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Review: Hatter M: The Looking Glass Wars, Vol. 1

Snow Wildsmith

The attack came with no warning and only his training prepared him for what he must do. Going against everything in him that screamed at him to defend the Queen, to protect her from the usurpers, Hatter Madigan did his duty and protected her daughter, Princess Alyss of Wonderland. But once the two of them [...]

Review: The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli, Vol. 1

Katherine Dacey

I have mixed feelings about comics in the classroom. On the one hand, I think comics are a terrific tool for promoting literacy, as they engage the imagination, expand vocabulary, and show kids that reading can be fun. On the other hand, I don’t always find comics the best vehicle for teaching science or history, [...]

Review: Howtoons: The possibilities are endless!

Eva Volin

I have to confess.  I am not handy.  I don’t enjoy building things or using tools.  I have no desire to hang out in workshops or garages, smelling sawdust or organizing wrenches.  The worst part of owning my own home is not having a landlord to call when something breaks.  So imagine my surprise when [...]

All ages comics and manga for 11/26/08

Lori Henderson

With Thanksgiving over, the Christmas season can officially begin.  Not that it’s hit the comics list yet.  It’s the end of the month, so titles are a little sparce, like that pumpkin you had for dessert.  But there are still some good ones waiting, like the dog waiting under your chair for you to drop [...]

Review: Doctor Who Classics #1-10

Lori Henderson

He’s not a superhero.  He doesn’t have a cape, but a multi-colored scarf that is twice as long (and twice as useful).  He doesn’t have a utility belt or weapons, but carries a sonic screwdriver.  He doesn’t have any superpowers, but he fights for freedom and justice.  He is the Doctor, an alien with two [...]

Linkfest: Pre-Thanksgiving dish

Brigid Alverson

At Publishers Weekly Comics Week, Kai-Ming Cha talks to Erik Ko of the manga publisher Udon and Janna Morishima of Diamond Kids about Udon’s new kids’ manga line. Udon has set up a special website for their children’s line, mangaforkids.com. The anonymous blogger at lets fall asleep has put together a helpful list of comics [...]

The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaption

Esther Keller

I don’t like to read nonfiction.  Short articles and essays are okay and even tolerable, but an entire nonfiction book? I’d be hard-pressed to finish one.  Yet, that’s all changed recently, as I’ve discovered graphic nonfiction. I’m not talking about the less than stellar titles that are being shoved at the school market. I’m talking [...]

Preview: The Elsewhere Chronicles

Scott Robins

Christopher Butcher over at comics212.net has the scoop on a new graphic novel series called THE ELSEWHERE CHRONICLES debuting from Lerner Publishing this upcoming Spring. More details on the story and inside-page preview art can be found at www.elsewherechronicles.com. This looks like some great stuff – finally, more fantasy aimed at a 9-12 age group [...]

The phenomenon of Haruhi Suzumiya!

Sabrina Fritz

The Phenomenon of Haruhi Suzumiya!   The latest craze that’s sweeping Japan is Haruhi mania, and there seems to be no stopping it!  Novels, comics, TV shows, and endless merchandising.  Now, the fandom is making its way over to the U.S., with the release of the first manga volume a few weeks ago, and the [...]

The phenomenon of Haruhi Suzumiya!

Sabrina Fritz

The Phenomenon of Haruhi Suzumiya!   The latest craze that’s sweeping Japan is Haruhi mania, and there seems to be no stopping it!  Novels, comics, TV shows, and endless merchandising.  Now, the fandom is making its way over to the U.S., with the release of the first manga volume a few weeks ago, and the [...]