My first couple of attempts at graphic novels didn’t take, they were very dark and violent and I just couldn’t get into them. But Sadie of Extremelygraphic blog suggested Fables, actually I started with 1001 Nights of Snowfall.
The illustrations are just incredible, plus it gets you started with the whole Fables series. I just finished Fables: Legends in Exile or it could be titled “Who killed Rose Red?”. How can you not like fairy tale characters with all too human personae, The Big Bad Wolf as Bigby, hunky detective; Snow White, very tough second in command of Fabletown and Prince Charming, as less than charming man about town. Characters are introduced through a mystery surrounding the bloody disappearance of Rose Red.
If you haven’t picked up a graphic novel yet, go ahead and try these. Read Sadie’s entry about the planned Fables television series.