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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: ‘Mickey’s Craziest Adventures’

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Mickey’s Craziest Adventures Writer: Lewis Trondheim Aritst: Keramidas IDW; $14.99 The conceit of this clever collaboration between Lewis Trondheim and Nicola Keramidas is that the pair discovered an incomplete “lost” spin-off comic of Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories entitled Mickey’s Quest, a series so forgotten that it was never archived at Disney, was never republished […]

Review: ‘Superman Vol. 1: Son of Superman’

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Superman Vol. 1: Son of Superman Written by Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason Art by Patrick Gleason, Doug Mahnke, Jorge Jimenez and others DC Comics; $16.99 Rated T for Teen The now twice-monthly Superman title is maybe the all-around best book of DC Comics’ 2016 “Rebirth”-branded relaunch initiative, in which they renumbered all their […]

Review: ‘Jedi Academy: A New Class’

Jedi Academy: A New Class By Jarrett J. Krosoczka Scholastic; $12.99 When it comes to Star Wars, three has always been something of a magic number, with the film franchise conceived as a trilogy of trilogies. It makes sense then that cartoonist Jeffrey Brown would stop at three Jedi Academy books, following his original with […]

Review: ‘Bera the One-headed Troll’

Bera the One-Headed Troll

Bera the One-headed Troll By Eric Orchard First Second; $17.99 The title of Eric Orchard’s fantasy adventure comic is a rather clever little gag in its own right, as trolls of Bera’s kind often have multiple heads, even if having only one head is the default state for everyone who makes up the reading audience […]

Review: ‘Justice League/Power Rangers #1′

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Justice League/Power Rangers #1 Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Stephen Byrne DC Comics/BOOM! Studios; $3.99 Rated T for Teen DC Comics and BOOM! Studios follow their collaboration on Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy with another cross-publisher crossover, this one featuring two long-lived franchises with comparatively little in common: The Justice League and Saban’s Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. Aside from […]

Review: ‘Supergirl: Being Super #1′

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Supergirl: Being Super #1 Writer: Mariko Tamaki Artists: Joelle Jones and Sandu Florea DC Comics; $5.99 Rated T for Teen The tagline for the original Superboy comics, which featured young, school-age Clark Kent in Smallville, was “The Adventures of Superman When He Was A Boy!” Based solely on its first issue, it would seem that […]

Review: ‘Tetris’

Tetris: The Games People Play Writer/artist: Box Brown First Second; $19.99 In this follow-up to his winning 2014 biography, Andre The Giant: Life and Legend, cartoonist Box Brown tackles another great subject, and another one that everyone knows of, but relatively few actually know the story of: Tetris, the surprisingly simple, surprisingly addictive video game. […]

Review: ‘Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea’

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Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea By Ben Clanton Tundra; $7.99 Narwhal the narwhal and Jelly the jellyfish might seem like unlikely friends, but the pair have a few things in common. First and foremost, they share a love of waffles, which one might think would be a true rarity given the watery, unfriendly-to-waffles habitats of […]

Review: ‘Hilda and The Stone Forest’

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Hilda and The Stone Forest By Luke Pearson Flying Eye Books; $19.95 If you have any interest at all in comics, especially those well suited for kids, then chances are you are already quite familiar with cartoonist Luke Pearson’s Hilda character, star of a series of graphic novels. And even if you haven’t read them […]

Review: ‘Diary of a Tokyo Teen’

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Diary of a Tokyo Teen: A Japanese-American Girl Travels to the Land of Trendy Fashion, High-Tech Toilets and Maid Cafes By Christine Mari Inzer Tuttle; $14.99 Given its prominent role in our pop culture, Japan is a place of deep fascination for many young people, especially those immersed in comics, animation, and video games. It […]