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Interview: Aaron Reynolds

Brigid Alverson

Joey Fly is a takeoff on hard-boiled detective movies, a genre the intended audience would hardly be familiar with. How did you get the idea, and why did you think it would appeal to kids? Well, I love mysteries, especially funny goofy ones that throw back to my days watching Scooby Doo, and I love [...]

Interview: Aaron Reynolds

Brigid Alverson

Joey Fly is a takeoff on hard-boiled detective movies, a genre the intended audience would hardly be familiar with. How did you get the idea, and why did you think it would appeal to kids? Well, I love mysteries, especially funny goofy ones that throw back to my days watching Scooby Doo, and I love [...]

Interview: Aaron Reynolds

Brigid Alverson

Joey Fly is a takeoff on hard-boiled detective movies, a genre the intended audience would hardly be familiar with. How did you get the idea, and why did you think it would appeal to kids? Well, I love mysteries, especially funny goofy ones that throw back to my days watching Scooby Doo, and I love [...]

Interview: Aaron Reynolds on Joey Fly

Brigid Alverson

Joey Fly, Private Eye is a detective story with a difference: All the characters are bugs, and writer Aaron Reynolds and artist Neil Numberman have a lot of fun with that, making verbal and visual puns and creating their own idiosyncratic world that combines human- and bug-scale elements. The cast includes the hard-boiled Joey Fly, [...]

Links: New mini-series on the way

Brigid Alverson

Ape Entertainment announces a new kids’ comics mini-series, Scratch9, to be illustrated by Jason Kruse (World of Quest) with covers by Mike Kunkel (Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam): Created by writer Rob M. Worley, Scratch9 features the adventures of a rascally house cat who gains the ability to summon any of his eight [...]

All ages comics and manga for 12/9/09

Lori Henderson

Christmas is coming much too quickly, but publishers aren’t lining their releases with Christmas cheer.  And I think that’s alright.  There is such a thing as too much Christmas.  But there are some good books this week to take up the coming winter break.  Boom! Studios prepares for some new ongoing titles with some issue [...]

Links: Kiddie Komix Kontroversy

Brigid Alverson

The debate over all-ages comics continues to rage on multiple websites; Kevin Melrose sums it up handily, with links and commentary, at Robot 6. Meanwhile, the retail site ICv2 talks to Marvel publisher Dan Buckley, and kids’ comics are on the menu. Buckley says he is happy with the Marvel Adventures line and doesn’t plan [...]

Review: Four-Eyed Prince, vol. 1

Snow Wildsmith

After getting abruptly turned down by the boy she has a crush on, Sachiko thinks that nothing else bad can happen to her that day. Imagine her surprise when she finds out that her crush, Akihiko, is now going to be her new stepbrother! And that’s not the only surprise: Akihiko is hiding a different [...]

The Best Comics for Kids 2009

Katherine Dacey

Best-of lists can be fiercely difficult to compose, as even the most voracious reader can miss a great title or favor certain genres over others. That’s why we at Good Comics for Kids assembled a crack team of reviewers to ensure that our list reflected the depth and breadth of 2009′s best kid-friendly offerings. Our [...]

All ages comics and manga for 12/3/09

Lori Henderson

It’s all the usual suspects again, this week leaning toward the media tie-ins again.  Dark Horse has a new trade of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.  DC Comics has a new Cartoon Network Action Pack, and Del Rey has the latest Bakugan: Battle Brawlers.  Do you see the pattern here?  Viz has a few manga [...]