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All ages comics and manga list for 4/28/10

 It’s a whole lot of good stuff this week! Ape Entertainment has a prequel comic for the upcoming Shrek Forever movie in theaters this summer, and Archaia has the first of a four part mini series of the old favorite Fraggle Rock. Dark Horse keeps the old school comics coming with the Giant Size Little […]

Links: Archie, Jeff Smith, and Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 1, is Free Comic Book Day, when comics stores offer a selection of special comics for free to the public. Many of the comics are kid-friendly and all are safe for all ages. You can see a preview of the Tiny Titans FCBD comic at Comics Alliance, where Laura Hudson also chats with […]

Review: Little Adventures in Oz, Volume 1

Dorothy’s adventures in Oz continue in this collection of comics whjch have all the heart and soul of those penned by creator L. Frank Baum. First Dorothy and the Scarecrow encounter a mysterious castle while out on a walk. It turns out that the castle is there to protect the Enchanted Apples of Oz. If […]

GC4K Book Club: Calamity Jack

Long-time Good Comics for Kids readers (and anyone who has come within spitting distance of me, for that matter) know how much I love Rapunzel’s Revenge, by Shannon and Dean Hale and Nathan Hale. Its combination of fairytale retelling, kick-ass heroine, and Wild West setting worked perfectly for me and has become a favorite in […]

All ages comics and manga for 4/21/10

It’s time for some old fashion action and adventure as this week Campfire brings two Edgar Rice Burroughs titles to graphic novels with both the Land and People That Time Forgot.  IDW collects Digger & Friends into a convenient to read (and shelve) collection.  And the picks this week feature some female superheroes and some […]

A second look at ChocoMimi

One of the trickiest aspects of reviewing comics for kids is knowing which titles they’ll actually like, as opposed to which titles well-meaning adults (like me!) think they ought to like. Case in point: in August 2009, I reviewed the first volume of ChocoMimi, a title I disliked for its rather dim, materialistic heroines. When […]

Links: C2E2, Baby-Sitter’s Club, and more!

I was at C2E2 over the weekend, and I wrote up a lot of stories about it for different venues. Here’s my summary of the kids’ comics scene at PWCW. Kristy Valenti takes a look at Raina Telgemeier’s Baby-Sitter’s Club graphic novels and discusses what makes them tick. Tim O’Shea interviews Nicolas Hitori de, one […]

Links: Peach Fuzz, Crogan’s March, Little Mouse

Tim O’Shea interviews Crogan’s March creator Chris Schweizer at Robot 6. Danica Davidson talks to Peach Fuzz co-creators Lindsay Cibos and Jared Hodges at Graphic Novel Reporter. Graphic Novel Reporter has a Q&A with Michael Moreci, a writer and media director for Reading With Pictures. Johanna Draper Carlson takes a stand: Illustrated diaries are not […]

Review: Wonder Woman: Trial of the Amazons

Though Wonder Woman was originally created as a role model for young girls, it’s been a long time since DC produced Wonder Woman comics for that demographic. Recognizing the character’s enduring appeal as a symbol of female strength, however, DC has been making a concerted effort to develop more age-appropriate stories for Wonder Woman’s youngest […]

All ages comics and manga for 4/14/10

It’s a long list this week, with some great titles!  First Second brings out the second volume in their fantastic series on the Greek gods with Athena: The Grey-Eyed Goddess.  Fantasy Flight Publishing has the third volume from the Legend of Percevan series and Disney Press comes out strong with a whole slew of titles […]