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Links: Buzz, Archie, and My Little Pony

Ananth Panagirya and Tessa Stone talk about their new graphic novel Buzz, a badass Street Fighter-type story about … spelling bees.

Archie Comics is teaming up with Toys for Tots this holiday season, and by “teaming up” I don’t just mean promoting them in the comics (although that’s happening too): The publisher has donated over $1 million worth of comics and graphic novels to the charity, and they plan to have an ongoing relationship.

There’s a new My Little Pony series in the works.

It’s Archie Week at Graphic Novel Resources, and they’re kicking it off with a look at Will You Marry Me?, the graphic novel in which Archie marries Betty and Veronica (in separate storylines).

Israeli creators Rutu Modan (Maya Makes a Mess) and Yirmi Pinkus have set up a new publishing company, Noah’s Library, to publish children’s graphic novels; they are kicking it off with a revival of two classic Israeli children’s comics characters.

For those who like to think ahead, Diamond’s Bookshelf newsletter has a list of recommended graphic novels that are coming out in the next few months, broken down into four age categories.

Doug Gibson of the Mountain Express has a shorter list of five graphic novels with kid appeal.


My Little Pony: Micro-Series #10 (Comic Book Resources)
Peanuts #14 (Comic Attack)


Sarah Sammis on Binky the Space Cat (Puss Reboots)
David Elzey on Dogs of War (Guys Lit Wire)
Johanna Draper Carlson on The Dumbest Idea Ever! (Comics Worth Reading)
Drew McCabe on The Fox #2 (Comic Attack)
Richard Bruton on The Phoenix #102 (Forbidden Planet)
Sarah Sammis on Tina’s Mouth (Puss Reboots)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 12 of Yotsuba&! (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.

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