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Review: Orphan Blade

J. Caleb Mozzocco
orphan blade

Orphan Blade Written by M. Nicholas Almand Drawn by Jake Myler Oni Press; $19.99 This is a somewhat difficult book to discuss, as a fact regarding its creation, once known, hovers over it and colors one’s reading of it (if you don’t know it going in, however, you won’t find out until the first of [...]

Review: NNewts

Esther Keller
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Doug TenNapel does it again: With a mix of creepy, bizarre, and endearing, another book series comes to life. Young readers will be transported to a world of amphibians, magic, and adventure. Nnewts: Book One. Escape From the Lizzarks By Doug TenNapel Scholastic, 192 pp. January 2015. ISBN 978-0-545-67647-2 hc $19.99, 978-0-545-67646-5 pbk $10.99 Recommended [...]

Review: Tao the Little Samurai, vols. 1 and 2

Brigid Alverson
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Tao the Little Samurai #1: Pranks and Attacks! Tao the Little Samurai #2: Ninjas and Knock Outs! Written by Laurent Richard, illustrated by Nicolas Ryser Lerner Graphic Universe, 2014 Gr. 2-5 Tao the Little Samurai is your basic mischievous schoolboy story with a martial arts setting. It’s a charming, very well drawn, sort of funny [...]

Review: Pippi Won’t Grow Up

J. Caleb Mozzocco
pippi

Pippi Won’t Grow Up Written by Astrid Lindgren Drawn by Ingrid Vang Nyman Translated by Tiina Nunnally Drawn & Quarterly, $14.95 Writer Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Longstocking returns to comics in another new volume from publisher Draw & Quarterly, containing Tiina Nunnally’s translation of Lindgren and artist Ingrid Vang Nymann’s original 1950s comics starring the world’s [...]

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: Strobe Edge Volume 1-6

Lori Henderson
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Ninako Kinoshita has no idea what love is. Her friends think they know, and they try to tell her it’s her feelings for Daiki, a boy she’s known since middle school. But it’s not until she talks to Ren Ichinose, the handsome, enigmatic guy that all the girls worship, that she starts to understand. Ren [...]

Review: El Deafo

Esther Keller
El Deafo

This title made it to our Top 10 2014 Best Graphic Novel list for good reason, it’s been cited on many other lists as well, including the Parents Magazine best books of the year. El Deafo By Cece Bell. Color by David Lasky Abrams. September 2014. ISBN 978-1-4197-1217-3 $10.95 244 pp. Recommended for grades 4 [...]

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

J. Caleb Mozzocco
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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
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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
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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 [...]