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Links: Kitaro to make his US manga debut

Katherine Dacey
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Last week, Drawn & Quarterly revealed that it had licensed Shigeru Mizuki’s GeGeGe no Kitaro, a long-running shonen manga about a demon boy and his yokai friends. Kitaro is a beloved character in Japan; since his 1959 debut, he’s appeared in several different manga magazines, and has been the subject of live-action movies, animated television [...]

Links: Rainbow Lantern

Katherine Dacey

After dropping hints that one of its superheroes would come out of the closet, DC Comics revealed his identity last week. The character: Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern. Scott will lead the Justice League in the forthcoming New 52 Earth 2. “I feel if you’re going to have a team, you need to have [...]

Links: Vampire fail

Katherine Dacey

Artist Lea Hernandez has taken to Kickstarter to raise funds for her latest project, The Garlicks: Pandora Orange, Fail Vampire. This all-ages comic stars a young bloodsucker who aspires to be a cartoonist. Following the dictum of “write what you know,” she uses her family as material — not hard to do when you’re mom’s [...]

Links: FCBD follow-up

Katherine Dacey
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John Jakala compares Marvel’s Free Comic Book Day offering Avengers: Age of Ultron Point One with its original incarnation as Avengers 12.1 and discovers a key difference: in the original version, Spider-Woman is naked. “Why not [choose] something that would be appropriate for all ages, such as an issue of the old Marvel Adventures: The [...]

Links: Thievery!

Katherine Dacey
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Saturday Morning Webtoons has teamed up with Kids Can Press to make Scott Chantler’s Three Thieves available for free. The story, which follows the adventures of a reluctant teenage thief, began serialization at the SMW site last weekend. Our own Brigid Alverson gets the inside scoop on the return of Hetalia: Axis Powers, which was [...]

Tokyopop to publish Hetalia: Axis Powers… again

Katherine Dacey
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In May 2011, Tokyopop shuttered its North American publishing operations, leaving dozens of manga in licensing purgatory. Among the most popular of these unfinished series was Hetalia: Axis Powers. The series’ premise is simple: all the countries of Western Europe are reimagined as cute teenage boys, each of whom behaves according to national stereotypes (e.g. [...]

Links: The Muppets take Marvel

Katherine Dacey

Good news for Muppets fans: Marvel will be publishing The Four Seasons, a four-issue mini-series drawn by Roger Langridge. The story, which Langridge drew for BOOM! Studios, was briefly stuck in limbo after Marvel/Disney assumed ownership of the Muppets license. Look for issue one of The Four Seasons in July. In an upcoming Sabrina/Archie crossover [...]

Links: The rise of Ninjago

Katherine Dacey
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The Walking Dead may be the bestselling comic in America right now, occupying 15 of the top 20 slots on the New York Times’ hardcover and paperback graphic novel lists, but Lego’s kid-friendly Ninjago comic is making a strong showing as well, with two volumes — Mask of the Sensei and The Challenge of Samukai [...]

Links: One comic to rule them all

Katherine Dacey
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Bluewater Comics will be releasing a biography about J.R.R. Tolkein. Subtitled The True Lord of the Rings, the comic will explore Tolkein’s career and influences in depth. Chris Wilson has the details. Remember He-Man and the Masters of the Universe? DC Comics will be publishing a new, six-issue series inspired by the popular Reagan-era toy [...]

The 2012 Eisner nominations are in!

Katherine Dacey

The folks at Comic-Con International have posted the nominees for the 2012 Eisner Awards. This year was an exceptionally good one for kids’ comics; kid-friendly titles were nominated in categories across the board, from Best Single Issue to Best Continuing Series. Better still, the panel of judges — which included our own Brigid Alverson — [...]