Kids Comics This Week - Pet AvengersBrett Singer
Marvel Adventures Super Heroes #14: these are well done kid versions of Marvel’s popular characters. This particular series veers off the beaten super-hero path with folks like Dr. Strange, which was the first “real” comic I read (a little Brett trivia for you).
Lockjaw And The Pet Avengers #4: I’m not sure who loves this book more, me or my son. I’m planning a review soon, but basically this is a group of animal heroes from the Marvel Universe. Some are sidekicks, like Redwing (who hangs with The Falcon). Some are flat out silly, like Ms. Lion, who was Aunt May’s dog on the “Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends” animated series. Lockjaw was always a favorite of mine; he’s an enormous dog with a tuning fork on his head who can instantaneously teleport anywhere. I know. I’m a fanboy. But I love it. Look for my review as soon as I can write it.
Pride & Prejudice #5 (final issue): This one skews a little older but might be a good way to introduce a younger person to literature. I can’t recommend it because, well, I haven’t read it. Sorry. Not in my wheelhouse.
Uncanny X-Men First Class #2: the X-Men First Class series had nice kid-friendly versions of the original X-Men team — Cyclops, Beast, Iceman, Angel, Jean Gray and Professor X. This follow up has been less good, partly because of the characters. Banshee is a little silly to begin with, and dumbed down he just becomes ridiculous. Keep in mind that this is not a book geared towards anyone older than 10. But still. Standards, people, standards. Apparently there’s a movie in the works that may or may not be based on this series.
Marvel Adventures Spider-Man Vol 13 Animal Attack TP Digest: These are nice portable collections that are good to pick up for vacations if you are traveling with young comic book fans. This particular volume of Spidey tales features Paste Pot Pete, one of the most ridiculous supervillians in the history of supervilliandom. He has a gun that shoots paste. But it’s really sticky paste.
Marvel Comics #1 70th Anniversary Edition: Marvel has been putting out a series of 70th Anniversary issues, which are usually reprints of classic comics (and by “classic” I mean “old”) along with a new take on the characters. Sub-Mariner, Captain America, and long forgotten supes like Marvex the super-robot. So far they’ve been fun. They’re not explicitly for kids but I plan on giving my copies to my son because there isn’t anything objectionable in there so far. Unless you don’t want your kids to read about World War II and nazis. Lots of nazi fighting going on in the 1940’s.
Wolverine First Class Ninjas Gods And Divas TP
Disney Pixars Toy Story Mysterious Stranger #4: Boom! studios has a hit on their hands with their new Disney/Pixar books. I’ll do a post on them sometime in the next few days.
Title of the week: Ninja High School #172. I’m not buying it but it’s a great title. Like “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah.” It’s just funny. (Not as funny as Werewolf Bar Mitzvah.)
Archie & Friends #134
Archie Double Digest #201
Sonic The Hedgehog Vol 2 #203: For some reason, the Sonic The Hedgehog series is weird and not popular with my kids, whereas the Sonic X series was. Sonic X recently became Sonic Chronicles, which the boys seem like so far. Considering that the storylines are based on a videogame, they’re playing with house money.
Cartoon Network Action Pack #40
Looney Tunes Vol 3 #177
More next week — because they come out EVERY week.