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Review: Desmond Pucket

Esther Keller
desmond-pucket

AMP Comics for Kids adds another Hybrid novel to the ever growing list of comics and prose mishmash titles. On sale in just two weeks, this will be a popular pick for students waiting for the next Diary of a Wimpy Kid or simply looking for a Diary read-alike. Desmond Pucket Makes Monster Magic Mark [...]

Interview: Charise Mericle Harper on her Fairy Tale Comics story

J. Caleb Mozzocco
small tooth dog panel

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to learn that Charise Mericle Harper thinks in words and pictures, to the extent that when we interviewed the prolific author and artist about her contribution to the new Fairy Tale Comics anthology, she prefaced her answers with this caveat: “Since I didn’t provide images to accompany these questions, [...]

Preview: Benny Breakiron, vol. 2

Brigid Alverson
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The second volume of Benny Breakiron, the other comic by Smurfs creator Peyo, is out next week, and here’s the 411: Madame Adolphine is a kind, gentle old lady, and a good friend of the super-strong Benny Breakiron. So why is she robbing a bank, banging a man on the head with a mallet, and [...]

Links: What to expect this autumn

Brigid Alverson
Harry Potter

Graphic Novel Reporter has published their Fall Graphic Novel Roundup; check out their picks for kids, teens, and adults. Kazu Kibuishi talked to CBR about designing the covers for the new editions of the Harry Potter series. Gene Luen Yang has been making the rounds of the blogs lately, promoting his new book, Boxers & [...]

Preview: Stardoll, vol. 1

Brigid Alverson
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Papercutz launches a new series this week: Stardoll is all about “friends, fashion, and fun.” Here’s the blurb: Meet Claire Leo… she, along with her new friends Ashley, Kaya, Ruby and Sue-Ni, attends the Los Angeles High School of Fashion and Design (FAD) and hopes to make her dreams come true. In Claire’s, case that [...]

Review: Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: Donner Dinner Party

Mike Pawuk
Donner Dinner Party

Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: Donner Dinner Party Written and Illustrated by Nathan Hale Amulet Books – and Imprint of Abrams, 2013 128 pp. 978-1-4197-0856-5. In the third book in the series of Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales, the Donner Party tragedy gets the graphic novel treatment that combines historical facts of their terrible plight intermixed with [...]

Preview: Power Rangers Megaforce, vol. 3

Brigid Alverson
PR3Preview_Page_1

The latest volume of Papercutz’ Power Rangers graphic novel includes two stories—and one features a 15-foot-tall villain made of trash! The book is out on Sept. 10, but you can check out this sneak preview right now. Enjoy!

Preview: Annoying Orange, vol. 3

Brigid Alverson
AO3 Prev_Page_1

The third Annoying Orange graphic novel is out today from Papercutz, and it’s as full of laughs as the first two. Here’s the blurb: Annoying Orange, Pear, Apple, Passion Fruit, and the rest star in five all-new juicy stories that explore the darker side of the supermarket. The forgotten scandals, the crazy kidnappings, the mysterious [...]

Review: The Boxcar Children Graphic Novels

Brigid Alverson
Boxcar Children Snowbound

The Boxcar Children Graphic Novels Based on the books by Gertrude Chandler Warner Published by Albert Whitman and Company The Boxcar Children were a beloved children’s series when I was growing up, and these graphic-novel adaptations have a sort of old-fashioned charm to them. It doesn’t seem to have occurred to anyone to update them [...]

Interview: Nathan Hale on The Donner Dinner Party

Brigid Alverson
Donner Dinner Party

Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales books are a cheeky take on American history, but they are also sophisticated graphic storytelling that help bring the events to life in ways that simple prose could not. His latest book, The Donner Dinner Party, takes on a subject that has horrified and fascinated the public since it happened and [...]