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Review: Hollow Fields Omnibus

Lucy Snow makes a wrong turn while traveling to her new boarding school and finds herself at Miss Weaver’s Academy for the Scientifically Gifted and Ethically Unfettered, a.k.a. Hollow Fields. Before she knows it, she’s enrolled and bound by contract to do the best she can at her studies. And they mean her best, because […]

AA Picks Index January-March 2010

 It’s a pretty even spread between comics, graphic novels and manga in this first quarter of 2010.  Animals are coming out strong with superhero pets, cats, guinea pigs, dinosaurs, and lizards all making a good show. There are classics, and classics in the making, mythology and a little bit of romance.  So check out the […]

Links: Words are more powerful than big brothers

MK Reed interviews Hope Larson and Raina Telgemeier, both of whom have recent YA graphic novels out (Mercury and Smile, respectively) at The Beat. The Great Graphic Novels for Teens nominations have just been updated. Take a look or nominate one yourself! (Via Joy Kim.) Shaenon Garrity’s biggest complaint about The Toon Treasury of Classic […]

All ages comics and manga for 4/7/10

 On this week’s list, Boom! Studios continues it Disney parade, this time with the ducks in the lead; Donald and Uncle Scrooge.  Ben 10 takes over DC Comics’ Cartoon Network Action Pack, and it’s time for some learnin’ with the Betty & Veronica Digest with histoical masquerades, and how to be geek chic.  Viz Media […]

Review: Bride of the Water God, Volumes 1-5

A village desperate to break a drought decides to sacrifice a beautiful maiden, Soah, to Habaek the Water God. Soah goes to her death expecting to meet a monster, but not only does Habaek save her life, he is only a little boy! Soah tries to settle into life in Habaek’s palace, but she doesn’t […]

Links: Toon talk, Mouse Guard, and more

At Graphic Novel Reporter, John Hogan interviews Francoise Mouly, the founder of Toon Books, about her work as editor of that line and as art editor of the New Yorker. And speaking of Toon Books: There’s an app for that. Sweet Union ‘Toonists interviews Ben Towle, whose most recent work is Amelia Earhart: This Broad […]

All ages comics and manga for 3/31/10

 No fooling this week, the comics list has lots of good books for the kids in your class or home.  Amelia Rules returns with a new volume of adventures, but it’s the superheroes that rule this week.  Boom! Studios continues its Disney’s Hero Squad series, and Billy Baston and the Magic of SHAZAM is still […]