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Ebon: Fear of a Black Planet

Ebon: Fear of a Black Planet

Back in 1969, comic book artist and writer Larry Fuller created a black superhero character, Ebon, who becomes mild-mannered alien...

R.I.P. Neal Adams

R.I.P. Neal Adams

Neal Adams Dies: Comic Book Legend Who Revitalized BatmanIn the late 1960s, comic book artist Neal Adams worked with DC Comics and...

Spiderman: No Way Home

Spiderman: No Way Home

I was lucky to have a theater all to myself to watch this motion picture, otherwise I would had been trying my hardest to hold back...

Nubia in the 1970s

Nubia in the 1970s

Darieck Scott has penned a wonderful op-ed for the Los Angeles Times about the influence of a little-known and one of the first...

MCU Eternals

MCU Eternals

If you are interested in the new upcoming passel (pack) of Marvel Cinematic Universe superheroes, plan on a viewing of the...

Minnie Mouse’s new look

Minnie Mouse’s new look

British fashion designer Stella McCartney has designed Minnie Mouse's new sartorial statement for International Women's Day in...

LA Comic Con! Dec 3-5 2021

LA Comic Con! Dec 3-5 2021

The Los Angeles Comic Con is next weekend, and we're so ready to go! It's the convention's 10th Anniversary, covering all things...

Voting Rights and John Lewis

Voting Rights and John Lewis

Andrew Aydin was a congressional staffer for the late congressman John Lewis, and co-authored a graphic novel with the congressman...

Free Comic Book Weekend Aug 14-15

Free Comic Book Weekend Aug 14-15

Free Comic Book Day is an annual promotional effort by the North American comic book industry to help bring new readers into independent comic book stores. Normally one single day, the COVID-19 crisis of 2020 forced the organizers to rethink the event protocols and instead most store owners offered a Free Comic Book Summer.

Monster Me comics now online

Monster Me comics now online

Learn To Read Comics is teaming up with AWA (Artist Writers & Artisans) to present their iPOP! online comics series, Monster Me, providing meaningful stories and lessons packaged in a bright, fun and humor-filled world that kids will gravitate toward.

Pokemon Turns 25

Pokemon Turns 25

Originally released in Japan in 1996 as “Pocket Monsters,” the card game Pokémon, a portmanteau of “Poketto Monsuta” in Japanese, spread cross the Western world like wildfire.

Richie Slade Illustrates – Round One

Richie Slade Illustrates – Round One

Professional Wrestler and Semi-pro Comic Book Illustrator Richie Slade joins us to illustrate his favorite comic book characters! Hear about his upbringing as an illustrator, drawing pointers, stenciling tips, and more!

Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

The comic strip Calvin and Hobbes has been publishing repeat comic strips for 25 years, ever since its comic art creator, Bill Watterson, completed his last strip, sending boy Calvin and his stuffed tiger Hobbes into the winter snow looking for yet more adventures.

True Nurse Stories

True Nurse Stories

A new comic book based on a series of real-life health care stories is being developed by Marvel Comics and the Allegheny Health Network in Pennsylvania. “True Nurse Stories”

Dr. Seuss: a 20th century cultural phenomenon

Dr. Seuss: a 20th century cultural phenomenon

We at Learn To Read Comics love Dr. Seuss! Theodor Seuss Geisel wrote and illustrated hundreds of children’s books, despite having no children of his own. His illustrations and artworks are collectible, some paintings and drawings of which are very rare.

Batman: Choose Your Own Adventure

Batman: Choose Your Own Adventure

‘Batman: Death in the Family’ by Warner Brothers Animation lets viewers decide Robin’s fate interactively by allowing the viewer to make choices in wildly different directions, to the point where it feels like a distinct experience watching each version and its various forks in the road. The interactivity is a wonderful, fun and inventive, gimmick.

New Donation!

New Donation!

My name is David Verdiner and I am the President of Learn To Read Comics, Inc. (www.LearnToReadComics.org) We are a non-profit...

Calvin and Hobbes and quarantine

Calvin and Hobbes and quarantine

When I think of Calvin, that glorious little menace, I first remember the depth of his imagination. His was an external life born explicitly of the internal: distant planets, bed monsters, mutant snowscapes, gravity-defying wagon rides, crass Transmogrifications, and of course, one tuna-loving tiger BFF.

Mickey Mouse cels animate collectors

Mickey Mouse cels animate collectors

NEW YORK – Animation art has long been a popular collectible and is a great way to physically preserve a piece of one’s childhood. Among the earliest examples are production celluloids (cels) for Walt Disney animation movies, especially prewar film shorts starring Mickey Mouse.

Comic-Con 2020 is Canceled

Comic-Con has been canceled for 2020 and will return in 2021. Please view this video with Comic-Con’s 2021 new dates, refund and transfer policies, and WonderCon Anaheim’s schedule as well:

Foolish Questions

Foolish Questions

an exhibition at the Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle, February 11–April 23, 2017; the Grand Rapids Art Museum, May 21–August 27, 2017;

The Empire Strikes Back: All of the Changes George Lucas Made to the Film

The Empire Strikes Back: All of the Changes George Lucas Made to the Film

We’ve previously chronicled the many changes writer and director George Lucas had made to Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. Over the course of several re-releases and special editions, new additions were added to the 1977 classic such as enhanced CGI, altered dialogue, previously deleted scenes, and of course, the infamous “Han shot first” debacle.

Pasadena Comic Con 2020

Pasadena Comic Con 2020

Visit the Pasadena Comic Convention and Toy Show on Sunday January 19th 2020!
See guest list, event schedule, and information about parking for the event on the Pasadena Comic Con web site

Pencil Bag Packing Party!

Pencil Bag Packing Party!

We would like to thank our SuperFriends for their generous donations we have received! In addition, we would like to thank several...

Check Out Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge – First Look

C|net reporters visited Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, the latest addition to Disneyland and every Star Wars fan’s dream. Fly the Millenium Falcon, join the First Order, check out unique food items at the Galactic cafe (including Blue Milk!), build your own R2 droid unit!

Giving Event at a Local LA Hospital!

Giving Event at a Local LA Hospital!

In May, for Free Comic Book Day, Learn To Read Comics organized a giving event for students staying at a local LA hospital In total, 50 students received books and learning materials in this giveaway.

Shazam!

Shazam!

What do you get when the powers of an all-powerful wizard of old find a true champion? You get a hero who can fire lightning from his hands!!!

Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame

The end of an era has finally finished the home stretch students… and let me tell you it hurts, but it was a journey we all knew would come to an end.

Free Comic Book Day 2019

Free Comic Book Day 2019

Free Comic Book Day returns this year for an international celebration during which comic book shops give away free comics to anyone who visits their shops.

Aquaman

Aquaman

Pretty sure that’s all I can use without getting into legal trouble with a pack of sharks from a certain theme park…hee hee!

This Is Manga!

This Is Manga!

For students of all ages, there is a free Manga exhibit at the Japan House, here in Los Angeles until March 28, 2019.

Movie Review: Venom

Movie Review: Venom

Who’s got no face, all inky and super strong and dangerous to boot, but with a slight conscience, only due to…

Wakanda Forever!

Wakanda Forever!

When Black Panther rolled into theaters, it was one of the most anticipated movie events of the season.

Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

Yes, you read that right. Learn To Read Comics is giving away free comics to encourage…