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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 He lives in northeast Ohio, where he works as a circulation clerk at a public library by day.

Nubia: Real One | Review

L.L. McKinney and Robyn Smith’s Nubia: Real One finds a young woman with Wonder Woman’s powers living in the real world, which is no fairy tale. Even for an Amazon princess.

Flash Facts | Review

Flash Facts cover

The Flash leads a score of DC superheroes (and just as many comics creators) in Flash Facts, a winning anthology of explanatory science embedded in light superhero adventures.

Mickey Mouse: New Adventures of The Phantom Blot | Review

In Mickey Mouse: New Adventures of The Phantom Blot, Disney heroes Mickey, Goofy, Donald and Scrooge will all need to team-up to keep the world (and/or Scrooge’s fortune) safe from the mysterious criminal mastermind.

Marvel Action: Avengers: The Living Nightmare | Review

Marvel Action: Avengers: The Living Nightmare cover

Marvel Action: Avengers: The Living Nightmare concludes IDW’s Marvel Action: Avengers series, and proves the experiment of Marvel comics by a publisher other than Marvel a success.

Chef Yasmina and The Potato Panic | Review

Chef Yasmina and The Potato Panic cover

In Wauter Mannaert’s beautifully composed, gracefully drawn Chef Yasmina and The Potato Panic, an 11-year-old amateur gourmet chef and her gardener buddies must save the city from an addictive potato product with a curious side effect.

Justice League Unlimited: Hocus Pocus | Review

Doctor Fate, Zatanna, Deadman and DC’s magical heroes take the spotlight in Justice League Unlimited: Hocus Pocus, the latest themed collection of the new reader-friendly, mid-aughts super-comic.

Banana Fox & The Secret Sour Society | Review

Banana Fox and The Secret Sour Society finds cartoonist James Kochalka in fine form, as he introduces his latest hero, a semi-retired, smoothie-slurping super-sleuth and his flashlight-bearing kid sidekick, Flashlight.

Writer Jim Ottaviani on adapting Edward O. Wilson’s Naturalist | Interview

We speak to Jim Ottaviani on the process of turning Edward O. Wilson’s prose autobiography Naturalist into the comic book Naturalist: A Graphic Adaptation.

Super Mario Manga Mania | Review

It’s Mario as you’ve never seen him in Super Mario Manga Mania, a curated collection of manga-ka Yukio Sawad’s long-running series that imagines Nintendo’s popular character as a practitioner of bad puns and potty humor.

Batman Adventures: Robin, The Boy Wonder | Review

Batman Adventures: Robin, The Boy Wonder makes the world’s greatest sidekick the latest recipient of a character-focused collection of evergreen stories