Author: Rae Sterling

Can They Read This?

Working in a store that carries toys of any kind comes with a fair amount of dealing with kiddos. Adding to that, for the most part, comics have been viewed as a medium for kids for a long time. Perhaps when comics were sold for a dime at the rack beside the register, it was easy to count on the fact that you could hand it off to your kids. Captain America would never do anything bad. Superman is the ultimate good guy. You can trust them with your kids. Even then, though, comics had a tendency to get a little… unsuitable for kids.

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Rae’s Recs, June 29

Welcome all, to this week’s Rae’s Recs! This small, weekly comic recommendation posts every Thursday and I’ll be doing my best to bring you some cool titles you may not have noticed on your first go-round on New Comic Book Day! I recommend two of my favorite single issues for the week, one or two graphic novels or trade comics from the past few weeks, and then two all-ages comics. These have no time frame, but are just some really great titles to share with a kiddo, or even an adult, in your life. One ongoing, one completed.

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Rae’s Recs, June 16

Welcome all, to this week’s Rae’s Recs! This small, weekly comic recommendation posts every Thursday and I’ll be doing my best to bring you some cool titles you may not have noticed on your first go-round on New Comic Book Day! I recommend two of my favorite single issues for the week, one or two graphic novels or trade comics from the past few weeks, and then two all-ages comics. These have no time frame, but are just some really great titles to share with a kiddo, or even an adult, in your life. One ongoing, one completed.

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All Ages and LGBT+

Often, I see people say that kids don’t understand a lot of things. They don’t understand sexuality yet, they don’t understand gender, they don’t understand the difference between those things, they don’t understand consent, they just don’t understand. In reality, however, kids very much do understand these things. In some ways, they understand them so much better than adults to, because they’re still forming their own opinions.

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Rae’s Recs: June 9

Welcome all, to this week’s Rae’s Recs! This small, weekly comic recommendation posts every Thursday and I’ll be doing my best to bring you some cool titles you may not have noticed on your first go-round on New Comic Book Day! I recommend two of my favorite single issues for the week, one or two graphic novels or trade comics from the past few weeks, and then two all-ages comics. These have no time frame, but are just some really great titles to share with a kiddo, or even an adult, in your life. One ongoing, one completed.

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Rae’s Recs: June Monthly Picks

Welcome, folks, to the new monthly edition of Rae’s Recs! Every month, we’ll be posting a short list of some older comics you may have missed. Just because it’s a few years older, doesn’t mean it’s not worth checking out! Check out these comics to get some great stories!

This month, we’re looking at Stand Out Stand Alones, a list of comics that are self-contained stories or graphic novels!

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Wonder Woman

With DC movies as of late, it’s always better to hope for the best, but remember to keep your expectations low. That said, I walked into Wonder Woman with just that and came out kind of blown away. Was the movie perfect? No. Would I pay to see it again? Definitely. It was not only a fun movie, but the best DC film that’s come out in years. (At least, not including the animated films. But we won’t get into how rad DCAU is just right now.)

Spoilers here! Watch your eyes!

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