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I really had no idea what to expect from this comic before I finally managed to read it. I was pleasantly surprised, and captivated. This is some powerful storytelling with three-dimensional characters and charming quirks, which are easy to relate to even when they're at their most extreme. ASB (whose title is only really driven home towards the end) is now instantly one of my favourite furry comics.

The art is a delight to watch, because it grows with every issue. The main artist is Chris McKinley (one of my favourite artists), and you can see his artwork grow with every issue, which is a joy to witness.

The characters are wonderful. There are many of them, and all of them are fully-developed. Our main characters Daniel and Marcus are both wonderful. My favourite character, though, is Tiny (a similarly deceptive name to Robin Hood's Little John). He is a hyena (I think) and a football jock, yet not at all the stereotypical shallow one. No, he is kind, intelligent and insecure (not to mention beautiful); he helped me get over my own prejudice against football type characters. It's also funny how he is paired with the "girly" guy of the bunch, Ricky.

I have read some gay furry comics (ASB is not exclusively so, mind you, but that's the main theme) and none of them really drive home what coming out to the world means as much as ASB does. Both Daniel and Marcus see real difficulties, and some of the heart-wrenching moments deal with Daniel's family. I could really find myself in a lot of these situations. Not to worry, you will finish reading this roller coaster with a smile on your face.

All in all, a great comic, deep and beautiful. Worth every cent, I assure you.
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Truly moving.
I must say, while waiting for this book to arrive, I was very unsure of what exactly I was getting. Aside from rave reviews from just about every furry I knew, I was afraid that it would be very difficult to explain away the "For Adult Readers Only" disclaimer. I'm glad that I didn't listen to those fears.

ASB is...how can I put this, fantastic storytelling. The characters are deep, have charming quirks and seem very true to life. I could pick out some aspects of myself in them, and some aspects of my friends as well!

As for the more graphic scenes...yes, there is nudity, and yes there is sex. (both gay and straight!) But for a large majority, the sex scenes are interwoven perfectly with the story. There wasn't one time where I stopped reading and thought "This is such a cliche" or the like.

All in all, if you're in the mood for a wonderful slice-of-life story that will captivate you from the very beginning and will haunt you long after you read it, Associated Student Bodies: Yearbook has it all and more.
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A truly amazing tail of love and finding your way...
I found ASB...really by mistake, and after finding that it was out of print, I was a little upset. When the ASB yearbook came into existence, I had to have it. I needed to know what it was and needed to know Daniel's journey in finding who he was and also finding love with Marcus. I received the book in the mail today and have not put it down. I read it from cover to cover and it has affected me more than anything ever has. I cried when Daniel left his family to go be with Marcus because that was HOME to him. This story is so beautiful and I think everyone who has ever needed support needs to buy and read it. It will always be my #1 book of all time. Love always, Xalelydo Fawx (Clayton)
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Awesome!
Incredible, magnificent, wonderful, awesome!!! Just a few of the words that came to mind when I first read "Associated student bodies yearbook".
I can't say enough good things about this book, I have been a voracious reader for all of my life, but there are very few books that I have wanted to go back and reread as soon as I finished the first time. I have read the yearbook three times in a row and am starting my fourth time. I read it for an hour or so at bed time.
The writing is excellent, the stories are are witty, poignant, hilarious, dramatic, always well thought out and thoroughly enjoyable.
The artwork is fun. The only complaint that I might have is that they stopped telling the story of Daniel and Marcus after the first year.
I am Thrilled to have encountered "Associated student bodies" on the internet and had the chance to own a copy.
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Made Me The Way I Am Today
This book made me the man I am today in all honesty. It deals with real pressures and learning experiences. I cried several times while reading it and I couldn't put it down! If your a lost male looking for a way, try here ^-^
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WOOHOO!!
After only getting glimpses from someones stash back some time ago, I'm now the proud owner of the ASBYB. n.n

God, everything in it was worth the 80 dollars I paid Australian. Glad they got this done back when the comics started becoming "sold out" and so rare. ;)
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best ever
I wasn't gay when i read it ^^
Now I'm bi at the least; I want more but he won't make more that I know of

:( so sad *begs*

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GREAT!!!!!!!!
I loved it. It really made me sad that it wasn't longer though. I would really love to see more adventures from the happy critters of the dorm. I really enjoyed it, alot of great storylines and awsome art. Thanks for putting this together for us and letting us share in the greatness that is ASB.
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EXCELLENT
I was happy when i saw this. I learned about ASB shortly after it went out of print and im poor so hard to come up with the kind of money and find individual issues. I saw a few issues and read them and I couldn't buy a copy. But this came out and i was extatic. I worked my hands until they were cut and sore in a warehouse at dad's job working with metal until i had earned enough to afford this. It was more than worth it. THANK YOU for releasing this.
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This book is excellent.
First and foremost I would like to give a big thank you to evryone that made this book possible. The first time I heard about ASB they were all out of print, and I could only find them on FurBid (for about $15 an issue). Then I found about the ASB yearbook. I bought it within the first few days it was available. This yearbook was worth the wait. Anyone who is an ASB fan will enjoy it. Thanks again.
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ASB Crew -- Thank you so much!
Words cannot express the great feelings that i have for this book. Not a great reason to write a review, but this is something that i had to say. The creators of this book have written an original, inspirational piece of liturature. The Artists have also done a fantastic job in capturing emotion in the characters that help the story so much. Oh well, maybe words can expess it, but they hardly do it justice. Thanks guys!
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Long Time Coming
It took a while to get this together. I think it was worth the wait, though... the good people at Quebecor did a fantastic job of printing and binding.

Thanks go to Sean for helping set up the job, and for kindly donating his entire house to store the books!
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