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Review: Dalen & Gole: Scandal in Port Angus


When Dalen and his buddy Gole lose the annual Junior Jet Race because of a surprise, come-from-behind win by Tunax, they’re suspicious. Well, Gole is, anyway. Dalen refuses to believe that Tunax did anything wrong. But when they stumble over a mysterious portal that leads to a strange land called “Earth,” even Dalen has to […]

Links: The politics of Archie, Vertical picks up new manga

Is Archie comics pushing a liberal agenda? An editorial at Comic Booked says yes, but a more articulate rebuttal by T Campbell points out the true agenda of Archie Comics: To make money, something that brings people of different political stripes together. I interviewed Archie writer Alex Segura at Robot 6, and he also was […]

Vertical licensing news


At this weekend’s MangaNEXT convention, Vertical, Inc. announced that it would be adding two new manga to its 2012 line-up. The first is The Limit, a shojo drama about a group of girls whose lives are turned upside down by a terrifying event on a school trip. Creator Keiko Suenobu is no stranger to dark […]

All ages comics and manga for 2/22/12

Good vs Evil Alien

There’s a good variety of titles on the list this week. Ape Entertainment has new collections of their licensed titles Megamind and Shrek. Marvel Comics has the next issue of their adaptation of Dorothy and The Wizard of Oz, and Toon Books releases a new volume in the adventures of the aliens Zig and Wikki […]

Review: Jim Henson’s The Storyteller


This book takes bedtime stories to a new level, with magical tales told by a stellar lineup of writers and artists. Even without the Henson name, it’s a keeper. Jim Henson’s The Storyteller By Jim Henson and various authors Archaia Entertainment, 2011 The publisher Archaia is carving out a nice little niche for itself with […]

Links: Garfield rides again


Boom! Studios just added a new series to its growing all-ages line of comics: Garfield. The sarcastic, lasagna-eating cat will make the leap from comic strip to comic book this May in a series of all-new stories written by Mark Evanier and illustrated by Gary Barker. Forward-thinking publisher Archie Comics will begin selling comics through […]

Preview: Snarked #5


Roger Langridge’s comics series Snarked is a lighthearted take on an already lighthearted original, Lewis Carroll’s poem “The Walrus and The Carpenter.” In these comics, Langridge (the writer of BOOM!’s Muppet Show comics and the upcoming Popeye series from IDW) transforms them into a pair of con men, one wily, one… not so much. Snarked […]

All ages comics and manga for 02/15/12

Ninjago 2

The week of Valentine’s Day means love is in the air. Love of comics, that is! Action Lab finishes its well received series Princeless. Watch out for the collection to add to your library shelves! Capstone Press pours out a litter of DC Super-Pets books for the superhero/animal lover in us all, and First Second […]

Review: Garfield & Co. Volume 1-2


The comic strip “Garfield” first appeared in newspapers back in 1978, but the fat, sarcastic orange-and-black-striped cat has remained popular up through today. Kids and adults alike cannot seem to get enough of him. He has appeared in books, on TV and even had a couple of movies! His latest TV incarnation has become the […]

Review: Twilight, vol. 2


If you listen to the talk amongst YA librarians, they’ll tell you that the Twilight phenomenon has passed. And for the most part it has. So it makes one wonder how well the 2nd volume of the Twilight graphic novel will do. But there is still a pocket of teens and preteens who are interested in the series.