All-Ages Comic Reviews

Pilu of the Woods Review

I picked up Pilu of the Woods, a children’s comic by Mai K. Nguyen, on a whim while browsing through my local comic book store. I immediately fell in love with the adorable art and promptly handed the cashier my money so I could take the book home with me. Upon reading it, I found… Continue Reading →

Rainbow Brite Vol 1 Review

Oh man, was I excited when I spotted this book at my local comic book store! Rainbow Brite is a character that was created by Hallmark in 1983 and she stared in an animated cartoon of the same name that I loved as a child. Despite consisting of only one season and a single movie,… Continue Reading →


Nightlights Series Review (Nightlights & Hicotea)

Nightlights is a series of children’s comic books by Lorena Alvarez that, as of this writing, consists of two books: Nightlights and Hicotea. The series follows Sandy, an imaginative and artistic girl, who has fantastical adventures involving magical creatures, some friendly and others malevolent. It’s an intriguing series, with narratives that have more going on… Continue Reading →

Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant Review

The Delilah Dirk Series is a comic that’s been on my radar for quite some time. It’s an all-ages, adventure series featuring a daring and deadly female lead and I was pretty sure that I was going to love it. I finally found the first volume at my local bookstore last week and I’m pleased… Continue Reading →


Delilah Dirk and the King’s Shilling Review

Delilah Dirk and the King’s Shilling is the second book in the delightful Delilah Dirk series. If you’re interested in reading my thoughts on the first book, check out my review of Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant. Synopsis: King’s Shilling takes place a couple of years after the events of the Turkish Lieutenant and… Continue Reading →

Delilah Dirk and the Pillars of Hercules Review

Delilah Dirk and Mr. Selim are back in another rip-roaring adventure in Delilah Dirk and the Pillars of Hercules, the third instalment of the Delilah Dirk series! Synopsis: While in the midst of one of their daring schemes, Delilah and Selim meet Mr. Van Hassel, a writer and enthusiast of ancient history. He recruits the… Continue Reading →


Extraordinary: A Story of an Ordinary Princess Review

Extraordinary: A Story of an Ordinary Princess puts a humorous twist on an old fairytale trope and crafts an endearing tale of self-discovery. Synopsis: Princess Basil is the youngest of seven sisters and, while her siblings all received standard fairy blessings like beauty or song, the crabby fairy in charge of her blessing bestowed her… Continue Reading →

Avatar the Last Airbender: Team Avatar Tales Review

Avatar the Last Airbender: Team Avatar Tales is an anthology of short comics created by a variety of artists/writers that celebrate the characters and world of Avatar the Last Airbender. While I don’t believe any of these stories can be considered to be canon, it’s interesting to see other creators takes on these beloved characters…. Continue Reading →


A Sparrow’s Roar Review

Written by C. R. Chua & Paolo Chikiamco and with art by C. R. Chua, A Sparrow’s Roar is an action adventure comic that features a dark story of war, political maneuvering and revenge. Synopsis: Per is a Sparrow, a warrior in training, who can’t wait to become a Lion, a full-fledged warrior of Esterpike…. Continue Reading →

Newsprints Review

I received Newsprints for my birthday and I was immediately drawn to the cute art style and was excited to read it. Written and illustrated by Ru Xu, this comic tackles themes of war, freedom and equality, all while telling a fun adventure story that features a spunky protagonist, her adorable canary and a mysterious… Continue Reading →


EndGames Review

EndGames is the sequel to Ru Xu’s fantastic comic: NewsPrints. I was very impressed with NewsPrints’ strong story, beautiful art and powerful themes, so I was excited to read the conclusion to Blue’s adventures and see what would become of her, Crow and the rest of the cast. I’m happy to report that EndGames more… Continue Reading →

Hex Vet Vol 1 & 2 Review

When I was a little kid there was a period of time when I wanted to be a veterinarian when I grew up. Mind you, this was before I realized what that would actually entail and that a veterinarian wasn’t a person who just got to cuddle with cute animals all day. That said, I’ve… Continue Reading →


The Black Mage Review

The Black Mage is a comic that opens with the one of the best scenes I’ve ever seen! It’s 1852 and Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass are engaged in a sorcery battle with the Ku Klux Klan (who are literal wizards in this alternate history) and just when things look dire, John Henry shows up… Continue Reading →

The Deep & Dark Blue Review

A thrilling fantasy comic filled with intrigue, magic and sword battles, The Deep and Dark Blue is both an exciting tale of adventure and a touching character drama where one young girl discovers the courage she needs to stand up and fight her enemies and, more importantly, to live as her true self. Synopsis: Hawke… Continue Reading →


Making Friends Review

Making Friends, by Kristen Gudsnuk, is an all-ages comic book about a young girl who’s struggling with the transition from grade school to Jr. High – and with having unexpectedly acquired magic powers! Will she use her new abilities responsibly? Well, we wouldn’t have much of a story if she did!  Synopsis: Danielle (Dany) has… Continue Reading →

Making Friends: Back to the Drawing Board Review

After thoroughly enjoying the first volume of the Making Friends series, and all of the nostalgic feelings that it inspired in me, I was eager to check out the sequel. In Making Friends: Back to the Drawing Board we see the return of all of the delightful characters that Kristin Gudsnuk introduced us to in… Continue Reading →

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