Kid comics?

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Re: Kid comics?

Post by flashbackjuice » Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:03 am

Riq wrote:I would always suggest Asterix and Tintin comics for kids and adults alike.

Both are fun, intellectually stimulating, can be used to encourage reading and addressing important life issues, have great art and engaging story lines. Plus you can read them with your kids and enjoy the stories as much as they will!

Also, some of the Tintin stories are perfect gateway stories into the Mythos... Prisoners of the Sun, Tibet, the Black Castle and even Flight 747 all have a strong mystery / supernatural element, that tied with the 20s to 40s setting will lead neatly to Lovecraft when your daughter is old enough to appreciate his works.

Asterix is the natural gateway comic to more fantasy based RPGs, especially historically motivated systems like Hillfolk... Or even a pulpy, kid friendly Cthulhu Invicta.
Good god, man! You just sent my entire childhood flooding back!

All of the above is great advice. Any comic books that align with your daughter's interests will work, be it a favourite TV show or hobby. I loved the Archie TMNT comics as a kid because I loved the show, and got into the X-Men and Spider-Man comics because of the cartoons aired in the 90s.

Keeper Murph: Maybe take her to a comic book store and say that she can have any one she chooses (within parental limits, of course). If she has agency in her choice, she may stick around in the comic book scene for longer.
trevlix wrote:My daughters have started getting into comics as well recently, and I've been out of it for a while. Plus, I was a Marvel guy and they're more into DC, so I'm learning as well. :)
This is another really good point. Sometimes, your daughter is going to be interested in something totally different in a medium you enjoy. This could be a great opportunity for her to share something with you that you know nothing about, but she has invested a lot of time and energy in. It would make for a great bonding experience for the two of you.

Even if the comics she ends up reading is about talking ponies. :P

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Re: Kid comics?

Post by monkey prime » Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:27 pm

For some good indie comics/graphic novels, the Amelia Rules series was really cool http://www.amazon.com/Whole-Worlds-Craz ... elia+Rules and then any of the graphic novels by Regina Telgemeier are wonderfully written little slices of life http://www.amazon.com/Smile-Raina-Telge ... ords=Smile

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