Happy new comic book day, it happens every Wednesday and with that comes dozens of new all ages comics that are great for anyone. This week in the podcast we’ll look at some graphic novels on two Presidents with action, a mini-series from a recent Disney film, a funny series about a fat samurai and two comic books based on toys. Right now let’s look at three all ages comics that will be great for young readers aged 7 and up.
Adventure Time #73
At almost seven years old this monthly series is still going strong. Adventure Time, the all ages comic book from Boom! Studios is just as wacky and offbeat as its television inspiration, but because it’s in a printed format it appears more grounded. If you have a reluctant reader who already likes the show on Cartoon Network have them check out this book. They can be fans of the show or not, either way this is a fun comic book that will appeal to kids 7 and up.
Back to the Future: Time Train #2
Neither of our kids have seen Back to the Future. Both of them would be OK with the content, it’s just a matter of too many great 80’s films and not enough time. If they had-and could read at a higher level they would really want to read Back to the Future from IDW Publishing. The monthly series is great and blends science-fiction, action and humor in as well as the classic film. They’ll sometimes have nice mini-series that concentrate on certain characters and Time Train is one of them. Doc Brown has made a time train for his wife Clara and they’re visiting the 1939 World’s Fair. Not surprisingly, some other folks are aware of their presence and are up to no good. This has realistic art and a great story for those middle school readers who like time travel or have seen Back to the Future.
Mech Cadet Yu #6
Mech Cadet Yu is a great ongoing monthly series from Boom! Studios. It features teen cadets who are training to be pilots of giant robots whose moves echo what they do. The action in this series is as good as it gets for all ages comics. In this issue they cadets discover evil, but are away from their robot Mech suits. The reading level is a little high for early elementary school students, but those in fourth grade should be able to read it on their own, while ages 8 and up will love the action.
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