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Preview: Disney Hero Squad: Ultraheroes, vol. 2


The folks at Boom! Studios have provided us with a generous 10-page preview of Disney Hero Squad: Ultraheroes, vol. 2. Here’s their description of the story: Can Mickey Mouse foil Emil Eagle and the Sinister 7’s nefarious plot and keep the world safe? Find out as the battle for the seven Ultrapods intensifies as the […]

All ages comics and manga list for 7/8/10

Tails Pet Avengers Dog Days

Small but diverse list again this week. Boom! Studios is ready to take you back in time with Mickey Mouse, and Viz wants to get you outside and playing some tennis, like royalty! DC has gone a little looney, and what are those strange lights over Riverdale? This weeks’ picks start a new “tail” as […]

Review: One Fine Day Volume 1

One Fine Day 1

In a green roofed house covered in ivy, at the end of a red and blue brick walk, three animals and their friend have fun and magical adventures that can only be found in the simple pleasures of the every day. Put down that book, pull up a sunbeam and cookie, and rediscover the joy […]

Review: Arata: The Legend, Vols. 1-2


Here in the United States, Yuu Watase’s name is practically synonymous with magical-girl manga, thanks to the enduring popularity of Alice 19th, Ceres: Celestial Legend, Fushigi Yugi, and Fushigi Yugi: Genbu Kaiden. Watase has written other kinds of stories — Imadoki! focuses on a high school gardening club, for example — but her primary audience has […]

Rascals and tricksters

George O'Connor's Demeter

Mark Williams interviews Trickster editor Matt Dembicki at Guys Lit Wire. Booking Mama reviews Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown and author Jarrett J. Krosoczka pens a guest post as well. Darkwing Duck writer Ian Brill sits down for an interview at 4thletter! Karen Green reproduces her ALA onstage interview with Tracy White, the […]

PR: Toon Books prize winners

A page from Benny and Penny in The Big No-No

One of the big announcements at ALA was the winner of the Toon Books sweepstakes, which was co-sponsored by our mothership, School Library Journal. The grand prize, a visit from Benny and Penny creator Geoffrey Hayes and original artwork, went to Ann Niederkorn from Graham & Parks Alternative Public School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Hayes won […]

All ages comics and manga for 6/30/10


Do you hear a mewing? This week’s list has a good mix of fun and fantasy from Archie Comics holding a Beach Party, to the Wizards of Mickey continuing the Grand Tournament, to The Powerpuff Girls and the Imaginary Friends from Foster’s Home working together in one volume to keep the kids out of trouble though […]

Review: Frankie Pickle Series

Though not purely a comic book, the Frankie pickle series will have a lot of appeal to young readers who enjoy both narrative and comics. Frankie Pickles wishes he had superpowers… instead he’s surrounded by a loving family and a loyal dog. In his first adventure, Frankie decides it’s too much trouble to clean his […]

ALA: Core titles list

The Good Comics for Kids team was at the American Library Association meeting in Washington, DC, last weekend, and on Sunday, June 27, we presented a panel titled “Good Comics for Kids.” I’m happy to say that over 100 people attended the hour-and-a-half session and the vast majority stayed until the last question was answered. […]