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Review: City of Spies

Snow Wildsmith

In 1942, ten-year-old Evelyn is shipped off to New York City to spend the summer with her avant-garde Aunt Lia while her father gets married yet again. Though Evelyn is rich, she’s never been to the city and isn’t sure that she’ll have any fun hanging around with her aunt’s artist friends. So she loses [...]

Links: Top picks and new Archies

Brigid Alverson

Ian Chipman picks the top 10 kids’ graphic novels of the last year at Booklist. Zack Smith talks to Eric Wight about his latest Frankie Pickle book at Newsarama. Trade Loeffler’s charming kids’ webcomic Zip and Li’l Bit is back from a long vacation with a new saga: The Captain’s Quest. The Archie News blog [...]

Review: A Study in Scarlet

Katherine Dacey

In 1887, twenty-seven-year-old doctor Arthur Conan Doyle published his first novel. Called A Study in Scarlet, the ninety-five page work featured a "consulting detective" who solved cases using a mixture of science and shrewd observation. The novel was, by most measures, a flop. Doyle persisted, however, reviving the character in 1890 for The Sign of [...]

Review: Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451: The Authorized Adaptation

Esther Keller

Hill & Wang takes a favorite and a classic and cleverly adapts it to a comic form, bringing this story to a whole new generation. Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451: The Authorized Adaptation Tim Hamilton Publisher’s Age Recommendation- General Adult My Suggested Age Recommendation -14 & up Hill & Wang, July  2009, 978-08090-51014 160 pp, $16.95 [...]

Review: The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary

Brigid Alverson

The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: How Greg Heffley Went Hollywood By Jeff Kinney Amulet Hardback, $14.95 The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary aims squarely for its audience—fans of Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid and its sequels—and hits the sweet spot with a book that keeps some of the tone of the original while turning [...]

All ages comics and manga for 3/10/10

Lori Henderson

It’s a nice long list this week.  Boom! Studios is really showing it’s commitment to kids comics with a long list of releases with something to fit just about any kid’s taste.  Marvel seems to be revamping their kid’s lineup, with the final issue of Marvel Superheroes this week.  But there’s also the return of [...]

Review: Max Finder Mystery: Collected Casebook, Volume 1

Snow Wildsmith

Was your artwork stolen just before the school art show? Did a thief try to take your new stereo? Are you being blamed for scratching a friend’s new CD? Never fear, help is on the way! Max Finder and Alison Santos, the stars of OWL Magazine‘s popular graphic novel mystery series, are here to help. [...]

Links: Mouse Guard, Dreamland, and Ben 10

Brigid Alverson

David Peterson talks about Mouse Guard in this local-paper interview. I interviewed Peter David and Dan Hipp, creators of the new Ben 10 graphic novel, as well as editor Tricia Pasternak for the latest issue of Publisher’s Weekly Comics Week. Del Rey is in the process of developing several original graphic novels based on Cartoon [...]

Links: Reading with Pictures picks up momentum

Brigid Alverson

Hope Larson talks about her newest book, Mercury, at Comic Book Resources. Print Magazine interviews Jeff Smith about the upcoming Bone movie. The latest Diamond Bookshelf newsletter has an interesting interview with Mark Andrew Smith, creator of The New Brighton Archeological Society. Graphic Novel Reporter has a preview of Gene Yuen Lang’s new book, Prime [...]

All ages comics and manga for 3/3/10

Lori Henderson

Even all ages titles aren’t immune to current events!  Over in Veronica #199, Veronica meets President Obama and takes his call to find more jobs for Americans to heart, starting with Archie and Betty.  Tired of hearing about the healthcare bill?  Then check out Looney Tunes #184 from DC Comics for some real medical quackery [...]