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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.

2014 Eisner nominations include categories for kids

Michael May
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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’

Michael May
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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

Michael May
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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

Michael May
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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

Michael May
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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

Michael May
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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 [...]

Review | The Hound of the Baskervilles

Michael May
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The Hound of the Baskervilles Adapted by Martin Powell; Drawn by Jamie Chase Dark Horse/Sequential Pulp; $14.99 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles isn’t just my favorite Sherlock Holmes story; it’s one of my favorite novels period. Combining murder mystery with gothic horror in a setting that feels as real as it [...]

Review: Graphic Classics, Volume 24: Native American Classics

Michael May
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Graphic Classics, Volume 24: Native American Classics By Robby McMurtry, Ryan Huna Smith, Randy Keedah, Joseph Erb, Bahe Whitethorne Jr., Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, Zitkala-Sa, Timothy Truman, Benjamin Truman, Jim McMunn, Mark A. Nelson, Charles Alexander Eastman, Simon-Pokagon, Murv Jacob, E. Pauline Johnson, Weshoyot Alvitre, Elias Johnson, Andrea Grant, Toby Cypress, James Harris Guy, David Kanietakeron [...]

Review | Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice

Michael May
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Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice By Momota Inoue Viz Kids; $9.99 Understanding that “all-ages” and “for kids” aren’t synonymous terms, I have a low tolerance for kids’ entertainment. I was never one of those parents who could drive the car patiently while “The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round” [...]

Review: Peanut

Michael May
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Peanut Written by Ayun Halliday; Drawn by Paul Hoppe Schwartz & Wade; $15.99 There’s a panel in Ayun Halliday and Paul Hoppe’s Peanut that could also serve as a log line for the book. “The hardest thing about a peanut allergy,” says the main character, Sadie Wildhack, “is remembering to stay vigilant. Especially if you [...]