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NYCC 2011 news round-up

Katherine Dacey
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New York Comic Con celebrated its sixth anniversary this year with capacity crowds, big stars, and big announcements. Wondering how NYCC will impact you and your library collection? We at Good Comics for Kids rounded up the weekend’s biggest news in kids’ and teens’ comic publishing. COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS Marvel announced a unique crossover [...]

All ages comics and manga for 10/12/11

Lori Henderson
Little Jackie Lantern

We’re already half way through October. Where is the time going?! With the return of Star Wars The Clone Wars on TV, Dark Horse has a new a graphic novel based on the prose series The Clone Wars Secret Missions. Image Comics has the next issue of Super Dinosaur, and Thor shows up again the [...]

Review: Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers Unleashed

Lori Henderson
Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers Unleashed

The Pet Avengers return in a new adventure! While searching for team member Frog Thor, the Pet Avengers discover another world where creatures of myth exist and live happily—or at least they did, until something happened to the ruler of the world, The Golden One. Can the Pet Avengers find a way to stop the [...]

Review: Good Vs. Evil

Esther Keller

Deceivingly slim and simple these little comics can be read, understood, and enjoyed in multiple ways.

Question Tuesday: Where do I put THIS series?

Robin Brenner
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Is the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series ok for my middle school, for 7th to 9th grade readers? Do you have any comments on the series Death Note for a high school? As a graphic novel fan and expert, I get asked about the appropriateness of all kinds of series. Different age ranges and different institutions, [...]

Links: Kawaii Five-0

Katherine Dacey
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Coming soon from HarperCollins: I Love Kawaii, a book exploring cute, Japanese-influenced artwork from around the world. Our own Brigid Alverson argues that I Love Kawaii “goes way beyond Hello Kitty to show just how interesting, creative, and even edgy kawaii art can be.” Mark your calendars: Sunday, October 16th is Kids’ Day at New [...]

Preview: Snarked! #1

Brigid Alverson
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Snarked! is the new comic from Roger Langridge, who wrote and illustrated many of Boom! Studios’ Muppet Show comics and was also the writer of Marvel’s Thor: The Mighty Avenger. When Disney took back the license on those, Langridge moved on to his own comic, Snarked!, a con-man comedy starring Lewis Carroll’s characters The Walrus [...]

All ages comics and manga for 10/5/11

Lori Henderson
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With the first week of October comes longer nights, cooler weather, and the scary thought that Christmas is only three months away! Start your shopping now with releases from this week’s list! Keep up with the continuing series Amelia Rules as the 7th volume is released. Missed out on the sensation that was Axe Cop? [...]

Review: Page by Paige

Esther Keller
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Moving to a new city in the middle of high school and mid-year is a challenge for any teen. For Paige Turner it’s an opportunity to discover herself.

Review: Graphic Dinosaurs Series

Snow Wildsmith
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School library publisher Rosen adds more dinosaurs to its Graphic Dinosaur series with the release of Set 4 this fall. Writers Rob Shone and David West cover somewhat more obscure dinosaurs this time around: Ichtyosaurus, Archaeopteryx, Iguanodon, Spinosaurus, Oviraptor, and Pachycephalosaurus. These five dinosaurs join Pteranodon, Triceratops, Velociraptor, and Tyrannosaurus (from Set 1, 2008); Diplodocus, [...]