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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 located in Los Angeles, California, and we give away comics, writing and other reading materials to at-risk students through their schools...

Deadpool fly among new species named by CSIRO

Deadpool fly among new species named by CSIRO

During the past year CSIRO scientists have given scientific names to 165 new species, including tributes to Marvel characters Deadpool, Thor, Loki, and Black Widow along the way.

August’s Word of the Month: Biomorph!

August’s Word of the Month: Biomorph!

bi·o·morph
/ˈbī-o-môrf/
noun
A painted, drawn, or sculptured free form or design suggestive in shape of a living organism, especially an amoeba or protozoan.

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;

Valley Comic Book Convention  March 22, 2020

Valley Comic Book Convention March 22, 2020

Pop Culture Cartoonist Patrick Owsley Underdog, Hanna-Barbera, Rocky & Bullwinkle, The Simpsons, Rankin/Bass, Cartoon Network, DC Comics, Looney Tunes. March 22, 2020, 10am-4pmHyatt Regency Valencia, 24500 Town Center Dr. Valencia, CA 91355 $9 Admission 12 and...

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 of our local SuperFriends who came to our office to pack our new edition of pencil bags! These 400 pencil bags are stuffed with, 2...

Recent Learning Event in Oxnard, CA @ Alturas!

Recent Learning Event in Oxnard, CA @ Alturas!

The kind people at Alturas welcomed us back to Oxnard for another learning event! It was another big success! All of this wouldn't be possible if it weren't for you and your contributions to Learn to Read Comics! Thanks to your generosity, we were able to provide...

How to Get Into Comic Books

Here’s a variety of ways to address how to read and understand comic books and graphic novels if you’re new to the genre.

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.

HAWKEYE to Pass Torch to KATE BISHOP

HAWKEYE to Pass Torch to KATE BISHOP

The post-Avengers: Endgame fate of one original Avenger may be revealed, as Disney+ is planning a Hawkeye solo show starring Jeremy Renner, according to Variety.

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.

Comics and CLIL

Comics and CLIL

Comics and CLIL (Content Language and Integrated Learning): Producing Quality…

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…

Movie Review: Solo

Movie Review: Solo

Now Boarding for the Kessel Run!! And board you should my young rebels, storm troopers…