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Monday, August 22, 2005

Erik Larsen on kids comics

From his current column over at CBR:

Many companies make an attempt to publish comics for kids. Most don’t pull it off. My kids could not care less about most of the comics, which are, allegedly, aimed at them. Big winners around my house include DC’s "Plastic Man" by Kyle Baker (and the "Plastic Man Archives" by Jack Cole) and Bongo’s "The Simpsons," which is, quite possibly, the most faithful translation of a cartoon to comic book ever.

Other favorites include "Kamandi the Last Boy on Earth," "Tin Tin," "Captain Marvel Adventures" and nearly everything Lee & Kirby did together.

Why do I get the feeling he's automatically defaulting to Marvel and DC here.


  • I'm kind of unsurprised that Erik Larsen's young children like the exact comics that their dad does...

    - Chris

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:04 PM  

  • I wonder why Larsen didn't take the oppertunity to plug one of the best all ages series to come out this year, Lions, Trights & Bears. Heck, it was even an Image release.

    Way to go, Mr. Prez. ;)

    By Blogger James Meeley, at 2:11 AM  

  • When are you gonna post again? I'm waiting!

    By Blogger Joseph, at 2:54 PM  

  • Hey Joseph...I'm at SPX right now and have been innundated with people here demanding me to blog more. So I will be in the saddle when I get back to Toronto. Thanks for reading...:-)

    By Blogger Scott Robins, at 12:13 PM  

  • His comments were very much of interest to me as I have an all-ages superhero title we have been bouncing back and forth for Image and Erik has not signed off on yet because of a perception of poor sales. It's gotta start somewhere right?

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