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Links: Herobear returns, Bo Obama makes a cameo

Brigid Alverson

Herobear 197x300 Links: Herobear returns, Bo Obama makes a cameo

BOOM! Studios brought Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid back in a new edition last year, and now Kunkel says it’s time for more Herobear adventures.

It’s been about two weeks since First Second announced that novelist Rainbow Rowell and graphic novel creator Faith Erin Hicks will be collaborating on a new graphic novel; here’s an interview with both creators, and in case you missed it, check out Eva’s list of books to read while you wait.

Artist Nate Powell talks about his work on the graphic novel March.

Presidential pet Bo Obama will make a guest appearance in the Scratch 9 Free Comic Book Day comic.

Here’s a sneak peek at another FCBD comic, The Dumbest Idea Ever, by Amelia Rules creator Jimmy Gownley.

Mega Man X is coming to the pages of Archie’s Mega Man comic; here are interviews with writer Ian Flynn and editor Paul Kaminski and another one with Flynn alone.

More Archie news: Writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa talks about bringing the undead to Riverdale in Afterlife with Archie, a comic that is rated T+ and aimed at teens and adults, not the usual Archie audience.

Michael Cavna makes the argument for graphic novels in the classroom, with a lengthy annotated list of examples. This sparked a lively debate in the comments section, but Cavna follows up with a sample of the letters he received in response to the column, all of which were positive.

Here’s a concrete example: A teacher who used Gene Luen Yang’s Boxers and Saints in a class on different ways of looking at the Boxer Rebellion has some interesting things to say about the authenticity of the book’s point of view.

Graphic novel publisher First Second is branching out into picture books.

At Comic Attack, Drew McCabe posts his picks for the top 15 all-ages comics of 2013.

Life with Archie has been nominated for a GLAAD Media Award.

Previews

Archie and Friends: Heartbreakers (Archie Comics Blog)
Betty & Veronica: Go for the Gold (Archie Comics Blog)

Reviews

Sterg Botzakis on vol. 2 of The Adventures of Little Archie (Graphic Novel Resources)
Sterg Botzakis on book 2 of Archie: Freshman Year (Graphic Novel Resources)
Sterg Botzakis on vol. 1 of Archie: The Married Life (Graphic Novel Resources)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Bad Houses (Comics Worth Reading)
Rob McMonigal on Battling Boy (Panel Patter)
Richard Bruton on Boo! (Forbidden Planet)
Henry Chamberlain on Boxers & Saints (Comics Grinder)
L. Maxwell on Broxo (Guys Lit Wire)
Cindy Dobrez and Lynn Rutan on Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant (Bookends)
Drew McCabe on Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird (Comic Attack)
Henry Chamberlain on The Encyclopedia of Early Earth (Comics Grinder)
Meagan Damore on Juice Squeezers #1 (Comic Book Resources)
Drew McCabe on Juice Squeezers #1 (Comic Attack)
Sterg Botzakis on Kevin Keller (Graphic Novel Resources)
Sterg Botzakis on book 1 of March (Graphic Novel Resources)
Cindy Dobrez and Lynn Rutan on Monster on the Hill (Bookends)
Drew McCabe on Pokemon: Genesect and the Legend Awakened (Comic Attack)

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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 E-Reader.com. 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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