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Good Comics for Kids 2008 Review Index

Katherine Dacey

Below is a complete index of titles reviewed at Good Comics for Kids in 2008. The list includes titles for tots and teens, titles with tie-ins to TV shows and movies, titles with genuine literary merit, titles that are just plain fun to read, and titles that didn’t live up to our expectations. For additional guidance on what to buy, read, or check out of the library, start with our list of the Best Graphic Novels of 2008. You might find Lori Henderson’s All Ages Comics and Manga List Index helpful as well, as she links to information about every title mentioned in her weekly column. And if there’s a manga lover in your house, I’d also encourage you to consult my list of the Best Kid-Friendly Manga of 2008.

The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need (Reviewed 8/21/08)
Avalon: Web of Magic, Vols. 1-3 (Reviewed 11/12/08)

Bizenghast: The Novel (Reviewed 9/4/08)

Captive Hearts, Vol. 1 (Reviewed 12/31/08)
Coraline (Reviewed 8/4/08)
COWA! (Reviewed 7/13/08)
COWA! (Reviewed 10/21/08)

The Dayan Collection, Vols. 1-4 (Reviewed 6/8/08)
Disney Fairies: Vidia and the Fairy Crown (Reviewed 9/21/08)
Doctor Who Classics, Nos. 1-10 (Reviewed 11/27/08)

Flight Explorer, Vol. 1 (Reviewed 4/19/08)

The Good Neighbors, Book One: Kin
(Reviewed 12/30/08)
Green Manor I: Assassins and Gentlemen (Reviewed 8/31/08)

Hatter M: The Looking Glass Wars, Vol. 1 (Reviewed 11/30/08)
Howtoons: The Possibilities Are Endless (Reviewed 11/29/08)

Into the Volcano (Reviewed 11/7/08)

Jellaby (Reviewed 5/29/08)
Johnny Boo: The Best Little Ghost in the World (Reviewed 12/16/08)
Johnny Boo: Twinkle Power (Reviewed 12/16/08)

Kaput & Zösky (Reviewed 4/23/08)
Kid Beowulf and the Blood-Bound Oath (5/9/08)
Korgi, Volume One: Sprouting Wings! (Reviewed 10/13/08)

Life Sucks (Reviewed 5/31/08)
Little Vampire (Reviewed 5/30/08)
Luz: Girl of the Knowing (Reviewed 6/22/08)

Mecha Manga Bible Heroes, No. 1: David vs. Goliath (Reviewed 11/3/08)

Naruto, The Boy Ninja, Vol. 1 (Reviewed 11/18/08)

Otto’s Orange Day (Reviewed 7/12/08)

Pendragon, Book One: The Merchant of Death (Reviewed 10/13/08)
Power Pack: Day One, No. 1 (Reviewed 5/11/08)

Real, Vol. 1 (Reviewed 8/20/08)

Salt Water Taffy: The Legend of Old Salty (Reviewed 4/23/08)
Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow (Reviewed 4/29/08)
The Simpsons’ Library of Wisdom: Flanders’ Book of Faith (Reviewed 10/7/08)
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror—Dead Man’s Jest (Reviewed 10/31/08)
Spy Goddess: The Chase for the Chalice, Vol. 1 (Reviewed 5/11/08)
SUIHELIBE!, Vol. 1 (Reviewed 10/11/08)

There’s a Wolf at the Door (Reviewed 11/21/08)
Tiger Moth: The Fortune Cookies of Weevil (Reviewed 4/11/08)
Tiny Titans: Penguins in the Batcave (Reviewed 5/11/08)

The Undersea Adventures of Cap’n Eli, Vol. 1 (Reviewed 11/30/08)
The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation (Reviewed 11/23/08)

The World of Quest, Vol. 1 (Reviewed 12/10/08)
The World of Quest, Vol. 2 (Reviewed 12/30/08)

Yen+, No. 1 (Reviewed 7/30/08)

Zot! The Complete Black and White Collection (Reviewed 10/27/08)

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Katherine Dacey About Katherine Dacey

Katherine Dacey has been reviewing comics since 2006. From 2007 to 2008, she was the Senior Manga Editor at PopCultureShock, a site covering all aspects of the entertainment industry from comics to video games. In 2009, she launched The Manga Critic, where she focuses primarily on Japanese comics and novels in translation. Katherine lives and works in the Greater Boston area, and is a musicologist by training.

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