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The phenomenon of Haruhi Suzumiya!

Sabrina Fritz

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"T" is for Teenagers, Not Kids

Snow Wildsmith

As I was straightening the graphic novels in the teen section of my branch library last night, I reflected on how the mess of books strewn everywhere is all Cartoon Network’s fault. Technically it had been made by one eight-year-old boy with spectacularly unobservant parents, but I know the real reason he was over there—Naruto. [...]

All ages comics and manga list for 11/19/08

Lori Henderson

It’s a small week this week, sadly devoid of any manga.  DC continues its push to get younger kids into their universe, with new Super Friends and Tiny Titans issues.  Gemstone keeps the tradition of Disney comics alive, with one title, Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories reaching Detective Comics and Action Comics issue number heights!  [...]

Review: There’s A Wolf at the Door

Katherine Dacey

Wolves get a lot of bad PR in fairy tales: they menace grandmothers and little pigs, snack on sheep, and stalk cute kiddies who get lost in the woods. The five stories in There’s a Wolf at the Door may not do much to change our perception of wolves as the “bad guy” in “The [...]

Comic Talents Sign On For Marvel Illustrated’s Wonderful Wizard of Oz

It’s long been my hope that good, seasoned comics creators would take on the classics in literature in comic book form and Marvel Comics is doing just that with their Marvel Illustrated line. And while the line has already seen entries retelling stories like Homer’s The Iliad and The Odyssey, as well as more modern [...]

Review: Naruto, The Boy Ninja volume 1

Lori Henderson

By: Masashi Kishimoto; Adapted by Tracey West Publisher: Viz Media/Vizkids Age Rating: 7-10 Genre: action, fantasy Price: $4.99 Naruto is an immensely popular title both here and in Japan.  Every time a new volume of the manga comes out, it hits the USA Today’s Top 150 Booklist, and is often the only manga to do [...]

Linkfest: It’s Naruto’s world, we only live in it

Brigid Alverson

Librarians, start your budgets: This morning’s big news is that Viz is once again going to publish Naruto on an accelerated schedule, with 11 volumes due out between February and April 2009. The anime is going to be pushed even harder, with a subtitled version streaming for paid subscribers on Crunchyroll about an hour after [...]

Linkfest: Coming attractions

Brigid Alverson

I interviewed Barry Deutsch, creator of Hereville, for this week’s Publishers Weekly Comics Week. If you’re not a regular visitor to the main SLJ site, you should drop in and check out this month’s articles on nonfiction graphic novels for teens and middle schoolers. Christopher Butcher posts on an unfortunate oversight. Recently, Mariko Tamaki, nominated [...]

All ages comics and manga for 11/12/08

Lori Henderson

The beginning of November marks the end of a couple of titles.  We say goodbye to N-Guard and Avengers Fairy Tales.  This was Marvel’s third take on fairy tales in their universe, and I hope they find ways to continue.  The stories reached beyond the European tales and into other cultures, making the stories both [...]

Avalon web of magic

Esther Keller

Mix a little friendship, magic & mystique, and a dash of adventure to create a fun series for tweens. Avalon web of magic By Rachel Roberts Seven Seas Entertainment V. 1 Circles in the stream 211 p. ISBN 978-1933164-66-3 $5.95 V. 2 All that glitters 184 p. ISBN 978-1-933164-67-0 $5.95 V. 3 Cry of the [...]