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All ages comics and manga for 10/17/12

Lori Henderson
Barack Obama Biography

Even though the calendar says it’s autumn, the weather hasn’t gotten the memo. Oni Press is trying to get that chill in the air with the next issue of the spooky Courtney Crumrin ongoing series. Papercutz has some knuckleheads take on a Christmas classic with the second volume of the Three Stooges, and even Marvel [...]

Review: Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Volume 1

Lori Henderson
Yu-Gi-Oh Zexel 1

The Yu-Gi-Oh! saga continues with another jump into the far future. Duel Monsters are still all the rage, but now they take place in “augmented realities,” or virtual reality, which is activated using a device called a D-Gazer. A new potential “king of games” is also introduced, Yuma Tsukumo. He has a ways to go, [...]

Exclusive: Chris Schweizer’s Moaning Myrtle paper figure

Brigid Alverson
moaningmyrtle

Chris Schweizer, the creator of The Crogan Adventures, has created a set of paper figures of the characters from Harry Potter. It’s an amazing set of 55 different figures that you can download, print out, and assemble, and he is giving Good Comics for Kids an exclusive on one of them, Moaning Myrtle. This is [...]

All ages comics and manga for 10/10/12

Lori Henderson
Lio

October is the time for the weird and wacky, and there’s plenty of both on this week’s list. Drawn and Quarterly releases the first volume of long time childhood favorite Pippi Longstocking, making her graphic novel debut in English! Kids Can Press introduces Bigfoot Boy in his first graphic novel, and Papercutz has the next [...]

Review: Cardboard by Doug TenNapel

Mike Pawuk

Cardboard By Doug TenNapel Scholastic Books/Graphix Imprint, August 2012 978-0-545-41873-7, softcover; 978-0-545-41872-0, hardcover You’ve always known for years that the best toy you ever had wasn’t a Transformer, Strawberry Shortcake, or Star Wars action figure (though they are cool). The best toy you ever had was that big cardboard box your parents got from a [...]

A Mom’s Journey into Homestuck Part 2

Lori Henderson
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When I told my daughters I was going to read Homestuck, they both gave me this look and asked “Why?” Being used to my unusual reading habits, they just shrugged and moved on. When my oldest daughter told her friends I was reading Homestuck, they gave her that same look and asked “Why?” Apparently Homestuck [...]

Links: Everybody’s talkin’ comics

Brigid Alverson

Doug TenNapel has been busy lately, with three books out in three years from Scholastic (Ghostopolis, Bad Island, and Cardboard), and he talks a bit about his work process, who he writes for, and the possibility of his books ending up as movies someday in a wide-ranging interview at Comic Book Resources. George O’Connor, the [...]

All ages comics and manga for 10/03/12

Lori Henderson
A Christmas Carol Eliza

The days are getting shorter and finally getting cooler, so curling up with a warm blanket and a good comic is becoming more appealing. Amulet Books has the next volume of the well received Hereville series with Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword. Boom! Studios has another new issue of the well-insulated cat Garfield, and [...]

From Sesame Street to Pocket God: A look at Ape Entertainment

Brigid Alverson
Dragons

At San Diego Comic Con, I had the opportunity to chat with Brett Erwin and David Hedgecock, the founders of Ape Entertainment. Ape has a varied line that includes comics for both children and adults and a wide array of licensed properties. They have produced licensed comics based on popular films such as Shrek, Penguins [...]

Review: Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Volume 1

Lori Henderson
Yu Gi Oh 5Ds 1

The Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise takes another leap ahead in time to the undefined year 20XX, where Duel Monsters is played on vehicles called Duel Runners, in what are called Turbo Duels. With riding now just as important as the deck, a new hero is needed to step to become the King of Games, and that hero [...]