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We choose a new graphic novel every month and then give our members a month to read the book in advance. Then we get together to go over the book and talk about it together. Some of our members have a lot to say and some of our members are mostly quiet. Before the pandemic we met at a coffee shop but now we are meeting over the internet. Every member is encouraged to bring his or her own ideas for books to read and every member is welcome to bring his or her own point of view.

For all of our virtual meetings, we ask that no members record, rebroadcast, or stream the meetings.

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Wausau is an ordinary town in the state of Wisconsin. The people of Wausau take care of cows and horses and some of them keep an animal called a zorse, which is a hybrid of a horse and a zebra. The people of Wausau expect to live and die in ordinary ways.

The sheriff of Wausau is Wayne Cypress. He is strong and brave and responsible. He has to be, because he lost his wife many years ago in a motorcycle accident, and she left him with two daughters to raise.

His oldest daughter is Officer Dana Cypress. Officer Dana Cypress has joined the police force of Wausau, and she wants to be just as good as her mother and just as tough as her dad. She has to be, because she is a single mother, raising a son.

Cooper Hinch is the son of Officer Dana Cypress. Cooper is just a boy, but he is very imaginative. Cooper creates entire worlds with his toy soldiers, and he draws his own graphic novels and fills them with characters and concepts that are too crazy too be real -- unless, of course, they actually are real.

Derek Hinch is a tattoo artist and the father of Cooper Hinch. Derek Hinch tries to be a good father, but he feels like he is always failing.

Martha Ann Cypress is the daughter of Sheriff Wayne Cypress and the sister of Officer Dana Cypress. Martha Cypress is a student at Wisconsin State University in Madison. Some people think that Martha Cypress is a bit of a wildcat. Some people think that Martha Cypress is having an affair with Professor Aaron Weimar.

Professor Aaron Weimar teaches at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Professor Aaron Weimar has travelled all the world learning about the new ideas and other ways of thinking and putting his ideas into his books.

Nithya Weimar wonders if her husband is cheating on her. However Nithya blames the other women in her life.

Lester Majak is an old man and he should be sick and frail, but he has spent a lifetime exercising to stay strong, and he has even written books on fitness. The people of Wausau often see Lester Majak running over the hills like a stallion. Lester Majak has become a local celebrity.

All of these people should live and die in ordinary ways, but they don't, because one day in January several dozen ordinary citizens of Wausau, Wisconsin step out of their coffins and their crematories and rise from the dead. Some of them are glad to be alive and some wish they could be dead but all of them have super-strength and they have the ability to heal from the most terrible wounds. In fact, these 'revivers' can tear steel with their bare hands and recover immediately from getting shot by assault rifles.

Arlene Ditman is an old woman who dies and comes back to life. She wants to be dead so badly she walks out the family barn and starts doing terrible things to herself. Then, she starts doing terrible things to other people.

May Tao is an internet reporter. May Tao grew up in the Wausau area and went to school with Dana Cypress, so she knows the area well. As she covers the story May Tao will have to face many difficult choices of ethics and personal loyalty. She will also have to fight for her life.

Ibrahaim Ramin is a scientist with the Center for Disease Control, or CDC. The government sends Ibrahaim Ramin to Wausau to try and understand why the dead are coming back to life in this town, and if this is going to keep happening across the rest of the world.

Thuy Vang is an immigrant of the Hmong minority from Vietnam and Laos. In the day she cleans the houses of rich white people and in the evening she practices sorcery.

Blaine Abel works as an exorcist. Blaine Abel believes that the devil attacked him when he was a child. Now Blaine Abel has taught himself every skill that a soldier of God should need, from shooting a crossbow to riding a snowmobile, so he can destroy the living and the undead spawn of Satan wherever he finds them, no matter how many 'innocents' have to die in the process.

You can get buy this graphic novel on the Amazon website, below:


Written by Tim Seeley

Illustrated by Mike Seeley, and Mark Englert

One hundred and twenty-nine pages in color

Price: FREE to download for Kindle on the Amazon website

Used: $6.65 with free shipping

๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ price: $12.99


The Fairfax County Public Library has one of this graphic novel in 'Overdrive. At this point the website of the Fairfax County Public Library indicates that this copy of this graphic novel is available.

We are still holding our meetings on the internet over a video link. New friends and old friends are always welcome.

๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฎ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฝ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฉ๐—ผ๐—น ๐—ข๐—ป๐—ฒ

Alex Holland always loved science. Alec Holland wanted to learn how to make plants grow so he could help people grow more food and so he could help the earth survive pollution and the hunger of the human race. Naturally Alex Holland created a chemical which could make vegetation grow bigger and faster than ever before. Of course a corporation wanted to use his formula for its own plans. Alec Holland refused to sell the formula to the corporation, so the board sent its thugs to murder Alec Holland with a bomb.

In fact, the thugs blasted Alec Holland into ashes. However, something new rose from the ashes -- a green creature which walked and talked like a man but could heal from any wound like a plant. This -- Swamp Thing -- would spend years wandering the earth, finding and destroying the enemies of the Earth and looking for ways to turn himself back into a human being.

'Saga of the Swamp Thing Vol One' contains a set of the most famous and influential comics ever published. These stories are written by the British writer Alan Moore. Alan Moore had never worked for American comics before, and American writers and fans were soon astonished by his insightful plots and realistic dialogue. The art is by John Tottleben and Stephen Bissette, and their work is both imaginative and realistic at the same time.

In these stories the Swamp Thing confronts a gallery of powerful and astonishing characters. The Swamp Thing meets

* General Sunderland, who blew up his lab with a bomb and sends a team of soldiers to shoot the Swamp Thing in the head

* Jason Woodrue, the Floronic Man, another scientist who has powers and grudges of his own.

* Jason Blood, who people call 'The Demon' for a reason.

* The mighty Monkey King, a lord of the dark world, who feeds on the terror of the innocent and the insane.

* Anton Arcane, the wizard, who was been to the bottom of Hell and will just not stay dead.

As the world lurches toward destruction, the Swamp Thing realizes that mankind will only survive if the Swamp Thing gives up on being human and becomes the most unstoppable monster of all.

You can get buy this graphic novel on the Amazon website, below:

๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฎ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฝ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฉ๐—ผ๐—น ๐—ข๐—ป๐—ฒ

Written by Alan Moore

Illustrated by John Tottleben, and Stephen Bissette

Two hundred and three pages in color

Price: $5.99 to download for Kindle on the Amazon website

Paperback price: $12.49


The Fairfax County Public Library has two copies of this graphic novel. At this point the website of the Fairfax County Public Library indicates that both copies of this graphic novel are available.

We are still holding our meetings on the internet over a video link. New friends and old friends are always welcome.