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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 and Donald’s Christmas Parade’

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Mickey and Donald’s Christmas Parade Writers: Byron Erickson, Otto Veenhoven, Kirsten de Graaf and others Artists: Mau Heymans, Robert van der Kroft, Stefano Ambrosio IDW Publishing; $14.99 Halloween is just over, but IDW Publishing has already assembled and released a solid collection of Christmas comics from around the world under the title of Mickey and […]

Review: ‘Usagi Yojimbo/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete Collection’

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Usagi Yojimbo/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete Collection Writer/artists: Stan Sakai and Peter Laird Dark Horse Books; $17.99 Last year IDW, the publisher that currently holds the license to publish comics starring Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters, enlisted Stan Sakai to create a brand-new, full-color crossover between the TMNT and […]

Review: ‘Rainbow Brite #1′

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Rainbow Brite #1 Writer: Jeremy Whitley Artist: Brittney Williams Dynamite Entertainment; $3.99 All Ages I had no intention of reading the first issue of the new Rainbow Brite comic book, because I am particularly ignorant of the character, her story and milieu. Created in the early 1980s by Hallmark Cards with the intention of making […]

Interview: Jeff Parker, Michael Moreci and Dan Parent on ‘Archie Meets Batman ’66’

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Gotham City circa 1966 was an almost ideal place to commit crimes. There were always museums, galas, and charity fundraisers to rob, there was a large pool of men of low character willing to adopt goofy codenames and uniforms in order to serve as henchmen, the place was lousy with raw material to build elaborate […]

Review: ‘Trees: Kings of the Forest’

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Science Comics: Trees: Kings of the Forest Writer/artist: Andy Hirsch First Second; $12.99 Ask any group of little kids what they want to be when they grow up, and chances are none of them will answer that they want to be a tree. Not only would it be impossible for a human child to grow […]

Review: ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba’ Vol. 1

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba, vol. 1 Writer/artist: Koyoharu Gotouge Viz Media; $9.99 Rated T for Teen Poor, kind, helpful, and hard-working Tanjiro Kamado seems like such a nice guy with such a charmed life that it becomes clear something bad is going to happen to him and his loving family within the first few […]

Review: ‘Ocean Renegades’

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Ocean Renegades Writer/artist: Abby Howard Amulet Books; $15.99 It was just last year that cartoonist Abby Howard released Dinosaur Empire, her book-length comic detailing the latest scientific understanding of dinosaurs and their Mesozoic Era contemporaries, couched in a comedic story about a super-enthusiastic time-traveling scientist and her reluctant student. Twelve short months later comes the […]

Review: ‘Marvel 2-in-One Vol. 1: The Fate of The Four’

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Marvel 2-In-One Vol. 1: The Fate of The Four Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artists: Jim Cheung, Valerio Schiti, John Dell and Walden Wong Marvel; $17.99 Rated T for Teen This series is a pretty perfect distillation of Marvel’s impulse to serve the older, shrinking, extant audience for their monthly comics instead of at least trying to […]

Review: ‘Teasing Master Takagi-san’ Vol.1

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Teasing Master Takagi-san, vol. 1 Writer/artist: Soichiro Yamamoto Yen Press; $13 Rate T for Teen The single joke of Teasing Master Takagi-san, which gets repeated in a different way in each of the nine stories in this first collection, doubles as its premise: Excitable middle-schooler Nishikata sits next to Takagi in just about every class, […]

Interview: Shea Fontana on ‘DC Super Hero Girls: Out of the Bottle’

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The recently released original graphic novel DC Super Hero Girls: Out of the Bottle is the sixth in the series, all of which have been written by Shea Fontana, one of the co-creators of the Warner Bros-produced toy line and multimedia franchise. In this volume, Fontana and her artist collaborators Agnes Garbowska, Mirka Andolfo, and […]