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All ages comics and manga for 11/17/10


It’s time to say goodbye to a few titles on the list this week. The Mouse Guard spin-off series, Legends of the Guard ends this week, as does the adaptation of The Last Unicorn. Udon Entertainment’s Mega Man Megamix manga shuts down this week as well. Christmas is much closer than I would like it […]

Links: Thor out, Wimpy Kid in

Marvel’s all-ages series Thor: The Mighty Avenger is coming to an end in January, much to the dismay of fans. At MTV Geek, TJ Dietsch talks to Diary of a Wimpy Kid creator Jeff Kinney about the success of his stories—Greg Heffley even gets his own balloon in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Reviews Nicola […]

Review: Two Odyssey Retellings in Graphic Novel Form


Greek myths are, as many readers know, hot this year, driven in part by the fact that Percy Jackson’s page-bound popularity has transferred to his on-screen adventures. Graphic novel creators have celebrated their love for the gods and goddesses in works such as Michael Townsend’s Amazing Greek Myths of Wonders and Blunders (published by Dial; […]

Kirkus’s best of the year


We had a bumper crop of great kids’ graphic novels this year: Ghostopolis, The Unsinkable Walker Bean, and the utterly charming Guinea Pig: Pet Shop Private Eye books, among others. Here’s a handy jog to your memory: Kirkus Reviews has just posted their picks for the best books of the year, both as a big […]

Useful resource:


Diamond, the distributor that supplies comics and graphic novels to comics shops, has set up a website called—gee, I wish we had nabbed that URL!—that provides a wealth of information on, well, kids’ comics. The site features information of new and upcoming releases (most new comics are released on Wednesdays) as well as short […]

The Reading Pile – November 15


Welcome to another edition of The Reading Pile, in which your Good Comics for Kids bloggers look up from their books and talk about what they have been reading lately. Feel free to join in in the comments section! Kate Dacey: I just read the first issue of the latest Eric Shanower/Skottie Young collaboration, Ozma […]

Preview: Mickey Mouse on Quandomai Island


Mickey Mouse on Quandomai Island is a new story, recently released as single-issue comics and available, starting next week, in trade paperback form. Here’s what publisher Boom! Studios has to say: Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie, Goofy and Pluto for time-traveling adventure on the mysterious Quandomai Island! Shipwrecked with no way home, the gang uncovers a […]

All ages comics and manga for 11/10/10

Avengers Earths Mightiest 1

Everything old is new again on the list this week. Archie is making the rounds, with Dark Horse releasing a collection of his first books, while Archie Comics has the second volume of his exploits in the 80’s coming out. Or if you want something a little more contemporary, DC Comics has the next issue […]

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

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 […]

The Reading Pile: November 8


We’re nothing if not eclectic here at Good Comics for Kids: This week, we’re reading superheroes, manga, classics, a super-cute kids’ graphic novel—and Hellboy. Join us for a quick trip through the contents of our bookbags and breakfast tables, and feel free to tell us about your recent reading in the comments! Kate Dacey: I […]