Comics Squad (Comics Squad, #3)
A comics collection from some of the biggest stars in graphic novels, including Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, and Victoria Jamieson!Calling all kidz! Do you like comics? Do you like laughing till you get sent to the principal?!Don't punish yourself! Read the next Comics Squad! Leave your troubles behind with this collection of quick and funny stories about many kids biggest fear detention! Sure, detention can be scary or frustrating or just plain boring, but who knew it could also be an adventure? With a disrespectful Greek god, antimatter ooze, bioengineered rats, and a school full of stampeding bulls, it is definitely full of fun!It's a bust-your-gut-laughing comics anthology with original contributions from the most beloved and bestselling names in graphic novels!

Comics Squad (Comics Squad, #3) Details

TitleComics Squad (Comics Squad, #3)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJul 4th, 2017
PublisherRandom House Books for Young Readers
ISBN-139780553512670
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Humor, Childrens, Middle Grade, Academic, School, Juvenile, Anthologies

Comics Squad (Comics Squad, #3) Review

  • Jon(athan) Nakapalau
    January 1, 1970
    A great, quick trip down memory lane.
  • Katie Lawrence
    January 1, 1970
    Such a great assortment of stories and creators this time! I think I loved everything included. Great fun and I love getting these books in kids hands! A great intro to some popular characters too, readers can read more about them in their own series.
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  • Abby Johnson
    January 1, 1970
    Another Comics Squad collection, this one focusing on detention. This is a great series for kids who love comics - lots of their favorite comic artists are represented here. Since each story is short, this makes an excellent book for browsing or for times when kids don't have a lot of time to read.
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  • Heidi
    January 1, 1970
    Never having had detention I was quite curious about how it would be depicted in these short comic format stories. And of course all the stories are quite absurd, but thoroughly engaging and entertaining and bound to be enjoyed by many young readers. From a student expecting detention but being made a kindergarten helper to a Lunch Lady story to a girl trying to get detention so her crush will notice her, the stories here vary widely but are all amusing. From some of the best graphic artists cur Never having had detention I was quite curious about how it would be depicted in these short comic format stories. And of course all the stories are quite absurd, but thoroughly engaging and entertaining and bound to be enjoyed by many young readers. From a student expecting detention but being made a kindergarten helper to a Lunch Lady story to a girl trying to get detention so her crush will notice her, the stories here vary widely but are all amusing. From some of the best graphic artists currently doing children's books the reader should be able to find something he/she likes. My favorites were the story of the girl trying to get in trouble, made difficult by a rather clueless principal, and the Holm's Squish who is thoroughly depressed by having detention.
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  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    My third graders will love this as much as the others in this series!.
  • Mary Lee
    January 1, 1970
    I probably shouldn't pick favorites, but Ben Hatke's story is the best.
  • Dolly
    January 1, 1970
    This book is filled with school-themed comics from popular authors and illustrators. It's the third installment in the Comics Squad series. All of the stories refer to getting sent to detention in some way and yet they are all different. I love that there are some stories featuring our favorite characters as well as new ones. It was very interesting to see George O'Connor take on a more cartoonish school version of the Greek mythologies compared to his amazing graphic novel series featuring the This book is filled with school-themed comics from popular authors and illustrators. It's the third installment in the Comics Squad series. All of the stories refer to getting sent to detention in some way and yet they are all different. I love that there are some stories featuring our favorite characters as well as new ones. It was very interesting to see George O'Connor take on a more cartoonish school version of the Greek mythologies compared to his amazing graphic novel series featuring the Olympians.Fans of any one of these authors will likely find a new character, series, or storyline they may want to read about again. We've read the previous books in this collection, Comics Squad: Recess! and Comics Squad: Lunch!, and really enjoyed them both. I hope there are more published soon!
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  • Ms. Yingling
    January 1, 1970
    Copy provided by the publisher.Like Comics Squad- Lunch! and Comics Squad- Recess!, this book showcases the illustrative talents of some of today's favorite graphic artists for children. We do have some old favorites, like Squish and the Lunch Ladies, but there are some fun new entries from George O'Connor, who does a fun take on Sisyphus in detention, in keeping with his books about the Olympian gods, and a story by Jorge and Raf that makes me wonder why they haven't done an older middle grade Copy provided by the publisher.Like Comics Squad- Lunch! and Comics Squad- Recess!, this book showcases the illustrative talents of some of today's favorite graphic artists for children. We do have some old favorites, like Squish and the Lunch Ladies, but there are some fun new entries from George O'Connor, who does a fun take on Sisyphus in detention, in keeping with his books about the Olympian gods, and a story by Jorge and Raf that makes me wonder why they haven't done an older middle grade graphic novel similar to Drama or Roller Girl. Victoria Jamieson has a story that showcases the complicated emotionals and behavioral issues of middle school, and Lark Pien and Matt Phelan have interesting fantasy excursions; after all, how does one survive serving a detention with some imagination? This is a great book to hand to students about to enter middle school about two weeks before school is to start. Have to get them warmed up and prepared, right?
