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Links: The return of Mickey

Brigid Alverson

Out from the Comic Shop lists this week’s new kid-friendly comics, with links to some previews.

The Disney Comics Worldwide Blog notes the return of Mickey Mouse to comics, in new editions from Boom! Kids. ICv2 has more and the Disney Comics Blog has some previews.

Faith Erin Hicks announces her next graphic novel, to be published by First Second books!

Lori Henderson discusses how the global manga adaptations of Warriors helped get her daughter interested in the series and spurred her to read the prose novels as well. And she discusses the limitations of age ratings.

ICv2 has word of two new children’s graphic novel series: Bluewater will launch Roopster Roux, based on the children’s book series by Lavaille Lavette, and Penguin’s Young Readers Group is planning a series based on 4Kids’ Chaotic cartoons and trading-card game.

Rod McKie scans in some classic stories from my favorite comic when I was growing up, Bunty. (Via When Fangirls Attack.)

Have you been wondering about the Freudian implications of Archie’s choice of Veronica over Betty? Here you go, then! If you’d rather not think about that, check out these previews of upcoming Archie comics at the Archie News blog.

Reviews: J.L. Bell has a series of posts on Road to Revolution!, a historical graphic novel by Stan Mack and Susan Champlin; start here for the summary.

Shannon Fay on Cowa! (Kuriousity)
Dave Ferraro on The Good Neighbors (Book 2): Kith (Comics-and-More)
Kevin Hodgson on Hackerteen: Internet Blackout (The Graphic Classroom)
Sean Kleefeld on Hatter M: Mad with Wonder (Kleefeld on Comics)
Kevin Hodgson on Investigating the Scientific Method with Max Axiom, Super Scientist  (The Graphic Classroom)
Chris Wilson on Monster and Me (The Graphic Classroom)
Julie on vol. 6 of The Palette of 12 Secret Colors (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Snow Wildsmith on vol. 1 of Swans in Space (Manga Jouhou)
Joe McCulloch on Treehouse of Horror #15 (Jog – The Blog)
Chris Wilson on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (The Graphic Classroom)
Noah Berlatsky on Zot! (The Hooded Utilitarian)

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Brigid Alverson About Brigid Alverson

Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good E-Reader.com. Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.

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