Author Archives: John Schaidler

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Bookshelf Basics: “Be Prepared”

By | Sep 18, 2018 | Columns

With so much great all-ages content out there and more arriving every week, whether you’re a parent, teacher, librarian or young reader, sifting through it all can be a daunting task. Of course, tastes and reading lists are subjective and even change over time. With an ever-growing collection of newly released and classic books, Multiversity’s […]

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“Welcome to Wanderland” #1

By | Sep 13, 2018 | Reviews

With a brisk pace and efficient structure, “Welcome to Wanderland” #1 launches right into the action, effectively pulling us into a story that feels thematically familiar but tonally unique. Quirky characters and an arresting visual style simply add to the fun. (Warning: minor spoilers ahead.) Written by Jackie Ball Illustrated by Maddi Gonzalez Colored by […]

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“Cellies” #4

By | Sep 7, 2018 | Reviews

“Cellies” #1 marked an interesting start to the series. Follow up issues did a great job fleshing out the characters and setting the stage for action. In “Cellies” #4, it feels like we’re still waiting for something more significant to happen. (Warning: minor spoilers ahead.) Created by David Steward II Written, Illustrated, Colored and Lettered […]

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Bookshelf Basics: “American Born Chinese”

By | Aug 14, 2018 | Columns

With so much great all-ages content out there and more arriving every week, whether you’re a parent, teacher, librarian or young reader, sifting through it all can be a daunting task. Of course, tastes and reading lists are subjective and even change over time. With an ever-growing collection of newly released and classic books, Multiversity’s […]

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“Farmhand” #2

By | Aug 9, 2018 | Reviews

“Farmhand” #2 is definitely character focused, fleshing out the book’s core ensemble while introducing some new characters, too. It’s still not entirely clear where the story is headed, but there are some tantalizing clues in this well drawn, well colored issue. (Warning: contains minor spoilers.) Written and Illustrated by Rob Guillory Colored by Taylor Wells […]

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“Eclipse” #9

By | Aug 2, 2018 | Reviews

After a year long hiatus, “Eclipse” is back with a brand new arc. Was it worth the wait? Read on and judge for yourself, but beware of minor spoilers. Written by Zack Kaplan Illustrated by Giovanni Timpano Colored by Flavio Dispenza Lettered by Troy Peteri In a world where sunlight is deadly, former solar engineer […]

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“Proxima Centauri” #2

By | Jul 20, 2018 | Reviews

“Proxima Centauri” #2 might not be for everyone, but if you’re fan of alternative comics or simply looking to shake up your pull list, it’s a highly unconventional yet fully captivating experience that’s well worth your time. (Warning: minor spoilers ahead.) Written, Illustrated, Colored and Lettered by Farel Dalrymple “PROXIMA CENTAURI,” Part Two. Critically injured, amulet […]

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“Plastic Man” #2

By | Jul 13, 2018 | Reviews

Despite artist Adriana Melo’s consistently great character designs and writer Gail Simone’s generally witty script, an awkward story structure and somewhat convoluted plot combine to keep “Plastic Man” #2 from achieving greatness. (Warning: minor spoilers ahead.) Written by Gail Simone Illustrated by Adriana Melo Colored by Kelly Fitzpatrick Lettered by Simon Bowland Eel didn’t like […]

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“Modern Fantasy” #1

By | Jun 28, 2018 | Reviews

Easter eggs and intrigue abound in “Modern Fantasy” #1, setting the stage for adventure and hijinks in this witty, character driven sitcom-like fantasy mashup. (Warning: minor spoilers ahead.) Written by Rafer Roberts Illustrated, Colored and Lettered by Kristen Gudsnuk A young Ranger woman who came to the city with dreams of adventure, her drug-dealing reptilian […]

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Bookshelf Basics: “All Summer Long”

By | Jun 26, 2018 | Columns

With so much great all-ages content out there and more arriving every week, whether you’re a parent, teacher, librarian, or young reader, sifting through it all can be a daunting task. Of course, tastes and reading lists are subjective and even change over time. With an ever-growing collection of newly released and classic books, Multiversity’s Bookshelf […]

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“Archie’s Superteens Vs. Crusaders” #1

By | Jun 22, 2018 | News

As the first issue of a two-part miniseries, “Archie’s Superteens Vs. Crusaders” #1 literally cuts to the chase. A fresh but impeccable sense of what makes the Archieverse tick carries the book from there to its whirlwind cliffhanger. Dive in head first and have fun. (Warning: minor spoilers ahead.) Written by Ian Flynn, David Williams […]

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