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Links: I Yam What I Yam

Brigid Alverson
playballcvr

The digital comics distributor iVerse Media will launch a digital comics service for libraries in July, and I interviewed account director Josh Elder (also the creator of Mail Order Ninja) about the details. Besides offering what looks like a deep list of graphic novels, the service has a model that libraries may find more attractive [...]

Preview: The Three Stooges: Bed Bugged

Brigid Alverson
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The children’s comics publisher Papercutz has launched a new series of graphic novels based on the Three Stooges, exposing a whole new generation to the antics of Larry, Curly, and Moe. The first one, Bed Bugged, is out now, with two old Archie hands, George Gladir and Stan Goldberg, as the creative team. Here’s a [...]

All ages comics and manga for 4/25/12

Lori Henderson
Popeye 1

It’s the last week of the month, and as usual, the releases are light. Fans of Sonic the Hedgehog get a double dose of the blue speedster in the third issue of the Super Special Magazine as well as the fifth volume of the Select trades. BOOM! Studios continues with the next issue of Roger [...]

Interview: Kevin C. Pyle

Esther Keller
take what you can carry

Back in November, during the NYC School Librarian Conference, I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Kevin Pyle, author and artist of Blindspot, Katman, and now his newest release, Take What You Can Carry.

Review: The Boy Who Cried Alien

Snow Wildsmith
Jacket Boy Who Cried Alien

No one ever believes Larry, and that’s probably because Larry never tells the truth. But he’s not lying about the aliens who have landed just outside of town. Unfortunately, he still can’t get people to believe him. He’ll have to figure out how to talk to the aliens in order to help them fix their [...]

Great Graphic Novels for Kids

Eva Volin
Beauty and the Squat Bears

Last year at about this time, the GC4K gang got together and presented a few workshops and wrote an article on collecting graphic novels in libraries. Since our focus is on comics for kids, so were our presentations – our hope being to convince reluctant librarians and teachers that comics have a place in collections and [...]

Links: The Muppets take Marvel

Katherine Dacey

Good news for Muppets fans: Marvel will be publishing The Four Seasons, a four-issue mini-series drawn by Roger Langridge. The story, which Langridge drew for BOOM! Studios, was briefly stuck in limbo after Marvel/Disney assumed ownership of the Muppets license. Look for issue one of The Four Seasons in July. In an upcoming Sabrina/Archie crossover [...]

Preview: Little Miss Sunshine

Brigid Alverson
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We’re back this Saturday with another look at Viz’s Mr. Men and Little Miss books. This week we have a preview of Little Miss Sunshine: Here Comes the Sun!, which was just released this past week. Here’s the executive summary: What does Little Miss Sunshine do when she finds a bus on her lawn? Leads [...]

All ages comics and manga for 4/18/12

Lori Henderson
LMS 1

What’s coming up this week? Anyone with a video gamer in the house will be able to relate to Archie’s latest obsession in the new Archie Double Digest from Archie. Boom! Studios releases another Ice Age book for younger fans, and Papercutz has the next volume in the Disney Fairies line with some stories for [...]

Countdown to The Avengers: Thor: The Mighty Avenger Vols. 1 + 2

Mike Pawuk

With the impending release of the eagerly-awaited The Avengers film directed by Joss Whedon arriving on May 4th, what better than to do a retrospective on some of the best collections for readers on some of the Marvel Super Heroes that make up the core of the Avengers team from the upcoming movie? First up [...]