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Review: Beowulf and Amaterasu

Review: Beowulf: Monster Slayer and Amaterasu: Return of the Sun Beowulf is a brave and mighty warrior, known to have the strength of thirty men.  At home in Geatland, Beowulf hears about the terrible troubles of his father’s friend, Hrothgar, the King of the Danes.  Hrothgar’s land is plagued by Grendel, a vicious monster who […]

Review: A Family Secret and The Search

Jeroen stumbles across an old scrapbook while scrounging through his grandmother Helena’s attic. When he askes her about the book, it brings back hard memories of her experiences in Amsterdam during World War II, but she tells him her story anyway. Her father was a police officer working with the Nazis and one of her […]

All ages comics and manga for 9/23/09

Wow!  A lot of good stuff this week made for some tough choices for my picks!  Image Comics has another Silverline Books title with Timothy & the Transgalactic Towel, created by Runemaster Studios, who also created Lions, Tigers & Bears.  It sounds very cool.  CMX bids farewell to Palette of 12 Secret Colors, a wonderfully […]

Links: Classic treasury edition

At, Dominique Cimina interviews Erik Craddock, the author of the Stone Rabbit series. I talked to Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly about The Toon Treasury of Classic Children’s Comics for this week’s issue of PWCW. Go, read—it’s a gorgeous book and they had lots to say about it. And if that whets your appetite […]

Review: Domo: The Manga

If you shopped at Target anytime last year, you would have seen this square, fuzzy brown figure with black beady eyes and a mouth in a perpetual roar.  He is Domo.  He started out as the mascot for the NHK, the Japanese Public Television station, but gained a following over the internet.  He has had […]

Review: Beasts of Burden, No. 1

Most librarians know Jill Thompson as the creator of Magic Trixie, a charming trilogy of graphic novels about a feisty young witch and her friends, but Thompson’s career has spanned a number of genres and major franchises, from Sandman to Wonder Woman to Swamp Thing. Her latest series, Beasts of Burden, pairs her with screen- […]

Review: Wolverine: Prodigal Son

Wolverine is a popular comic character, first created in the 1970’s by Marvel Comics.  He has been a member of the X-Men, The Avengers and has had countless solo comics that have explored every possible aspect of his life.  He even got his own movie that just came out this week on DVD!  Del Rey, […]

All ages comics and manga for 9/16/09

Archie Comics takes the spotlight again with it’s continuing saga of Archie and Veronica’s marriage, this time with them actually tying the knot.  Other highlights include Dark Horse with the second volume of the Indiana Jones Adventures, new Indy stories of younger readers.  CMX finishes it’s girl’s manga Lapis Lazuli Crown, and Top Shelf releases […]

Links: Wedding bells

Today’s the big day: It’s wedding bells for Archie and Veronica today, as the happy couple tie the knot in Archie #601. The Archie Comics folks have managed to pull themselves away from the festivities long enough to post some sneak peeks at upcoming issues of Archie, Betty & Veronica Double Digest, and Jughead & […]

Review: Gary the Pirate

A few months ago, I was browsing the children’s section of Barnes & Noble and came across this title. While I was familiar with Sava’s work (A Bit Haywire is one of my favorites), at the time the title was not on my radar. As I leafed through the book, the artwork caught my eye […]