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Are you looking for innovative teaching strategies for geometry or other mathematics and physics courses? In this article, we offer a discussion of several graphic novels and their potential for successful teaching and learning at the high school and university levels. We describe how engaging stories, combined with mathematical and scientific meaning found in both text and image, can help to excite students, enrich learning, and explain mathematical concepts. We report on recent data collected from multiple mathematics and physics classes that extend prior research on the use of graphic novels to teach English Language Arts (Boerman-Cornell and Kim, 2020) and will inform a book focused on the STEM disciplines that is currently in development (Boerman-Cornell, Ho, Klanderman, and Klanderman, in press).