I picked up the first issue free and was instantly smitten -- not something that always happens for me with graphic novels or comics. But these people, this world, the struggles and the hope and the emotional punches to the gut ... I can't believe I've read all twelve issues so quickly. (This book only collects the first six, fyi.) I can't believe that this world includes a romance novel which may or may not be a subversive anti-war message in disguise. I can't believe how hungry I am for the next issue. Highly, highly recommended.