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All ages comics and manga for 8/29/12

Big Bad Ironclad

It’s the last hurrah of summer with the long Labor Day weekend, so stock up on reading material now! Bongo Comics takes fans back in time to see what Bart Simpson’s dad was like as a kid with Li’l Homer. Kodansha completes its run of Gon so the whole series is available in print again, […]

Roundtable: What we’re going to be reading this weekend


The last long weekend of summer looms before us, and the Good Comics for Kids gang are going to be spending it wisely—by reading comics. We have lots of summer releases and advance copies of fall books, so here’s what we will be reading—chime in in comments to let us know what’s on your stack […]

Review: Graphic Spin: Rudyard Kipling Stories

how the camel

I admit, I never read Kipling’s Just So Stories, but as soon as I read the first page of How the Leopard Got His Spots, I put down the comic and went Online to find a full text version. (Thank you Project Gutenberg.) And my instincts were correct… making me like these adaptations even more.

Review: Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Volumes 6-7

Yu-Gi-Oh-GX 6

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX is the first sequel to Yu-Gi-Oh! It takes place approximately 10 years after the events of the first series. Dueling is now a professional sport, with academies dedicated to teaching students to become professional duelists. The story follows Jaden Yuki, a boy who aspires to become as good as his idol Koyo Hibiki, […]

Links: Pureheart flies again!


Steve Morris says goodbye to The Dandy, the venerable British kids’ comic that will cease print publication later this year. Marvel will package an Avengers: Season One graphic novel with the Blu-Ray version of the Avengers movie for Wal-Mart; this appears to be the only way the book will be available, at least for now. […]

Preview: Courtney Crumrin and the Coven of Mystics


Next week, Oni Press will publish Courtney Crumrin and the Coven of Mystics, which is vol. 2 of their remastered color edition of Ted Naifeh’s comic. If you’re new to Courtney (or even if you’re not), I strongly recommend GC4K blogger Michael May’s take on the character at Robot 6 for a quick overview. And […]

All ages comics and manga for 8/22/12

Mortensens Escapades 2

It’s might and magic on the list this week. Capstone Press releases their Free Comic Book Day titles with Incredible Rockhead and Zinc Alloy. Image Comics continues the adventures of the super theropod Super Dinosaur, and Marvel Comics weaves some Disney magic with Disney Fairies Magazine and Disney Pixar Cars Magazine. The List: ARCHIE COMICS […]

Interview: Claudia Davila

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 […]

Gaming Around: Ratchet & Clank

I love playing video games in the limited free time I have in between being a librarian and a parent of young children. Time is fleeting, but if I can play a game by myself for 30 minutes here and there or with my seven-year-old son, it’s great to have the opportunity to play. Video […]

Links: The rabbit ronin rides again

Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai spoke to The Star about his long-running series, which debuted twenty-eight years ago in the pages of Albedo Anthropomorphics. “People always ask me who I write these stories for, and I always tell them that I write and draw for a readership of ONE – myself!” he explained. “These are […]