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Review: Cardboard by Doug TenNapel

Mike Pawuk

Cardboard By Doug TenNapel Scholastic Books/Graphix Imprint, August 2012 978-0-545-41873-7, softcover; 978-0-545-41872-0, hardcover You’ve always known for years that the best toy you ever had wasn’t a Transformer, Strawberry Shortcake, or Star Wars action figure (though they are cool). The best toy you ever had was that big cardboard box your parents got from a [...]

Q&A with creator Nathan Hale, Part 2

Mike Pawuk

Nathan Hale is the creator of the new series Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales from Amulet Books. It’s a fun graphic novel approach to true stories from the United States told from the point of view of Nathan Hale – the real life spy – who has been given the gift of insight into the country’s [...]

Q&A with creator Nathan Hale, Part 1

Mike Pawuk

Nathan Hale is the creator of the new series Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales from Amulet Books. It’s a fun graphic novel approach to true stories from the United States told from the point of view of Nathan Hale – the real life spy – who has been given the gift of insight into the country’s [...]

Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales

Mike Pawuk

Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales by Nathan Hale Vol. 1: One Dead Spy 978-1-4197-0396-6. 128 pp. Vol. 2: Big Bad Ironclad 978-1-4197-0395-9. 128 pp. Published by Amulet Books, 2012 Recommended for grades 5-8 “I regret that I have but one life to live for my country.” And with his famous last words, Nathan Hale, spy for [...]

Review: Crogan’s Loyalty by Chris Schweizer

Mike Pawuk

Crogan’s Loyalty Written and Illustrated by Chris Schweizer Oni Press, 2012 ISBN 978-1-934964-40-8. The adventures of the Crogan family continue… Since the first book in the series, Crogan’s Vengeance, was released in 2008, Chris Schweizer has set out to tell the ambitious family history of the Crogans from the days of pirates, with “Catfoot” Crogan, [...]

Gaming Around: Ratchet & Clank

Mike Pawuk

I love playing video games in the limited free time I have in between being a librarian and a parent of young children. Time is fleeting, but if I can play a game by myself for 30 minutes here and there or with my seven-year-old son, it’s great to have the opportunity to play. Video [...]

Review: Super Dinosaur, Vol. 1

Mike Pawuk

Just another tale of a boy and his Tyrannosaurus Rex friend who wears a cybernetic suit that he kicks butt with… Super Dinosaur, Vol. 1. Written by Robert Kirkman Illustrated by Jason Howard Image Comics, 2012. 978-1-60706-420-6 Rated E for Everyone Dinosaur lovers: All you have to know is there’s a Tyrannosaurus Rex in the [...]

Review: Giants Beware!

Mike Pawuk

Giants Beware! Written by Jorge Aguirre Illustrated by Rafael Rosado First Second Books, April 2012 204 pages, $14.99 Ages 7 and up If there’s a giant to be slain, look no further than pint-sized Claudette to do it. She’s a fierce and feisty red-headed little girl who won’t back down from anyone or anything. Claudette [...]

Free Comic Book Day – Saturday May 5th!

Mike Pawuk

Free Comic Book Day is once again here this Saturday, May 5. Now in its tenth year, it’s the annual celebration of comic book stores and the love of reading, and best of all, there are some great free comic books made especially for the day. What is Free Comic Book Day, you ask? It’s [...]

Review: Amazing Spider-Man issues #668-#672

Mike Pawuk

For a man who’s been around for 50 years this year, Peter Parker (AKA Spider-Man) is not known for having an easy life (as the original theme song says: “Wealth and fame, he’s ignored / action is his reward”) – he’s had his share of ups and downs, but you can be assured that with [...]