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Review: Bloody Monday, Vol. 1

Snow Wildsmith
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Takagi may look like an ordinary slacker high-school student, but he’s actually a computer genius who hacks-for-justice under the name Falcon. When Takagi’s father, deputy chief of a super-secret branch of Japanese Intelligence dedicated to preventing terrorism, is framed for murder, Takagi becomes caught up in an international conspiracy. The Falcon must act quickly to [...]

Links: Simply the best

Katherine Dacey
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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 [...]

Preview: Archie and Friends Double Digest #11

Brigid Alverson
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It’s time for some Saturday cartoons! Today’s selection features the classic Archie superheroes (scripted by Frank Doyle and penciled by Bill Vigoda) getting mixed up in some medieval hijinks. Archie and Friends Double Digest #11 goes on sale this Wednesday, so if you like what you see, you won’t have to wait long to see [...]

All ages comics and manga for 12/07/11

Lori Henderson
Archie Cyber Adventures

December begins with a smaller list than we have become used to seeing. Archie Comics finishes the second Mega Man story line this week, as well as releasing the next Sonic The Hedgehog Select volume. Action Lab Entertainment has the next issue of their princess-empowering series Princeless and Kodansha has the third volume of the [...]

Interview: Matthew Holm

Eva Volin

On July 22nd through 24th, while attending San Diego International Comic-Con, I ran around to as many of my favorite kids comics creators as I could and asked them all the exact same questions. Keep in mind, exhibit halls are crazy loud and crazy busy, so there is a lot of background noise. Let me [...]

Review: Summer Camp Science Mysteries, Vol. 1-2

Snow Wildsmith
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Nine-year-old twins Angie and Alex Rayez aren’t sure about heading to Camp Dakota for the summer, but it turns out that camp is pretty fun. They like their quirky camp counselors, Kyle and Loraine, and their fellow campers, Braelin, Rashawn, and Jordan. (Though it’s too bad that Carly is such a snob.) But camp soon [...]

Question Tuesday: Weeding

Robin Brenner
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That photo to the right is what greeted me today when I got to my Teen Room.  We all know how well-loved our graphic novels are—we can see them loved to bits, literally. Given that every library eventually runs out of shelf space, and titles slowly fall to bits, no matter how popular a collection [...]

Links: Ladies who lunch

Katherine Dacey

Lunch Lady creator Jarrett J. Krosoczka sits down with his hometown newspaper to discuss his career. “My grandparents were brave enough to send me to college to study art and I’m sure that was a difficult decision for them,” Krosoczka told the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. “But sending me to classes here [at the Worcester [...]

All ages comics and manga for 11/30/11

Lori Henderson
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With Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us, publishers are making sure there are still good reasons to come back to the comic shop! Lerner Publishing releases the next volume of the Elsewhere Chronicles while Little Brown has the new Adventures of Tintin. Marvel has a double hit with a new Disney Pixar Presents magazine [...]

Interview: Tory Woollcott

Eva Volin

On July 22nd through 24th, while attending San Diego International Comic-Con, I ran around to as many of my favorite kids comics creators as I could and asked them all the exact same questions. Keep in mind, exhibit halls are crazy loud and crazy busy, so there is a lot of background noise. Let me [...]