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Good news for fans of No Flying No Tights: Robin Brenner’s site is back and better than ever! The newly relaunched NFNT offers visitors many options for finding titles, with categories for age, genre, and format, as well as a list of staff picks. Check out the review index below for links to the site’s newest reviews.

Have you read Nursery Rhyme Comics: 50 Timeless Rhymes from 50 Celebrated Cartoonists? If not, you’ll want to check out Robot 6’s interviews with contributors Richard Sala (“Three Blind Mice”), Eleanor Davis (“The Queen of Hearts”), Aaron Renier (“The Lion and the Unicorn”), Chris Duffy (“One, Two Buckle My Shoe”) and Scott C. (“Pop Goes the Weasel”).

Pre-orders of Papercutz’s Ninjango graphic novel, which is based on a popular Lego kit, topped 170,000 copies.

Graphic Novel Reporter is giving away 100 copies of Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 2. Click here to find out more about the contest.

Over at Newsarama, Zack Smith interviews Brian Selznick, author of The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck.

Congratulations to Stan Sekai, whose series Usagi Yojimbo will reach an important milestone this month: its 200th issue! To mark the occasion, Sekai has written a special story, “200 Buddhas.” Look for it in comic stores on October 26th.

Deb Aoki has ten suggestions for how JManga could improve its website. “Give readers a chance to share what they like and/or didn’t like, and maybe give the manga-ka a chance to respond/talk about their creations,” she argues. “It sure would beat some of the dry plot summaries that are already posted. This could also be a way for readers to provide feedback about translation glitches too.”

Library staff in Cincinnati, OH share a list of their teens’ favorite titles. Among them: Fruits Basket, xxxHolic, and Fables.

Reviews: Johanna Draper Carlson looks at the full line of DC Super Pets readers, and pronounces them good, silly fun for grade schoolers. Over at The Forbidden Planet blog, long-time contributor Richard takes a look at Babymouse and Squish.

Johanna Draper Carlson on Amelia Rules! The Meaning of Life… and Other Stuff (Comics Worth Reading)
Beth Scorzato on Bake Sale (Spandexless)
Emma on vols. 1-4 of Black Butler (No Flying No Tights)
Paige McKee on vol. 1 of Cage of Eden (Sequential Tart)
Kate Dacey on vol. 1 of Codename: Sailor V (The Manga Critic)
Bill on Dragon Puncher Book 2: Dragon Puncher Island (No Flying No Tights)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Galaxion Book 2: First Contact (Comics Worth Reading)
Nick Chidgey on vol. 1 of Laddertop (Spandexless)
Richard on vol. 1 of Man of La Mancha (Forbidden Planet International)
Corinna Lawson on Marvel Firsts: The 1960s (Geek Dad)
Amanda Tarbet on MetaMaus: A Look Inside A Modern Classic (Sequential Tart)
Gail on Nursery on Nursery Rhyme Comics: 50 Timeless Rhymes From 50 Celebrated Cartoonists (No Flying No Tights)
Sam Kusek on vol. 1 of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon (Spandexless)
Suzette Chan on The Strange Talent of Luther Strode, #1 (Sequential Tart)
Greg McElhatton on The Strange Talent of Luther Strode, #1 (Read About Comics)
Jack B on Takio (No Flying No Tights)
Greg McElhatton on vol. 1 of X (Read About Comics)
Sadie on Yo Gabba Gabba!: Comic Book Time! (No Flying No Tights)

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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