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User, Book 1

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Meg Chancellor is about to discover herself -- by becoming someone else.

Why be stuck in the real world, when a new life full of warriors, magic love and danger is just a stroke of the keyboard away?
But when Meg creates a new identity as Sir Guilliame de la Coeur she discovers being a knight is shining armor may be no better than being a damsel in distress.
Paperback, 50 pages
Published 2001 by DC Comics
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This is an extremely interesting comic book, especially for being written in 2001, as it predates World of Warcraft, but not Ultima Online, Habitat or earlier MUDs of the late '80 and mid '90s. It is definitely closer to the latter and the largely text era internet.

There are basically two stories unfolding: one is in the real world, with 19 year old Meg having to deal with her mother running away, her father being a general deadbeat (not a drunkard or unemployed or anything, just not really payi
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Jul 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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The User series became one of my "Books I cannot live without", maybe if it is somewhat arcane and impenetrable for those not in "the know" of what roleplaying games and online RPing is.

This book came to me in a time when I was very young and very confused and vulnerable, and had just discovered RPing and was starting to dabble in online gaming (I'm surprised it never got reprinted or collected in trade). It was like a breath of fresh air, dealing with the exact same issues I was going through a
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Jery Schober
Jan 24, 2015 rated it liked it
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The internet technology seems a bit outdated from a modern point of view, but the 2 different art styles work well together. So far the "real" world is much more interesting than the virtual one.
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Devin Grayson is an avid gamer, former acting student, and enthusiastic reader fortunate enough to have turned a lifelong obsession with fictional characters into a dynamic writing career. She has a B.A. from Bard College, where she studied creative writing with novelist Mona Simpson. Best known for her work on the Batman titles for DC Comics, Devin has been a regular writer on Catwoman, Nightwing ...more

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