Do you want try out a paranormal graphic novel but don’t know where to start? All of our coverage of Comic Con 2011 got us in the mood to check out some new illustrated tales. So for some expert advice on which new supernatural stories to pick up, we called in RT reviewer Ruth. Today, she shares how she started reading graphic novels and recommends four of her recent finds.
I enjoy romance comics! When I was a much younger woman (I am in my sixties, now) my husband would walk with me to the corner drugstore where we would buy two bottles of Coca-Cola and two comics. For several years, this was our routine, walking hand in hand and enjoying the balance of our life together. Being newlyweds we didn't have much money and still this was a favorite treat. His preferred issues were Captain America and Spiderman, but I liked anything with a romantic story.
During that time, I became pregnant and had my son. Our weekly outings changed to the local museum, the park and the zoo, and when my husband was killed in a car accident my life changed drastically. I was a single woman supporting a child. Going back to work did not leave much time for comics or romance. Years passed, and my son grew. Eventually I retired, moving to California to be near my son. At a local event in town, I met RT columnist Anne Elizabeth and she asked if I liked comics. I laughed and she knew my secret. That day, she sent me home with boxes of books and my enjoyment of them began again.
I have written many reviews for RT BOOK REVIEWS. Though, I have since remarried to a very kind man who is a well-spoken and dapper companion, when I read these romance comics it transports me back to the time when I was a newly married woman in love with a man who liked to tease me precisely to see me laugh and who celebrated my appreciation of romance.
So what are a few of Ruth’s recent reads that she’d suggest to someone looking for a paranormal graphic novel?
Ruth also suggests that readers check out author Anne Elizabeth's popular Pulse of Power series. The series second, The Pendulum, is in stores now and you can read the *Web Exclusive Review* here. For more about new (and upcoming) supernatural stories, you can also check out our Everything Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Page and don't forget to enter to win the RT's Paranormal Prize Pack by telling us what creepy creature you used to think was hiding under your bed here!