Kidzworld's Top 10 Comic Book Picks
So you're chillin' in your local comic store, there are comic books all over the place and you have no idea what's cool and what's a total waste of time. Is Spider-Man still cool? How about the X-Men and Wolverine? Well, here's a Top 10 list of what to grab if you're looking for the coolest art and stories in the world.
The Stuff of Legend
Kidzworld's Top Ten Comic Books
10. Critter - Cassia, aka Critter, has superpowers but her stories are not against evil men trying to take over the world. She fights normal crimes in a rural neighborhood that you might hear about in the newspaper like kidnapping and troubled teens. The stories are interesting about problems we can relate to and it’s cool to see someone’s fantasies about fighting them with superpowers.
9. Scott Pilgrim - This comic is the latest craze with plans to make a movie about this series. The best thing about this comic is the characters and dialogue. They’re funny and normal people. The plots also touch in with random things that come out of the blue, so everything feels original and unique with funny twists.
8. Tiny Titans - This is a cute, funny and awesome comic that was designed for children, but picked up more and more by adult readers. Tiny Titans are a bunch of mini superheroes mimicking the big guys, but adding tiny, cute and funny personalities. The stories are filled with craziness like in the latest issue, Kid Flash runs around town and anyone caught in his backdraft gets curly hair.
7. The Stuff of Legend - A hidden gem written in an amazing style of paper that makes it feel like it was found in a treasure chest. The stories are scary and haunting that come from legends of the boogeyman. It’s about toys coming to life and trying to find their purpose. They fight with each other to the death and it can get pretty intense. It’s definitely not like Toy Story!
6. Demo - The series starts showing the teen characters with superpowers, but the story evolves into something about their normal lives like relationships, choices and consequences. The characters use time travel to re-write their lives and it’s cool to see how imaginations can produce different results for the same situation.
5. Saturn Apartments - This comic is based in a Saturn-Like space station and the earth is now just a natural preserve. It’s about what normal life would be like on another planet. Have you ever thought what it would be like if we all lived on Saturn? What kind of job would you have? What would you eat? What kind of problems would there be? This comic has a fun look at what those answers are.
4. Astonishing Spiderman / Wolverine - Action, comedy, webs and claws are the main attraction of this comic. If might be an old story re-told over and over again, but this series escalates the intensity with some shock treatment. They basically hired the best graphic artists and the most interesting writers to put together a comic series about the most popular two comic heroes.
3. Fraggle Rock - This story has been long forgotten since the 1980s when it used to be a puppet show on TV. It’s back in a comic book with the same messages of relationships with the environment and good-hearted spiritual themes. Fraggle Rock has funny characters and the stories are cute, fun and interesting. Don’t expect anything shocking or intense, but you might find some nice messages to help answer some questions you have about the world.
2. The Unwritten - It’s creepy but it has the most original stories in the comic world. It’s kind of like living inside a fairytale and turning it into a different reality with unusual endings.
1. The Invincible Iron Man - This comic book hero has taken off as the newest and most exciting hero of the year. Batman, Superman and Spiderman will always have more history and fans, but right now Iron Man is at the top of the charts. The new stories are great and obviously with the popularity of the movie, they have not disappointed the public. Buy an issue and find out why Iron Man is the latest craze in the comic book world.