Sunday, November 10, 2019

Follow the Misadventures of Echo City Capers in this children's comic Book Series

I received these books from Ralph and Joe, the guys behind The Misadventures of Echo City Capers, for review.  Ralph Grecco Jr. and Joe Swarctz created, wrote and self published these comic books written for kids.  Their target audience is kids age 7-12, so there is no violence in their stories.  Just light hearted fun and slap stick type humor.  Although some characters may be in multiple issues (like Nightbat), they don't focus on one particular character, each issue relays an adventure of a different resident of Echo City and features a different bumbling villain each time.  Each issue is a stand alone story that can be followed and understood even if you haven't read the previous issues.


Issue 1 "Magic Carpet Ride"Presto Chango, the world's worst magician, steals the famous 24-karot Phat-Hi-Knee Top Hat.  Will Nightbat be able to stop the magician and his Bench Bunnies?  Or will Nightbat be dealt a hand he can't play?


Issue 2 "Color My Curls"Miss Fortune, Echo City's mythical madam, finds a grey hair while taking a selfie.  In her vanity the lady sets upon the city's Annual Apple Festival.  Will Nightbat get to the core of the mayhem or get peeled in the process?

Issue 3 "Follow Boo, Follow Me"The Monsters of Echo City slither, sneak and often burp from eating too much.  Every citizen knows they exist, but hopes never to see them.  What happens when three friendly, clumsy and lovable monsters just want to go out trick-or-treating and enjoy Halloween night as much as humans do?

Issue 4 "Age of Aquariums":  Lighthouse Man and his smart alecky henchbird, Seagully, have made a good living stealing wallets jewelry from tourists and workers down at Echo City's harbor.  But when a state of the art Aquarium/Water Park opens down at the city's biggest pier, they're no longer able to sneak and slither around the docks undetected. 

16 comments:

  1. I haven’t heard of these before. They look like fun and definitely kid friendly!

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    1. It's a fairly new series. Joe and Ralph wrote, illustrated and self published the first 4 issues and are working on the next ones. The have financed them completely on their own and are currently trying to land a deal with a publisher. They're really cute comic books and very kids friendly. Spread the word, and if you get a chance to read them, I highly recommend it!

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  2. This looks like it is perfect for kids!

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  3. I have never heard of this book before but it looks like a good and fun book to read by my kids. I will definitely checking this out, thanks for sharing!

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  4. I love the graphics of the comics. II have never heard of it, but it looks really cool x

    Laura
    https://pinkfrenzymissl.blogspot.com/

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  5. These comics look great fun. I'm sure kids will love them.

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  6. I have never heard of this book before but it looks like the type of book my kids would have liked. Margaret Smith

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  7. This is new to me, but the books look like a great find for comics fans. Great illustration style, though.

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  8. Haven't seen nor read this series but it seems interesting. I see my boys reading such kind of stories.

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  9. The cartoons look neat. I hope they will set good examples to young readers.

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  10. Awesome! My favorite is "Color My Curls". It's hilarious that Miss Fortune, Echo City's mythical madam, finds a grey hair while taking a selfie.

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  11. Age of Aquariums really looks great, The kids are going to adore it.

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  12. Oh love this comic book!! I am constantly adding to my reading list!

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  13. Never heard of this comic series but I will look into it more as my husband's nephew loves comics.

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  14. I have never been a comic book reader. However, my youngest is. You have given me an idea for Christmas, thank for sharing!

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  15. The titles are good and the cover is child friendly. Thanks for recommending these books. I will check these out..

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