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Links: Retro Disney, Pocky Day, and Homer Price in Capes

Brigid Alverson

Today is Pocky Day! Why? It’s 11-11, and I imagine that next year (11-11-11) will be a Pocky jubilee year of some sort. GC4K contributor Lori Henderson celebrates at Manga Xanadu with a list of manga in which the characters eat Pocky.

At Robot 6, Tim O’Shea talks to Janet K. Lee, one of the co-authors of Return of the Dapper Men.

Raising Maine profiles Cap’n Eli creator Jay Piscopo.

Boom! Studios is making some changes to its line of Disney comics; as the Disney Comics Worldwide blog points out,

For the past year we’ve been seeing mostly long Italian adventure stories in BOOM!’s Disney comics, such as Ultraheroes and Wizards of Mickey. It now looks like BOOM! is returning some of their titles to a more traditional format, with several short stories in each issue, featuring both classic reprints and new stories that haven’t been seen in the United States yet.

At Oz and Ends, JL Bell compares Chris Giarusso’s G-Man books to “Homer Price in capes.”

Toon Books is sponsoring an anti-bullying comics contest for kids in New York state. Details are here.

Previews

Muppet Sherlock Holmes #3 (ToughPigs)
Return of the Dapper Men (Comic Book Resources)
Uncle Scrooge #397 (Comic Book Resources)
Witch & Wizard: Operation Zero #6 (Comic Book Resources)

Reviews

Leslie Stonebraker on The Alchemist: A Graphic Novel (The New York Press)
Sean Kleefeld on Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean (Kleefeld on Comics)
Sterg Botzakis on Atalanta: The Race Against Destiny (Graphic Novel Resources)
Nick Smith on vol. 1 of Daniel X (ICv2)
Xaviar Xerexes on Guinea Pig: Hamster and Cheese and Adventures in Cartooning (ComixTalk)
Daniella Orihuela-Gruber on Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword (Comic Attack)
J. Caleb Mozzocco on Johnny Boo and the Mean Little Boy and Dragon Puncher (Blog@Newsarama)
Kevin Hodgson on Kid Beowulf and the Song of Roland (The Graphic Classroom)
Sterg Botzakis on Koko Be Good (Graphic Novel Resources)
Nicola on Mercury (Back to Books)
Nicola on Muppet Robin Hood and Muppet King Arthur (Back to Books)
Anthony Strand on Muppet Sherlock Holmes #3 (ToughPigs)
Nicola on Prince of Persia: Before the Sandstorm (Back to Books)
Snow Wildsmith on Rabbi Harvey vs. The Wisdom Kid (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Stacy Dillon on Scary Godmother (Welcome to my Tweendom)
Snow Wildsmith on Tower of Treasure (Graphic Novel Reporter)

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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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