Kids Comics Month Recommended Reading

 

This month PREVIEWSworld celebrates Kid Comics with plenty of new and backlist titles available for readers of all ages! Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Drama, Comedy, Autobiography, Historical… there’s something for everyone in these all-ages offerings.

Check out these recommended Kids Comics titles that you can get at your local comic shop below!

UNITED PLANKTON PICTURES
(W) Stephen Hillenburg, Derek Drymon, Chris Duffy, David Lewman, Corey Barba, Robert Leighton, Scott Shaw, Chuck Dixon, Maris Wicks, James Kochalka, Scott Roberts, Julie Winterbottom, Israel Sanchez (A) Gregg Schigiel, Nate Neal, Jacob Chabot, Vincent DePorter, James Kochalka, Corey Barba, Israel Sanchez
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SpongeBob SquarePants! SpongeBob Comics: Silly Sea Stories is a collection of previously published material specially curated by SpongeBob creator Stephen Hillenburg and some of the biggest names in comics. Silly Sea Stories includes short, self-contained classic SpongeBob stories. The book brings together the main characters and the rest of the undersea cast that fans know and love - all in an exciting new comic book adventure. Includes "Off Day," "Picture It," "Flotsam and Jetsam: The Aquatic Sponge," "Great Grandma," "PatStar NoPants," "The Krusty Nabbed!," "Split Decision," "Join the Krusty Klub," "Monkey Sea, Monkey Do!," "Where's Penny?," and several more stories!
In Shops: Apr 05, 2017
SRP: $10.95
PREVIEWS Page #324
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Dan DeCarlo
For 161 issues, Archie's craziest interactions with Riverdale High principal Mr. Weatherbee were showcased in this classic series.
In Shops: Nov 07, 2018
SRP: $10.99
PREVIEWS Page #290
ATHENEUM BOOKS
(W) Jimmy Gownley (A/CA) Jimmy Gownley
Meet Amelia Louise McBride. She's been forced to move out of Manhattan after her parents decided to get divorced, and is now living in a small town (who cares which one) with her mom and her aunt, Tanner. Not to mention the fact that she's dealing with being the new kid in school, many trips to the principal's office, first kisses, etc. But you know what? She's got her friends Reggie, Rhonda, and Pajamaman, and everything's going to be okay. Except, of course, when it isn't.
In Shops: Apr 05, 2017
SRP: $12.99
PREVIEWS Page #294
DYNAMITE
(W) Mark Evanier (A/CA) Steve Uy
It's the inevitable meeting of the sourpusses! Garfield, the reigning cynical cat of newspapers and television crosses paths with Grumpy Cat, the internet sensation whose scowl endeared herself to the world. Who's the most sarcastic? Well, he likes lasagna and not much else... and she doesn't even like lasagna. Can these two inhabit the same comic book mini-series, let alone the same planet? We'd say it's the cat's meow, but neither of these cats meows.
In Shops: Dec 13, 2017
SRP: $12.99
PREVIEWS Page #331
:01 FIRST SECOND
(W) Ben Hatke (A/CA) Ben Hatke
When Zita's best friend disappears in a puff of smoke, she doesn't even think before dashing after him. To her surprise, she finds herself on a planet she's never seen before. Alien chickens and insecure robots are weird enough as new experiences go, but Zita is more shocked to find herself cast in the role of an intergalactic hero. It looks like there's nothing for her to do but don a cape and officially become: Zita the Spacegirl!
In Shops: Jun 11, 2014
SRP: $12.99
GRAPHIX
(W) Kazu Kibuishi (A/CA) Kazu Kibuishi
After the tragic death of their father, Emily and Navin move with their mother to the home of her deceased great-grandfather, but the strange house proves to be dangerous. Before long, a sinister creature lures the kids mom through a door in the basement. Em and Navin, desperate not to lose her, follow her into an underground world inhabited by demons, robots, and talking animals. Together with a small mechanical rabbit named Miskit, they face the most terrifying monster of all, and Em finally has the chance to save someone she loves.
In Shops: Jun 20, 2012
SRP: $12.99
GRAPHIX
(W) Raina Telgemeier (A/CA) Raina Telgemeier
Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after Girl Scouts she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth, and what follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, surgery, embarrassing headgear, and even a retainer with fake teeth attached. This coming-of-age true story is sure to resonate with anyone who has ever been in middle school.
In Shops: Feb 03, 2010
SRP: $10.99
PREVIEWS Page #236
LION FORGE
(W) Dave Scheidt (A) Coleman Engle, Carolyn Nowak (A/CA) Scoot McMahon
"Milo is just your average twelve-year-old boy. His loving parents are mummies, his best friend is an old wizard, and his babysitters are witches. When Milo isn't busy at school or visiting the comic book store, he loves to hang out with cool teen vampires, play with magical kitties, feed a hungry kaiju, and avoid a love-crazed gorilla at all costs. You know, typical kid stuff.

