This is a busy week for all age comics. Sometimes it’s occupied with a mix of graphic novels but this week it’s mostly monthly titles. These comic books have a wide variety of topics and will interest reluctant readers to those kids that already love to read and simply need something new. Here are five of the more interesting or go-to all age comics that your young readers need to know about.
What’s not to love about Looney Tunes? It’s only $2.99, has classic characters, is really funny and is something that older and younger generations can laugh at together. Issue #236 of Looney Tunes has Daffy Duck, Yosimite Sam and Porky Pig on a dating show plus a couple other short stories.
Pick your Simpsons this week, either Simpsons Comics #238 or Simpsons Illustrated #28. Simpsons Illustrated is $4.99 and collects some stores that were previously published in Simpsons Comics. The later is $3.99 and approximately 75% of the pages that are in the former. Both are 100% entertaining and OK for kids 6 and up, but will require some reading in order to get the most out of it.
Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures
Left to their own devices each of these are great all age comics. Combine them in one comic book fighting baddies and you’ve got one of the best miniseries of the year. Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures has great art, age appropriate action and represents all of the fun that you want to have while reading a comic book.
Lumberjanes is one of those great things that easily qualifies as comedy, action or science fiction. Some issues will be more personal, others relative to monsters or summer camp, but it’s always entertaining. Issue #36 is out this week and it’s a great series for ages 9 and up.
Rust, Volume 2, Secrets of the Cell
Rust is the best graphic novel that I never read. Now that I read its sequel, Rust, Volume 2, Secrets of the Cell I see why so many people praised this series. This is the trade paperback that reprints the second book in the Rust story line that expertly tells the story of a robot boy. It answers questions, but presents many more and allows the illustrated panels to have space to let its scarcity and sparseness do the talking.