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Links: A is for Archie, Aya, and Alison Dare

I talked to J. Torres about the return of his classic kids’ comic Alison Dare for this week’s edition of Publishers Weekly Comics Week.

Aya of Yop City
and Smile are among the featured titles in the latest Fourcast podcast from 4thletter!

Archie Comics has announced its first new series in over a decade, and they are set in alternate universes: Archie Loves Betty and Archie Loves Veronica, each featuring the title pair as a married couple. It will be interesting to see just how much kid appeal these titles will have.

BookMoot notes some how-to-draw-manga books that won’t corrupt the kiddies with too much cleavage.

Eric Federspiel presents his list of this week’s new kid-friendly comics at Out From the Comics Shop.

Rich Johnson discusses his son’s reaction to Maus and the book’s place in the book business at the time it was published.

Previews! CBR has previews of the Boom! Kids titles Cars #3, Donald Duck and Friends #352, The Incredibles #7, and Wall-E #4. The Archie folks have previews of upcoming Archie and Sonic comics.

Reviews: Lincoln buff Geoff Elliott reviews Booth, the graphic novel about Lincoln’s assassin, at The Abraham Lincoln Blog (via Blog@Newsarama).

Modisane Kwanza on Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean (Burlington Free Press)
Tanya Lee Stone on Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean (The New York Times)
Richard Bruton on Bone (The Forbidden Planet International Blog Log)
Richard Bruton on Cedric (fictions)
A. Fortis on Crogan’s Vengeance and Crogan’s March (Finding Wonderland)
Chris Wilson on Foiled (The Graphic Classroom)
Rob McMonigal on vol. 1 of Itazura na Kiss (Panel Patter)
Richard Bruton on vols. 2 and 18 of Lucky Luke (Fictions)
Matthew J. Brady on Meanwhile (Warren Peace Sings the Blues)
Glen Weldon on Meanwhile (Monkey See)
Pam on Prilla’s Talent (Pam’s Private Adventures)
Michael May on Resistance: Book 1 (Robot 6)
Julie Opipari on The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 2: The Seeing Stone (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Deb Aoki on Twilight: The Graphic Novel (
David Harper on Twilight: The Graphic Novel (Multiversity Comics)
Karen Gellender on Twilight: The Graphic Novel (Japanator)
Heather Muse on Twilight: The Graphic Novel (Lemondrop)
Suzette Chan on The War at Ellesmere (Sequential Tart)
Kevin Hodgson on You Can Do a Graphic Novel (The Graphic Classroom)
Rob Clough on Zig and Wikki in Something Ate My Homework (The Comics Journal)

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 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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