""Great fun!""-Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants and Dog Man

""Mummies are awesome! Let's do this! Aw yeah Wrapped Up! -Art Baltazar, Famous Cartoonist

""I like pizza...mummies-not so much. But I could see getting 'wrapped up' in this book! Scoot made me say that 'wrapped up' part. I like Dave Scheidt! Read this book!""-Franco, Aw Yeah Comics!"
In Shops: Apr 18, 2018
SRP: $12.99
PREVIEWS Page #393
CROWN BOOKS
(W) Jeffrey Brown (A/CA) Jeffrey Brown
For fans of the New York Times-bestselling Jedi Academy books comes a hilarious new graphic novel series about two young cave kids living 40,000 years ago! The laugh-out-loud adventure features Lucy and her goofball brother Andy, as the Paleo pair take on a wandering baby sibling, bossy teens, cave paintings, and a mammoth hunt. But what will happen when they encounter a group of humans? Humorous and entertaining, Jeffrey Brown's signature comical touch enlivens the scientific and historical content, including a special paleontologist section that helps to dispel common Neanderthal myths.
In Shops: Aug 31, 2016
SRP: $12.99
PREVIEWS Page #478
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Sam Davies (A/CA) Sam Davies
Have you ever wondered where witches' cats go when they pull a claw? Or what you do with a pygmy phoenix with a case of bird flu? Nan and Clarion have you covered. They're the best veterinarian witches of all time-or at least they're trying to be.
When an injured rabbit with strange eyes stumbles into their lives, Nan and Clarion have to put down their enchanted potions and face the biggest test of their magical, medical careers.
Hex Vet: Witches in Training is an original graphic novel suitable for kids of all ages! From popular web cartoonist Sam Davies (Stutterhug), this book explores a truly spellbinding story about sticking together and helping animals at all costs. Perfect for fans of The Tea Dragon Society and Steven Universe!
In Shops: Dec 12, 2018
SRP: $8.99
PREVIEWS Page #220
DRAWN & QUARTERLY
(W) Tove Jansson (A/CA) Tove Jansson
Moominmamma and Moomintroll need to find a home for the winter, someplace where sun is plentiful and safe from the dangers of the unknown. But before they can settle down, they must cross a dark and sinister forest and find their way through a flood of epic proportions, all the while hoping that they will find Moominpappa again. With beautiful black and white artwork interspersed throughout the text and curious, playful prose, you find yourself rooting for the Moomins and their quest to find Moominpappa and a place to call home.
In Shops: Aug 22, 2018
SRP: $16.95
PREVIEWS Page #309
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
(W) Carlo Chendi, Luciano Bottaro (A/CA) Luciano Bottaro
Our second entry in the new Disney Masters series spotlights one of the all-time great Disney Duck artists, Luciano Bottaro! When Scrooge rockets his money to the moon to save it from the greedy Beagle Boys, Donald Duck accidentally stows away - and gets stranded on an asteroid! With Rebo, Warlord King of Saturn, suddenly in the picture, can Donald rescue himself and rescue Scrooge's fortune?
Italian comics maestro Luciano Bottaro (1931-2005), building on the Carl Barks tradition, spun wild, thrilling, and near-psychedelic Duckburg tales for decades! Now Fantagraphics brings Bottaro's best Disney works to the English-speaking world - starting with Rebo, Bottaro's great sci-bad guy!
After Rebo's first feature-length battle with Donald and Scrooge in "Uncle Scrooge's Money Rocket," the avaricious alien is back from outer space in "Rebo Reducks," this volume's second cosmic epic. Then Bottaro pits Scrooge against Carl Barks's beloved Witch Hazel in "TV Trickery!" is is the second of our new Disney Masters series, spotlighting one of Disney's most beloved Italian cartoonists!
In Shops: Jun 06, 2018
SRP: $29.99
PREVIEWS Page #382
ONI PRESS INC.
(W) Katie O'Neill (A/CA) Katie O'Neill
From the award-winning author of Princess Princess Ever After comes The Tea Dragon Society, a charming all-ages book that follows the story of Greta, a blacksmith apprentice, and the people she meets as she becomes entwined in the enchanting world of tea dragons. After discovering a lost tea dragon in the marketplace, Greta learns about the dying art form of tea dragon care-taking from the kind tea shop owners, Hesekiel and Erik. As she befriends them and their shy ward, Minette, Greta sees how the craft enriches their lives-and eventually her own.
In Shops: Oct 18, 2017
SRP: $17.99
PREVIEWS Page #392
TOKYOPOP
(W) Nao Kodaka (A/CA) Nao Kodaka
Tiana is a hardworking young woman who has always dreams of owning her own restaurant in Louisiana. When her dreams turn awry, she looks to the evening star and makes a wish, bringing her to face to face with the with a frog prince who promises to make her dreams come true! She kisses him to seal the deal but the outcome turns Tiana's life upside down and leads them both in a race against time to put things right.
Join Tiana, Prince Naveen, and their Bayou friends as they go on an adventure of a lifetime.
In Shops: Feb 28, 2018
SRP: $10.99
PREVIEWS Page #416
VIZ MEDIA LLC
(W) Kazuki Takahashi (A/CA) Kazuki Takahashi
Let the games begin! Meet Seto Kaiba, master of the world's most dangerous collectible card game. When Kaiba discovers that Yugi's grandfather owns the incredibly rare "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" card, he will stop at nothing to get it...even if he has to duel with Yugi's dark alter ego Yu-Gi-Oh! Then, out of the sands of Egypt, the mystic Shadi has come to test Yugi's powers, which will give Yugi his greatest challenge yet. If he loses, his best friends will die!

For teen audiences.
In Shops: Jan 28, 2015
SRP: $14.99
PREVIEWS Page #396
YEN PRESS
(W) Yoh Yoshinari (A) Kenetsu Sato (CA) Keisuke Sato
That's because magic reeeally is wonderful!!Akko can't seem to pass her transformation magic test, which means she can't participate in the joint-dinner banquet with the prestigious students from Appleton. Having lost confidence, Akko has her eyes set to the northernmost part of campus for the Polaris Spring, which is said to grant witches tremendous power.
In Shops: Oct 31, 2018
SRP: $10.00
PREVIEWS Page #424

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