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Review: Binky the Space Cat

Snow Wildsmith

This is it, this is the moment that Binky has been training for–he has finally been deemed Space Cat Qualified by Felines of the Universe Ready for Space Travel (F.U.R.S.T.). Now he can live up to his true destiny, defending his humans against the scourge of bug…er, alien invasion. Binky the Space Cat Ashley Spires [...]

Review: An Ideal World

Lori Henderson

They say attitude is everything.  You tell a Teen that, and you’re going to get eyes rolled at you.  But seeing is often believing, and this title, An Ideal World, just might get some believers. This Chinese comic tells a familiar story but without feeling like it’s all been done before.  Great characters, a fantastic [...]

Review: Jellaby: Monster in the City

Esther Keller

One of the most anticipated sequels in my library was Jellaby: Monster in the City.  I lost count of how many times students would come asking for a sequel.  Some of my frequent flyers would ask when the next book was coming out two or three times a month.  While hearing the same question over [...]

Links: Updates and reviews

Brigid Alverson

Here’s another shocked mom story, but this one stays well within the bounds of reason: Yvette Spivock of North Carolina picked up some Batman comics for her kids at a libary book sale and, reasoning that Batman comics are for kids, didn’t bother to check every single page. That’s how she missed the nude wrestling [...]

All ages comics and manga for 6/24/09

Lori Henderson

Determining if a title is appropriate to go on this list is difficult most times, as many publishers don’t give age ratings, or as in Marvel’s case, has different rating system.  I tend to miss some titles since they use a four tiered system, so you’ll notice two new titles on the list, one that [...]

Survival Guide to Comic and Manga Conventions

Lori Henderson

While cons now occur year round, traditionally they have been summer events.  Coming up in the next month are some of the biggest cons for fans of comics and manga.  July kicks off with Anime Expo in Los Angeles, CA, the middle is filled with Otakon on the east coast in Baltimore MD, and ends [...]

All ages comics and manga for 6/17/09

Lori Henderson

It’s a good mix of comics, graphic novels and manga this week.  Graphix has more Bone GNs, and Harper Collins keeps their Warriors fanbase happy with another volume of original story manga.  Image Comics has a book for the little kids about one of their favorite subjects, dinosaurs!  Marvel has an interesting reference handbook for [...]

Links: Lunch Lady, manga dads, and more

Brigid Alverson

Jarrett J. Krosoczka is serving up not one but two Lunch Lady graphic novels next month, and there are more waiting on the warming table. I interviewed him for Graphic Novel Reporter, where he discussed not just the new books but his career as a picture book creator as well. And at Publishers Weekly Comics [...]

Good Comics for Kids Summer 2009 Reading List

Katherine Dacey

Many kids greet summer reading lists with as much enthusiasm as they would a plate of brussel sprouts, viewing anything that smacks of "homework" as an encroachment on their vacation. Yet it’s vitally important that they read over the summer to continue developing their reading comprehension skills. With that in mind, Robin Brenner, Esther Keller, [...]

All ages comics and manga for 6/10/09

Lori Henderson

It’s a small but decent list this week.  Sonic the Hedgehog starts his second century of issues with the return of an old enemy and new adventures.  Boom! Studios has a second printing of the Muppet Show #2 as well as a new series based on Toy Story.  The second issue of Lockjaw and the [...]