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.
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)
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)