I’ll admit I don’t read many all-ages comics. I tend to like my comics gritty and dark. Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s Powers is a perfect example of that. And it’s because of my interest in Powers that I ended up picking up Takio. Takio is done by the same creative team but it’s intentionally a kids comic.
Takio is about a little girl who ends up getting powers and fighting evil all the while trying to remain a little girl as well. It’s adorable and cute without being boring. There’s an excitement in the adventures she goes on because she’s so young and carefree. It’s like a solo Powerpuff Girls comic.
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Tomorrow: A Comic That Changed The Way You See The World
– Jack Cameron
One of the more difficult things about comics for newcomers is that when it comes to the classics, there is decades of continuity to contend with. Spider-Man has been Spider-Man since 1962. It can be daunting. In an effort to find new readers, in 2000 Marvel had Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley reboot Spider-Man in the brand new ‘Ultimate Universe’. We all know the origin of Spider-Man but I have to say that Bendis’ version is my absolute favorite. It’s everything that Spider-Man should be. It’s full of teenage angst, diabolical villains, and pure fun. I still own the first five hardback collections of Ultimate Spider-Man. As remakes go, it’s a great one. Unfortunately the Ultimate Universe these days is mired in just as much continuity issues as the regular Marvel Universe, but that’s another story.
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– Jack Cameron