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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: ‘Marvel Comics Digest #7′

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Marvel Comics Digest #7 Writers: Stan Lee, David Michelinie, Joe Caramagna and others Artists: Jack Kirby, Don Heck, George Perez and others Archie Comics; $6.99 It was a team-up that was at least as unexpected as that of Superman and Spider-Man in 1976, when they joined forces against Lex Luthor and Doctor Octopus: Archie Comics, […]

Review: ‘The Mushroom Fan Club’

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The Mushroom Fan Club Writer/artist Elise Gravel Drawn and Quarterly; $17.95 Do you like mushrooms? If you do, there’s a pretty good chance that you don’t like them quite as much as Elise Gravel does. And if you do not, there’s a pretty good chance that you will by the time you finish Gravel’s Mushroom […]

Review: ‘Mickey Mouse: The Delta Dimension’ and ‘Donald Duck: Uncle Scrooge’s Money Rocket’

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Fantagraphics continues to expand its line of well curated, beautifully designed collections of classic Disney comics beyond their original Carl Barks and Floyd Gottfredson libraries. The publisher’s latest effort is the Disney Masters series, each volume of which features the work of a single international artist working in the long-form adventure tradition established and perfected […]

Review: ‘Underwhere’

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Underwhere Writers: Kevin Eastman and Paul Jenkins Artists: Kevin Eastman and Mark Martin IDW Publishing; $14.99 There are a handful of character design sketches in the back of this slim trade paperback volume that hint at the age and unusual provenance of its contents. Each of these drawings, many of which differ somewhat from the […]

Review: 2018’s DC/Hanna-Barbera crossover specials

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Last spring, DC Comics released a series of four one-shot crossovers between their own characters Green Lantern, Adam Strange, Booster Gold and The Suicide Squad with some fairly random Hanna-Barbera characters: Space Ghost, The Flintstones, The Banana Splits and Jonny Quest and others. While the major comics publishers are notoriously reticent to discuss sales data, […]

Review: ‘Silver Spoon’ Vol. 1

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Silver Spoon Vol. 1 Writer/artist: Hiromu Arakawa Yen Press; $15 Rated T for Teen Phenomenal success can present difficult challenges. For example, say you created a manga series that ran for nine years, filled 27 collected volumes and was adapted into a pair of television shows, two feature-length animated films, a live-action film, a handful […]

Review: ‘Star Wars: Lost Stars’ Vol. 1

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Star Wars: Lost Stars Vol. 1 Writers: Claudia Gray and Yusaku Komiyama Artist: Yusaku Komiyama Yen Press; $13 Rated T for Teen This is a manga adaptation of Claudia Gray’s 2015 prose novel of the same name, and as I read, I couldn’t help but wonder if Crossed Stars might not have been a better […]

Review: ‘The Dangerous Journey’

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The Dangerous Journey Writer/artist: Tove Jansson Drawn and Quarterly; $16.95 The latest of Tove Jansson’s works to be republished in North America by Drawn and Quarterly is also the beloved artist’s last. Originally published in 1977, Jansson’s final picture book The Dangerous Journey is a particularly interesting last work, as it can now be read—whether […]

Review: ‘The Avengers & The Infinity Gauntlet’ and ‘The Infinity Gauntlet’

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As the people handling the marketing for the film were only too eager to share, when Avengers: Infinity War opened a few weeks ago, it was the culmination of some ten years and 18 films worth of build-up. While the script was hardly written—or even imagined—way back when the first Iron Man film opened, the […]

Review: ‘Scales & Scoundrels Vol.1: Into the Dragon’s Maw’

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Scales & Scoundrels Vol. 1: Into the Dragon’s Maw Writer: Sebastian Girner Artist: Galaad Image Comics; $9.99 Rated E for Everyone If Scales & Scoundrels‘ alliterative two-word title with an ampersand reminds you of a particular tabletop role-playing game, that’s more than likely intentional. Indeed, writer Sebastian Girner and artist Galaad’s fantasy series opens with […]