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Best comic books for a three-year-old?

What comic books should I buy for an (understandably illiterate) three-year-old? So heavy on the (beautiful, inspiring) artwork, and light on the dialogue. Her parents will be reading along, but I want something the little bugger can also appreciate with her eyes only.
posted by isnotchicago on Dec 18, 2014 - 14 answers

Book recommendations for 3rd grader

I'd like resources on what books are available now that would spark interest for a city-dwelling 3rd grade girl. [more inside]
posted by Curiosity Delay on Nov 19, 2014 - 12 answers

What comics originating in Spanish should I read?

I'm attending San Diego Comic-Con this year, and it occurs to me that while San Diego is right next to Mexico, I know nothing about native comics in Spanish-speaking countries. This prior AskMe is more interested in learning Spanish, what I'm more interested in is works originating in Spanish rather than texts I'd be familiar with. I've read comics originating in Europe and in Japan, and it surprises me to think I can't think of any originating in Spanish. Older, new, comic books, comic strips, editorial cartoons, even webcomics would apply.
posted by artlung on Jul 17, 2013 - 14 answers

Representations of 'The Phantom Zone' (in the original Superman films)

In the original Superman films General Zod and his accomplices are trapped in The Phantom Zone, which in the films is represented as a 2D 'crystal' prison sent spinning through space. I am looking for any writings/insights into how the visual effects for this were created, and exactly by whom. Any other insights, from comic book lore, about how the Phantom Zone was represented - especially visually - would also be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jun 3, 2013 - 3 answers

Selling Comics on eBay

I'm tired of my four long boxes of comic books from my youth taking up closet space. I'm going to be selling them on eBay, as you do. I need your tips, tricks, and advice. [more inside]
posted by entropicamericana on May 13, 2013 - 5 answers

Recommend me some fun comic books with superheroes

What's worth reading from DC or Marvel, or the other guys in the last decade or so? I'm looking for superhero comics written recently enough that I can buy the trades new easily. I'll leave my likes and dislikes below. [more inside]
posted by selfnoise on Apr 23, 2013 - 31 answers

What indie comic festivals should I attend?

A question for the alternative comic book artists out there who sell their books at small press festivals across the country. What are the must-attend festivals I should try to register for and how hard is it to get in? [more inside]
posted by emiljaeo on Mar 17, 2013 - 11 answers

Comic books for children

My five-year-old son and I just finished reading Bone, and we need a new comic to read together. I'd prefer something with an ongoing story, but good non-serial comics are also welcome.
posted by mokin on Jan 21, 2013 - 19 answers

What is the best way to read comics not on paper

What is the best way to buy and read digital comics/graphic novels currently? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Jul 30, 2012 - 19 answers

Superhero comics from an ordinary schlub's POV?

Comic book readin' friends: What are some well-known series where the protagonist(s) is a "normal" who exists in a world of "super" beings of one kind or another? Research for something that maybe could someday be a thing.
posted by slappy_pinchbottom on Jul 10, 2012 - 32 answers

How to be notified when new issues of comic books come out?

Is there a way to be notified when new issues of specific comic books are released? [more inside]
posted by bdk3clash on Mar 17, 2012 - 5 answers

DC 52 Timeline Help

Can anybody help me out with the DC 52 Reboot continuity? Not continuity with past comics, but within the reboot itself. [more inside]
posted by jabberjaw on Sep 30, 2011 - 8 answers

Remembrance of Comics Past

Looking for pictures of (or anecdotes about!) Island Fantasy, a direct-market comic shop in Victoria, BC that was active in the mid-80s. [more inside]
posted by Bobby Bittman on Jul 24, 2011 - 1 answer

He could create the next Superman...

Tips for a very young budding comic book writer: my eight-year-old son is really into drawing his own superhero comics filled with made-up characters and hilarious (to his parents, at least) visual jokes. [more inside]
posted by tracicle on Jul 3, 2011 - 15 answers

Name of colorful fantasy graphic novel series?

I'm looking for the name of a colorful, fantasy-themed graphic novel series, featuring a child protagonist, a red-shirted child villain, and a cast of anthropomorphic animal characters. [more inside]
posted by archagon on Jun 6, 2011 - 2 answers

Longbox longboat

Hit me with your favourite, most cherished, most exhilarating, and downright best comic book runs of the past 30 years (Preacher, Watchmen, Y, Invisibles, Dark Knight-free zone). [more inside]
posted by tumid dahlia on Feb 28, 2011 - 82 answers

How does one search old comic books for minor themes?

Deep Searching Old Comics for Research in the Humanities: How does one search old comic books for something that may amount to set-dressing? I'm looking for depictions of public housing projects in U.S. comics from 1950 – 1980. What tools or approaches can you recommend? [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Dec 6, 2010 - 23 answers

Comic series recommendations?

I haven't historically had much exposure to comic books or graphic novels, but I just whipped through the entire Walking Dead series and found it highly engrossing and enjoyable. What other stuff in a similar vein have I been missing out on that I might I like?
posted by killdevil on Nov 11, 2010 - 28 answers

Dirty funny-books.

Looking for specific recommendations for fun, erotic comic books for a hetero woman. [more inside]
posted by a.steele on Jul 8, 2010 - 15 answers

What old-school comics are worth reading in their current run?

