¡AWW YEAH!

Just another WordPress.com weblog

Sorry about last week. I overextended myself a bit, but we’re back on track.

Before we get to the current books I’ll proudly say I’ve read “The Life and Times of  Scrooge McDuck” and it’s AWESOME. Really. I’ll write a review for it by July. That’s a promise. Unless I die. Then that won’t happen.

Boom Kids!

Donald Duck and Friends #351

I’m pretty sure most kids today have no idea that Donald is actually a world renown super spy. So known in fact that I’m not sure, even he, at times remembers.

Muppet King Arthur #2

You really can’t give me enough Arthurian stories. I’ll take about any retelling that I can get. (Well, not Martin Lawrence’ “Black Knight” or Camelot 3000, but just about anything else). This Muppet retelling is actually good. I recommend picking it up.

Wall-E #3

Enter the cockroach.

Johnny DC

GET THAT OUTTA HERE!

Billy Batson and the Magic Of Shazam! #13

Light week on the wallet for Johnny DC Fanboys. Just one title, at least it’s a great one. This is the current artist’s last issue on the book, and he’s using it to bring back Black Adam. I am thoroughly excited for this.

Marvel Kids

Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #60

This book is winding down before it’s relaunch later this year and it’s doing so very well. This week’s story is Spidey and the NYPD trying to find Emma Frost. Should be nothing but fun. That’s not sarcasm.

The Marvelous Land of Oz #4

This is one of the best books you can be reading right now, All-Ages or no. It’s super good. This is my favorite of the sixteen thousand Wizard of Oz books. I love seeing what Skottie Young is doing on every page.

Bird!

February 25, 2010 Posted by | Comics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wednesday January 27th Releases

Boom Studios

Donald Duck and Friends #350

Not gonna lie, I’ve totally not been reading this one regularly. I’m sure it’s good as all the other Boom/Disney books are great.

Wall-E # 2

Can’t wait to find out what awesome trash Wall-E finds next. This story is set before the movie where Wall-E just chills picking up trash.

DC Comics

Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam! #12

The last couple of issues have been getting better. Byron Vaughns’ art is starting to fit the title more and more.

Marvel Comics

Marvel Adventures Spider-Man # 59

This is coming down the home stretch for the title’s current implementation and Paul Tobin is wrapping up everything in a nice package. Now comes with X-men.

January 27, 2010 Posted by | Comics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

AWW YEAH

Being old is a lot of work. Jobs, bills, responsibilities, they get you down. So sometimes we want to escape. Nothing works quite as well as watching Black Adam do some very unsavory things to people with whom he has a strong difference of opinion.

Being young is a lot of work too. Playing, school, homework, chores, they get you down. So sometimes we want to escape. But watching Dr. Light be nefarious may not work for your brains. Fortunately as dark and angry as some comics get, not all publishers have forgotten one of the shortest groups of readers in comics.

More and more publishers are creating books designed with readers of all ages in mind. Boom and DC seem to be putting the most effort behind this, but Marvel isn’t too far behind. I’ll try to keep you as informed and up to date on which books are out and what’s in them as possible, but life happens. I can’t read everything, and it’s not easy to pick up many indie  books for me.

So, I’m going to do as much as I can to spread the word about these All ages books. I pick up just about everything that comes from Johnny DC. Jann Jones has done a fantastic job re-marketing DC’s kids line to reach an undeserved market. I’m starting to pick up most of the Boom! Kids titles. They’re doing a fantastic job with the Disney licenses they own. Marvel Adventures doesn’t have a huge quantity of titles, but the few they have are quality a majority of the time. I need you to help me out to whatever I miss. Be it an indie title that skipped my radar, or even an issue of a book that isn’t aimed at a younger audience, but would hit it.

Just because this blog is going to focus on “all ages” brands doesn’t mean other books won’t shop up here. While I doubt we’ll ever see a vertigo book show up, I will bring up things like Spider-Man love Mary Jane or the DC Raven special as it fits.

The beginning ride may be rough here, but stick with me a bit. It’ll get better.

September 24, 2009 Posted by | Comics | , , , , , | Leave a comment