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Comics for kids

GR_ZombieGR_Zombie Registered User regular
edited July 2008 in Graphic Violence
My 6 1/2 year old cousin is reading like crazy lately, and I'd like to encourage that as best I can, so I was wondering what some good kid friendly titles are? I've heard Marvel Adventures were aimed at younger readers but outside of that I'm lost :P so any help would be much appreciated, thanks in advance :lol:

PS: cousin's a girl, but she likes superhero stuff so pretty much anything's fair game.

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  • TeaSpoonTeaSpoon Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Disney. I'm not kidding. There is a lot of gold in those old Disney comics, especially the Duck stuff.

    I'm sad Carl Barks died. He's the Good Duck Artist.

    [EDIT] You know what's really good too? Young Justice. And it's even (relatively) kid friendly. And if you're going let her read YJ, you might as well give her Impulse. And buy her stuff like Peanuts and Calvin & Hobbs collection, even though the comedy can be sophisticated.

    When I was a kid, I grew up on (translated into) Dutch adventure comics like The Adventures of Tintin.

    [EDIT2] Powerpack!

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Try giving her Bone or some of the Minx books. The entire Bone series is available in one giant tome for a pretty decent price. On the Minx front, Plain Janes, Re-Gifters, and Confessions of a Blabbermouth are the best ones I've read from the line.

    If she likes any of the Batman/Superman cartoons, get her some of the Batman: Adventures, Justice League Adventures, or Justice League Unlimited trade paperbacks.

    Edit: Actually, the Minx books are probably a little too wordy for her. They're a little more suited for kids in their late adolescence/early teens.

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Don't forget Power Pack, for Superhero fare.

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    Also, Marvel Adventures.

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Tiny Titans is quite kickin', from what I hear.

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Marvel Adventures, the Johnny DC stuff (JLU, Batman Strikes, Teen Titans Go), Clockwork Girl, Owly, any of the Power Pack digests, Calvin and Hobbes, and Peanuts.

    When he dies, I hope they write "Worst Affirmative Action Hire, EVER" on his grave. His corpse should be trolled.
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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    BONE

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  • DelduwathDelduwath Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I'm going to second Mask on Owly, but be prepared that there's no much reading in there - it's almost entirely told through facial expressions and speech bubbles with symbols/pictures in them. Which is part of the appeal.

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Bone's got a slightly scary panel or two, so if your kid is skittish you might want to steer clear for the time being.

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  • jkylefultonjkylefulton #1 GB Packer Fan Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
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    You might also want to pick up some of the Marvel Essentials books - worst thing that happens is she can use them as coloring books.

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I forgot Shazam and the Monster Society of Evil. I'd also recommend X-Men First Class.

    When he dies, I hope they write "Worst Affirmative Action Hire, EVER" on his grave. His corpse should be trolled.
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  • KVWKVW Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Get her Yotsuba&!. It's a manga, but both you and she will love it. You can thank me later.

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  • Desktop HippieDesktop Hippie totally sane in the AsylumRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Adding my yea vote to Power Pack, Shazam and the Monster Society of Evil, Tiny Titans, Marvel Adventures and X-Men: First Class. Also, check out Franklin Richards: Son of a Genius.

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Hippie have you read Bone

    am I gonna have to get upset

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  • Desktop HippieDesktop Hippie totally sane in the AsylumRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Bale, just tell me how to answer this in the negative in such a way as to avoid being at the business end of a hissy fit.

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    hissy fit?

    that hurts :(

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  • BlankspaceBlankspace __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2008
    X-Men: First Class and Wolverine: First Class are pretty kid friendly.

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  • Desktop HippieDesktop Hippie totally sane in the AsylumRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Shit, I forgot Wolverine: First Class. Yeah, get that too.
    Balefuego wrote: »
    hissy fit?

    that hurts :(

    So... you won't be mad at me when I tell you I didn't read it?

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
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  • BlankspaceBlankspace __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2008
    Bone is pretty much the best thing

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  • Desktop HippieDesktop Hippie totally sane in the AsylumRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Okay I wanted to ask this the last time you posted that image. What the fuck happened to that thing's nose and ears???

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    He's a Bone

    thats what Bones look like

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  • Desktop HippieDesktop Hippie totally sane in the AsylumRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I thought it had a nose and ears when it was your avatar?

