Get Started In MIRACULOUS (LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR)

Current Series  |  Latest Jumping-On Points  |  Compilations  |  1st Appearance  |  Origin Story  |  Main Publication History  |  Secondary Publication History  |  Key Storylines  |  Media Source Material  |  Key Issues

by snowbi-wan, updated Jul 2019

MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR is an original CGI-animated television show starring two Parisian teenagers, Marinette Dupain-Cheng and Adrien Agreste, who transform into the superheroes Ladybug and Cat Noir to protect the city from supervillains. Key to the transformations are tiny magical assistants called 'Kwami' and magical accessories called 'Miraculous.' The evil Hawk Moth uses his powers to create unique supervillains out of ordinary people. Marinette has a schoolgirl crush on Adrien, but they don't know each other's secret identity! The show's perfect mix of charm, cleverness and humor has made it one of the most inspirational superheroine shows on television. The brand has expanded into toys, video games, and a potential live-action feature film.

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Current Series

This is a curated list of the most current series to help you get started with Miraculous (Ladybug and Cat Noir) comic books. The series listed in this section are predominantly series of individual comic issues, but the list can include digests and softcovers (and even hardcovers) if the material is original material.

The MIRACULOUS [2016] comic book series adapted the television show episodes of season one, but Action Lab has skipped single-issue adaptations and gone straight to publishing only softcover versions for season two. See the Compilations section of this guide for the latest issues.

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ACTION LABOngoing (Softcover)MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR SEASON TWO [2018-SC](comic book adaptations of Season 2 television episodes)

Latest Jumping-On Points

Comic books are serialized periodicals. The absolute best place to jump on with any comic series is a series beginning, but, if the run has gotten lengthy, the beginning of a new story arc or of a new creative team are other great--and perfectly acceptable--places to get started right away. This section contains a curated list of the latest issues from current and recent series where you can get started in Miraculous (Ladybug and Cat Noir). Look below for series beginning or start of a story arc. Subsequent sections explore the subject's publishing history and indicate other less recent places to get started in Miraculous (Ladybug and Cat Noir).

PLEASE NOTE: The issues presented in this section are either in-stock issues or pre-order/pre-sale issues. To get the largest discount, new comic books can be pre-ordered two months before they are published. We offer pre-sale books for issues that we plan to have in stock when they are published. If you purchase pre-order/pre-sale comics now, you will be charged now, and the comics will be shipped after they are all published. If you mix in-stock issues with pre-order/pre-sale issues, you will create two orders subject to separate shipping charges. In-stock issues will ship right away.

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MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR SEASON TWO VOL 07: TEARS OF JOY
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MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR SEASON TWO VOL 08: DOUBLE TROUBLE
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Sep 2019MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR SEASON TWO [2018-SC] VOL 08: DOUBLE TROUBLE   UNAVAILABLE$7.64
MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR SEASON TWO VOL 09: BUGHEADS
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MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR SEASON TWO VOL 10: SKATING ON THIN ICE
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Nov 2019MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR SEASON TWO [2018-SC] VOL 10: SKATING ON THIN ICE   PRE-ORDER$8.99
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PLEASE NOTE: The issues presented in this section are either in-stock issues or pre-order/pre-sale issues. To get the largest discount, new comic books can be pre-ordered two months before they are published. We offer pre-sale books for issues that we plan to have in stock when they are published. If you purchase pre-order/pre-sale comics now, you will be charged now, and the comics will be shipped after they are all published. If you mix in-stock issues with pre-order/pre-sale issues, you will create two orders subject to separate shipping charges. In-stock issues will ship right away.

Compilations

In modern comic publishing, it's common (and expected) for individual comic book issues to be collected into compilations of trade paperbacks and/or hardcovers, as well as other special compilations. Unlike the individual source issues, the collected editions typically stay in print for long periods and are less 'collectible.' If individual issues are out of reach or are not of interest to you or if you just need reading copies, the following collected editions of Miraculous (Ladybug and Cat Noir) comic books are the most recent in-print editions and are the perfect alternative to get started right away with Miraculous (Ladybug and Cat Noir). The following compilations are presented in a chronologically-based suggested reading order with softcover editions before any hardcover editions (unless the only in-print editions are hardcover--these are integrated into the softcover list).

The MIRACULOUS [2016] comic book series adapted the television show episodes of season one, and the compilations of those are included in the list below. But Action Lab has apparently skipped single-issue adaptations and gone straight to publishing only softcover versions for season two, so we've included those in the list below as well even though they are not technically 'compilations.'

