A retelling of the Jewish Holocaust using animals to lighten the mood slightly. Definitely worth a glance for anyone interested in this time, but keep in mind, even lightened slightly, this is still a heavy and very personal story.
The fantasy comic book, if you read no other. The art in this series is beautiful, the story is an excellent take on the Hero's Journey, and the characters are perfectly crafted to help you care about them.
What if all the fairy tales were based on other worlds where those tales really happened? And what if some great malignant force began to attack those lands? And what if some of the people from the fairy tales escaped and came to live in our world?
Fables is the story of an enclave for those escaped fairy tale characters--at least the ones that can pass as human. Set in modern-day New York City, the fairy tales try to keep their origin hidden from the mundane world, despite the fact that they are as eternal as their tale.
Agatha's always been a bit scatter-brained. Turns out there was a reason for that--she's the long-lost heir to the Heterodyne legacy. A spark in a world where lone sparks rarely survive their first few years. And where the ultimate spark is the ultimate power in the world.
Asterix is a warrior from one of the last Gaulish villages holding out against the Roman invaders. He and his fellow villagers have a secret weapon that makes them invincible against anyone they fight.
Goscinny and Uderzo have created something that is well worth a glance, particularly if you are interested in this time period. Obviously, there is more farce here than history, but it's wonderful fun to read, and you never know who you might discover coming to visit the Gauls next.
We all know the story of the once and future king, but what sort of calamity would be the one to finally bring him back? And who will he find to make up his table when he does return? And will the same plots and treacheries destroy Camelot once more?
A series written in the first half of the 20th century centering around a boy and his dog. As such, some characters are subjects are a bit problematic due to prejudices at that time, but still an excellent story overall, and an interesting group of characters, once you get past those issues.