I enjoyed the whole series, but definitely liked the first half much more. I think the animated series chose a good place to end, even if they did alter the ending slightly. I read the entire series in a very short time, so it's all kind of blending together in my memory, but I definitely remember liking Julie's story/struggle way more than Sara's.
what did you guys think of the series after it shifted way into the future? i thought it was still interesting, but it lost a lot of its initial appeal to me.
I was thinking about mentioning Bone earlier.. I remembered a few people from a different forum talking how much they liked Bone and how the 1000+ page One Volume Edition was recently released. It was only ~$25 on Amazon so I picked it up with my last order. It's a pretty cool Lord of the Rings-esque fantasy story which I enjoyed a lot, and $25 for 1000 pages is a great price. I'm the type of person who usually prefers things to be a little more dark and sinister, but even the light-hearted sections (which is most of it) were a good. I've seen two other stories in the Bone universe.. One about Rose's backstory, and another prequel about a different Bone. Has anyone here read them? I'm probably going to by myself a stack of graphic novels for xmas, but I'm not sure if they're worth picking up. They're also re-releasing the single volumes in color now, but you can get the full series in b&w for the same price a single volume or two.
The first half of the Bone series was a really funny and original read.
Also, has anyone tried the Bone adventure game? I played through the demo and it was a neat idea, but I didn't feel very compelled to purchase the full version. Especially since it only covers the first (of seven?) books. I'd recommend trying it out for fans of the series, as it seemed pretty faithful.
One last thing.. Did anyone else notice Grandma Ben in one of the final Sandman books? I forget if it was volume 10 or Endless Nights, but she was working at an inn. She was only in a few frames, but I'm fairly certain it was her.