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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: ‘Betty and Veronica: The Bond of Friendship’

Career Day at Riverdale High has Betty and Veronica contemplating their futures, and how they might fit into one another’s lives, in this delightful original graphic novel by Jamie Lee Rotante and Brittney Williams.

Review: ‘Stepping Stones’

Comics memoirist Lucy Knisley’s successfully conquers a new genre in ‘Stepping Stones,’ her first graphic novel for kids, Protagonist Jen struggles adjusting to a new life in a new place with a new family, facing frustrations that will feel familiar to any kid…or anyone who used to be a kid.

Review: ‘The Lost Carnival’

Before he became Batman’s Boy Wonder, Dick Grayson was a circus acrobat having adventures of his own in Michael Moreci and Sas Milledge’s ‘The Lost Carnival.’

Review: ‘Prince Freya’ Vol. 1

In Keiko Ishihara’s new series a village girl must take the place of the dead prince to save her friends and the whole kingdom., But she quickly learns that there’s more to playing the role than cutting her hair and changing her clothes, and any mistakes could prove fatal.

Review: ‘Estranged: The Changeling King’

Today Caleb looks at the sequel to Ethan Aldridge’s ‘Estranged.’

Review: ‘Jughead’s Time Police’

It’s a Crisis of Infinite Jugheads when Riverdale’s most voracious teen invents time travel in order to change the past…and accidentally endangers all of time and space in the process. Creators Sina Grace and Derek Charm tell the biggest Jughead Jones story of all time in their remarkably good reboot of Jughead’s Time Police.

Review: ‘Sabrina The Teenage Witch’

Kelly Thompson, Veronica Fish and Andy Fish join Sabrina Spellman for her first day at a new school in a new town in this suburban fantasy/adventure comic take on the classic Archie Comics character.

Monthly mini-reviews: ‘Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III,’ ‘Dewdrop,’ ‘Gotham High,’ and more

It’s Batman as you’ve never seen him before in ‘Gotham High,’ and Batman as you’ve seen him twice already in ‘Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III,’ plus middle school superheroes, a cheerful axolotl, and Spider-Man and Venom as unlikely roommates in these short reviews of various April releases.

Review: ‘Zatanna and The House of Secrets’

Zatanna makes her debut as a kids comic star in Matthew Cody and Yoshi Yoshitani’s Zatanna and The House of Secrets, an original graphic novel with bold visuals that separates it from the rest of the publisher’s line of such books.

Review: ‘Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle’

Writer Cavan Scott and a half-dozen artists spin spooky stories starring Star Wars’ scariest villains in Return To Vader’s Castle