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3 Fun Fantasy Comics for Kids

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by Jennifer Muirhead (subscribe)
I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma. ~ Eartha Kitt
Published August 26th 2019
Princesses, monsters and treasure maps
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1. Mega Princess

Princess Maxine of Titan wants to be a detective, but is obliged to get on with more princessy duties, such as show jumping on her steed Justine, aka "Jerk Pony". Then, on her 16th birthday, her fairy godmother appears and gives her a gift- the combined powers of all other princesses. Maxine can now dance, sing with perfect pitch, sense a pea through 200 mattresses, and talk to animals. When Maxine's baby brother, Bobs, is kidnapped, Maxine has her first case to solve.

Mega Princess, Jerk Pony, Kelly Thompson
Maxine can now talk to animals.

Mega Princess
is written by Kelly Thompson (of Jem and the Holograms), and illustrated by Brianne Drouhard (of Harpy Gee and Billie the Unicorn). The art has a bit of a My Little Pony vibe, and cute creatures abound. The story is wholesome, fun, and made me giggle a few times. Fans of Princeless will probably enjoy this one.

2. Ruinworld

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is the creation of Derek Laufman, of Adventure Time Comics. It's the story of Rex, a half cat, half fox orphan, and Pogo the pig, who investigate ancient ruins in search of treasure. When they discover a map they're ready to follow it on an epic adventure, but the map is stolen almost immediately and they want it back.

Ruinworld is a fun adventure tale. I'm only one issue in, but so far there's no strong language and only cartoonish violence, and it is marketed as a comic for all ages.

3.Bodie Troll

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Near the village of Hagadorn lives Bodie the troll. While he'd love to be thought of as ferocious and scary, Bodie is small, fuzzy, adorable and doesn't even scare the goats who come to cross his bridge. All the same, he is well-loved and finds ways to make himself useful to the town, his beloved Cholly, the barmaid, and her fairy godmother, Miz Bijou.

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Bodie Troll
is written and illustrated by Jay P. Fosgitt (of Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock) The art is masterfully drawn, full of life and movement, and the story is a lot of fun, complete with chase scenes and gross bodily fluids. It's suitable for all ages, though the text might be a bit tricky for newer readers, unless they have help, so I'd recommend it for ages 10 and up. It will appeal to fans of Jeff Smith's Bone.

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