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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: ‘Disney Princess: Ariel and The Sea Wolf’

A Little Mermaid graphic novel aimed at little readers makes for a pretty great introduction to comics.

Interview: Writer Ridley Pearson on ‘Super Sons: The Polarshield Project’

DC’s new Zoom line for young readers kicks off with Ridley Pearson and Ile Gonzalez’s Super Sons: The Polarshield Project. We spoke to Pearson about how the sons of Superman and Batman came to battle the effects of climate change.

The (comic) book was better: What to read after you’ve seen ‘Shazam’

Fans of the ‘Shazam’ movie have plenty of good options for comics starring the character to read next. Here are five good places to start.

Review: ‘Apocalypse Taco’

Fast food franchising gone mad spells the end of the world itself in Nathan Hale’s scary adventure/horror hybrid Apocalypse Taco. Our only hope? Thee kids on a late night food run, and a couple of grad students.

Review: ‘Dragon Quest Monsters+’ Vols. 1-2

Pokemon meets Dragonball in this somewhat derivative but engaging manga series based on the popular, Akira Toriyama-designed Dragon Quest video game franchise

Review: ‘Disney Don Quixote’

Disney tilts at windmills in adapting Cervantes’ Don Quixote into a kid-friendly retelling starring Goofy and Mickey Mouse, part of a new Dark Horse-published line of classic literature comics featuring cartoon mice and ducks.

Review: ‘Supers Book One’

Fitting in at a new school in a new city is never easy–and it’s even harder when you’re new to the planet, and have to hide your origins and powers from everyone, as the kids in Frédéric Maupomé and Dawid’s Supers have found out.

Review: ‘Peanuts Dell Archive’

BOOM! Studios resurrects and collects the stories from the old Dell comic books–some by Charles Schulz himself, most of them not–for a new audience in this unlikely addition to the ever-growing Peanuts library.

Review: ‘The Mighty Crusaders, Book One’

Archie’s answer to 1960s superhero team comics has once again returned in the pages of The Mighty Crusaders, which mixes and matches characters and concepts from previous incarnations for a book that feels at once old school and fresh.

Review: ‘Young Justice #1’

Brian Michael Bendis’ new Wonder Comics imprint from DC is off to a strong start with Young Justice #1, in which he and artist Patrick Gleason relaunch the seemingly unrelaunchable team of teenage superheroes.