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I'm Reading Comeeks

I dedicate this blog to comics in all forms, manga, autobio, superhero, art books, etc.  And of course, since I need a challenge, I've decided that I'll read and write (short) reviews for 365 comics during 2015.

Diverse Cast, Derivative Story

Crystal Cadets - Anne Toole, Katie O'Neill, Paulina Ganucheau

This is kind of a tough one.  I actually really enjoyed the character designs, the colors, the whole art style of this graphic novel series.  I think the diversity of the cast and the messages of the comic about friendship, not making assumptions based on stereotypes and skin color, cheating etc., are good for young kids to see, even as bluntly as they are made.


The story is basically Sailor Moon crossed with Captain Planet with a dash of Pokemon/Neopets thrown in for good measure.


Younger kids 10-13 will probably enjoy this more than teens or adults.  I truthfully was a bit bored by the predictable storylines and blunt moral messages, but still, I would definitely put this in the hands of younger kids.