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Review: Psyche and Eros

Sabrina Fritz

Psyche and Eros: The Lady and the Monster Marie P. Croall and Ron Randall Age Rating: 9+ Price: US$8.95 Genre: Mythology Psyche lives in the comfort of her parents’ wealthy kingdom.  But when her beauty draws the jealous anger of the powerful goddess Aphrodite, Psyche finds herself in great danger.  She is taken away to [...]

Good manga for kids, August 2009

Katherine Dacey

Welcome to the August edition of Good Manga for Kids! The column has been on hiatus for a few months, as most of this summer’s new kid-friendly releases fell into one of two categories: ongoing series that have already been reviewed at Good Comics for Kids (e.g. The Big Adventures of Majoko, Happy Happy Clover, [...]

Review: Wonderland

Snow Wildsmith

We all know the story–girl falls down a rabbit hole, discovers various potions to change her shape, makes strange new acquaintances, and finally escapes the despotic government. But what of the people left behind? What of the little people of Wonderland, the cards, the rabbits, the maids? This is the story of Mary Ann, the [...]

All ages comics and manga for 8/26/09

Lori Henderson

Lots of comics for kids this week and in a good variety.  Boom! has trades of two of their popular comic titles The Muppet Show and Toy Story: Mysterious Stranger.  So if you missed the floppies, now’s your chance to get the trades.  Del Rey has their first collaboration with Cartoon Network out with Secret [...]

Summer Reading Challenge: Fashion Kitty

Katherine Dacey

Don’t be fooled by the sparkly pink covers: Fashion Kitty is a smart, funny series that recognizes girls’ interest in fashion without talking down to them or encouraging them to become pint-sized Anna Wintours. Though the titular character does, in fact, help classmates discover themselves through clothing, the series is as much about Fashion Kitty’s [...]

Review: The History of the West Wing

Snow Wildsmith

During the Tang Dynasty in China (618-907), a jaded young wanderer, Chen Yuqing, seeks the quiet of a Buddhist retreat to try to forget about the wealthy young woman who threw him aside. Unfortunately it is almost time for a big ceremony and all of the young men of the town are excited because it [...]

Interview: VIZ Kids editor Traci Todd, part 2

Eva Volin

While at the American Library Association conference in Chicago, Snow Wildsmith and I had the opportunity to talk with VIZ Kids editor Traci Todd.  We asked her about the origins of the imprint, how licensing decisions are made, and where she sees the line going in the future. Good Comics for Kids:  Would you ever [...]

Interview: VIZ Kids editor Traci Todd, part 1

Eva Volin

While at the American Library Association conference in Chicago, Snow Wildsmith and I had the opportunity to talk with VIZ Kids editor Traci Todd.  We asked her about the origins of the imprint, how licensing decisions are made, and where she sees the line going in the future. Good Comics for Kids: With the economy [...]

Links: Little Archie, Scooby Doo, and more

Brigid Alverson

Chris Mautner of Robot 6 has started an interesting series, Comics 101, in which he takes a look at popular, long-running franchises and explains what’s going on and where to start. The first lesson is on Love and Rockets. Here’s a bit of  history for you: Jaime Weinman writes about Bob Bolling, the creator of [...]

Review: Animal Academy: Hakobune Hakusho Volume 1

Lori Henderson

With a premise reading like a mash up of Rosario+Vampire with My Gym Partner is a Monkey, Animal Academy: Hakobune Hakusho doesn’t look too promising.  But it proves to not just be a fun read, but also on it’s audience will enjoy.  Neko Fukuta has such poor grades that she can’t get into any high [...]