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Review: Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller

Snow Wildsmith
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In 1887, Annie Sullivan, a valedictorian graduate from the Perkins Institution (a school for the blind), traveled down South to Alabama to become the teacher for Helen Keller, a seven-year-old girl who was left blind and deaf after a childhood illness. With Annie’s help, Helen learned to understand the world again, communicating first by letters [...]

Comics Commentary: RIP Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Mike Pawuk

RIP The All-New Batman: Brave and the Bold – we hardly knew ye. After only 16 issues after your brief (and really unnecessary) relaunch since the first Batman: the Brave and the Bold monthly comic book ended with issue #22, another all-ages Batman title has bit the dust. At least you went out with a [...]

Links: The rise of Ninjago

Katherine Dacey
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The Walking Dead may be the bestselling comic in America right now, occupying 15 of the top 20 slots on the New York Times’ hardcover and paperback graphic novel lists, but Lego’s kid-friendly Ninjago comic is making a strong showing as well, with two volumes — Mask of the Sensei and The Challenge of Samukai [...]

Preview: Mr. Bump: Lights, Camera, Bump!

Brigid Alverson
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The latest addition to Viz’s VizKid’s line is a set of old friends in a new format: Comics based on the classic Mr. Men and Little Miss books by Roger Hargreaves. Here’s a preview of Mr. Bump: Lights, Camera, Bump!, which is due out this week; watch out for the companion volume, Little Miss Sunshine: [...]

All ages comics and manga for 4/11/12

Lori Henderson
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There are a lot of books to look forward to this week that both boys and girls will enjoy.  In addition to this week’s regular titles, First Second releases new title Giants Beware. IDW Publishing has the Oz Treasury by fan favorite Eric Shanower, and Viz Media brings Voltron to a new  generation with the [...]

Cartooning Around: The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes – Marvel Universe/Disney XD

Mike Pawuk

As we count down to May 4th – the release of the Avengers feature film, let’s take a look at another version of the Avengers from Marvel Comics’ animation division. With the debut on April 1 of the Marvel Universe block on Disney XD alongside the highly-anticipated Ultimate Spider-Man animated series, the true gem of [...]

Review: The Shark King

Snow Wildsmith
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Long ago in Hawaii, a beautiful young maiden, Kalei, falls in love with a handsome man — not realizing he is the Shark King. When their son, Nanaue is born, Kalei tries to hide what he is, but there is no denying his heritage…or his appetite! The Shark King R. Kikuo Johnson Ages 7-9; Grades [...]

Links: One comic to rule them all

Katherine Dacey
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Bluewater Comics will be releasing a biography about J.R.R. Tolkein. Subtitled The True Lord of the Rings, the comic will explore Tolkein’s career and influences in depth. Chris Wilson has the details. Remember He-Man and the Masters of the Universe? DC Comics will be publishing a new, six-issue series inspired by the popular Reagan-era toy [...]

All ages comics and manga for 4/4/12

Lori Henderson
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The first week in April brings a nice shower of titles. DC Comics releases two of their non-superhero all ages books, Looney Tunes and Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? Marvel Comics prepares for the premiere of the Avengers cartoon and movie with Marvel Universe Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Adventures Comic Readers, but it’s Lerner Publishing that [...]

Cartooning Around: Ultimate Spider-Man on Marvel Universe/Disney XD

Mike Pawuk

With this summer shaping up to be another fantastic time for comic book fans—with feature films including The Avengers (May 4th), Amazing Spider-Man (July 3), and Dark Knight Rises (July 20)—kids especially are getting treated to a double whammy of DC and Marvel Comics presence on television as well, with DC Comics’ DC Nation programming [...]