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Links: The Phoenix Debuts

Quite a bit happened while we were away on hiatus; here are the highlights.

I’ve been waiting for this for a while: The UK children’s comic The Phoenix is finally available as an iPad app; before this, you could only buy it in a specific grocery store in the UK. The app includes a free preview issue, and for a limited time they are offering a six-month subscription for $13.99 (which is a great deal because this is a weekly comic). Chris Sims has a review at Comics Alliance.

Raina Telgemeier talks about what went into writing her latest graphic novel, Drama, at Comic Book Resources.

Drew McCabe picks the best all-ages comics and graphic novels of 2012 at Comic Attack.


Garfield #9 (MTV Geek)
Ice Age: The Hidden Treasure, (The Beat)

Reviews: Jonathan Liu reviews a stack of graphic novels, including Cardboard and Book 5 of Amulet, at the GeekDad blog.

Helen on Aki Alliance (Narrative Investigations)
J. Caleb Mozzocco on Animal Land (Every Day Is Like Wednesday)
Michael Buntag on Avatar The Last Airbender: The Promise, Part 3 (NonSensical Words)
Hannah Means-Shannon on The Baby Smurf (The Beat)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 3 of Chi’s Sweet Home (Blogcritics)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 11 of Dengeki Daisy (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Drama (Comics Worth Reading)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Glitter Kiss (Comics Worth Reading)
Nicola Mansfield on Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword (Back to Books)
Richard Bruton on Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword and Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite (Forbidden Planet)
Lori Henderson on vols. 12-17 of Hikaru No Go (Manga Xanadu)
Richard Bruton on Hilda and the Bird Parade (Forbidden Planet)
Gina Gagliano on Hilda and the Midnight Giant (First Second)
James Bacon on The Loxleys and the War of 1812 (Forbidden Planet)
Anonymous on My Little Pony #1 (Stumptown Trade Review)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Princeless, vol. 2, #1 (Comics Worth Reading)
Nicola Mansfield on Redekai, vol. 1: Invasion of the Gilfreem (Back to Books)
Tom on Superman Family Adventures #7 (Comic Hype!)
KC Carlson on Uncle Scrooge: Only a Poor Old Man and Donald Duck: A Christmas for Shacktown (Comics Worth Reading)
Nicola Mansfield on Voltron Force: Rise of the Beast King (Back to Books)
Johanna Draper Carlson on A Wrinkle in Time (Comics Worth Reading)

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.


  1. Hey Brigid, thanks for finding and sharing our review of Superman Family Adventures #7! Nice to see this collection of family friendly books you’ve put together. Great work!

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