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Review: The Secret of the Stone Frog

Esther Keller
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Those readers familiar with Toon Bok’s comics for emergent readers will be pleasantly surprised by their latest release. Geared to a slightly older and literary audience, this latest release is a masterpiece.

Links: Smile!

Katherine Dacey

Raina Telgemeier’s Smile was the top-selling comic on this week’s New York Times Graphic Novel Bestseller list. That feat would be impressive under any circumstances, but Telgemeier’s book was released in February 2010 — over two years ago! TCAF organizer Christopher Butcher explains what this week’s chart reveals about the state of the comics industry. [...]

SPECIAL PREVIEW: Geronimo Stilton rescues the Olympics

Brigid Alverson
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The latest Geronimo Stilton graphic novel, Geronimo Stilton #10: Geronimo Saves the Olympics, jumps right on the Olympics bandwagon with a wacky tale set mostly in the first modern Olympics, which were held in 1896. Geronimo Stilton stories always involve a gang of low-life cats who go back in time and try to change history [...]

All ages comics and manga for 7/25/12

Lori Henderson
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As we move into the last leg of summer, and kids start preparing for the new school year, there is still time to pick up some comics for that last-minute vacation or stay-cation. Capstone Press has another round of DC Super-Pets featuring detective cats, flexy frogs and zombie pets? Archie Comics has the Occupy movement [...]

Interview: Kazu Kibuishi

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 [...]

Preview: Power Rangers Super Samurai #1

Brigid Alverson
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Last week, at San Diego Comic-Con, the Power Rangers joined the Papercutz lineup, taking their rightful place alongside NInjago, Nancy Drew, Geronimo Stilton, the Three Stooges, and other childhood favorites. Vol. 1 of Power Rangers Super Samurai, the first Power Rangers graphic novel—ever!—was written by Stefan Petrucha and illustrated by Paolo Henrique, both Papercutz veterans. [...]

Links: A*Tomcat walks into a bar…

Katherine Dacey

Digitial Manga Publishing has successfully raised $49,411 for the publication of three kid-friendly titles by the God of Manga, Osamu Tezuka. Those titles are Unico, a full-color manga about a unicorn; A*Tomcat, a spin-off of Tezuka’s beloved Astro Boy series; and Triton of the Sea, an undersea adventure. Ed Sizemore, host of Manga Out Loud, [...]

Preview: Snarked #10

Brigid Alverson
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I’m just back from San Diego Comic-Con, where BOOM! Studios was hot-hot-hot! And their hottest comics seem to be in their kaBOOM! line, with Adventure Time getting a lot of attention for its great storytelling and side stories by indy creators, and Roger Langridge walking off with the Eisner for Best Publication for Kids (ages [...]

All ages comics and manga for 7/18/12

Lori Henderson
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While San Diego Comic Con has come and gone, leaving some exciting announcements (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!), there is still plenty already coming out to be excited about! Archie goes to summer camp (as a counselor) in Archie Comics’ Archie Double Digest, Bongo Comics as a hardcover archive of Radioactive Man comics, the [...]

Review: The Clockwork Girl

Esther Keller
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The Clockwork Girl, a fantasy-adventure for middle school readers, originally ran as a six-issue comic. Arcana Studios collected those issues into a single volume in 2008, which is now being reprinted through HarperCollins. As its publishing history suggests, The Clockwork Girl continues to find new audiences among readers looking for a fanciful yet heartwarming tale. [...]