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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 He lives in northeast Ohio, where he works as a circulation clerk at a public library by day.

A guide to the Black Panther comics for fans of the Black Panther movie

Black Panther Epic Collection

If you saw Black Panther in theaters last month—and, based on the film’s box office haul to date, there’s a pretty good chance you did—then you may find yourself wondering how closely the Marvel comics that the film is adapted from reflect that experience and, more importantly for our purposes here, which of those comics […]

Review: ‘Avengers & Champions: Worlds Collide’

Avengers & Champions Worlds Collide

Avengers & Champions: Worlds Collide Writer: Mark Waid Artists: Humberto Ramos, Jesus Saiz, Victor Olazaba and others Marvel Entertainment; $17.99 Rated T+ for teens 13 and up When writer Mark Waid took over the main Avengers title in 2015, the conceit for his All-New, All-Different Avengers was a team line-up neatly divided between adult heroes […]

Review: ‘Losing The Girl’


Losing The Girl Writer/artist: MariNaomi Graphic Universe; $29.32 Ages 14 and up Writer and artist MariNaomi’s career as a cartoonist has thus far been dedicated to autobiographical comics, spread across four books published since 2001. Losing The Girl, the first book in a planned trilogy, marks her first official foray into fiction. It has the […]

Review: ‘Sparks!’


Sparks! Writer: Ian Boothby Artist: Nina Matsumoto Graphix; $12.99 A baby has just fallen down a well. Quick, which common household pet would you most entrust with the rescue of the baby—a cat or a dog? Ian Boothby and Nina Matsumoto’s original graphic novel Sparks! is based on that very contrast between how we regard […]

Review: ‘Chavo the Invisible’

Chavo the Invisible

Chavo the Invisible Writer: Lee Nordling Artist: Flavio Silva Lerner Publishing; $6.99 Chavo the Invisible is the third installment of writer Lee Nordling’s “Game For Adventure” series of wordless mini-graphic novels, following Andrew the Seeker and Belinda the Unbeatable. It’s his first with artist Flavio Silva, as Patty Cake‘s Scott Roberts drew the two previous […]

Review: ‘Dinosaurs’

Dinosaurs 4

Dinosaurs Writer: Arnaud Plumeri Artist: Bloz Papercutz; $10.99 (each) The interest in and affection for dinosaurs is pretty much universal—regardless of your country of origin, chances are good that you think dinosaurs are awesome. It is therefore no surprise that French creators Arnaud Plumeri and Bloz produced a great series of comic books about dinosaurs—simply […]

Review: ‘Iceman Vol. 1: Thawing Out’

Iceman - Thawing Out

Iceman Vol. 1: Thawing Out Writer: Sina Grace Artists: Alessandro Vitti, Edgar Salazar, Ibraim Roberson and others Marvel Entertainment; $15.99 Rated T+ for teens 13 and up There have been two big announcements regarding Marvel’s Iceman ongoing monthly comic book since the release of the first trade paperback collection of the series. One was that […]

Review: ‘Gumby: 50 Shades of Clay’


Gumby: 50 Shades of Clay Writers: Jeff Whitman, Eric Esquivel, Ray Fawkes, and others Artists: Jolyon Yates, Kyle Baker, Veronica Fish and others Papercutz; $8.99 Boomer era animated icon Gumby has returned to comics for the first time in a decade, and, as per his previous comics engagement, what the stop-motion clay hero loses in […]

Review: ‘Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Princess Leia’


Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Princess Leia Writers: Elsa Charretier and Pierrick Colinet Artist: Elsa Charretier IDW Publishing; $3.99 While the original Star Wars trilogy has always had many female fans, little girls who looked to the space opera for characters that looked like them had Leia and…that’s about it, unless you really wanted to […]

Review: ‘Duck Tales: Treasure Trove’

Duck Tales Treasure Trove

Duck Tales: Treasure Trove Writers: Joe Caramagna and Joey Cavalieri Artists: Gianfranco Florio, Andrea Greppi, Luca Usai, and others IDW Publishing; $9.99 Disney’s Donald Duck and his nephews were originally created in the 1930s to star in works of animation. They proved so popular that their adventures were also chronicled in comic books, most notably […]