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Interview: MK Reed

On Saturday, June 23, and Sunday, June 24, while attending the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA, 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, so there […]

Review: Benny and Penny in Lights Out!

Benny and Penny in Lights Out! by Geoffrey Hayes Toon Books/Candlewick Press 978-1-935179-20-7, 32 pp. $12.95 Toon Books once again brings us the adventures of Benny and his little sister Penny in Lights Out! It’s a story all too familiar with parents: little sister Penny is getting ready for bed—she’s brushed her teeth and getting […]

Review: Salvatore Vol. 1: Transports of Love

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Salvatore Vol. 1: Transports of Love By Nicolas De Crécy NBM   The title character in French cartoonist Nicolas De Crécy’s Salvatore is a little dog who is also a fantastic auto mechanic. That is not all that extraordinary a fact in the world of De Crécy’s meandering romantic adventure comedy, as its a world populated almost exclusively with […]

Review: Big Nate, Foxtrot, and Lio (AMP Kids)

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About a year and a half ago, I was walking through the exhibit hall at Book Expo America and noticed a publisher I wasn’t all that familiar with and a title that had just become the hottest thing in my middle school library. I’m talking about Andrews McMeel Publishing. The series was Big Nate, the […]

Preview: Adventure Time #12

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It’s Adventure Time! We haven’t run a preview of this comic, which spins wildly off the animated cartoon, in a while, but it seems to be getting a lot of buzz. As always, this issue is written by Ryan North and illustrated by Braden Lamb and Shelli Paroline; we have a five-page preview followed by […]

All ages comics and manga for 1/23/13

Sonic Universe v4

It’s another very short list this week. BOOM! Studios has the next issue in their Peanuts comic series. Marvel continues their Ultimate Spider-Man series as the TV series goes into its second season, and you should pick up Young Justice while you still can. With the cartoon teetering on the edge of cancellation, the comic […]

Review: Star Wars #1

Star Wars #1 Written by Brian Wood. Illustrated by Carlos D’Anda Dark Horse Comics, 2013 32 pp Dark Horse Comics has held the Star Wars license for over 20 years, and though they may not carry it after 2013, as Disney has acquired the rights to Star Wars, they still know how to tell stories […]

Roundtable: Superman Family Adventures RIP

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The cancellation of Superman Family Adventures, yet another critically-praised superhero comic that DC won’t be publishing anymore, has us pretty riled up. We figured that we could vent about it or offer some constructive suggestions for DC and Marvel’s future kids comics, so we decided to do both. Have you been reading Superman Family Adventures? What did you […]

A Mom’s Journey into Homestuck Part 4

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As I was working on my posts for Act 3, my youngest daughter came up to me and said “Did you know you’re on the Homestuck Wiki?” I responded with a no, and asked how she knew. She said her sister told her. So I asked my oldest daughter how she found out. She told […]

Review: Owly & Wormy: Bright Lights and Starry Nights

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Owly & Wormy: Bright Lights and Starry Nights By  Andy Runton Atheneum Books Andy Runton’s Owly and Wormy have returned for a second outing in their still rather new-ish format. After years of publishing wordless graphic novels starring his silent, spherical owl character with Top Shelf Productions, cartoonist Runton elevated sidekick Wormy to co-star status and […]