Graphic Novels Set in New York City

Happy birthday to comic book legend Jack Kirby. We have the artist to thank for our modern imagining of superheroes, many which Kirby co-created with editor Stan Lee and imbued with human characteristics (the Hulk, for starters). The New York City-born Kirby’s surroundings influenced his vision of comic book rooftop battles, which were inspired by the real-life thuggish neighborhood characters he grew up around that would chase each other on the rooftops of his apartment building and fight. For more New York City-inspired stories, here are several other graphic novels that take the setting and vibe of the Big Apple into consideration.