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Michael May

About Michael May

Michael May has been writing about comics for a little over a decade. He started as a reviewer for Comic World News and soon became editor-in-chief of the site. Leaving editorial duties to focus on writing, he joined The Great Curve, the comics blog that eventually became Blog@Newsarama and finally Comic Book Resources' Robot 6. In addition to loving comics, he loves his son and enjoys nothing more than finding (and writing about) awesome comics for the boy to read.

Roundtable: Gotham Academy


It’s an exciting time for superhero comics. DC and Marvel have both begun paying attention to the diversity of their fans and are starting to publish comics with wider audiences in mind. DC in particular has always had something for younger kids (though not nearly enough), but in October 2014 they initiated a significant push towards reaching […]

Review: Silly Kingdom


Silly Kingdom: Alengrimrickshaw’s 211th Birthday and A New Steed Indeed Story by Steven “Shaggy” Shanahan; Art by Katie Shanahan Shanahanigans With the Shanahan siblings’ Silly Kingdom, the title tells you pretty much what you’re in for. A more accurate title would be Silly, but Also Completely Charming and Occasionally Touching Kingdom and Oh By the Way […]

Review: Otto’s Backwards Day


Otto’s Backwards Day By Frank Cammuso, with Jay Lynch TOON Books; $12.95 Everyone struggles with selfishness. At least, I imagine that all good people do and that anyone who doesn’t has probably just given in to it. Maybe it says more about me than about other people, but I have a hard time believing that […]

Korak for Kids: A Talk with Ron Marz


I grew up a Tarzan fan, which by definition means that I discovered him as a kid. A lot of people my age did. And while Edgar Rice Burroughs struggled to balance his own desire to write for grown-ups with his work’s extraordinary appeal to children, it’s undeniable that young people responded to the ape […]

2014 Eisner nominations include categories for kids


Yesterday, Comic-Con International announced the nominations for the 2014 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. The nominees – chosen by judges Kathy Bottarini, William H. Foster, Christian Lipski, Lee Oeth, Jenny Robb, and James Romberger – cover a wide range of genres and interests, including three categories focused particularly on children and teens. Best Publication for Early […]

Exclusive Web Comic | ‘A Tale of Two Pennies’

A Tale of Two Pennies

Sometimes, blogging about good comics for kids means presenting some actual good comics for kids. Troy Wilson (Perfect Man) and Caleb Hystad (Raven Tales) have given Good Comics for Kids permission to post first, in its entirety, their adorable tale of a girl and two pennies. Hystad is an animation director best known for the […]

Review | Boxers & Saints


Boxers & Saints By Gene Luen Yang Colored by Lark Pien First Second American Born Chinese creator Gene Luen Yang’s two new graphic novels can be read separately from each other, but that doesn’t mean that they should be. Boxers and its companion volume, Saints, tell individual stories about two young people during China’s Boxer […]

Review | Templar


Templar Written by Jordan Mechner Drawn by LeUyen Pham and Alex Puvilland First Second The mysterious Knights Templar have been the subject of a lot of literary speculation thanks to the works of authors like Dan Brown, Raymond Khoury, and Steve Berry. Pile on movies like National Treasure and games like Assassin’s Creed and the […]

Review | Fairy Tale Comics


Fairy Tale Comics By Graham Annable, Emily Carroll, Gigi D.G., Vanessa Davis, Chris Duffy, Ramona Fradon, Charise Mericle Harper, Brett Helquist, Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez, Karl Kerschl, Joseph Lambert, Bobby London, David Mazzucchelli, Luke Pearson, Jillian Tamaki, Raina Telgemeier, and Craig Thompson Edited by Chris Duffy First Second One of the wonderful things about fairy […]

Review | Tales of the S.S. Junky Star


Tales of the S.S. Junky Star By the Fillbach Brothers First Comics; $6.99 Matthew and Shawn Fillbach have been making various kinds of science fiction comics for a while, from alien invasions (an oversimplified description that doesn’t do justice to the craziness of Maxwell Strangewell) to werewolves fighting vampires on the moon. They’re best known […]