As someone who has a great love of comics, I’m always happy to share what I’ve been reading lately.

Black Rose

I picked up the first collection, Between Worlds, at the Cincinnati Comic Expo, and was really impressed by it.  Aaron Minier’s art is fantastic, and I love the messy and bold style he uses for this story.  Christopher Arndt and Brandon Peat’s writing is well paced and fun, and I especially like the world they created which has elements of fantasy, the Industrial Revolution, and pirates. You can’t go wrong with Pirates!

Scratch 9

This is an energetic, kid friendly comic written by Rob M. Worley and illustrated by Jason T. Kruse. It’s an all ages romp about a cat that can summon the powers of his nine lives, some of which are from the future.  My favorite is the lazy, house cat that has the power of amazing luck.  He pretty much lies around doing nothing and things tend to work out for him, much like real cats.

Nina update- I have a two year old daughter, and we are in the process of potty training her by bribing her with M&M’s when she goes to the bathroom properly.  Using this tactic I have learned the old adage, “Melts in your mouth, not in your hands,” does not apply to two year olds.  When my daughter savors the lone M&M allotted to her (I am not made of M&M’s, and she pees a lot!) she takes small, toddler sized bites of it.  Once that colorful, candy coated seal is broken, that sucker will melt all over her hands and stain anything she touches.

One more thing-  The other day I was perusing the selection for new eyeglasses, when the technician said to me, “If you like nerdy glasses, might I suggest these…”  She pretty much called me a big nerd, solely based on my current appearance.  Although in her defense I have played pretty much every Final Fantasy game ever, and I write comic books, thereby making me a big nerd.

Thanks for reading, and I hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

Ed- Writer of Little Guardians (and big nerd)