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A real family friendly comic for the young (not so much at heart...)

  • phalbachjr | Male | Wilkes Barre, PA

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I'm a long time fan of G.I. Joe back to the 80's where my collection started. Today, I love "The Walking Dead", "Uncanny X-Men", "Captain America", "Fantastic Four" and still read "G.I.Joe"

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Over the last few months I've turned my collecting interests in a direction that I would have never believed I would go.  I started collecting -Doo comics from DC.  I know what you're thinking, WHY????

 

The answer is a bit funny.  I remember the "old" -Doo cartoons from 1969 and the 1970's.  Though I'm not ashamed of admitting my age (39), I do remember the re-runs and how much I loved those "meddling kids".  Over the years I grew out of -Doo, mainly forced out with the advent of Scrappy-Doo, but recently I've been pulled back in by my 5 year old daughter.

 

She loves -Doo and we have all things from toys to pillows to blankets.  This will be the second year in a row that she is dressing up as for Halloween.  We have been recording and burning to DVD, all the TV cartoons and made for TV movies.  So while I was searching my favorite online database website, I discovered the -Doo comics.

 

I've since purchased many back issues and started reading one issue per night to 5 year old.  The stories are predictable, the villains obvious and the storylines very dull (to a more serious reader).  But throw in some (of my very bad...) voice imitations of the characters and my daughter can not wait to read every night before bed.

 

The stories are wholesome and predictable and lack any direction or continuity but they seem to entertain a younger reader (which is the target niche for this title).  I would like to see some more involved stories and character development but I guess I would loose the interest of my daughter.

 

So, if you have young one's at home and you're looking to get them exposed to comic books, "-Doo, Where Are You?" from DC is a good start, especially if you have such fond memories of the original cartoons.

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