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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: ‘Transformers: The Manga’ Vol. 1

Viz presents the Transformers’ original Japanese comics appearances from the 1980s in a surprisingly age-less all-ages collection.

Review: ‘Batman: Overdrive’

Before he was Batman, Bruce Wayne was a teenager trying to restore his late father’s broken down muscle car in Shea Fontana and Marcelo Di Chiara’s ‘Batman: Overdrive,’ a refreshing overhaul of Batman’s origin story.

Monthly mini-reviews: ‘Aero’, ‘Bug Boys’, ‘Star Wars’ and more

A Chinese Marvel hero, a new Green Lantern and a couple of friendly beetles make their comics debut, Star Wars adventures are told in a variety of styles in a pair of anthologies, and Superman finishes smashing the Klan in these short reviews of recent comics.

Review: ‘The Runaway Princess’

Princess Robin is on the run, and if she’s going to navigate all the difficulties and dangers cartoonist Johan Troïanowski has created for her in ‘Runaway Princess,’ she’s going to need the reader’s help.

Review: ‘She-Ra and The Princesses of Power: Legend of The Fire Princess’

Caleb reviews the new She-Ra graphic novel, which is based on the animated show and stays pretty close to it.

Review: ‘Shadow of The Batgirl’

Sarah Kuhn and Nicole Goux retell the story of the second Batgirl Cassandra Cain in a new graphic novel that is remarkably faithful to the original comics, and remarkably good.

Review: ‘Transformers: A Visual History’

The 35-year history of the 1980s toyline-turned-multi-media franchise is tracked in imagery in Transformers: A Visual History, a coffee table book for the most devoted Transfans of all ages

Review: ‘Diana: Princess of The Amazons’

Diana, the little girl who will grow up to be Wonder Woman, tires of being the only kid on an island of immortal women, so she decides to try to literally make a new friend. Complications ensue, and lessons are learned in this new book by Shannon and Dean Hale and Victoria Ying.

Review: ‘Little Lulu: Working Girl’

A new edition of John Stanley’s Little Lulu comics presents a new opportunity for kids to meet one of comics’ greatest kid characters…regardless of who the particular presentation might be targeted towards.

Abby Howard on ‘Mammal Takeover’ and her ‘Earth Before Us’ trilogy

With Mammal Takeover, the third and final installment of Abby Howard’s Earth Before Us series, the cartoonist (and her in-story alter ego) have given readers (and their stand-in Ronnie) a brief but complete history of life on Earth. We spoke with Howard about the creation of the series, and the challenges of this particular installment.