Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid is one of those timeless stories with a touch of magic to it. Ten-year-old Tyler’s grandfather has just died, leaving him a stuffed bear and a pocket watch as his inheritance. Tyler’s family has just moved into his grandfather’s house, which means Tyler is starting at a new school—and things don’t go well, to say the least. But that stuffed bear is going to turn out to be more than a toy. This story was first published over ten years ago and won multiple Eisner and Ignatz awards; now BOOM! Studios is bringing it back, with bonus new material. Check out our preview of the first issue for a taste of Kunkel’s storytelling and charming art style.
Preview: Herobear and the Kid: The Inheritance #1
Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good E-Reader.com. Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.