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Five for Friday #14: Kids
posted January 28, 2005
Name Five Comics You've Actually Seen Kids Read
by John Stanley and Irv Tripp
by Charles Schulz
"The Duck Comics" of Carl Barks
by Brian Bendis and Mark Bagley
Other Lists and Responses
by Mark Crilley
Teen Titans Go!
Marvel Age: Spider-Man
Marvel Age: Fantastic Four
Batgirl: Year One
Crisis On Multiple Earths v1
various reprints included in Toy Biz Marvel Legends action figure packages
My 6-year-old is a devotee of
Jack Cole Plastic Man
Calvin & Hobbes
The Silver-Age Flash
Teen Titans Go!
Five from current kids:
(my niece was really excited about the movie)
& related titles
*various shoujo manga
*Calvin and Hobbes
My younger brother's favorites, back in the 80's:
In the 1950s, my mom read Uncle Scrooge
and Donald Duck
, which my uncle bought with his paper route earnings.
My 3-year-old constantly pulls off my shelves (though she can't read yet):
by Brian Ralph
by Charles Schulz (various collections)
by Carl Barks (again, various collections)
A recent Mickey Mouse
comic I bought her about some outer space machine that eats planets
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
by Mo Willems.
This one's fairly easy for me, I used to work in a comic shop. But then this data is ten years old, so could well be struck from the record. Avengers
, West Coast Avengers
I read Action Man
, Batman Strikes
, The Beano
and Usagi Yojimbo
to my 4 year old, but am aware that doesn't fit your definition.
Other than that, I'm not at all sure I've seen a kid read a comic in public for a long time.
Calvin and Hobbes
Ten billion zillion manga
When my husband and I taught cartooning classes at the Cartoon Art Museum, we typically asked the kids what comics they liked. Common answers included Spider-Man
(I assume some of the kids were more familiar with the movies, but others definitely read the comic books), Foxtrot
, and Calvin and Hobbes
. Calvin and Hobbes
was probably the most frequent response, a testament to the success of the book collections, since none of these kids were alive when the strip ran in newspapers.