This past weekend was Fan Expo in Toronto, our version of comic con and more and more people are attending every year including women. Women are starting to read more comics and GN (Graphic Novels) and new readers could be wondering, where do I start? Here are a few suggestions for the new reader in mind. Wonder Woman is being redone by DC Comics as a part of the new 52 series, and the story lines are strong and you can visit Wonder Woman’s facebook page here. This Amazonian princess is up to date with social media.
Bill Willingham’s series Fables continues to entertain audiences with his mix of modern day troubles with our childhood fairy tale characters. He is releasing Fables: The deluxe edition Book 9 in October. You may want to start with the first in the series and work up to the current one as the series will not only be wrapping in early 2015, but is being scouted for television or movie opportunities.
The Walking Dead is a super popular television show and it started as a comic. It is up to volume 20 and is gorier than the version on television. I would suggest checking out the comic to see why it is so popular and compare it to the television show.
I feel I should include at least one manga and I suggest Fairy Tail. This manga is easier to read than some and is light in nature making a great entryway to the genre. We have all the issues up to volume 39, so if you love it, there is a lot to read. This series has a huge following with a popular wiki here.
I hope these suggestions find you trying new books and checking out more of our amazing collection here at TPL. If you have any favourites that you would recommend to new readers, please let me know.