It’s tough to know where to start for a newcomer to the world of comics. It becomes particularly challenging to find comics that are both interesting and appropriate for pre-teen girls. With the help of the panelists on Friday, October 10th’s “Comics: Where to Begin?” panel, as well as hours of browsing the aisles, here is a list of some new and some old comics that you may want to add to your reading list.
The new Ms. Marvel debuted in February 2014, and is the first comic series to portray a Muslim as the main character. Kamala Khan is a Pakistani-American growing up in Jersey City, New Jersey. She develops shape-shifting abilities and struggles to fight super-villains while trying to deal with the religious and cultural demands of her family and society. A compilation of the first five issues is available October 28th.
Runaways begins when a group of teenagers discover that their parents are a group super-villains known as The Pride. The teens learn that they have inherited their parents’ powers and team up to defeat them, along with other evil beings and threats.
Princess Adrienne has been locked in a tower by her parents, but is not content to wait for a Prince to come to her rescue. Intelligent and strong-willed, Adrienne rescues herself and sets off on her own adventure to save her sisters.
Olivia and Taki are adopted sisters in a multi-racial family who develop super-powers after a freak accident. The girls are swept up in a fast-paced adventure as they try to keep their powers secret from their mother while bickering as only siblings will do.
Five friends spend the summer at Lumberjane scout camp only to find out that supernatural creatures haunt the forest. It’s up to them to save the world and survive their summer.
Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz and Alice from Wonderland have grown up and forgotten about their childhood adventures. But when the Jabberwocky and a new Wicked Witch threaten to destroy everything, Dorothy and Alice must return to Oz to confront this challenge.
The first volume in this series of short fairy tales is available now, and is a beautifully drawn story told in a more classic style. In this issue (The Magic Swan Goose and the Lord of the Forest), a princess has to save her brother from the dangers of the forest witch.
Guest post was written by Clare Deming @ http://claredeming.wordpress.