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Top 18 Children's Comics


Comic books are a great way for kids to get interested and excited about reading as well as helping to develop their imaginations. But nothing can be more important for parents than to be sure that their children are reading age appropriate material. The following is a list of the top comic books geared for kids and you can be sure that there is something they will love and dig into.

1. The Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century

Copyright DC Comics
With a hit TV show on the CW channel, Johnny DC has finally launched a comic to accompany it. The Legion of Super-Heroes tells the story of Superman, who has been recruited to come to the future to help fight the Fatal Five from destroying Metropolis. The Legion is a utopion society of Super-Heroes that have banded together to help save the universe from it's many threats. A strong TV show coupled with a great comic will surely delight any kid.

Content: Mild violence, intense action.

2. Marvel Adventures: The Avengers

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Marvel Adventures has poised itself as one of the best kids comics as of late. The material will delight both kids and adults with their witty dialog, fun storylines, and intense action. Issue #12 has been hailed all over as one of the best in the series with Ego the Living Planet making a move on Mother Earth, putting all life on the planet in jeopardy. It's classic.

Content: Mild violence.

3. Sonic the Hedgehog

Copyright Archie Comics
With a #1 television show, popular game series, and a 12 year run in comics, Sonic the Hedgehog has repeatedly proven itself as a strong comic book for kids. Sonic the Hedgehog is about a blue Hedgehog that keeps the land of Moebius safe from the evil Dr. Robototnik with the help of his friends Tails the fox and Knuckles the Echidna. With over 150 comics in the series, your child will never run out of great adventures to follow Sonic through.

Content: Mild violence, humor.

4. Archie Comics

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Archie, Jughead, Veronica, Betty and the rest of the gang of Riverdale High are 64 years old, but still remain the same as they were when they were created, in 1941. Archie comics are comedy based books that are very lighthearted and are the kinds of things you might find in the Sunday funnies. There are many comics to choose from, with Archie, Jughead, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch to name a few.

Content: Mild slapstick violence, romance situations, humor.

5. Disney Comics

Copyright Gemstone Publishing
Disney is alive and well in the comic book world. Uncle Scrooge, Mickey, Goofey, Donald, and the rest of the hugely popular Disney characters are represented in many different stories. There is a huge amount of comics out there with the Disney characters and your local comic book store is bound to carry some of them. If your kids like the Disney cartoons or characters then this is a sure bet.

Content: Some slapstick violence.

6. Justice League Unlimited

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Another comic book based on a television show, the Justice League Unlimited stars some of DC Comics greatest superheroes. Superman, The Flash, The Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, and Batman round out this cast of heroes that go on amazing adventures against the most powerful villains in the known universe. If your child likes action, then the Justice League is a great choice.

Content: Mild violence.

7. Franklin Richards

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Franklin Richards is a supporting character in the Fantastic Four line of comics. Recently, they have put a new spin onto the character, giving him a more of a cartoonish look and troublemaker attitude that ran as a backup feature in many different Marvel comics. The stories were so popular that they got their own series and one shot issues. This is very similar in style and tone to Calvin and Hobbes.

Content: Cartoonish violence.

8. Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane

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One of the few comics that is geared more for girls, this comic is set with Spider-Man, aka Peter Parker, and Mary Jane in high school. The art is light and whimsical and the stories have a romantic touch. This is a nice series if you have girls that are interested in comics and would just be as suitable for boys.

Content: Romance.

9. Teen Titans GO!

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The Teen Titans are a group of super-powered teens that strive to keep the world safe from harm. Robin, Cyborg, Beast-Boy, Starfire, and Raven offer exciting action and hilarious comedy that will keep your child entertained and excited each and every issue. Even though they have had some issues with being cancelled, there are many trade paperbacks that collect many of the issues. Their fans are many and a writing campaing has started to save the series. Teen Titans GO! is still a great comic for kids.

Content: Mild violence, some mysticism, humor.

10. Amelia Rules

Copyright Renaissance Press
Amelia Rules has quickly raised in popularity and notariety in the kids world of comic books. Amelia Rules is about a young girl, Amelia and her friends, Reggie, Rhonda, Kyle and others who have formed secret identities as crime fighters. The crime fighting is really just make believe and the comic has hit some serious issues such as the how the Iraq war has impacted families.

Content: Mild violence, mild language.

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