinie Greg LaRocque features Storm, She-Hulk, Tigra, and Wasp
17 Revenge of the Living Monolith 1985 David Michelinie Marc Silvestri, Geof Isherwood
18 The Sensational She-Hulk 1985 John Byrne John Byrne, Kim DeMulder
19 Conan the Barbarian: The Witch Queen of Acheron 1985 Don Kraar Gary Kwapisz
20 Greenberg the Vampire 1985 J. M. DeMatteis Mark Badger
Overstreet-numbered titles
21 Marada the She-Wolf 1985 Chris Claremont John Bolton collects material originally serialized in Epic Illustrated
22 Amazing Spider-Man: Hooky 1986 Susan K. Putney Bernie Wrightson
23 Doctor Strange: Into Shamballa 1986 J. M. DeMatteis, Dan Green Dan Green
24 Daredevil: Love and War 1986 Frank Miller Bill Sienkiewicz
25 Alien Legion: A Grey Day to Die 1986 Carl Potts, Alan Zelenetz Frank Cirocco
26 Dracula: A Symphony in Moonlight & Nightmares 1986 Jon J Muth Jon J Muth
27 Emperor Doom 1987 David Michelinie Bob Hall features the Avengers
28 Conan the Reaver 1987 Don Kraar John Severin
29 The Incredible Hulk and the Thing: The Big Change 1987 Jim Starlin Bernie Wrightson
30 A Sailor's Story 1987 Sam Glanzman Sam Glanzman biographical story about Sam Glanzman's service aboard the USS Stevens (DD-479) during World War Two
31 Wolfpack 1987 Larry Hama Ron Wilson
32 Death of Groo 1987 Mark Evanier Sergio Aragones
33 The Mighty Thor: I, Whom The Gods Would Destroy 1988 James Shooter, Jim Owsley Paul Ryan
34 Cloak and Dagger: Predator and Prey 1988 Bill Mantlo Larry Stroman
35 The Shadow: Hitler's Astrologer 1988 Denny O'Neil Michael Wm. Kaluta, Russ Heath
36 Willow: Movie Adaptation 1988 Mary Jo Duffy Bob Hall, Romeo Tanghal
37 Hercules 1988 Bob Layton Bob Layton
38 Silver Surfer: Judgment Day 1988 Stan Lee John Buscema
Unofficially-numbered titles
39 The Inhumans 1988 Ann Nocenti Bret Blevins

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