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  • Becky B
    January 1, 1970
    A collection of short graphic novels for middle grades that all center on the topic of detention.The Breakfast Bunch in Detention Disaster by Jarrett J. Krosoczka***Kids from Lunch Lady comics think the new teacher is putting them in detention because they overheard him talking about an evil plot to take over the city.-Wasn't sure where this was headed. But I liked the twist at the end.Cheating Death w/ Sisyphus by George O'Connor****Sisyphus gets himself in trouble by cheating and faces detenti A collection of short graphic novels for middle grades that all center on the topic of detention.The Breakfast Bunch in Detention Disaster by Jarrett J. Krosoczka***Kids from Lunch Lady comics think the new teacher is putting them in detention because they overheard him talking about an evil plot to take over the city.-Wasn't sure where this was headed. But I liked the twist at the end.Cheating Death w/ Sisyphus by George O'Connor****Sisyphus gets himself in trouble by cheating and faces detention as a result.-Oh boy, this is probably THE worst detention ever. It's also a nice retelling of the Greek myth of Sisyphus.Worse Than Detention by Victoria Jamieson****A young troublemaker find that at her new school instead of detention, you get sent to help the kindergarten class for a while. -As a teacher, I find this punishment system AWESOME! Hehehe. I think this girl has learned her lesson.Milo's Journey by Ben Hatke***Milo finds some strange things in his desk during detention...or does he?-This one will have kids debating whether Milo's adventure is real or not.Too Nice! by Rafael Rosado & Jorge Aguirre****A nice girl with a perfect record and a crush on the cool rebellious kid tries to get herself sent to detention on purpose so she can be near him. Her best friend is constantly trying to help save her.-I love the irony of the humor in this. I also like that the girl has a solid friend speaking wisdom to her. Of course, some people have to learn things the hard way.Cyclopean Kid: Detention Is Forever! by Lark Pien***Cyclops gets sent to the top of the mountain for detention. He's afraid he'll get stuck up there forever.-The twist at the end of this was cute. And I like that the cyclops has learned his lesson, detention just isn't worth missing out on all the fun.Think about What You've Done by Matt PhelanYou're not quite sure what is going on with this kid in detention and the strange circular creature who appears...until the very end.-I'll be curious to see if kids can puzzle out the meaning of this one. It's a good exercise in reading visual clues.Squish: Leave No Cell Behind by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm****Squish can't leave Peggy when she trips on the way to school, even if it means being late and getting a detention. A hero wouldn't leave anyone behind. -And the lesson is, it is super to be a good friend. And you should never, ever give Pod twinkies!Overall a fun collection kids will enjoy.Notes on content: No language issues or sexual content. Some bumps and bruises but no serious injuries.
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  • Angela Blount
    January 1, 1970
    Originally reviewed for YA Books Central: http://www.yabookscentral.com/kidsfic...Eight different author/illustrators bring to life (and panel) eight different stories told via sequential art, with the uniting theme of one of the more dreaded of school time punishments: Detention.The message content ranges from meaningful to humorous to benign. Coming in at 160 pages, this collection varies widely in art style and approach, and may appeal best to young readers who are already familiar with one o Originally reviewed for YA Books Central: http://www.yabookscentral.com/kidsfic...Eight different author/illustrators bring to life (and panel) eight different stories told via sequential art, with the uniting theme of one of the more dreaded of school time punishments: Detention.The message content ranges from meaningful to humorous to benign. Coming in at 160 pages, this collection varies widely in art style and approach, and may appeal best to young readers who are already familiar with one or more of the authors. Short stories include:*The Breakfast Bunch In… Detention Disaster tells the tale of three kids who wind up in detention after eavesdropping on a teacher who they’re convinced is planning to use bioengineered rats to rob their city. It also has the bonus of a one-page step-by-step guide to drawing one of it’s characters. *Cheating Death W/ Sisyphus cunningly compares detention to the famed Greek myth (in which the gods condemned a king by the name to forever push a boulder up a mountain, only to watch it roll down again.)*Worse Than Detention is a twisting and amusing story about community service gone wrong—and right. It also features some of the highest levels of artistic detail within this collection.*Milo’s Journey is a sweeping-yet-condensed daydream of epic proportions, presenting as a keenly stylized world-within-a-world fantasy.*Too Nice! Is a comedy of errors, as a boy-crazy “nice girl” tries everything she can think of to land herself in detention, all in the hopes of winning the notice of a wannabe rocker. *Cyclopean Kid: Detention Is Forever tell the tale of a cyclops who nods off in monster school, and who’s teacher accidentally leaves him in detention longer than she meant to.*Think About What You’ve Done! introduces readers to a day-dreaming doodler, and the not-so-invisible friend who makes his detention time more bearable with its mischievous antics.*Squish: Leave No Cell Behind! is the story of a single-cell organism who winds up in trouble after his favorite comic book hero inspires him to commit a good deed. The last page includes a guide on drawing the main character.All in all, this graphic book is an engaging medium that effectively conveys a wide range of characters, plotlines, humor, and emotion; while also encouraging creativity. A solid pick for any hesitant young reader.
