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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: ‘The Breakaways’

Cathy G. Johnson introduces a diverse cast of middle-school soccer players who learn that you don’t necessarily need to play a sport to be a team in this engaging graphic novel.

Review: ‘The Worst Book Ever’

Not only should you not judge a book by its cover, but sometimes you shouldn’t judge a book by its title either. Case in point? Elise Gravel’s latest work, The Worst Book Ever.

Review: “Spidey: Freshman Year” and “The Unstoppable Wasp: GIRL Power”

Two excellent but short-lived Marvel series from recent years return in new collected editions intended for a new audience.

Review: ‘Disney Princess: Ariel and The Sea Wolf’

A Little Mermaid graphic novel aimed at little readers makes for a pretty great introduction to comics.

Interview: Writer Ridley Pearson on ‘Super Sons: The Polarshield Project’

DC’s new Zoom line for young readers kicks off with Ridley Pearson and Ile Gonzalez’s Super Sons: The Polarshield Project. We spoke to Pearson about how the sons of Superman and Batman came to battle the effects of climate change.

The (comic) book was better: What to read after you’ve seen ‘Shazam’

Fans of the ‘Shazam’ movie have plenty of good options for comics starring the character to read next. Here are five good places to start.

Review: ‘Apocalypse Taco’

Fast food franchising gone mad spells the end of the world itself in Nathan Hale’s scary adventure/horror hybrid Apocalypse Taco. Our only hope? Thee kids on a late night food run, and a couple of grad students.

Review: ‘Dragon Quest Monsters+’ Vols. 1-2

Pokemon meets Dragonball in this somewhat derivative but engaging manga series based on the popular, Akira Toriyama-designed Dragon Quest video game franchise

Review: ‘Disney Don Quixote’

Disney tilts at windmills in adapting Cervantes’ Don Quixote into a kid-friendly retelling starring Goofy and Mickey Mouse, part of a new Dark Horse-published line of classic literature comics featuring cartoon mice and ducks.

Review: ‘Supers Book One’

Fitting in at a new school in a new city is never easy–and it’s even harder when you’re new to the planet, and have to hide your origins and powers from everyone, as the kids in Frédéric Maupomé and Dawid’s Supers have found out.