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All ages comics and manga for 4/27/11

No Girls Allowed

It’s the end of the month, so it’s a short list of the regulars. Ape Entertainment completes its Shrek mini-series. Boom! Studios continues to release Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories, even as Disney strips them down to just the Disney Afternoon properties. Bongo Comics has a new Bart Simpson Comics with Bart trying to be […]

Review: Amnesia Labyrinth, vol. 1


Souji returns home after a year at boarding school to find his brother missing, his sisters as mysterious and aloof as ever, and three teens from his school murdered. He has reason to believe that the three things are connected, but when a perky girl at his school–Yukako Sasai–starts bugging him to investigate the murders, […]

GC4K Goes International

I love going to cons. Really. Oh, sure, I complain about the crowds, the food, the smell, the crowds, and the crummy wifi access — and that’s when I’m well rested. But I also revel in the People. Rejoice in the Art. Glory in the Nerdly Conversation about Story. And make grabby hands at all the pretty BOOKS. To make […]

Review: Mummy Mayhem


I began reading mystery novels in the second grade, not long after my grandmother bought me my first Nancy Drew books. Much as I enjoyed The Secret of the Old Clock and The Bungalow Mystery, however, I was less keen on the character of Nancy herself. I envied Nancy’s smart roadster and the physical freedom […]

Quick links: Kevin Keller, Soulless manga, zombie librarians

Kevin Keller, the first openly gay character in Archie Comics, is getting his own mini-series this spring, and creator Dan Parent, talks about Kevin and his pals with Laura Hudson of Comics Alliance. Yen Press has announced the artist for its manga-style adaptations of Gail Carriger’s Soulless novels: rem, who illustrated Tokyopop’s manga adaptations of […]

Links: Fraggles, superheroes, and teenagers

At the DC Universe blog, Art Baltazar and Franco talk about how they make the magic that is Tiny Titans. The New York Times Magazine profiles Shaun Tan, the creator of The Arrival and The Lost Thing. On a much sillier note, the folks at the Jim Henson fansite Tough Pigs have been talking to […]

All ages comics and manga for 4/20/11

Tiny Titans 39

As the end of the month draws near (already?!?!), the list starts to dwindle to the regulars. Archie Comics releases the trade Man From Riverdale, collecting all the stories in one convenient place. Boom! Studios has a new trade of original Darkwing Duck comics as well. It’s sad to hear that they may be loosing […]

Good manga for kids, April 2011


In the last six months, VIZ Media and Yen Press have both launched iPad apps to great fanfare, but they aren’t the only manga publishers in the digital comics game. Seven Seas, home to such properties as Dance in the Vampire Bund, Gunslinger Girl, and Toradora!, recently began offering Kindle editions of their global manga. […]

Review: Babymouse: Cupcake Tycoon

Babymouse interior

Due to a small–ahem–incident in the library (which was Babymouse’s fault, but she feels really bad about it), all the kids at Babymouse’s school need to sell cupcakes to earn money for new library books. There’s even a prize for the one who sells the most cupcakes. Babymouse LOVES cupcakes almost as much as she […]

Interview: Wendy and Richard Pini

On Sunday, April 3rd, while attending WonderCon, I ran around to as many of my favorite kids comics creators as I could and asked them all the exact same questions.  Keep in mind, conventions are crazy loud and crazy busy, so there is a lot of background noise.  Let me know in the comments if […]