I have a young son, he is only 4 months old now but I would like to start collecting some comics and graphic novels for him to read to him as he gets older. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Unfortunately Tiny Titans was cancelled, as was the most recent volume of Batman: Brave and the Bold, as was Marvel Adventures Spider-Man, all in the last couple months, and all of which were very good; I read them to my kids. So I would recommend them if you get collected versions. The DC Superfriends comic was also good and a hit with my kids. I find the Marvel Super Hero Squad to be very crass and not what I'd like my kids to be reading. There was also a good Teen Titans comic, based off the animated TV show, a few years back that was good. Pet Avengers are also very good. Anyway that's all old stuff.
All the new stuff has just started in the last month or two and I don't know how good it is yet.
The Muppets comics are hit or miss.
@Katie24: I have to echo the Tiny Titans call for sure, it is a wonderful resource. There is enough published material out there to last a kid quite a long while...
I think the best place to look is in smaller digest sized collections of books... they're easier for young readers to manage, physically and academically...
There are plenty of great books out there based on various different franchises, from Donald Duck to Scooby Doo... almost regardless of what his interests become, there is likely to be some form of comic book adaptation for that on the shelves, if not currently then somewhere in the recent past.
I think it is great that you're already thinking about this for your son... I have to say, there are a really great number of benefits provided by reading comics at a young age... just like any other reading material, I would definitely suggest just giving him something to expose himself to the material, especially something he can crinkle, fold, draw on or otherwise destroy... it is very beneficial for young readers to have that opportunity.
Also, as the Optimist said, Scooby Doo has had a couple pretty good series for a long time, they're decent quality.
@Owie: Thanks, I will check to see if some of the canceled ones you mentioned are in a collected book.
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