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Links: Billy Batson and the magic of Pokemon

Katherine Dacey

ICv2 lists the Top 300 Graphic Novels for March 2011, and kids’ comics make a respectable showing. Among the titles making the cut are Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, Pokemon Adventures, Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam, and Yo Gabba Gabba: Comic Book Time.

Kodansha Comics has just re-launched its website with information about its spring/summer line-up. And speaking of Kodansha Comics, Deb Aoki gets the scoop on the publisher’s most anticipated fall releases: Sailor Moon and Codename: Sailor V.

Karen Keller chats with Kill Shakespeare creators Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery.

Over at USA Today, author Richelle Mead and artist Emma Vicieli discuss the forthcoming Vampire Academy graphic novel, due out from Penguin Books in August 2011.

J.K. Parkin previews First Second’s Fall 2011 catalog.

Has BOOM! Studios lost the license for Classic Disney properties such as Uncle Scrooge and Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories? We hope the answer is no; BOOM! has been doing a terrific job of bringing these kid-friendly titles to a new generation of readers.

Curtis Silver trains a sociologist’s eye on The Smurfs.

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Katherine Dacey About Katherine Dacey

Katherine Dacey has been reviewing comics since 2006. From 2007 to 2008, she was the Senior Manga Editor at PopCultureShock, a site covering all aspects of the entertainment industry from comics to video games. In 2009, she launched The Manga Critic, where she focuses primarily on Japanese comics and novels in translation. Katherine lives and works in the Greater Boston area, and is a musicologist by training.

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