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The Reading Pile – January 31

Brigid Alverson
ForgetSorrow

Welcome to another episode of The Reading Pile, in which your faithful correspondents discuss what they have been reading lately. These are quick first impressions on the books we have found interesting enough to read in our spare time. Feel free to chime in with your own current reading in the comments section. Mike Pawuk: [...]

Vertical licenses Princess Knight

Katherine Dacey
princessknight

Exciting news from the manga world: Vertical, Inc. just announced that it will be publishing Osamu Tezuka’s Princess Knight, one of Japan’s most beloved comics for girls. If you’re familiar with Vertical’s catalog, you know that Vertical has translated more of Tezuka’s work than any other American publisher, focusing on mature fare such as Ayako, [...]

All ages comics and manga for 1/26/11

Lori Henderson
Pet Avengers Unleashed

It’s more of the usual from comic publishers this week. Bongo Comics has a new Simpsons Classics and DC Comics keeps Ben 10 alive with more adventures in the latest Cartoon Network Action Pack. Campfire releases two graphic novels adaptations by greats Rudyard Kipling and Mark Twain. The List: APE ENTERTAINMENT Pocket God #3, $3.95 [...]

Review: Cinderella

Katherine Dacey
cinderella

Among manga fans, Dark Horse has a reputation for publishing some of the edgiest comics on the market: think GANTZ, MPD Psycho, and Old Boy. But Dark Horse also licenses Japanese books for young readers, the kind of stories that feature frolicking polar bears and fairy princesses. Their latest offering is an East-meets-West take on [...]

Review: Missile Mouse: Rescue on Tankium3

Snow Wildsmith
MissileMouse2JakeParker84004_f

Missile Mouse is back! While chasing a fugitive, Missile Mouse discovers that the being is a slave from the planet Tankium. The evil King Bognarsh has taken all of the Tankian men and implanted mind-control devices on them, forcing them to work in the mines. Missile Mouse is determined to destroy Bognarsh’s empire, but all [...]

Links: Keep to the Code… no more!

Brigid Alverson
Fraggle-Rock-v2-002-Cover-A-300x300

Stop what you’re doing and check out this preview of Takio, a new graphic novel by Brian Bendis and Michael Oeming, two creators who are well known in the world of adult superhero comics. Due out in March from Marvel Comics’ Icon imprint, Takio is a stand-alone graphic novel about two sisters who must hammer [...]

The 2011 Sydney Taylor Awards

Esther Keller

The 2011 Sydney Taylor Awards have been announced and comics make the cut!

The Reading Pile – January 24

Brigid Alverson
fromgirlstogrrrlz

Welcome to another discussion of what we have been reading lately. This feature went on hiatus for a couple of weeks because of the ALA Midwinter meeting and the Martin Luther King Day holiday, but now we’re back, with plenty to say. Kate Dacey: On a recent trip to the library, I picked up a [...]

Preview: Classic Disney comics

Brigid Alverson
WaltDisneyComics_715_rev_Page_8

Boom! Studios is relaunching its Disney comics with a new emphasis on classic stories from the 1930s onward, instead of the more modern stories (most from Italy) that they have been running. The new look started with last week’s Mickey Mouse #304, which included a long-unseen comic from the 1930s, and continues this coming week [...]

All ages comics and manga for 1/19/11

Lori Henderson
20000 Leagues

It’s a healthly list this week. Following on the success of their first anthology, Archaia releases a second Fraggle Rock anthology. Marvel finishes it’s third Pet Avengers series and releases the second in a trade, and Papercutz continues it’s fantasy titles for kids with new Disney Fairies and Smurfs graphic novels. And there’s a theme [...]