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  • Alicea
    January 1, 1970
    As I've mentioned before, I sometimes just pull random books off of the shelf if the cover tickles my fancy. That's precisely how I ended up reading Comics Squad #3: Detention by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Matt Phelan, Victoria Jamieson, Ben Hatke, Rafael Rosario & Jorge Aguirre, and George O'Connor. (Please excuse me while I take a nap after copying down all of those authors.) As you might have guessed, this is a collection of comics by different authors all As I've mentioned before, I sometimes just pull random books off of the shelf if the cover tickles my fancy. That's precisely how I ended up reading Comics Squad #3: Detention by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Matt Phelan, Victoria Jamieson, Ben Hatke, Rafael Rosario & Jorge Aguirre, and George O'Connor. (Please excuse me while I take a nap after copying down all of those authors.) As you might have guessed, this is a collection of comics by different authors all centering on the theme of detention. I'm obviously not the right audience for this because 1. I'm too old to get detention and 2. Even when I was old enough for it I never got detention. So while I didn't feel as overwhelmingly into this collection as a typical middle grader I still enjoyed it overall. That being said, there were some that stood out more than others and when I looked back through them I realized they were all by the same artist: Matt Phelan. I immediately added his works to my TRL (look out for that post in the near future). If you're interested in trying out a wide variety of illustrative styles and author's voices then this is a really great way to do that. It's definitely a mixed bag so you'll come away with hopefully at least one author/illustrator that you'll want to check out further. It was a light, fast read that served as somewhat of a palate cleanser after some of the denser books that I read previously. It's a 6/10 for me but I wouldn't say no to more books in this series (which do indeed exist if you didn't guess by #3 in the title).
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  • Rachel
    January 1, 1970
    This was cute and I'm hoping that there will be more installations of the Comics Squad! I love seeing my favorite authors in action. My favorite though was the one about the girl who goes to a school that "doesn't do detention" and so she gets to be the kindergarten helper, where she makes a friend. It was a delight and these short stories were sweet.
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  • Earl
    January 1, 1970
    I wish I liked this installment more but it has enough star power to have it be popular with kids. I wasn't really familiar with some of the contributors' works so maybe that's why I didn't enjoy it as much. And at least one story felt rushed in terms of its artwork but that was probably the style the graphic novelist was going for.
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  • Samantha
    January 1, 1970
    Short comics on the subject of detention. I like all of the different approaches that appear here. A great book for grades 3-5, as well as any adult wanting a survey of leading comic book writers and illustrator writing for children.
  • wildct2003
    January 1, 1970
    Read half, skimmed half. Found new authors/artists to follow.
  • Colette
    January 1, 1970
    What is not to like about Comic Squad? Detention is not fun for anyone, except for maybe Clara?
  • AHI
    January 1, 1970
    Read at least 2x
  • Marcie
    January 1, 1970
    I love this series and other short story collections, because kids can read a story and then find an author they want to read more.
  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    Loved the Victoria Jamieson one and the Ben Hatke one. Fun to see so much talent and creativity in one book.
  • Emily Ross
    January 1, 1970
    Super fun collection! This latest in the series was great for anyone who has ever had of feared they would get detention!
  • Jnase1
    January 1, 1970
    A sampling of some graphic novels-it was about as good as the first two.
  • Paul Kavanagh
    January 1, 1970
    I'd Rate It 0 Stars If I CouldThis is a great opportunity to see what's called junk after Goodreads sees this they're probably going to rename it bad reads
  • Ms Threlkeld
    January 1, 1970
    Another great collection of comics with enough variety to appeal to lots of different readers.
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