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Links: ‘Naruto’ Creator Talks


Entertainment Weekly interviews Masashi Kishmoto, the creator of Naruto, about his recently concluded series, which is one of the best selling manga in North America. Kishimoto confesses he didn’t expect that: “During the series, manga exploded, and I must say that part of what made Naruto successful was the globalization of manga, and the fact […]

Links: NYCC News, Plus Nimona NBA Nom!

Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona has been shortlisted for the National Book Award, much to her surprise: “Honestly, it wasn’t on my radar at all,” she tells Michael Cavna of Comic Riffs. “I didn’t even know comics got nominated for book awards.” In the interview that follows, she talks about how Nimona started as a superhero comic […]

Check Out the Hottest Graphic Novels of Fall


From Jem and the Holograms to The Walking Dead, there’s going to be plenty of good reading this fall. Join me and three graphic novel experts—Sven Larsen of Papercutz, Emily Botica of Diamond Book Distributors, and Michael J. Martens of Dark Horse—for an SLJ webcast on The Hottest Graphic Novels of Fall 2015 on Wednesday, […]

Links: Talking TOON, Diversity, and ‘Fantasy Sports’

The Amazing World of Gumball, vol. 1: Fairy Tale Trouble

BOOM! Studios already has an Amazing World of Gumball serial comic, but they announced yesterday that they are going to publish an original graphic novel based on the Cartoon Network series as well. “All three kids go to a Renaissance Faire,” Brennan says. “But Gumball gets into some trouble with a stage magician and gets […]

Ultimate Spider-Man Comes to MarvelKids Website


Marvel has just announced that it is adding Ultimate Spider-Man adventures to its website. In an effort to grow its younger audience and bring them into the Marvel Universe, fans will be able to read a new digital issue each week, starting with Ultimate Spider-Man #1: I Think I’m Paranoid. In addition to the […]

Free Comics for Librarians from Papercutz


Papercutz Publishing has just announced that it is offering 100 copies of Nickelodeon Magazine to librarians who are doing any comics programming. All librarians need to do is e-mail Sven Larsen, VP of Marketing at Papercutz, 6-8 weeks before the event. Librarians need to include a detailed account and are responsible for shipping cost. Larsen […]

Marvel Single Issues Now Available on Amazon

Amazing Spider-man 1

Back in 2014, Amazon bought the digital comics site Comixology, which had become a central site for comics fans to buy their favorite titles digitally. Kindle owners can now enjoy the fruits of that purchase as Marvel single issue comics are now available to be read and purchased on Amazon’s Kindle and through its various […]

Links: Library Roundup, Power Rangers Return

Steven Universe

BOOM! Studios has acquired the license for Power Rangers comics; they plan to set the comics in the first year of the original TV show. BOOM! also announced its first original graphic novel based on the Cartoon Network show Steven Universe. Steven joins Connie at school in this full-length adventure story. The creative team includes […]

Links: The Return of Miles Morales

Marvel is bringing Miles Morales back as Spider-Man in the main continuity of the series; previously, Morales wore the Spidey-suit in the alternate universe of Ultimate Comics Spider-Man. Brian Bendis, who created the original Miles, is back as the writer of this series. At the Barnes & Noble blog, I rounded up some Attack on […]

Links: Winnipeg Library Re-shelves Tintin Book—in Adult Collection

The Winnipeg Public Library system has restored Tintin in America to its shelves after removing the book for review last March, but the library is now shelving it in the adult collection rather than as a children’s book. E-mails from the library released in March show that the youth services librarians had in fact decided […]