Category Archives: Comics

7 Monster Comics I Adore

   July 17, 2014    9 Comments on 7 Monster Comics I Adore

I love a good monster story. Strange beasts lurking in the darkness, and the people who hunt them? Sign me up! I also love comics, so here are a few of my favorite comics that involve monsters. All have been collected in paperback format, so you don’t have to track down individual comic book issues. (New to my blog? All… Read more »

6 Post-Apocalyptic Comics I Love (A Lot)

I love the post-apocalypse! (Wait, that sounds wrong.) I love post-apocalyptic stories! And as you know, I love comics. So, these are my favorite post-apocalyptic comics. (New to my blog? All my comics recommendations are here, or check out my comics Pinterest board. My book posts all use affiliate links, but check your local library too!) Wasteland, by Antony Johnston,… Read more »

12 Graphic Novels About Magic That You Should Read (Right Now!)

I have linear feet of graphic novels in our library room downstairs, full of fantastic writing and kick-ass art, and many with diverse casts and strong female characters. And I love to make recommendations. Do you want some recommendations of comics about magic and magical happenings? Of course you do! So here are my absolute favorites. (New to my blog?… Read more »

Captain America: The Winter Soldier – What I Loved

The first Captain America movie was fantastic, so I crossed my fingers that Captain America: The Winter Soldier would deliver. I was not disappointed! This film starts with Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America (Chris Evans), struggling to find his place within S.H.I.E.L.D., led by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). Missions are not always what they seem, he never gets all… Read more »

16 Good Superhero Comics for Older Kids and Young Adults

Welcome to our list of recommended superhero comics for older kids, teens, and young adults! Some of the books below are your traditional mainstream superhero comics, some are break-the-mold independent work. All of them have fairly young protagonists who we think would be especially engaging to older kids and young adults. But actually, C-Man and I bought almost all of… Read more »

Will O’ The Wisp: Strong female character in a spooky comic? Yes please!

An Aurora Grimeon Story: Will O’ the Wisp is a comic with a strong female protagonist that I almost didn’t read. That would have been a mistake! (Just a heads up that my book posts use affiliate links, but check your local library too!) Here’s what happened. When I saw the book in Previews (the comics’ industry’s catalog), I thought… Read more »

23 Good Comics for Kids

   December 15, 2013    6 Comments on 23 Good Comics for Kids

Many people think the word “comics” means “stories about superheroes.” It’s understandable! But there are many other kinds of comics too, and we love to recommend the really good ones that our whole family has enjoyed. How old should a kid be to read these books? I’d say you know the kid(s) in your life better than we do, but… Read more »