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Katherine Dacey

treasure 202x300 Links: Thievery!Saturday Morning Webtoons has teamed up with Kids Can Press to make Scott Chantler’s Three Thieves available for free. The story, which follows the adventures of a reluctant teenage thief, began serialization at the SMW site last weekend.

Our own Brigid Alverson gets the inside scoop on the return of Hetalia: Axis Powers, which was in licensing purgatory for nearly a year after Tokyopop closed its North American publishing wing.

Mouse Guard creator David Petersen talks about his contribution to Archaia Studio’s much-discussed Free Comic Book Day giveaway.

Fan site CSCION interviews Stefan Petrucha about his current project for Papercutz: Power Rangers Super Samurai.

What is a graphic novel? Sterg Botzakis, who teaches courses on adolescent literacy at the University of Tennessee, offers a good working definition.

Andi Watson talks about returning to Skeleton Key, this time as a full-color comic for Dark Horse.

Reviews: Over at Robot 6, J. Caleb Mozzocco tackles an assortment of teen-friendly titles, including Archie Meets KISS and DC Showcase Presents: All-Star Squadron. Here at the School Library Journal, Paula Wiley singles out Best Shot in the West: The Adventures of Nat Love and Giants Beware! for special mention in this month’s Graphic Novel round-up.

Young Readers (Ages 4-8)
Kevin Hodgson on How the Leopard Got His Spots (The Graphic Classroom)
Hillary Brown on The Shark King (Paste Magazine)
Jessica on The Shark King (The Bluestocking Society)

Pre-Teens (Ages 9-12)
Emma on The Amulet of Samarkand (No Flying No Tights)
Alysa on Astronaut Academy (Everead)
Travis on Bird & Squirrel: On the Run! (100 Scope Notes)
Andrew Shuping on Cleopatra in Space (Comics Forge)
Jennifer W. on DC Super Villains: Black Manta and the Octopus Army (No Flying No Tights)
Jennifer W. on DC Super Villains: Lex Luthor and the Kryptonite Caverns (No Flying No Tights)
Emma on Jinx (No Flying No Tights)
Drew McCabe on Mr. Men and Little Miss: Lights, Camera, Bump! and Dance Class (Comic Attack)
Steve Bennett on Popeye #1 (ICv2)
Greg McElhatton on Popeye #1 (Read About Comics)
Emily on vol. 1 of WINX Club (No Flying No Tights)

Teens (13+)
Adrienne Neibauer on Americus (The Graphic Classroom)
Snow Wildsmith on The Battle of Blood and Ink: A Fable of the Flying City (ICv2)
Snow Wildsmith on Darth Vader and Son (ICv2)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Skeleton Key Color Special (Comics Worth Reading)
Karen Maeda on Uglies: Shay’s Story (Sequential Tart)
Lori Henderson on vols. 1-10 of The Wallflower (Manga Xanadu)

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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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