It’s Christmas week and your local comic book store is closed on December 25, but this week on new comic book day, (which is every Wednesday) there are some great all ages comics to fill the bill in case Santa missed the case. On the podcast and YouTube channel we’ll talk about Dog Man and Cat Kid, Geronimo Stilton, Star Wars Adventures and other mandatory things that your elementary school student will absolutely love. In the meantime, here are three all ages comics that will entertain-and be appropriate for ages as young as 5.
Casper and Wendy #1
As a kid I remember reading the old school Casper and Wendy team-up comic books. Wendy is the good witch, all dressed in red and Casper is the friendly ghost; between the two of them they manage to find fun wherever they go. These stories are fun and original, but have the same, classic characters that fans will remember from their original run. Kids aged 9 and up should be able to read Casper and Wendy on their own, while those 5 and up will want it read to them whilst they look at the pictures.
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, #26
Galactus is back-and where he goes The Silver Surfer can’t be far behind. However, this time they meet Moon Girl-but is it a social call or something more world devouring? Moon Girl is a great monthly comic book for those in upper elementary and older. It has lots of action, but not the hyper-violent kind. It also has lots of humor-but not the fart or teen kind. It’s simply one of those great, creative, all ages comics for boys or girls aged 10 and up.
Samurai Jack : Quantum Jack (#4 of #5)
Samurai Jack is lost in time and can’t remember anything. In this mini-series from IDW Publishing he’s survived a series of villains, but this time he’s trapped inside the body of a desk worker. Do your kids like Johnny Test? If so then they’ll really enjoy Samurai Jack. The television version of Samurai Jack skews older, just like most other television-to-comic book translations. This mini-series, Samurai Jack: Quantum Jack will be appropriate for middle school and up.