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Young & Madrigal’s ‘Here We Go!’ celebrates stories and moms


We’ve featured writer Jesse Young‘s comics a couple of times on Robot 6, first with his and Ha Huy Hoang’s DCU-baseball tale “Sunday at the Park,” and again with “Surprise, Surprise!,” the story he and George Kambadais created about Spider-Man’s interrupted birthday.

In “Here We Go!,” Young and artist Anwar Madrigal pull from a different kind of inspiration than DC and Marvel comics. Based on a lovely drawing by Aleksi Rokka of a mother and son, the team (with letterer Thomas Mauer) puts together a story about a single mom who encourages her child through imaginary adventures that they create together. It’s a lovely tribute, not only to motherhood but to storytelling. And although it features aliens, dinosaurs and pirate monkeys, it has an emotional kick at the end.

Check out the first seven pages below, then hit Young’s website for the rest.

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Birthday, interrupted: Read cute Spider-Man short ‘Surprise, Surprise’

Writer Jesse Young, whom we showcased a few months ago for his superhero baseball short “Sunday at the Park,” is back with an adorable Spider-Man fan comic he created with artist George Kambadais, colorist Paulina Ganucheau and letterer Thomas Mauer. Called “Surprise, Surprise,” the six-page short follows Peter Parker has plans to spend his birthday with Mary Jane are derailed first by his archenemies and then by some other familiar faces.

Check out three of the pages below, and read the entire story on either Young’s or Kambadais’ website.

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Jesse Young and Ha Huy Hoang put Superman ‘at the bat’

Inspired by the Ernest Thayer poem, “Casey at the Bat,” Jesse Young wrote a version in which the DC and Marvel universes face off in an epic baseball battle. Ha Huy Hoang put pictures to it, Thomas Mauer lettered it, and now we have a perfectly wonderful comic to enjoy with League Championships.

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