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J. Caleb Mozzocco

About J. Caleb Mozzocco

J. Caleb Mozzocco is a way-too-busy freelance writer who has written about comics for online and print venues for a rather long time now. He currently contributes to Comic Book Resources' Robot 6 blog and ComicsAlliance, and maintains his own daily-ish blog at EveryDayIsLikeWednesday.blogspot.com. He lives in northeast Ohio, where he works as a circulation clerk at a public library by day.

Review: ‘Diana: Princess of The Amazons’

Diana, the little girl who will grow up to be Wonder Woman, tires of being the only kid on an island of immortal women, so she decides to try to literally make a new friend. Complications ensue, and lessons are learned in this new book by Shannon and Dean Hale and Victoria Ying.

Review: ‘Little Lulu: Working Girl’

A new edition of John Stanley’s Little Lulu comics presents a new opportunity for kids to meet one of comics’ greatest kid characters…regardless of who the particular presentation might be targeted towards.

Abby Howard on ‘Mammal Takeover’ and her ‘Earth Before Us’ trilogy

With Mammal Takeover, the third and final installment of Abby Howard’s Earth Before Us series, the cartoonist (and her in-story alter ego) have given readers (and their stand-in Ronnie) a brief but complete history of life on Earth. We spoke with Howard about the creation of the series, and the challenges of this particular installment.

Review: ‘The Okay Witch’

Moth Hush never felt like she fit in, and now she’s just discovered one reason why that might be: She’s descended from a line of powerful witches. Moth must learn what to do with that information in Emma Steinkellner’s better-than-okay first graphic novel as writer and artist.

Review: ‘Superman Smashes The Klan Part One’

Cartoonist Gene Luen Yang joins forces with the art team Gurihiru to adapt the most famous Superman radio serial into a new story in the character’s home medium.

Review: ‘Betty & Veronica: Senior Year’

Jamie Lee Rotante and Sandra Lanz take Betty and Veronica all the way through the one year of school they’ve never completed: Senior year.

Review: ‘AstroNuts Mission One: The Plant Planet’

AstroNuts Mission One: The Plant PlanetWriter: Jon ScieszkaArtist: Steven WeinbergChronicle Books; $14.99 Let’s get this out of the way: AstroNuts isn’t quite a comic book in the traditional sense, despite the fact that a majority of its action is effected through artwork and that much of its dialogue comes in balloons. Lacking panels and containing […]

Review: ‘Scooby-Doo 50th Anniversary Giant #1’ and ‘Scooby-Doo Team-Up #50’

On September 13th of 1969 CBS’s new Saturday morning line-up debuted a brand-new cartoon about a cowardly, gluttonous great dane and four mystery-solving teenagers, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? That makes this year Scooby and the gang’s fiftieth anniversary, and DC Comics, which has been publishing various Scooby comics continuously since 1997, would be remiss if […]

Review: ‘Pumpkinheads’

The long-awaited collaboration from the super-team of Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks is finally here, and it’s a winning romantic comedy set among the autumnal kitsch of a commercial pumpkin patch.

Review: ‘Rey and Pals’

Cartoonist Jeffrey Brown gives the new generation of Star Wars heroes and villains the Vader and Son treatment in Rey and Pals.