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Review: History’s Kid Heroes series

Snow Wildsmith
sam deal

Lerner has a new series coming out from its Graphic Universe imprint. The series–called History’s Kid Heroes–tries to bring “…historical fiction into the graphic novel format using strong characters and exciting storylines” but only partially succeeds. The Lifesaving Adventure of Sam Deal, Shipwreck Rescuer Written by Candice Ransom; Adapted by Amanda Doering Tourville; Illustrated by [...]

Review: Young James Bond: Silverfin – The Graphic Novel

Mike Pawuk
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His name is Bond. James Bond – teenage student at Eton School and well on his way to living a life of danger and adventure. Young Bond: Silverfin – A James Bond Adventure – the Graphic Novel Based on the novel by Charlie Higson. Adapted and Illustrated by Kev Walker Script by Charlie Higson and [...]

Reviews: Alterna Comics Spectacular!

Katherine Dacey
lastbarn

The Alterna Comics catalog is eclectic, to say the least, featuring titles like The Deadbeat, a family drama about a down-on-his-luck superhero and the daughter he abandoned; Hello, Do You Work Here?, a collection of true workplace stories; and Jesus Hates Zombies, a horror-spoof that pits the Son of God against the undead. That might [...]

Links: New Disney GNs, Mouly on Candlewick deal

Brigid Alverson

ICv2 reports that Disney has four new graphic novels in the works: Two adaptations of popular youth novels, The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel and The Amulet of Samarkand: A Bartimaeus Graphic Novel, from the Hyperion imprint, and Tron: The Betrayal Graphic Novel and Hey, Where’s Perry in the Disney Press imprint. I talked to [...]

The Reading Pile – September 27

Brigid Alverson
LittlePrince

Welcome to another edition of The Reading PIle, in which we share our thoughts on whatever we happened to be reading this week! Kate starts us off with an appropriate selection for this week, which the ALA has declared Banned Book Week. Kate Dacey: Topping my list this week is David Hadju’s The Ten-Cent Plague: [...]

All ages comics and manga for 9/22/10

Lori Henderson
GABBY_GATOR

The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder as autumn arrives, and with it, comic publishers bring out titles appropriate for the season. Bongo Comics releases the 16th Treehouse of Horror, which is always good for a laugh and a scare. Ardden Entertainment completes its mini-series of Casper and the Spectrals, and [...]

Links: Look who’s coming to Riverdale!

Brigid Alverson
Riverdale

At Publishers Weekly Comics Week, Calvin Reid takes a look at Lerner’s Graphic Universe line, which has built up from a handful of graphic novels in 2006 to a robust line that includes some of the best kids’ comics around. If you associate Lerner with stodgy educational children’s books, take another look; graphic novels like [...]

Preview: Mickey Mouse & Friends #300

Brigid Alverson
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Here’s a quick preview of the latest Disney comic from Boom! Kids, Mickey Mouse & Friends #300, which goes on sale September 22. What’s in it? First, mouse mischief multiplies when a cloning experiment goes wrong in a tale we could only call “300 Mickeys!” Then, experience the classic Floyd Gottfredson tale “Tanglefoot Pulls his [...]

The Reading Pile – September 20

Brigid Alverson
Amelia

Once again, we’re starting off the week with a look at our recent reading. Katherine Dacey: Snow just sent me the latest Amelia Rules book, True Things Adults Don’t Want Kids to Know. It’s been a while since I checked in with this series, and I’d nearly forgotten how much fun it is. In the [...]

All ages comics and manga for 9/15/10

Lori Henderson
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It’s another short list this week,featuring most of the big publishers providing monthly titles for kids. Zombies continue to roam Riverdale in Archie Comics ‘ Archie #613. Boom! Studios brings out two new trades of Pixar properties Cars and Incredibles, and in preparation for Halloween, Dark Horse has the first treasury of Casper the Friendly [...]