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Links: Borders patrol

Katherine Dacey

As expected, Borders filed for bankruptcy today. The New York Times reports the chain owes its suppliers nearly $180 million. As part of its restructuring effort, the company will close 192 of its 600+ locations around the country. (For a full list of store closings, click here.) What does that mean for comics consumers? Kevin [...]

Review: Age of Reptiles Omnibus, Vol. 1

Snow Wildsmith
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Dinosaurs have such a hold on our imaginations that even now, millions of years after their disappearance, we still write books about them, make movies about them, study them, look for clues to their lives and their deaths. As any librarian can tell you, books about dinosaurs are some of the more well-circulated books in [...]

Cybils award winners announced

Brigid Alverson
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The winners of the 2010 Cybils Awards, the children’s and young adult bloggers’ literary awards, have been announced. The winner of the prize for best graphic novel in the elementary and middle grade category is Jason Shiga’s Meanwhile, which is basically the world’s most complicated choose-your-own-adventure book. What begins with a choice between vanilla and [...]

Capstone launches Super-Pets line with contest

Brigid Alverson
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Capstone has launched DC Super-Pets, a new line of chapter books for early readers, and they are adorable. With art by Art Baltazar, who illustrates DC’s Tiny Titans line, each book tells the story of an iconic superhero’s pet: Batman’s Ace the Bat-Hound, Superman’s Beppo the Super-Money, and Supergirl’s Streaky the Super-Cat. The animal companions [...]

Preview: The Muppet Show: Muppet Mash

Brigid Alverson
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Boom! Studios has been getting a lot of good ink for their Muppet Show comics, which up till now have been written by Roger Langridge (Langridge announced last month that he will be moving on to another project). Langridge has also illustrated several of the books, with Amy Mebberson (Divalicious, Penny and Aggie) picking up [...]

All ages comics and manga for 2/2-2/9/11

Lori Henderson
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My youngest daughter decided to bring home the flu last week, hence no new releases list last week. To make up for it, I have combined last week and this week’s list. There were too many good books coming out to just skip last week. Boom Studios continues it’s Disney Afternoon nostalgia with the newest [...]

Links: Gene Yang goes to college

Brigid Alverson

Kiel Phegley writes about Gene Luen Yang’s visit to his MFA writing program, and how the presentation went over with a group of aspiring authors who weren’t that familiar with the graphic novel medium. At Graphic Novel Reporter, Danica Davidson talks to Queenie Chan, creator of The Dreaming. Graphic Novel Reporter also has a preview [...]

Review: Maoh: Juvenile Remix, Vols. 1-4

Snow Wildsmith
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What would you do if you were the only person who knew a beloved savior was really a devil? Would you stand up or would you turn away, saying “This is not my problem”? That is the dilemma facing Ando, a seemingly ordinary high school student who possesses a mysterious power. He can make people [...]

Preview: Mickey Mouse x 300

Brigid Alverson
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Here’s another preview for you from an upcoming Boom! Studios Disney graphic novel. In Mickey and Friends: 300 Mickeys, the ubiquitous mouse makes himself even more ubiquitous by cloning himself. Here’s what the publisher has to say: Join in the fun with Mickey Mouse for a collection of multiplying mischief! When a cloning experiment goes [...]

Review: Four Companion Books for Bone Series

Snow Wildsmith
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Jeff Smith’s Bone series has been beloved by children, teens, and adults since it first came out in the early 1990s. Scholastic was smart to pick it up as part of their GRAPHIX line, especially since they re-released in it bright, shining color. Fans of the Bone cousins’ fantastic adventures will also want to check [...]