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Review: ‘Alice: From Dream to Dream’

Alice: From Dream to Dream

Alice: From Dream to Dream By Giulio Macaione, English adaptation by Jackie Ball Boom! Studios, $14.99 Recommended for teens and up Macaione makes his US comic debut in this beautifully illustrated graphic novel about forced empathy, having to learn more about others whether we want to or not. That’s a skill that needs more emphasis […]

Review: ‘Rainbow Brite #1′

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Rainbow Brite #1 Writer: Jeremy Whitley Artist: Brittney Williams Dynamite Entertainment; $3.99 All Ages I had no intention of reading the first issue of the new Rainbow Brite comic book, because I am particularly ignorant of the character, her story and milieu. Created in the early 1980s by Hallmark Cards with the intention of making […]

Review: ‘Science Comics: The Brain: The Ultimate Thinking Machine’

Science Comics: The Brain: The Ultimate Thinking Machine

Science Comics: The Brain: The Ultimate Thinking Machine Written by Tory Woollcott, Illustrated by Alex Graudins First Second, $12.99 (paperback), $19.99 (hardcover) Ages 9-13 The Science Comics line is a wonderful marker for quality educational comics, and who better to teach about The Brain than a mad scientist? Fahama is helping her crazily determined younger […]

Review: ‘Aquicorn Cove’

Aquicorn Cove

Aquicorn Cove by Katie O’Neill Oni Press, $12.99 Ages 7-11 The author of The Tea Dragon Society returns with a graphic novel bound to satisfy her audience. As in her previous book, Aquicorn Cove has the same beautifully colored images, the same confident, sometimes wordless storytelling, similar relationships with unusual creatures, and a corresponding message […]

Review: ‘Sheets’

Sheets

Sheets by Brenna Thummler Lion Forge, $12.99 Ages 9-12 Marjorie is trying to keep the family business, a laundromat, together. Her mother passed away, and Dad has mostly checked out. She has to cope with self-centered customers and a pushy, smarmy neighborhood businessman. Then the ghosts appear. The spirits all look like the classic children’s […]

Review: ‘Trees: Kings of the Forest’

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Science Comics: Trees: Kings of the Forest Writer/artist: Andy Hirsch First Second; $12.99 Ask any group of little kids what they want to be when they grow up, and chances are none of them will answer that they want to be a tree. Not only would it be impossible for a human child to grow […]

Review: ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba’ Vol. 1

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba, vol. 1 Writer/artist: Koyoharu Gotouge Viz Media; $9.99 Rated T for Teen Poor, kind, helpful, and hard-working Tanjiro Kamado seems like such a nice guy with such a charmed life that it becomes clear something bad is going to happen to him and his loving family within the first few […]

Review: ‘Ocean Renegades’

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Ocean Renegades Writer/artist: Abby Howard Amulet Books; $15.99 It was just last year that cartoonist Abby Howard released Dinosaur Empire, her book-length comic detailing the latest scientific understanding of dinosaurs and their Mesozoic Era contemporaries, couched in a comedic story about a super-enthusiastic time-traveling scientist and her reluctant student. Twelve short months later comes the […]

Review: ‘Marvel 2-in-One Vol. 1: The Fate of The Four’

Fate of the Four

Marvel 2-In-One Vol. 1: The Fate of The Four Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artists: Jim Cheung, Valerio Schiti, John Dell and Walden Wong Marvel; $17.99 Rated T for Teen This series is a pretty perfect distillation of Marvel’s impulse to serve the older, shrinking, extant audience for their monthly comics instead of at least trying to […]

Review: Secret Coders 5

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Series are always tricky because they don’t stand alone. Readers will want to catch up on the earlier volumes of Secret Coders before starting volume 5. Even though I had read all the earlier volumes, the gap in time had me pulling at my memory—although this morning I told a student I was wondering if […]