Thanks to Hannah Sackett, School librarian.
The Phoenix: The Weekly Story Comic
David Fickling, 977-2048827000, £2.99
Hello, we are reviewing The Phoenix comic! We recommend this marvellous comic because it is full of lots of different comic strips. Some of our favourite comic strips are: Squid Bits, because it is funny, and Star Cat, because of the sarcastic alien. We also like Bunny vs Monkey. We think that children between 5 and 12 would really like The Phoenix.
Reviewed by Honor and Emma, Year 3 (Honor and Emma are the co-authors of several comics including The Pearl Secret).
Hilda and the Midnight Giant
Luke Pearson, Flying Eye Books, 978-1907704253, £12.95
Hilda is a young girl who is very adventurous. She lives in the country with her mum and her pet Twig. In Hilda and the Midnight Giant, Hilda and her mum get continually asked to move out of their house by mysterious hidden people. Hilda then sets out to ask them to stop and meets some very odd new friends.
I like the Hilda books because they are original stories, with a mix of fantasy and everyday life. My favourite character is Twig – Hilda’s pet – who looks like a fox with antlers.
Reviewed by Matty, Year 4 (Matty’s comics include Moggy and the Search for Sherlock Holmes published in the School Library Newsletter).
Calvin and Hobbes: Scientific Progress goes “Boink”
Bill Watterson, Sphere, 978-0751504811, £9.99
Calvin and Hobbes is a hilarious comic written by the American cartoonist, Bill Watterson. Packed full of amusing strips, this fun comic is suitable for children and adults alike. In this comic, young Calvin lets his imagination run away, getting him and his loveable stuffed tiger, Hobbes (who to Calvin is 100% real) into many scrapes. In our opinion, the funniest strip is a classic scene where Calvin is supposed to be doing his homework. As always, he gets carried away and thinks that he has had a personal gravity flip, so he spends his time exploring a new world! Overall, this is the most well-illustrated and explosive comic we have ever read!
Reviewed by Henry and Joshua, Year 5 (Henry and Josh are co-creators of the Agent Piggy comics).
Adventure Time Volume 1
Ryan North, Braden Lamb and Shelli Paroline, Titan Comics, 978-1782760009, £10.99
Adventure Time is an extremely popular children’s cartoon with a comic book adaptation that has flown off the shelves everywhere. I read it and it was extremely good. I especially enjoyed the artwork, for it looked exactly like the hit show. Also, the story was worthy of being on the cartoon. The evil lich had a magical bag and was sucking up all of the Land of Ooo, but Finn and Jake stopped him in his tracks. I highly recommend this comic to anyone who enjoys the show. My rating: 4.6/5
Reviewed by Henry, Year 6 (Henry’s many comics include Class Comics Vols 1-3)