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DC Launches ‘Super Hero Girls’ Line

Brigid Alverson
DC Super Hero Girls

Back in January, an 11-year-old girl named Rowan wrote a letter to DC, asking for more comics and toys featuring female superheroes, pointing out that “Marvel Comics made a movie about a talking tree and raccoon awesome, but you haven’t made a movie with Wonder Woman.” At the time, DC responded on Twitter, saying “Thanks [...]

Exclusive Preview: He-Man: The Eternity War #5

Brigid Alverson
HEMEW_Cv5

He-Man and She-Ra in He-Man: The Eternity War #5 as the battle continues: Skeletor has returned! After his dramatic appearance last issue, the question remains: Will he fight alongside He-Man and She-Ra…or against them? This comic is rated 12+ on comiXology. It will be out in comic shops on April 29, but you can enjoy [...]

This Week’s Comics: Witchy Lizard

Lori Henderson
Terrible Lizard 1

There are so many great books coming out this week, it was hard to select just two picks! The next volume in the Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales is out from Amulet Books. Sonic Universe celebrates its 75th issue with several variant covers, and IDW Publishing has a Littlest Pet Shop one-shot and the first issue [...]

El Deafo, Hello Kitty Make Eisner Shortlist

Brigid Alverson
El Deafo

This year’s nominees for the Eisner Awards, the most prestigious awards in comics, were announced yesterday. The Eisners have three categories for children’s comics and graphic novels, and a number of kid-friendly and YA titles were also nominated in other categories. Here are the three kids’ categories: Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age [...]

Review: Jem and the Holograms #1

Lori Henderson
Jem & the Holograms 1

At the beginning of March, I wrote about the reboot of the 80s cartoon Jem and the Holograms as a comic. At the time, I was skeptical about the reboot. Jem and the Holograms is a treasured memory from my childhood and I didn’t want to see it ruined. Fortunately, IDW put the book into [...]

Roundtable: Why all the Drama about ‘Drama’?

Brigid Alverson
Drama

Earlier this week, the American Library Association released its list of the most frequently challenged books in America. Last year’s list included Bone and Captain Underpants (which is sort of an honorary comic). This year’s list had three graphic novels: Saga, Persepolis, and Raina Telgemeier’s Drama. Saga has explicit sexuality, and Persepolis has come under [...]

This Week’s Comics: Knight Court

Lori Henderson
gunnerkrigg_court_v1_tp

After a “taxing” week, pick some comics the whole family will enjoy. BOOM! Studios releases the first trade volume of the magical girl series Bee and Puppycat. First Second makes science fun with the Last of the Sandwalkers, while Vertical Comics releases their very fun and funny manga series My Neighbor Seki, a series that [...]

Links: Meet the Beetle; Raina Telegemeier on Drama

Brigid Alverson
Professor Owen

Jay Hosler introduces Professor Owen, from his new graphic novel Last of the Sandwalkers. Three of the most challenged library books last year were graphic novels: Saga, Persepolis, and Raina Telgemeier’s Drama. Michael Cavna talks to Telgemeier about what’s going on there (Drama is cited for “explicit sex,” although there is none, presumably because there [...]

Review: How To Fake A Moon Landing

Lori Henderson
How To Fake a Moon Landing

Climate change, fracking, evolution, vaccinations, homeopathy, chiropractics, even the moon landing, are all hot button controversies that come up in the news. In this book, Darryl Cunningham looks at them with a cool, critical approach, exposing the myths of science denial using comics, photographs and easily readable text. Review: How To Fake A Moon Landing: [...]

Review: Lost in NYC

Esther Keller
lost in nyc

When I first caught a glimpse of Lost in NYC, I was attending the NYC School Librarian Conference. It was back in November, and I only had the opportunity to flip through the book, but my immediate thought was that the artist had certainly caught the frenetic pace of the NYC Subway system. Now that [...]