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Links: Airbender, Scooby Doo, and comics for girls

Brigid Alverson

Rick Marshall talks to Dave Roman, co-writer of The Last Airbender: Zuko’s Story (a prequel to the movie) at MTV’s Splash Page.

At The Graphic Classroom, Peter Gutierrez visits the Comics in the Curriculum exhibit at Columbia University and talks to the curator, Karen Green, and Chris Wilson interviews Alexander and Joseph Lagos, the creators of The Sons of Liberty. Also, Nate Stearns compares Trickster, an anthology of Native American folk tales, to Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess.

Here’s a great idea: Hope Larson asked 198 women what types of comics they liked as girls. Her post is entertaining and the comments are great as well. I added my thoughts at Robot 6, my CBR colleague Kiel Phegley added his two cents at The Cool Kids Table, and Kelly Thompson followed it up with an interview with Hope at Comics Should Be Good!

Kiel also talks to Yen Press publishing director Kurt Hassler about Twilight: The Graphic Novel and the rest of their line.

J.L. Bell is concerned that Janice has lost her guitar in the Muppet Show comics; he also comments on the lack of females in general.

Leigh Dragoon and Jake Myler discuss their work on the Fraggle Rock comics.

The Fictional Frontiers podcast interviewed Bone creator Jeff Smith at C2E2.

Darkwing Duck writer Ian Brill talks to Blog@Newsarama’s David Pepose about moving to a monthly format.

Archie Comics is bringing back The Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E., to be written by Tom DeFalco.

Gene Luen Yang shares some book club questions for his book The Eternal Smile.

The new Wimpy Kid book has been announced, and I look at that and a couple of parodies at Robot 6.

Previews

Archie comics
Bluewater Comics (including Political Power: Al Franken)
Disney’s Hero Squad: Ultraheroes #5
Wizards of Mickey #5

Reviews: J. Caleb Mozzocco looks at the Scooby-Doo/Blackest Night crossover at Every Day Is Like Wednesday.

Chris Reilly on Cavemen in Space (GutterGeek)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 1 of Gunnerkrigg Court (Comics Worth Reading)
Michael May on vol. 1 of Gunnerkrigg Court (Robot 6)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 19 of Hikaru no Go (Comics Worth Reading)
Rob Clough on A Home for Mr. Easter (The Comics Journal)
Michael C. Lorah on A Home for Mr. Easter (Blog@Newsarama)
Elizabeth Bird on Meanwhile (SLJ)
Tangognat on vol. 1 of Neko Ramen (Tangognat)
Rob McMonigal on vol. 1 of Nightschool (Panel Patter)
Christopher Mautner on Prime Baby, Black Blizzard, and vol. 1 of Twilight: The Graphic Novel (Robot 6)
Kent Worcester on Prince of Persia (The Comics Journal)
J. Caleb Mozzocco on Scooby-Doo #131-151 (Every Day Is Like Wednesday)
Dave Ferraro on Spell Checkers (Comics-and-More)
Lori Henderson on vol. 1 of Twilight: The Graphic Novel (Manga Xanadu)

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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 E-Reader.com. 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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