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Preview: Ice Age: Where There’s Thunder

Brigid Alverson
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Manny, Sid, and Diego are back, and heading out for another adventure after the continent is set adrift, in Ice Age: Where There’s Thunder, the third Ice Age comic from BOOM! Studios, written by Caleb Monroe and with art by Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb, the team that also does BOOM!’s hugely popular Adventure Time [...]

All ages comics and manga for 6/13/12

Lori Henderson
Monster vs Kittens

June is busting out all over with some super comics! DC Comics releases the first digest featuring all ages tales from the Superman Adventures series. The Robert Louis Stevenson edition of Graphic Classics gets a revision with 22 more pages, and Marvel prepares for the new Spider-Man movie with three books featuring the web-slinger, including [...]

Interview: Frank Cammuso

Eva Volin

On May 4th through 6th, while attending the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, I ran around to as many of my favorite kids comics creators as I could and asked them all the exact same questions. Keep in mind, exhibit halls are crazy loud and crazy busy (even when they’re held in a library), so there [...]

Review: Earthling!

Snow Wildsmith
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Bud and his dad have just moved to New Mexico and Bud is not looking forward to being the new kid in school. But he ends up being newer than he expects when he accidentally gets on board the wrong school bus. Instead of heading to Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, Bud is now the only [...]

News and commentary: Amethyst Returns!

Brigid Alverson
Amethyst

Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld is one of those iconic comics that women are still talking about years later. (True confession: Being a bit older than the Amethyst Generation, I never read them.) The original series, published by DC in the 1980s, was about a 13-year-old girl, Amethyst, who discovers that she is actually a princess [...]

Links: Kitaro to make his US manga debut

Katherine Dacey
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Last week, Drawn & Quarterly revealed that it had licensed Shigeru Mizuki’s GeGeGe no Kitaro, a long-running shonen manga about a demon boy and his yokai friends. Kitaro is a beloved character in Japan; since his 1959 debut, he’s appeared in several different manga magazines, and has been the subject of live-action movies, animated television [...]

All ages comics and manga for 6/6/12

Lori Henderson
Droids and Ewoks

School’s out, and so are some kid favorite comics! Bongo Comics has more Bart Simpson than you can handle in its Bart Simpson Out To Lunch trade paperback. Image Comics has the next issue of Super Dinosaur, and Marvel Comics finishes up their first Toy Story series. Keep the kids off of video games for [...]

GC4K Elevator Pitch: The Year of the Beasts

Eva Volin
Year of the Beasts

I’ve been reading hybrids for years now: Frankie Pickle, Wimpy Kid, Popularity Papers, you name it, I’ve read or read about it. But this is the first time I’ve really been intrigued by one. The Year of the Beasts, is prose written by Cecil Castellucci and comics written and drawn by Nate Powell. You can [...]

Review: Super Dinosaur, Vol. 1

Mike Pawuk

Just another tale of a boy and his Tyrannosaurus Rex friend who wears a cybernetic suit that he kicks butt with… Super Dinosaur, Vol. 1. Written by Robert Kirkman Illustrated by Jason Howard Image Comics, 2012. 978-1-60706-420-6 Rated E for Everyone Dinosaur lovers: All you have to know is there’s a Tyrannosaurus Rex in the [...]

Interview: Scott Robins and Snow Wildsmith

Robin Brenner
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Two of our own contributors, Scott Robins and Snow Wildsmith, are now the published authors of the brand new A Parent’s Guide to the Best Kids Comics. In order to get a sense of how the guide came about, what it includes, and how everyone might benefit from its content, I took it upon myself [...]