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Old February 22nd, 2013   Jren is offline   #1
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Default Comic suggestions for 12 year old daughter?

I'm looking for a bit of help in choosing a few titles for my 12 year old daughter to read. Something with a fairly easy to follow storyline and interesting characters that she can jump into would be nice. Something like the early ultimate spider man stories. If the main characters are female that's great but I am open to any good stories. Having great art would be a hug plus to getting her hooked.

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Old February 22nd, 2013   manwithnoname is offline   #2
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based upon what my nieces like, here are some recommendations (some are not Marvel, though):

The Pet Avengers

Beasts of Burden (Dark Horse)

The Last Unicorn (IDW)
 
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Old February 22nd, 2013   Matches is offline   #3
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Depends on your daughter to some extent. My girls are 10 and 8-going-on-9 and, in general, they find the "kiddie" books way too babyish. My youngest is into Iron Man and wanted the Superior Spider-Man issue where he was kissing Mary Jane on the cover. The oldest has been working through the Arkham City hardcover for some time. YMMW depending on what sorts of things your daughter likes.

I will say that both of mine have a huge liking for Archie books of all stripes. The digests they put out are very affordable and deliver good value for money. They were particularly interested in the storylines where Archie married Betty and Veronica. Marriage = huge topic of interest for girls that age, I've found.
 
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Old February 22nd, 2013   SmilingKnight is offline   #4
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Bone is always my first all ages recommendation. Just a fantastic fantasy epic.

After that, check out the Atomic Robo books. Sci-fi pulp adventures with lots of action and humor. Basically Hellboy, but a bright colorful robots and technology world instead of lovecraftian demons.
 
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Old February 22nd, 2013   Werehunter is offline   #5
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If you can find them, the M2 Spidergirl series. Over a hundred issues and very well done.
 
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THe upcoming Adventure Time with Cake and Fionna, the cross gender versions of Finn and Jake and also the Marceline miniseries. Of course, assuming she likes Adventure Time, my 13 year old daughter loves it.
 
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Old February 23rd, 2013   Hannah is offline   #7
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I second the M2 Spider-girl series and I would add Young Heroes in Love.
 
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Old February 23rd, 2013   manwithnoname is offline   #8
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i recently was reading Dark Horse's Baltimore: The Play one-shot digital comic; 11- and 4-yr old nieces had me read aloud the comic to them.

I do (try) different voices & accents for different characters, which they like a lot. It helps them get into the story more.

They liked it enough to have me read Baltimore: The Curse Bells to them.

I was surprised they liked it since both are scared easily. But, the creators do a great job of suspensful horror & not graphic, gory horror.
 
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If you can find them, the M2 Spidergirl series. Over a hundred issues and very well done.
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Would echo this whole-heartedly. Great stuff.
 
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Also New Crusaders from Archie is a recent book with new versions of old characters; it is a very accessible superhero book if her interests are with superheroes.
 
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Yeah I'll third MC2 Spider-girl. Also, Marvel Adventures Spider-man.
 
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Old February 24th, 2013   Greg Waite is offline   #14
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Betty and Veronica

DuckTales

Depends on the 12 year old's tastes.
 
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I'd agree with the SpiderGirl choice as well. And I'd add Impulse if you can find the back issues. Fun book. Most of the first issues are showing Bart adjusting to school. A bit of a exaggeration but a lot of issues were covered that 'normal' kids of that age face.
 
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I can't believe I didn't think of Impluse. If there's a main stream book that's a perfect fit for kids it's that one.
 
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