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Review: X-Men #1

J. Caleb Mozzocco
xmen 1 cover

X-Men #1 Written by Brian Wood, penciled by Olivier Coipel, inked by Mark Morales and Coipel Marvel Entertainment, $3.99 Rated T+, for ages 12 and up   Given the fact that the older Chris Claremont, Dave Cockrum, John Byrne, and company’s X-Men comics have long been a breeding ground of Marvel’s best-known superheroines—Marvel never had [...]

YALSA Hub Challenge: If You Liked Ultimate Comics Spider-Man…

Robin Brenner
Young-AvengersUltimate

From our discussion last week, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man is clearly one of our recent favorite superhero titles, featuring the beloved superheroics as well as a refreshing non-white lead character.  We eagerly anticipate the series as it continues. So what’s a reader to do when they’ve finished this volume?  Check out these titles we recommend for [...]

YALSA Hub Challenge: Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Volume 1

Robin Brenner
UltimateComicsSpiderManv1

Our third title up for discussion in the YALSA Hub Reading Challenge is Ultimate Comics Spider-Man.  This collected edition introduces Miles Morales as the new Spider-Man after the death of Peter Parker in the Ultimate Marvel universe. Ultimate Comics Spider-Man volume 1 was highlighted on the Great Graphic Novels for Teens Top Ten for 2013 list. [...]

Roundtable: Superman Family Adventures RIP

Michael May
Superman Family Adventures #1

The cancellation of Superman Family Adventures, yet another critically-praised superhero comic that DC won’t be publishing anymore, has us pretty riled up. We figured that we could vent about it or offer some constructive suggestions for DC and Marvel’s future kids comics, so we decided to do both. Have you been reading Superman Family Adventures? What did you [...]

Links: FCBD follow-up

Katherine Dacey
STK460557

John Jakala compares Marvel’s Free Comic Book Day offering Avengers: Age of Ultron Point One with its original incarnation as Avengers 12.1 and discovers a key difference: in the original version, Spider-Woman is naked. “Why not [choose] something that would be appropriate for all ages, such as an issue of the old Marvel Adventures: The [...]

Links: The Muppets take Marvel

Katherine Dacey

Good news for Muppets fans: Marvel will be publishing The Four Seasons, a four-issue mini-series drawn by Roger Langridge. The story, which Langridge drew for BOOM! Studios, was briefly stuck in limbo after Marvel/Disney assumed ownership of the Muppets license. Look for issue one of The Four Seasons in July. In an upcoming Sabrina/Archie crossover [...]

Cartooning Around: Ultimate Spider-Man on Marvel Universe/Disney XD

Mike Pawuk

With this summer shaping up to be another fantastic time for comic book fans—with feature films including The Avengers (May 4th), Amazing Spider-Man (July 3), and Dark Knight Rises (July 20)—kids especially are getting treated to a double whammy of DC and Marvel Comics presence on television as well, with DC Comics’ DC Nation programming [...]

Roundtable: Graphic Classics

Katherine Dacey
lastunicorn_tpb_cvr

At the tail end of the Great Depression, Russian-born publisher Albert Lewis Kanter had an inspired idea: he would take famous works of literature — Moby Dick, The Iliad, The Three Musketeers — and make them more accessible to readers by adapting them into comic books. The first issue of Classics Illustrated (then called “Classic [...]

Links: Kill Shakespeare!

Katherine Dacey

The Sequential Tarts hold a lively round table discussion on Kill Shakespeare (IDW Comics), a staff favorite here at Good Comics for Kids. Curious about the series? Creators Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery have posted a brief but attractive preview of issue #10 at the official Kill Shakespeare website. Over at The Graphic Classroom, [...]

The Reading Pile – April 4

Katherine Dacey
starwarscover

Welcome to another edition of The Reading Pile! This week, fellow GC4K contributors Snow Wildsmith and Mike Pawuk join me for a roundtable discussion about new and noteworthy titles for teens. On the agenda: X-Men,  Star Wars, and Dave Roman’s eagerly anticipated new series Astronaut Academy. SNOW: I’ve been reading a wide variety of graphic [...]