The Sword has quickly become one of my favorite ongoing comic book series. I was introduced to this book by reading The Sword Vol. 1: Fire as part of my choices for the upcoming The Year's Best Graphic Novels 2008 panel at the NJLA Annual Conference coming up on Wednesday, April 29th. The Sword in a nutshell: Dara Brighton is a college girl whose life is changed forever when three strangers show up on her family's doorstep and demand a mystical sword. This event propels her into a dangerous quest. Written and illustrated by The Luna Brothers (Joshua and Jonathan Luna, authors of Ultra and Girls). Great stuff. You can get The Sword: Fire from Amazon here. More about The Luna Brothers on their website here. Finally, you can read The Sword #1 for free from Image Comics here. Prepare yourself for a great comics experience. Enjoy!