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  •  Capes & Tights or graphic novels (8+ / 0-)

    Like the gap between SF and fantasy, I deal with the divide by reading both. Currently working on Irredeemable, a series based on a simple concept: A superman-like hero turns supervillian. Can't be stopped, can't be killed. What can humans do to survive? Reminds me a bit of Watchmen.

    Staying current on Invincible and the  Fables series. and it's Jack of Fables spinoff.

    It helps that I am a librarian and can see/get most everything I want through the system. Been reading them since The Dark Knight and Maus.

    The center of my reading interest is myth based fiction, so Neil Gaiman is a centerpiece. American Gods and the Sandman series.

    This bleeds into my general fiction reading - Donaldson and the Covenant series, Holdstock and Mythago Woods.

    •  Yes, that's the way to deal with the divide... (7+ / 0-)

      read both, read everything (if only there was enough time!). I'm not familiar with the INVINCIBLE series but will check it out on your recommendation. My little town's library has a modest graphics section and a decent young adult's section of comics. It's where I read Gaiman's SANDMAN among others (here's to the librarians!). I don't find that my comics/graphic novel reading bleeds into my fiction reading, but stands alone...maybe because of what's available to me. I'll pay more attention to this. Thanks.

    •  Have you tried (1+ / 0-)
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      Powers by Bendis? Police procedural in a superhero universe.

      It feels like Invincible in having a realer edge without being cranked down to a gritty power level.

      "All things are not equally true. It is time to face reality." -Al Gore

      by Geek of all trades on Fri Jul 01, 2011 at 09:29:26 AM PDT

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    •  I've been (0+ / 0-)

      surprised on how well stocked are my local libraries on comics/graphic novels. It's awesome on things like manga that I really like to read but not necessarily own and anyhow there is no space for 23 volumes series.

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