Y: Ring of Truth and BTT!

SOMEONE ELSE START READING THIS SERIES!! I want to talk to someone about it. Please! In Y: The Last Man: Ring of Truth by Brian K Vaughn and Pia Guerra we get answers! lots of answers! 1 and 1/2 secret agencies identified! What happened to Hero? Has Yorick killed anyone? Is Beth alive in Australia? Why did Yorick survive the deaths? Did the astronaut girl have her baby safely and, if so, boy or girl? Seriously, this has been the best volume since the first! a 6!

Last Saturday (May 2nd) is Free Comic Book Day! In celebration of comics and graphic novels, some suggestions:
- Do you read graphic novels/comics? Why do/don’t you enjoy them?

- How would you describe the difference between “graphic novel” and “comic”? Is there a difference at all?
- Say you have a friend who’s never encountered graphic novels. Recommend some titles you consider landmark/”canonical”.

As you may have seen above, I do read graphic novels. personally, "comics" are individual issues, "graphic novels" are the collected sets. i don't know if that holds true for everyone. On the recommendation front though, i wouldn't set someone off to read Watchmen or The Dark Knight Returns at first, though these are part of the canon. I'd recommend the Sandman series as a great intro series. It is very literary so readers can latch onto that and then start looking at the pretty pictures. oh, and Y: The Last Man!! :) It's a very action-adventure series, no weird spandex superheroes or superpowers, with some deep characters. Really!

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  1. I will start it! I was planing to already, but I'll move it up the list.

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  2. I don't read a ton of graphic novels, but I loved Epileptic by David B. It was just incredible.

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  3. I've seen the Y series in the graphic novel/comic book store in Berkeley and been intrigued. I never thought to check my library. I'll see if they have it and put it on reserve.

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