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Links: Simply Marvel-ous

Katherine Dacey

As a tie-in with its new “Marvel Universe” programming bloc on Disney XD, Marvel will be launching two new all-ages comics: The Avengers: The Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Adventures and Ultimate Spider-Man. DC Comics just unveiled the publication schedule for The New 52 collections. Best-selling titles like Wonder Woman, Action Comics, and Justice League will be [...]

Preview: Ice Age: Iced In

Brigid Alverson
IceAge_IcedIn_Page_5

New from BOOM! Studios’ KaBoom line this week is Ice Age: Iced In, a 24-page comic based on the 2002 movie Ice Age. The movie may be old, but the comic is fresh and lively, with a script by Caleb Monroe and art by Braden Lamb and Shelli Paroline, who will be illustrating KaBoom’s Adventure [...]

All ages comics and manga for 1/25/12

Lori Henderson
Polly 2

The first month of 2012 wraps up with a fairly short list. Ape Entertainment finishes its first Strawberry Shortcake mini series. Arcana Studios releases a graphic novel that really puts meaning in the word graphic with My Best Friend’s a Booger. And Dark Horse continues its re-release of the CLAMP classic title Cardcaptor Sakura with [...]

Interview: Doug TenNapel

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 [...]

Check out the 2012 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list!

Brigid Alverson
VerasGhost

Looking for something to read? You’re in luck! Every year, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) releases their Great Graphic Novels for Teens list at the American Library Association midwinter meeting. Here is this year’s top ten: Zahra’s Paradise, by Amir and Khalil (First Second) Scarlet, by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev (Marvel/Icon [...]

Question Tuesday: Fans Taking Over

Robin Brenner
OuranHSHCDVD

I’m looking for some advice regarding the teen anime club…We started fine without any problems but within the last few  months I’ve had the yaoi fandom take over the club. It’s just 6 girls out of around 15 members, but they really tend to dominate and make the others uncomfortable…Nothing I say seems to have [...]

Links: Drama queen

Katherine Dacey
drama_cover

Smile fans, rejoice: Raina Telgemeier just unveiled the cover for her next project, Drama, and it looks like a winner. Telgemeier didn’t provide many details about the book, but noted that it would be on sale in September. And speaking of Telgemeier, she’ll be the Cartoonist in Residence at the Charles M. Schulz Museum this [...]

Preview: Jinx

Brigid Alverson
JINX GN 023

Jinx is a grown-up version of an older Archie comic, Little Jinx, that was a favorite of mine when I was a kid. In the original, Jinx was a mischievous six-year-old who often sparred with her father; now she is a teenager and the sparring has gotten a little more serious—but only a little. Writers [...]

All ages comics and manga for 1/18/12

Lori Henderson
Fraggle Rock Classic

It’s a small list this week, but with kids starting a new semester, maybe that’s not such a bad thing. Boom! Studios has the next WordGirl volume out, combining vocabulary with superheroes, and Papercutz releases another Disney Fairies, which finally features a cameo by Peter Pan. Took long enough! The List: ARCHAIA ENTERTAINMENT Fraggle Rock [...]

Review: Series Roundup

Snow Wildsmith
www.randomhouse.com1

Every once in a while I like to do a round-up of the latest volumes in series that I’ve enjoyed. It gives me a chance to talk about new volumes and remind you of why I think you should still be buying them for your library. Here are my latest thoughts: Squish, no. 2: Brave [...]