Follow This Blog: RSS feed
Good Comics For Kids
Inside Good Comics For Kids

Review: ‘Lafayette’

Lafayette

Lafayette by Nathan Hale Amulet Books, $13.99 Ages 8-12 The latest installment (the eighth!) of the popular graphic history series Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales returns to the setting of the first book, the US Revolutionary War. Spy Hale is still telling stories to prevent being hanged by the Hangman and a British redcoat. This time, […]

Review: ‘Alice: From Dream to Dream’

Alice: From Dream to Dream

Alice: From Dream to Dream By Giulio Macaione, English adaptation by Jackie Ball Boom! Studios, $14.99 Recommended for teens and up Macaione makes his US comic debut in this beautifully illustrated graphic novel about forced empathy, having to learn more about others whether we want to or not. That’s a skill that needs more emphasis […]

Review: ‘Sheets’

Sheets

Sheets by Brenna Thummler Lion Forge, $12.99 Ages 9-12 Marjorie is trying to keep the family business, a laundromat, together. Her mother passed away, and Dad has mostly checked out. She has to cope with self-centered customers and a pushy, smarmy neighborhood businessman. Then the ghosts appear. The spirits all look like the classic children’s […]

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

Demon Slayer header

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: ‘Teasing Master Takagi-san’ Vol.1

STL080177

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, […]

Review: ‘Sleepless’ Volume 1

Sleepless header

Sleepless Written by Sarah Vaughn, Illustrated by Leila Del Duca Image Comics, $16.99 Rated for Teens (ages 13+) It’s no surprise that fantasy stories become more popular when the real world is so uncertain and troubled. Vaughn and Del Duca do more than just tell another tale of knights and princesses, though; Sleepless is a […]

Quirk Books Combines Comics and Game Books in Two New Titles

Hocus & Pocus: The Legend of Grimm's Woods

Coming out the first week in September are two new titles that will give kids something new to do while reading. These “comic books you can play” add game mechanics and pick-your-own-path structures to illustrated stories. Quirk Books is releasing these “graphic novels that play like a game” September 4, launching two middle-grade series translated […]

Review: ‘Spectacle’ Book One

Spectacle Book One

Spectacle Book One by Megan Rose Gedris Oni Press, $15.99 Recommended for ages 12 and up Spectacle sets out to be a murder mystery, but its strongest appeal comes in the atmosphere Gedris creates. Anna and Kat are twin sisters, traveling with a down-at-heels circus. Kat is a talented knife-thrower, while Anna pretends to read […]

Review: ‘Science Comics: Rockets: Defying Gravity’

Science Comics: Rockets: Defying Gravity

Science Comics: Rockets: Defying Gravity by Anne Drozd and Jerzy Drozd First Second, $12.99 Ages 9-13 The Science Comics series is generally outstanding, but this volume is one of the best. An exciting subject is made understandable though our charming hosts, a series of educated animals with connections to space exploration. The first chapter covers […]

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

Aquaman

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, […]