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Links: Reviews, interviews, and comics in the classroom

Ben Hatke chats with Jules of Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast about his new book, Legends of Zita the Spacegirl, what he’s reading, and what his kids are up to.

Hope Larson talks to Alex Zalben about adapting the classic A Wrinkle in Time into graphic novel form.

At Comic Book Resources, Alex Dueben talks to Tom Devlin, creative director at Drawn and Quarterly, about two children’s comics his company is publishing, the Moomin books and Pippi Longstocking, and Kiel Phegley talks to Marvel associate editor Tom Brennan about Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, and Ultimate Spider-Man, which took over from their kid-friendly Marvel Adventures series.

And at Graphic Novel Reporter, Diana Thung talks about August Moon, Ben Hatke talks about Legends of Zita the Spacegirl (again!), and Jess Smart Smiley discusses Upside Down.

Not only should comics be allowed in the classroom, Marc Alan Fishman argues, they belong there, and he has a list of suggestions for different age groups, too.

Laura Lee Gulledge talks about the process of creating Page by Paige in the latest ComiXologist podcast.


Sean Gaffney on vol. 1 of Angelic Layer (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Richard Bruton on The Complete Rainbow Orchid (Forbidden Planet)
Julie P. on Drama (Booking Mama)
Anna on vols. 5-7 of Full Moon O Sagashite (Manga Report)
David Elzey on Legends of Zita the Spacegirl (The Excelsior File)
Richard Bruton on Maya Makes a Mess (Forbidden Planet)
Drew McCabe on Popeye #5, Bandette #2, and Reggie and Me #1 (Comic Attack)
Sterg Botzakis on Resistance, Book 3: Victory (Graphic Novel Resources)
Abby on Salt Water Taffy, Book 4: Caldera’s Revenge, Part 1 (No Flying, No Tights)
Greg McElhatton on Snarked #12 (Comic Book Resources)
Nick Smith on A Trip to the Bottom of the World (ICv2)
Aquafortis on A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel (Finding Wonderland)
Rebecca Silverman on vols. 1 and 2 of Young Miss Holmes (omnibus edition)

Brigid Alverson About Brigid Alverson

Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.

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