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All ages comics and manga for 5/11/11

Lori Henderson
Megaman1

It’s a quick list this week with smurfs, girl spies, and aspiring astronauts. Papercutz continues its Smurfs title with the little blue friends facing a Howlibird, and over at Archie, Betty and Veronica are agents trying to protect Riverdale from a kid’s TV show? And don’t forget to get the next volume of Twin Spica [...]

Review: Owly & Wormy: Friends All Aflutter!

Snow Wildsmith
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Owly and Wormy are sad because all of the butterflies have left their garden. They plant new flowers that Raccoon says the butterflies will like, but all that shows up are two friendly caterpillars. But when the caterpillars disappear, Owly and Wormy are sad. What has happened to their new friends? Owly & Wormy: Friends [...]

Links: Astronauts and conquerors

Brigid Alverson
AstronautAcademy

I chatted briefly with Rick Parker, the artist for the Papercutz parodies Harry Potty and the Deathly Boring and Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid, at MoCCA a few weeks ago. Graphic Novel Reporter’s John Hogan interviews Dave Roman about the inspiration for his upcoming opus, Astronaut Academy, and some other projects he has in [...]

Preview: Donald Duck and Friends: Pirate Gold

Brigid Alverson
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BOOM! Studios continues their series of classic Disney comics with Donald Duck and Friends #366, featuring an Italian tale from 1962 that has never been published in English before. This story, “South Sea Shenanigans,” is actually the conclusion of a trilogy of Donald stories; the cover is by Daan Jippes and the story is by [...]

All ages comics and manga for 5/4/11

Lori Henderson
RR_01_CVR

It’s a long list of titles this week. Ape Entertainment has more Kung Fu Panda, and Boom! Studios continues its Disney Afternoon releases with the next issue of Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers. Dark Horse finishes its release of Axe Cop, and Viz has the next Panda Man for young readers. This wide selection is [...]

The Parents’ Guide to Free Comic Book Day 2011

Katherine Dacey
ratedfree

Mark your calendar: this Saturday is the tenth annual Free Comic Book Day. The first Free Comic Book Day was held in 2002. The premise was simple: stores gave short, free sampler comics to regular customers and newcomers alike, rewarding one group for their loyalty while introducing the other to the joy of reading comics. [...]

Links: FCBD 2011, VIZ Media brings manga to the iPhone

Katherine Dacey

Who doesn’t like a free comic book? That’s the thinking behind Free Comic Book Day, an annual event in which retailers around the country provide customers free comics from publishers big and small. This year’s FCBD will be held on Saturday, May 7th at thousands of stores around the US and Canada. (Click here to [...]

Review: The Never Weres

Snow Wildsmith
NeverWeres

Teenagers Mia, Xian, and Jesse are the last generation of humans. The Barren Virus has ended childbirth, cloning has not been successful, and robots are still not accepted as an alternative to human life. While wandering through the bowels of the city, Xian stumbles across a clue to a teenage girl who went missing 60 [...]

The Reading Pile – May 2

Brigid Alverson
Ormes

It’s a new month, and we have a new stack of books to read here at Good Comics for Kids; join us as our bloggers talk about the books we are in the middle of reading right now—and feel free to add your own current reading in the comments section. Kate Dacey: My local library [...]

Preview: Space Warped, from kaboom!

Brigid Alverson
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The sci-fi parody Space Warped is one of the initial offerings from BOOM! Studios’ new kids’ imprint, kaboom! (they sure do love their exclamation points down at the BOOM! offices), and while the book won’t be out until June, they released a ten-page preview this week. Written by Hervé Bourhis and illustrated by Rudy Spiessert, [...]