Comic Attack! writer Drew McCabe lists his fifteen favorite kids’ comics from 2011. It’s a pleasingly diverse list, with westerns, comedies, superheroes, and sci-fi adventures all making the cut.
About.com’s Deb Aoki compiles her list of 2011’s best manga. Among her top picks are such teen-friendly titles as Blue Exorcist, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, and Princess Knight. Curious about what manga might make Deb’s 2012 list? Then check out her preview of next year’s most hotly anticipated titles.
Back in October, No Flying No Tights sponsored a survey of public libraries, asking them to describe their graphic novel collections. The results are in, and Robin Brenner has an analysis of the data.
Suzette Chan interviews artist Rebecca Guay, who collaborated with Jane Yolen on the epic fantasy-adventure The Last Dragon.
JManga.com is running a special promotion for new subscribers: sign up for a monthly membership and receive a free digital copy of Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 1. The promotion runs through December 27th.
Reviews: At No Flying No Tights, Jennifer presents a brief overview of Rosen Publishing’s Graphic Tales of the Supernatural, while guest columnist Angela Eastman launches a new column at Manga Bookshelf called Comic Conversions, in which she compares graphic novels with their source material. Up first: James Patterson’s Witch & Wizard, which has two comic-book adaptations on the American market.
Kristin Bomba on vol. 2 of Ai Ore! Love Me! (Comic Attack!)
Rob McMonigal on Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean (Panel Patter)
Anna Netreour on vols. 1-2 of Basara (Manga Report)
Holly von Winckel on Berona’s War, Vol. 2: The Fight for Amity (Sequential Tart)
Emma on Che Guevara: A Manga Biography (No Flying No Tights)
Sterg Botzakis on Chicken with Plums (Graphic Novel Resources)
Matthew on DC Superheroes: Green Lantern (No Flying No Tights)
Gail on Gabby & Gator (No Flying No Tights)
Matthew on Harry Houdini (No Flying No Tights)
Bill on Jack and the Box (No Flying No Tights)
Andrew on The Last Dragon (No Flying No Tights)
Holly von Winckel on Mouse Guard: Black Axe, no. 3 (Sequential Tart)
Greg McElhatton on Nina in That Makes Me Mad! (Read About Comics)
Emma on The Prisoner of Zenda (No Flying No Tights)
Brigid Alverson on vols. 1-4 of Saturn Apartments (MTV Geek)
Adrien Neibauer on Smile (The Graphic Classroom)
Rob McMonigal on vol. 1 of Star Trek Omnibus (Panel Patter)
Richard on Sun Fish Moon Fish (Forbidden Planet)
Lissa Patillo on vol. 1 of Tokyo MewMew Omnibus (Kuriousity)
Sterg Botzakis on The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation (Graphic Novel Resources)
Kevin Hodgson on Zebrafish (The Graphic Classroom)