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Review: The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror–Dead Man’s Jest

Snow Wildsmith

The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror—Dead Man’s Jest story and art by Matt Groening, et al Bongo Entertainment/Harper Collins, 128 p. $15.95 Middle School (age 12+/grade 6+)   It’s Halloween, so time once again for The Simpson’s Tree House of Horror special, complete with bad puns, nonsensical storylines, and, of course, special guest stars. This oversized [...]

All Ages Comics and Manga List For 10/29/08

Lori Henderson

With costumes chosen and pumpkins carved, all that left is to find some suitable scary stories to make this Halloween complete.  This week’s list has come interesting titles to check out, but you’re going to have to take your little ghost, ghoul or goblin out to find them like any good trick-or-treater!  It’s a week [...]

Linkfest: Obama’s secret talent

Brigid Alverson

Does presidential hopeful Barack Obama have a hidden talent? Grandpa bought me all the DC Comic books, and I was the only one who had them, so Barry and Yanto would borrow the books and copy pictures of Batman and Spider-Man out and ask me to judge which was better. Barry was always better than [...]

Review: Zot! The Complete Black and White Collection

Esther Keller

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-style-parent:””; font-size:10.0pt;”Times New Roman”;} Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-style-parent:””; font-size:10.0pt;”Times New Roman”;} Back in August, the Brooklyn Public Library had an author program with Scott McCloud. I didn’t want to pass up the [...]

How to Draw with Your Kid

Eva Volin

There comes a time in every children’s librarian’s life when she needs to take a break from comics, programs, and kids, and do something completely different.  Do something different?  That’s crazy talk.  Instead, I and two elite members from my Team Of Experts spent our Saturday afternoon attending the “How to Draw with Your Kid/How [...]

All Ages Comics and Manga List For 10/22/08

Lori Henderson

It’s mostly the regulars this week, with Archie Comics, Bongo, DC and Marvel.  Cinebook has a new series for kids with Cedric, the story of a boy and all the triumphs and tribulations of being and 8 year old.  I’ve added Gon, from DC’s CMX line, though I suggest using caution if you choose to [...]

Linkfest: Weekend treats

Brigid Alverson

If you think superhero comics are for kids, you’re either hopelessly out of date or very au courant. Over the past 40 years, superhero comics have grown progressively darker and more violent and the audience has grown older (I hesitate to say "more adult"). However, recently Marvel and DC have both developed kid-friendly lines, and [...]

Review: Cowa!

Lori Henderson

Cowa! By Akira Toriyama Publisher: Viz Media Age Rating: All Ages Price: $7.99 With Halloween fast approaching, it’s time to get out the spooky decorations and tell scary stories about ghosts and monsters.  Well, not all monsters and ghosts tales are scary.  They can have just as much fun and adventure as humans.  We see [...]

Kids Draw! SDCC 2008

Scott Robins

Flashback to Comic-Con 2008 – one of the better panel discussions I attended at this year’s show was the Kids Draw! panel that featured Nick Abadzis (Laika), Debbie Huey (Bumper Boy), Johane Matte (Flight Explorer), Scot Morse (Magic Pickle), Andy Runton (Owly), Kean Soo (Jellaby) and hosted by Dave Roman from Nickelodeon Magazine. It was [...]

Linkfest: Hey, Supergirl!

Brigid Alverson

I saw this in the October Previews and was very excited: DC is putting out an all-ages Supergirl comic, Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the Eighth Grade. Newsarama has a four-page preview to whet our appetites. The art is simple and stylized, and it looks like there will be a strong dose of humor. The standard [...]