    Also, that is not what bones look like.
    Spoiler:

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    He does have a nose

    thats what is sticking out of his face

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
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  • SalmonOfDoubtSalmonOfDoubt Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Spider-man <3 Mary Jane

    comedy option Punisher MAX

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  • WildcatWildcat Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Adding my yea vote to Power Pack, Shazam and the Monster Society of Evil, Tiny Titans, Marvel Adventures and X-Men: First Class. Also, check out Franklin Richards: Son of a Genius.

    Listen to this woman. She knows what she's talking about.

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  • Desktop HippieDesktop Hippie totally sane in the AsylumRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Oh yeah, I'll add a yea vote to Spider-Man <3's Mary Jane too.

    Also, I think it's fantastic that you're encouraging her to read like this. I had an older cousin who used to give me books as gifts. He's pretty much the reason I went on to study English Lit.

    Um, I mean that to be inspirational, not "Oh Gods she'll study something useless!" I swear I'm a productive member of society. I just also happened to enjoy the heck out of college.

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Balefuego wrote: »
    BONE

    seriously, this

    Bone is so good and totally kid-friendly

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Balefuego wrote: »
    BONE

    seriously, this

    Bone is so good and totally kid-friendly

    If Power Rangers gets a Y7 for Fantasy Violence, then certainly Bone gets slightly more for having a guy who had his face melted by dragons.

    Course, you could just put smiley face stickers over those panels.

    Really, it wasn't that bad, but some kids are sensitive to even the tamest depiction of burn scars.

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I'd say Mini Marvels as well, but most of the jokes would probably fly over her head because she's not familiar with the Marvel Universe.

    When he dies, I hope they write "Worst Affirmative Action Hire, EVER" on his grave. His corpse should be trolled.
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  • Desktop HippieDesktop Hippie totally sane in the AsylumRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    wwtMask wrote: »
    I'd say Mini Marvels as well, but most of the jokes would probably fly over her head because she's not familiar with the Marvel Universe.

    Marvel Adventures got that covered. The kid friendly Mini Marvels stuff is normally on the last page.

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    The first Mini-Marvels Digest didn't parody the events in the mainstream comics, I believe. It was more about Spider-Man having a paper route and stuff.

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    But Fone and Thorn are so adorable

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    His anonymous love note to her was great.

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  • GR_ZombieGR_Zombie Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Balefuego wrote: »
    BONE
    Munch wrote: »
    Try giving her Bone
    Balefuego wrote: »
    BONE

    seriously, this

    Bone is so good and totally kid-friendly

    So I'm thinking Bone would be good:lol: Ashamed to say I haven't gotten around to reading it myself, maybe I'll pick it up for her and "make sure it's appropriate" before I give it up haha. I'll also look for some of those JL books, she's seen a few episodes of Justice League and liked 'em a lot (who doesn't)
    I actualy know next to nothing about Spiderman Loves Mary Jane, is it like them in high school?

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    GR_Zombie wrote: »
    Balefuego wrote: »
    BONE
    Munch wrote: »
    Try giving her Bone
    Balefuego wrote: »
    BONE

    seriously, this

    Bone is so good and totally kid-friendly

    So I'm thinking Bone would be good:lol: Ashamed to say I haven't gotten around to reading it myself, maybe I'll pick it up for her and "make sure it's appropriate" before I give it up haha.

    I love Bone, but I wouldn't let a young child read it. It's nice for a while, but it gets quite violent and sad. some characters from the beginning die, and the hooded one without the hood... quite hideous.

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  • WhippyWhippy Moderator mod
    edited June 2008
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  • Desktop HippieDesktop Hippie totally sane in the AsylumRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Honk! Honk! Honk! Honk! Honk! Honk! Honk! Honk! Honk! Honk! Honk! Honk! Honk! Honk! Honk! Honk! Honk! Honk! Honk! Honk!

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  • ManonvonSuperockManonvonSuperock Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I'd go with Usagi Yojimbo.
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    Tons of fun and educational.

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  • Bloods EndBloods End Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I'd go with Usagi Yojimbo.
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    Tons of fun and educational.

    Usagi Yojimbo has no right being as good as it is.

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