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Review: Chicagoland Detective Agency #5: The Bark in Space


Chicagoland Detective Agency #5: The Bark In Space By Trina Robbins and Tyler Page Lerner Publishing/Graphic Universe; $6.95 Meet the Chicagoland Detective Agency: Megan, tween goth who composes haiku out-loud on the spot, whenever she’s inspired; Raf, teenage genius and part-time employee of his parents’ pet food store; and Bradley, a talking dog. There’s no […]

Review: Superman Adventures


Superman Adventures: Men of Steel By Paul Dini, Rick Burchett and Terry Austin Superman Adventures: Distant Thunder By Scott McCloud, Rick Burchett and Terry Austin Captson/Stone Arch; $15.95   In looking for DC back issues to mine for hardcover reprints, Capstone stuck a particularly rich vein in Superman Adventures, the 1996-2002 series based on the  […]

Preview: Archie Double Digest #239


We’ve got a quick hit of Archie goodness for you today! Here’s the solicit information: Archie Double Digest #239 Archie drops by Chuck’s and discovers the artist at work on some portraits of the gang. Using Chuck’s skills to his advantage, Archie stumbles upon the key to getting into any girl’s good graces by presenting […]

This Week’s Comics: Super Stilton Family


Where did April go? It’s the last Wednesday of the month, and there are some great title to check out! Abrams Comicarts releases a book that should be in every middle school library and science classroom; How To Fake a Moon Landing: Exposing the Myths of Science Denial. It will make learning critical thinking fun! […]

YALSA Hub Challenge: If You Liked Friends with Boys…


Last time we discussed the many charms of Faith Erin Hicks’s Friends with Boys, recognized this year as one of the Great Graphic Novels for Teens Top Ten for 2013.  Readers who relish Hicks’s story of family, hauntings, and navigating a new school should turn to these recommendations for their next title. Anya’s Ghost by […]

Review: The Little Prince Books 5 and 6


Like most inspired literary creations that managed to strike a strong chord with a wide audience, the title character of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s 1943 illustrated novella The Little Prince never really went away. Whether in the original form or in one of the many media adaptations—the most familiar of which to Americans of a certain […]

WonderCon Anaheim 2013: The Panel that Almost Wasn’t


On Sunday at WonderCon Anaheim, BOOM! Studios’ all-ages imprint KaBOOM! was scheduled to have a panel about all-ages publishing and the newest addition to their line up, The Regular Show, which is based on the Cartoon Network series. This was the panel description: Redefining All-Ages Comics with KaBoom! As the leader in all-ages publishing, KaBOOM! […]

WonderCon Anaheim 2013: IDW and Hasbro

IDW Hasbro

IDW has taken on several of Habro’s properties, both old and new. G.I. Joe and Transformers are older titles that they have breathed new life into, as well as some Wizard of the Coast titles such as Dungeons and Dragons and Magic: The Gathering. And of course, we can’t forget their spectacular big hit My […]

WonderCon Anaheim 2013

Wondercon logo

Over the last weekend in March, WonderCon, a smaller brother to San Diego Comic Con, took place in Anaheim, California. Being local to the area, my family and I attended the three day convention. We are veteran comic convention attendees, having attended San Diego Comic Con for most of the 00s. We stopped going when […]

Review: Obama: The Historic Election of America’s 44th President


This slick biography of President Barack Obama is more inspirational than informational, presenting a smoothed-out view of his rise to the Oval Office. Obama: The Historic Election of America’s 44th President By Agnieszka Biskup Illustrated by Seitu Hayden Capstone Press Let me start by saying that this is a biographical graphic novel that is clearly […]