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Shark Week Special Preview: Ninjago: Tomb of the Fangpyre

Brigid Alverson
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As Shark Week staggers to a close, we have a special treat for GC4K readers: A preview of the latest Ninjago graphic novel from Papercutz, Ninjago: Tomb of the Fangpyre, in which Lego ninjas fight giant sharks. What could be better than that??

All ages comics and manga for 8/15/12

Lori Henderson
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Fill that sci-fi shaped void in your life with some of this week’s new releases. Dark Horse Comics has a new Star Wars Clone Wars trade The Sith Hunters. Viz Media continues its original stories with the newest Voltron Force, Twin Trouble, or follow Hal Jordan’s adventures in space in DC Comics Green Lantern The [...]

Interview: J. Torres

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: Tall

Esther Keller
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We all grew up on stories of Paul Bunyan and Johnny Appleseed.  This anthology brings together four fabulous comic renderings of some well-known stories, told by some better known artists and authors and some who are up and coming.

Links: London calling

Katherine Dacey

The 2012 London Games may be over, but fear not — this week’s round-up focuses on kids’ comic news from the U.K., offering you yet another chance to indulge your Anglophilia! Beano has gotten a makeover. The newly revamped magazine now prominently features the names of its marquee strips, Dennis the Menace and The Gnasher, [...]

Preview: Peanuts, vol. 2, #1

Brigid Alverson
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BOOM! Studios launched their new line of Peanuts comics a little while, and if that seems rather audacious, given that Charles Schulz was the sole author of the newspaper strip, consider this: I attended the Peanuts panel at San Diego Comic-Con, where I learned, to my surprise, that there were Peanuts comic books in the [...]

All ages comics and manga for 08/08/12

Lori Henderson
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The first full week of the month is always a feast, but this month seem more so! There’s so much coming out! BOOM! Studios has the next issue of their Adventure Time girl-spectacular Marceline and the Scream Queens. Kodansha Comics continues their release of the adaptation of Deltora Quest, and Viz Media has Fluffy Fluffy [...]

Review: Graphical Mythical Creatures

Esther Keller
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With werewolves, vampires, and dragons so steeped in YA literature these days, it’s no wonder that publishers aimed at the School & Library market are jumping on the bandwagon. This series, aimed at young elementary school readers, gives you a good introduction to the topic.

Links: In the good ol’ summertime

Katherine Dacey

ICv2 reports that July 2012 comic book sales were robust, up 22% over the same time last year. Graphic novel sales were also strong, too, with a 16% increase from July 2011. Although this summer’s crop of superhero movies may have sparked a few sales, the bump can be attributed, in part, to the release [...]

Preview: Adventure Time: Marceline and the Scream Queens #2

Brigid Alverson
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BOOM! Studios has done something interesting with their Adventure Time comics, which are based on the Cartoon Network series created by Pendleton Ward: The comics are kid-friendly in their own right, but BOOM! has tapped a number of indy comics creators with adult followings to work on the series. The result is something that’s fun [...]