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Links: City of big shoulders

Katherine Dacey

The second Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, a.k.a. C2E2, is taking place this weekend, and Brigid Alverson will be there, chatting up creators, talking to publishers, and finding out what kid- and teen-friendly comics are in the pipeline. If you’re also planning to attend the show, be sure to check out Chris Sims’ helpful guide [...]

Review: Two Supernatural Titles from DMP Which You May Have Missed

Snow Wildsmith
toawn

As I was going through my review copies, trying to decide which ones to focus on this week, I realized that I had overlooked two supernatural titles released by Digital Manga Publishing back in July 2010. Both titles are interesting enough for libraries to consider adding to their collections, with one being more contemplative horror/fantasy [...]

Review: Skullkickers, vol 1

Eva Volin
skullkickers

Jim Zubkavich writes stories I shouldn’t like. I’m nowhere near to being his target audience. As a rule, I don’t play video games or laugh at jokes involving slapstick or bodily functions. I’m middle-aged. I’m female. I’m couth. Skullkickers, vol 1: 1000 Opas and a Dead Body Story by Jim Zubkavich; Illustrations by Edwin Huang [...]

The Reading Pile – March 14

Brigid Alverson
Madrox

Welcome to this week’s discussion of the books we’re reading. Feel free to chime in in the comments section and let us know what’s on your nightstand. Mike Pawuk: I devoured the entire run so far of Peter David’s X-Factor series from Marvel Comics that was rebooted in 2005 and still published today. X-Factor started [...]

Preview: The Sea Ghost #1

Brigid Alverson
SeaGhost1

Here’s something a little different: Jay Piscopo, who writes and draws The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli graphic novels, has spun off a comic featuring one of the characters from that series, The Sea Ghost. Here’s the promo text: Sea Ghost discovers a dangerous secret when a mysterious sphere transports him to an alien world [...]

All ages comics and manga for 3/09/11

Lori Henderson
Pilot and Huxley

I can’t believe spring break is already here! The kids get two weeks of lounging around at house while the parents have to slave away at work. It seems so unfair. Our only revenge, make the kids read! This week Graphix has the new volume of Missile Mouse. Marvel has more adventures with Thor, and [...]

Review: Bakuman, vol. 1-3

Snow Wildsmith
bm1

Average, ordinary Moritaka Mashiro has always assumed that he’ll have an average, ordinary life–finish high school, go to college, become a businessman. Sure he enjoys drawing, but that’s not a skill you can build a life with. But when top student Akito Takagi discovers Mashiro’s talent, he decides that Mashiro is the perfect person to [...]

Links: News from the North

Scott Robins

In early February, nominations for the 2011 Joe Shuster Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards were announced including the Comic for Kids/Bande Dessinées pour Enfants award. Nominations include Binky to the Rescue by Ashley Spires (Kids Can Press) Félice et le flamboyant blue by Mikaël (PLB Editions) Fishing with Gubby by Gary Kent & Kim La [...]

Fairy Navigator Runa Volume 1

Lori Henderson
Fairy Navigator Runa

Runa Rindo is an orphan. She was left on the steps of the Children of the Stars school, where she has grown up, never knowing her parents or why she was abandoned. The only memento she has of her parents is a pendent. Now in the fourth grade, she is found by a boy and [...]

All ages comics and manga for 3/2/11

Lori Henderson
Axe Cop 1

February frost has come and gone, and now it’s time for March winds to blow on through. This week’s list has some good fliers. DC Comics brings out the next collection of Billy Batson and the Magic of SHAZAM, while Marvel starts a new magazine featuring stories from their Marvel Adventures universe. I wish comic [...]