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All ages comics and manga for 2/25/09

Lori Henderson

It’s a decent showing for this last week in February.  Archie has a new Sonic title starting, while Archaia Studio’s Mouse Guard Winter 1152 hits its penultimate issue.  IDW has a new title that would be great for any elementary school library with Carl the Frog, and Marvel’s got a new Power Pack digest. ANTARCTIC [...]

Warriors: Tigerstar & Sasha Volume 2: Escape from the Forest

Lori Henderson

Sasha’s adventure continues in this second volume of the Tigerstar & Sasha series.  She has chosen to go it alone, and not join Tigerstar’s clan.  She soon learns how difficult the life of Rogue can be.  Belonging nowhere, not with housefolk or with the Clans, Sasha must search to find a place where she fits [...]

Good manga for kids, February 2009

Katherine Dacey

Welcome to the first installment of Good Manga for Kids! Each month I’ll be highlighting three or four new titles for eight-to-twelve-year-old manga fans. Though my reviews will cover the basics—plot, characters, overall quality—I’ll also address issues of special concern to parents and librarians, noting any objectionable content and identifying the most likely audience for [...]

Interview with Don Wood

Esther Keller

Back in December, I read Don Wood’s Into the Volcano and was captivated.  I didn’t expect it. To be honest, the cover didn’t appeal to me. But once I got into the story, I couldn’t put it down.  But since this was previously reviewed on Good Comics, I thought I would satiate some of my [...]

Double dose of reviews- Rapunzel’s Revenge and Shirley Vol. 1

Sabrina Fritz

Today, I have for you two graphic novels that are making waves–Shirley Vol. 1 and Rapunzel’s Revenge.  Directed at two different age groups, these books encapsulate the children’s/young adults’ comic book market today. Also, Rapunzel’s Revenge recently received a Cybil, an award presented by bloggers to outstanding books for kids and adolescents. Rapunzel’s Revenge Shannon, [...]

All ages comics and manga list for 2/18/09

Lori Henderson

It’s another short week, but it definitely not short on good titles!  Sabrina Vol 2 (the Manga as it’s been called) ends it 40 issue run this week.  It’s been very popular, and lot of people will be sorry to see it go.  Watch for trades to add to your library!  Marvel releases it’s all [...]

Review: Claudia and Mean Janine

Eva Volin

The first time I ever read a Baby-Sitter’s Club book was during my Young Adult Literature class in library school.  Sure, I’d known about the series for years, but I was already too old for them when they were first released in 1986, so I never had a reason to pick one up.  I’d made [...]

Treasure Island

Esther Keller

I have a confession to make.  I never read Treasure Island as a kid.  Actually, I haven’t read it as an adult either.  Until reading the Marvel illustrated version, I had no desire. But now I feel like I’ve missed out.  Treasure Island (Marvel Illustrated Series) By Robert Louis Stevenson Adapted by Roy Thomas Art [...]

Links: Followups and new initiatives

Brigid Alverson

David Moran posts a report on the Johnny DC panel at NYCC at Comic Book Resources. This is refreshing: [DC Senior Editor Jann] Jones called DC’s all-ages books “palette cleansers” because they aren’t laden down with years and years’ worth of continuity, but instead told standalone stories that are “fun and you can just laugh [...]

Honest Abe Turns 200

Esther Keller

Last week, I was reading the NBM blog and noticed a post highlighting Rick Geary’s title about the murder of Abraham Lincoln. There’s been a lot of talk about the 16th president turning 200 so in honor of his birthday (which, I know, was last Thursday) and today, President’s day, the Good Comics team decided [...]