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Five For Friday #2: Non-Comics Readers
posted November 5, 2004

Name Five Comics You've Found Non-Comics Readers Feel Are Easy to Read

The Frank Book by Jim Woodring,
Maus by Art Spiegelman
Persepolis by Marjane Strapali
The Big Book of Hell by Matt Groening
Why I Hate Saturn by Kyle Baker

Other Lists and Responses

Sean Collins

Blankets by Craig Thompson
Diary of a Teenage Girl by Phoebe Gloeckner
The Last Lonely Saturday by Jordan Crane
Clumsy by Jeffrey Brown
Arkham Asylum by Grant Morrison & Dave McKean


Kyle Vanderneut

This is what has worked for me:

1) Stray Bullets
2) Strangers In Paradise
3) Preacher
4) Maus
5) Starman

Stray Bullets were always good because each issue, regardless of its connection to previous issues, was always self-contained. The nice thing about the last three on that list is that they're all finite and available from the start, which makes non-comics fans much more likely to read them.

Honorable mention to Ultimate Spider-Man, which was the only thing any girl I've ever dated has taken any interest in.