Fourcast! 18: Read These Books

September 28th, 2009 by | Tags: , , , , , , ,

After 6th Sense’s 4a.m. Instrumental, we break down eight books that are worth reading. Esther’s got Dan Jurgen’s Booster Gold, Gail Simone and Nicola Scott’s Secret Six, Franco and Baltazar’s Tiny Titans, Batman Confidential, and Superman/Batman. I’ve got Amazing Spider-Man, Criminal, Yotsuba&!, and Pluto. We share some jokes, a couple anecdotes, and realize that though we approach comics in different ways, we generally want the same thing: good stories.

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And a bonus shot, since Esther got a whole extra book!


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5 comments to “Fourcast! 18: Read These Books”

  1. I am a huge Astro Boy fanchild, and as such I am slavering to read Pluto. Yotsuba looks like the incarnation of fun upon this planet. As for the rest – I read them all already, and they are all very good suggestions!

  2. Is Tiny Titans really appealing to kids? I’ve always seen the in-jokes for older readers when I scan the book in-store, but I’ve never seen enough plot or obvious (i.e., non-continuity) humor that would draw younger readers.

    I would think that Super Friends, Batman: The Brave & The Bold tie-in, and the Marvel Adventures books are much more appealing.

  3. @Bubba: I can tell you from personal experience that the answer is yes. One of my friends has a 6 year old and he loves the art, thinks the Titans are the cutest and funniest, and even loves the in-jokes. Or rather, he likes it when Daddy and him read the book together and Daddy explains the in-jokes! Not to mention that he loves watching reruns of the cartoon on Disney XD.

  4. @Bubba: I have an eight year old. Whenever I finish an issue of Tiny Titans, she grabs it within minutes.

    I think she might be a lost cause, though, she does the same with my issues of Incredible Hulk.

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