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MIRACULOUS ORIGINS Quick ViewOct 2016MIRACULOUS ORIGINS [2016-TPB]
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MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR VOL 01Quick ViewJul 2016MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR [2016-TPB] VOL 01
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MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR VOL 02: SPOTS ON!Quick ViewNov 2016MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR [2016-TPB] VOL 02: SPOTS ON!
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MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR VOL 03: CLAWS OUT!Quick ViewApr 2017MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR [2016-TPB] VOL 03: CLAWS OUT!
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MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR VOL 04: AKUMATIZED!Quick ViewMay 2017MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR [2016-TPB] VOL 04: AKUMATIZED!
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MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR VOL 05: LUCKY CHARMQuick ViewOct 2017MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR [2016-TPB] VOL 05: LUCKY CHARM
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MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR VOL 06: CATACLYSMQuick ViewNov 2017MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR [2016-TPB] VOL 06: CATACLYSM
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MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR VOL 07: DE-EVILIZEQuick ViewMar 2018MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR [2016-TPB] VOL 07: DE-EVILIZE
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MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR VOL 08: BUG OUTQuick ViewMay 2018MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR [2016-TPB] VOL 08: BUG OUT
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MIRACULOUS: ADVENTURES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR VOL 01: THE TRASH KRAKKENQuick ViewMar 2018MIRACULOUS: ADVENTURES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR [2017-TPB] VOL 01: THE TRASH KRAKKEN
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MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR--SANTA CLAWS Quick ViewOct 2018MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR--SANTA CLAWS [2018-SC]
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MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR SEASON TWO VOL 01: THE CHOSEN ONEQuick ViewJul 2018MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR SEASON TWO [2018-SC] VOL 01: THE CHOSEN ONE
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MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR SEASON TWO VOL 02: BYE BYE, LITTLE BUTTERFLY!Quick ViewOct 2018MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR SEASON TWO [2018-SC] VOL 02: BYE BYE, LITTLE BUTTERFLY!
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MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR SEASON TWO VOL 03: NO MORE EVIL-DOING!Quick ViewFeb 2019MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR SEASON TWO [2018-SC] VOL 03: NO MORE EVIL-DOING!
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MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR SEASON TWO VOL 04: GOTCHA!Quick ViewFeb 2019MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR SEASON TWO [2018-SC] VOL 04: GOTCHA!
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MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR SEASON TWO VOL 05: A NEW HERO EMERGESQuick ViewMay 2019MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR SEASON TWO [2018-SC] VOL 05: A NEW HERO EMERGES
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MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR SEASON TWO VOL 06: LOVE COMPASSQuick ViewJun 2019MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR SEASON TWO [2018-SC] VOL 06: LOVE COMPASS
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MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR SEASON TWO VOL 07: TEARS OF JOYQuick ViewJul 2019MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR SEASON TWO [2018-SC] VOL 07: TEARS OF JOY
  
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MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR SEASON TWO VOL 08: DOUBLE TROUBLEQuick ViewSep 2019MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR SEASON TWO [2018-SC] VOL 08: DOUBLE TROUBLE
  
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MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR SEASON TWO VOL 09: BUGHEADSQuick ViewNov 2019MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR SEASON TWO [2018-SC] VOL 09: BUGHEADS
  
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MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR SEASON TWO VOL 10: SKATING ON THIN ICEQuick ViewNov 2019MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR SEASON TWO [2018-SC] VOL 10: SKATING ON THIN ICE
  
PRE-ORDER$8.99
$7.64

1st Appearance

The first appearance of a character in comic book form is often the most valuable issue featuring that character. It's a nice place to get started in Miraculous (Ladybug and Cat Noir), if it's within your budget. The flagship comic book series, MIRACULOUS [2016], is adapting episodes of the animated television show.

  • MIRACULOUS [2016] #1  (1st appearance of Miraculous (Ladybug and Cat Noir))

Origin Story

The original presentation of an origin story or a retelling/recounting of it can be a good place to get started with a character or subject. The MIRACULOUS ORIGINS [2016-TPB] graphic novel adapts the two episodes of the animated television show that tell the superheroes' origin story: Ladybug and Cat Noir (Origins - Part 1) (S1/E15) and Stoneheart (Origins - Part 2) (S1/E16). Although the flagship comic book title, MIRACULOUS [2016], is adapting episodes of the animated television show, the two-part story in MIRACULOUS ORIGINS [2016-TPB] is not part of the flagship series.

  • MIRACULOUS ORIGINS [2016-TPB]    (origin of Miraculous (Ladybug and Cat Noir))

Main Publication History

Series beginnings are always great places to get started in comic books. Here is the Main Publication History for Miraculous (Ladybug and Cat Noir) comic books. There is a limited amount of Miraculous comic book material. The main MIRACULOUS series adapts the televison show. A limited series, MIRACULOUS: ADVENTURES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR [2017], contains original stories. Also, there are a couple of one-off Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) issues with original stories.

  • MIRACULOUS [2016] #1-24   (adapts season one of the animated televison show)
  • MIRACULOUS ILLUSTRATED [2017]    (an original illustrated story for FCBD 2017)
  • MIRACULOUS: ADVENTURES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR [2017] #1-8   (original illustrated stories)
  • MIRACULOUS: ADVENTURES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR: FCBD 2018 [2018]    (orignal illustrated stories for FCBD 2018)
  • MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR SEASON TWO [2018-SC] VOL 01-   (adapts season two of the animated television show)

Media Source Material

If you've enjoyed non-comic media for Miraculous (Ladybug and Cat Noir), this section describes the comic book source material for some of the most popular non-comic media. Action Lab's comic book series MIRACULOUS [2016] is an adaptation of the CGI animated television series. The two-part origin story from Season 1 is adapted in the graphic novel MIRACULOUS ORIGINS [2016-TPB]. Season 2 is being adapted for comic books as well. It's too soon to say if the planned live-action movie will be based on any comic book source material.

Key Issues

A key issue can be an acceptable place to get started with Miraculous (Ladybug and Cat Noir), but they are more of a collector's checklist, as they can carry high price tags.

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  • MIRACULOUS [2016] #1   (1st appearance of Miraculous (Ladybug and Cat Noir))
  • MIRACULOUS: ADVENTURES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR [2017] #1   (1st issue of this series)