Books by Ralph Cosentino

FICTION
Released: April 1, 2011

Cosentino's third introduction to a costumed superhero for newly independent readers (Superman, 2010, etc.) adequately covers the basics while resolutely placing its subject on the moral and ethical high ground. Read full book review >

SUPERMAN by Ralph Cosentino
FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2010

Cribbing freely from the classic TV show and the 1978 movie as well as episodes from decades of comics, the Man of Steel tersely describes his origins and strongly declares his intention to "fight a never-ending battle for truth and justice." Read full book review >

BATMAN by Ralph Cosentino
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2008

Joining the pre-release buzz for his latest film (scheduled for summer), Batman steps out of the shadows to introduce himself to less practiced readers who might be a little hazy on what he's all about. Read full book review >

THE MARVELOUS ADVENTURES OF FUN-BOY by Ralph Cosentino
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

Cosentino offers 12 nearly wordless mishaps, each told in four big sequential cartoon panels rendered in a retro graphic style on double pages. Read full book review >

ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

Cosentino claims this pillow-meets-dog tale to be the result of "49% imagination, 48% inspiration, 3% perspiration," and those proportions look about right, as the childlike art is all simple, rounded forms and uniform color fields, but depicts an animistic world of stick-limbed figures that will leave young viewers chortling over its quirky turns. Read full book review >