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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 released in both hardcover and trade paperback, while other titles — including the six that DC recently canceled — will be released in TPB only.

David Robertson discusses his forthcoming graphic novel, Sugar Falls: A Residential School Story, which explores a dark chapter in Canada’s history: the warehousing and abuse of Native American children at government-run boarding schools.

In case you missed it: YALSA unveiled its annual Great Graphic Novels for Teens list earlier this week.

Curious about the Sailor Moon phenomenon? Erin Elizabeth Fraser offers an in-depth look at this beloved shojo manga, which is back in print again thanks to Kodansha Comics.

Reviews: Wondering what graphic novels to buy for your library’s collection? Johanna Draper Carlson tackles 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die: The Ultimate Guide to Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Manga. Across the pond, Forbidden Planet International examines the latest issue The Phoenix, a new all-ages comics magazine.

Young Readers (Ages 4-8)
Kevin Hodgson on How Do We Stay on Earth: A Gravity Mystery (The Graphic Classroom)
Snow Wildsmith on Leo Geo and His Miraculous Journey through the Center of the Earth (ICv2)
Danica Davidson on Luz Sees the Light (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Bill on Rick & Rack and the Great Outdoors (No Flying No Tights)
Bill on Stinky (No Flying No Tights)

Pre-Teens (Ages 9-12)
John Hogan on The Adventures of Simone & Ajax (Graphic Novel Reporter)
John Hogan on Amazing True Stories: Ellis Island (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Emma on Atlas (No Flying No Tights)
Snow Wildsmith on vols. 1-2 of Princess Knight (ICv2)
Anna on vols. 6-7 of Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura (Manga Report)

Teens (13+)
Greg McElhatton on Blue (Read About Comics)
Nick Smith on vol. 1 of Dawn of the Arcana (ICv2)
Allen on Don Quixote, Part II (No Flying No Tights)
Nathan Wilson on Flashpoint (Graphic Novel Reporter)
John Hogan on Friends with Boys (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Sheli on vol. 1 of I Am Here! (No Flying No Tights)
Kevin Hodgson on I See The Promised Land (The Graphic Classroom)
Corinna Lawson on Marvel Firsts: The 1970s (Wired)
Snow Wildsmith on Mush! Sled Dogs with Issues (ICv2)
Emma on Rainy Day Recess: The Complete Steven’s Comics (No Flying No Tights)
Sheli on Spider-Man: Torment (No Flying No Tights)
Jenny on vols. 1-4 of The Story of Saiunkoku (No Flying No Tights)

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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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