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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: ‘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.

Review: ‘Superman of Smallville’

Everyone’s gotta start somewhere, and for Superman, that somewhere was Smallville. Art Baltazar and Franco reintroduces us to the Man of Steel when he was still just a boy in their new original graphic novel, Superman of Smallville.

Review: ‘Operatic’

Kyo Maclear and Byron Eggenschwiler reveal the music genre best-suited to provide the soundtrack to the lives of teenagers in their innovative and excellent Operatic

Review: ‘Wildheart: The Daring Adventures of John Muir’

Wildheart: The Daring Adventures of John MuirWriter: Julie BertagnaArtist: William GoldsmithYosemite Conservancy; $17.99 One of the most challenging aspects of writing a biography must be deciding what to leave out. It must be doubly so when the subject has had a particularly long, full and influential life, one replete with compelling, must-tell anecdotes and an […]

Review: ‘Dracula, Starring Mickey Mouse’ and ‘Frankenstein, Starring Donald Duck’

Bruno Enna and Fabio Celoni cast Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck in Dracula and Frankenstein, the strongest offerings yet from the Dark Horse-published Disney adaptations of works of classic literature.

Review: ‘Extraordinary: A Story of an Ordinary Princess’

Cartoonist Cassie Anderson’s charming fairy tale riff of a self-actualizing princess reveals that sometimes the best thing a fairy godmother can do for a young heroine is to just get out of her way.