SWAG Adventures: Ordinary People Change The World Comes To TV

by Gary Catig

Brad Meltzer is a prolific author who has written in different mediums including comics. He’s worked on several DC books including Green Arrow, Identity Crisis and Justice League of America. Likewise, Chris Eliopoulos has also been involved in the industry having lettered Savage Dragon and multiple Marvel titles, and even creating his own webcomic series. Outside of comics, the pair have collaborated on a critically acclaimed children’s book series called Ordinary People Change the World. The books follow important historical figures when they were young as they learn about important lessons.

The popular book series has been adapted for television and is set to premiere today on PBS stations. The program, Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum, follows three kids who have found a way to time travel via a Secret Museum. On their adventures, they meet various historical figures and see the events that shaped their lives.

At this year’s New York Comic Con, Eliopoulos was one of many creators in Artist’s Alley. For those who stopped by his table, he would do quick sketches on cards of your favorite character from the upcoming show in order to help promote its premiere. I received the little Brad (Meltzer), who is best friends with the titular character and his sister, Yadina.

Coincidentally, a week after NYCC, I received several of the Ordinary People books through the Kellogg’s Feeding Reading program. I can’t wait to dive into these with my son.

Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum will premiere Monday, November 11, at 7pm on PBS stations. It can also be streamed on the PBS Kids app.

Gary Catig

Gary Catig is west coast raised, east coast educated, and has a touch of southern charm. He has spent most of his adult life making science fiction a reality as an engineer conducting research in the military, microprocessor, and biotechnology fields. While currently living in San Diego, he enjoys all facets of pop culture including but not limited to comics, TV, movies, and music.