What long-running superhero comic book monthlies are currently putting out really good story arcs, art, or otherwise have a creative team that sets them apart? Like is Green Lantern having a great year? Uncanny X-men? [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo on Jun 22, 2010 - 19 answers

Can a story have two main characters (and still be good)?

I'm looking for graphic novels/comics with a narrator and a separate (non-narrator) main character. [more inside]
posted by a.steele on Feb 13, 2010 - 17 answers

Total Crud Face Universe and Galaxy

I am obsessed with artist&writer Lynda Barry, and don't believe she has any peer or equal in the world of comics. Prove me wrong; who else would I love? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Sep 24, 2009 - 30 answers

My comics are cluttering up my house.

Casual comics readers: What do you do with your old issues? [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt on Jul 30, 2009 - 21 answers

"Heroes" writing: Stupid or Stylized?

Cheesy writing in "Heroes" -- is it stupid or is it stylized? [more inside]
posted by Alabaster on Jul 10, 2009 - 30 answers

Some Marvel-ous gems?

Please recommend some off-the-beaten-path Marvel comics titles that are really good, and that don't involve any of the big name superheroes (like X-Men, Spidey, etc.) [more inside]
posted by np312 on Jul 8, 2009 - 30 answers

Nerd-tastic Philadelphia

Nerdfilter: Where are the biggest and best nerd stores in Philadelphia? [more inside]
posted by Edelweiss on Jun 30, 2009 - 6 answers

Behind the scenes in the comic industry?

Are there any good comic book industry tell-alls, or behind-the-scenes books? [more inside]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher on Jun 7, 2009 - 15 answers

Who was the artist who learned to draw hands really well?

Who was the comic book artist who improved his hand-drawing skills to mastery? [more inside]
posted by lore on Jan 29, 2009 - 6 answers

Iron Man Comics

Recommend me some Iron Man comics. [more inside]
posted by penguinliz on Jan 5, 2009 - 17 answers

Just who came up with Rex the Wonder Dog, anyway?

I'm looking to learn more about the history of the comic book industry. [more inside]
posted by the bricabrac man on Nov 8, 2008 - 11 answers

Trying to find an old comic book story

Have you ever seen a snake-like arm and hand coming up out of the toilet? [more inside]
posted by woodblock100 on Nov 8, 2008 - 8 answers

Looking for english-language blog about french graphic novels.

I'm looking for english-language blogs about french or franco-belgian comic books or graphic novels. [more inside]
posted by yeoz on Nov 6, 2008 - 4 answers

Looking for new comics to read

I need some recommendations for daily comic strips to read [more inside]
posted by reenum on Oct 28, 2008 - 38 answers

Post-apocalypse in comic book form?

Comic Book Recommendation: What well-done series are like the Age of Apocalypse? (Whole-Earth holocaust featuring emotionally vulnerable resistance fighters/mutants/superheroes) [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo on Oct 11, 2008 - 14 answers

Where can I find English translations of European comics?

Is there any database or online fan community focused on translating European comics? [more inside]
posted by monkeyagent on Aug 14, 2008 - 2 answers

Help Me Sell My Comics

How can I optimize the liquidation of my not so exciting comics collection? Difficulty: I'm moving to the UK in 3 months. [more inside]
posted by ursus_comiter on Jun 30, 2008 - 2 answers

What should I do with comic books after I read them?

What should I do with comic books after I read them? [more inside]
posted by raddevon on Jun 11, 2008 - 27 answers

Help me Find New Comic Books to Read

Can comic book fans suggest some good comic books/ graphic novels/ etc. for me to read? [more inside]
posted by cell divide on Nov 13, 2007 - 51 answers

Wall frame for multiple comics?

Wall frame to hold multiple comic books? [more inside]
posted by starman on Dec 27, 2006 - 6 answers

Good alternative comics suggestions?

Let's say I want to read some comic books... [more inside]
posted by Divine_Wino on Nov 12, 2006 - 26 answers

Crime fighting comic books minus super heroes?

Crime fighting comic books minus super heroes? I'd love recommendations for comic book equivalents of crime fighting/investigative television dramas. [more inside]
posted by aebaxter on Oct 28, 2006 - 18 answers

Who is the most outmatched "super"villain?

Who are the most outmatched "super"villains? [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding on Nov 30, 2005 - 68 answers

Getting On A Panel At A Comic Con

I have a presentation that I want to give at comic book and science fiction conventions. How do I become an official convention event, and what else do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by yankeefog on Mar 2, 2005 - 7 answers

Need New Graphics Tablet

I've been drawing a comic book, and I'm assembling and coloring the pages in Photoshop. My old 4 X 5 Wacom Graphire 3 tablet seems to be falling short of my needs (poor tracking, and meager pressure sensitivity), and I was looking for opinions about replacing it with a 4 X 5 Intuos tablet (twice the pressure sensitivity) or a larger Graphire 3 (6 X 8)?

Thanks.
posted by jpburns on May 27, 2004 - 10 answers

Help me find Mike Ploog's comic art.

Severely comicbook-geekish question: Storyboard and film-design artist Mike Ploog used to do comics. He did some breathtaking b&w art on the 1970s Marvel Planet of the Apes Magazine. Does anyone have a Ploog checklist, or know which POTA issues between 16 and 29 Ploog did art for? [more inside]
posted by Shane on May 1, 2004 - 0 answers

IMDB-like site for Comic Books?

Is there an IMDB of Comic Books? (ICBDB?)
posted by signal on Apr 20, 2004 - 4 answers

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