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    So, I asked months ago, I'll ask again now.

    My 9 year old sister reads comics. She wants to read 8 titles a month (half of her monthly allowance). Please don't suggest Marvel Adventures as that's what she used to read, but now she's looking for actual ongoings, not just random stories. She can read stuff at a PG-13 level.

    Here's what she's getting so far:
    1. Ultimate Spider-Man
    2. Amazing Spider-Girl
    3. She-Hulk

    SO I need 5 more for her. Suggestions?

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    Usagi !!!!
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    Marvel Adventures.
    Spider-Man loves Mary Jane.
    Marvel Zombies [kidding]. Seriously, get... Tiny Titans.
    Justice League: The New Frontier. Wait, it's SFK, right? I'm assuming so...
    You can try stuff like Garfield or Earnest n' Frank.

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    I don't think she wants complete little kid like Garfield and whatever. I mean if you've read ASG there is an ongoing story and character development and superheroes and villians and what not.

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    Did you check out the stuff from Free Comic Book Day?

    1. All-Star Superman

    2. Love and Capes

    3. Amelia Rules!

    4. KID HOUDINI AND THE SILVER DOLLAR MISFITS

    My daughter loves the Akiko books. We carpool together and she had me read the three I have to her.

    There was an excellent Wizard of Oz book released last Fall by Image (it was a translation of an European book, I believe).
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    I forgot... Shazam would be good.

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    Usagi Yojimbo by Stan Sakai - I tells ya! Ongoing tales of a samurai rabbit. Beautiful art, awesome characters, wonderful stories. Educational and entertaining and appealing to all ages. Used in several school programs... lots of real Japanese history and historical references... written drawn and lettered by one guy for over twenty years and still going strong. Some violence.

    http://usagiyojimbo.com/index.html
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    How about Mouse Guard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LtMarvel View Post
    Did you check out the stuff from Free Comic Book Day?

    1. All-Star Superman

    2. Love and Capes

    3. Amelia Rules!

    4. KID HOUDINI AND THE SILVER DOLLAR MISFITS

    My daughter loves the Akiko books. We carpool together and she had me read the three I have to her.

    There was an excellent Wizard of Oz book released last Fall by Image (it was a translation of an European book, I believe).
    I second number 2. It's pretty good and contemporary. There is a series with a character called "Owly"- in fact that might be the name of the book. Anyway, if you see it, it is pretty good too.

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    My 6-year old cousin has been an Owly fan for at least three years, but 9 may be pushing too old.

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    My 12 and 15 year olds still enjoy the Johnny DC books, Justice League Unlimited and Teen Titans GO! (the latter sadly is coming to an end, I believe).

    Other than that, they're getting into VIZ Manga translations, for Naruto and One Piece.

    Upcoming series... Billy Batson and the magic of SHAZAM! by Mike Hunkel of Herobear and the Kid fame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jobies201 View Post
    Please don't suggest Marvel Adventures...
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    I think that most mainstream Marvel/DC stuff would fall into the PG-13 range.

    I think it's difficult to make recommendations for her because none of us know her at all. We don't know much about her tastes, interests or personality, so it's a little hard to make guesses on what she'd like. What I recommend doing is sitting with her and going through the Marvel and DC sites looking at what they're shipping in the next few months and seeing what she is interested in. Then based on what she's naturally interested in, look into whether it's appropriate or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morna View Post
    Usagi Yojimbo by Stan Sakai - I tells ya! Ongoing tales of a samurai rabbit. Beautiful art, awesome characters, wonderful stories. Educational and entertaining and appealing to all ages. Used in several school programs... lots of real Japanese history and historical references... written drawn and lettered by one guy for over twenty years and still going strong. Some violence.

    http://usagiyojimbo.com/index.html
    morna speaks wisdom.

    I think Usagi Yojimbo is . . . hands down, the best comic currently published.

    Stan is a master storyteller, and mixes in great characters you care about with both short one shot stories and long complex plots.

    Stan Sakai's work taught my son how to read. I'll never forget the day i came home from work and he was so proud that he finished a whole trade in one day.

    And since there's 20 years worth of material, there's ton's of stuff to read.

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