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Review: Anna & Froga: Thrills, Spills, And Gooseberries

J. Caleb Mozzocco
anna & froga

Anna & Froga: Thrills, Spills, And Gooseberries By Anouk Ricard Drawn & Quarterly, $15 For the third consecutive year, Drawn & Quarterly presents a beautiful, hardcover collection of comics strips and stories by French animator Anouk Ricard, featuring her small group of colorful characters. These are, of course, the title characters Anna, a little girl [...]

Review: Sweet Rein Volume 1-3

Lori Henderson
Sweet Rein 01

Kurumi Sagara is sad about spending Christmas alone. While taking a walk, she bumps into a boy and a rein appears to connect them. The boy, Kaito, says that he is a magical reindeer who obeys her every command and that she is his Santa Claus. She doesn’t believe him—until he changes into a reindeer [...]

Review: Hazardous Tales. Treaties, Trenches, Mud and Blood

Esther Keller
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Every time I learned about World War I in school it was a brief overview of one of the deadliest wars in history. The version I learned went something like this: Archduke Ferdinand is assassinated. Everyone takes sides. World War I happens. It ends. The Allies slap Germany around so that their economy is devastated [...]

Review: Sonic Universe Volume 1: The Shadow Saga

Lori Henderson
Sonic Universe 1

Shadow the Hedgehog, the dark and grim Ultimate Life form, embarks on his first mission for the Guardian Units of the Nation! He will travel across time and space, fighting deadly killer robots and facing down beings of godlike power! At his side will be the brilliant and alluring Rouge the Bat and the walking [...]

Review: Lowriders in Space

Esther Keller
Lowriders in Space

Back Matter. At a recent panel on Nonfiction Books at the NYC School Librarian Conference, I heard authors and publishers talk about the back matter in books. And it was pretty much agreed that the back matter had some of the most interesting tidbits in the book. Sometimes it pays to read the back matter [...]

Review: Manga Classics: ‘Pride and Prejudice’

Lori Henderson
PrideandPrejudice-cover

Getting young people to read classic literature can be hard enough when it’s required. Double that if you want them to do it for pleasure. Often there needs to be something new or different to draw them into even picking the book up. Udon Entertainment may have found just the thing: In their new line [...]

Review: Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: “Return To Plain Awful”

J. Caleb Mozzocco
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Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: “Return to Plain Awful” By Don Rosa Fantagraphics; $29.99 Fantagraphics certainly is doing their level best to keep us supplied with Disney Duck comics. Hot on the heels of the first volume of their new Don Rosa Library and kid-friendlier trade paperback repackaging of some Carl Barks classics [...]

Review: ‘Terrible Lizard’ #1

Esther Keller
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This November, Oni Press is launching a new, five-issue series by Cullen Bunn (The Sixth Gun) and Drew Moss, Terrible Lizard, which sets out to be a mix of action, adventure, and a fantastic array of monsters. Terrible Lizard #1 By Cullen Bunn and Drew Moss Oni Press, November 2014 32 pp. $3.99 Recommended for [...]

Review: Phoebe and Her Unicorn

Esther Keller
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Likened to Calvin and Hobbes, this collection of comic strips that was originally published on GoComics will delight young readers. Phoebe and Her Unicorn: A Heavenly Nostrils Chronicle By Dana Simpson AMP Kids, $10. ISBN 9781449446208 Recommended for ages 8 & up A unicorn is trapped in her own reflection. So when Phoebe accidentally hits [...]

Review In Real Life

J. Caleb Mozzocco
In Real Life

In Real Life Written by Cory Doctorow Drawn by Jen Wang First Second; $17.99 The story of a young woman who is also an avid gamer, In Real Life is a rather timely graphic novel—but not for the reasons you might expect (or dread), if you’ve been following the depressing news over the course of [...]