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Review: ‘The Beatles Story’

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The Beatles Story Written by Angus Allan, illustrated by Arthur Ranson Rebellion, $17.99 It’s an amazing period we live in, one where great comics from all eras are reprinted in book format and much more easily available than they used to be. The flip side of that boom in collected format is that a lot […]

Review: Be Prepared

Be Prepared

You can’t really peg Vera Brosgol to one type of book; she has such a variety of titles on her resume. While Anya’s Ghost has been a staple in my library’s graphic novel collection for a few years, her newest full-length graphic novel doesn’t fall into the same genre. Rather, librarians, booksellers, and teachers might […]

Review: ‘The Altered History of Willow Sparks’

The Altered History of Willow Sparks

The Altered History of Willow Sparks by Tara O’Connor Oni Press, $19.99 Ages 13 and up The classic idea of a magical transformation, and the lesson of being careful what you wish for, is revisited in this high school-set graphic novel that does a terrific job with individual moments but doesn’t fully assemble them into […]

Review: The Witch Boy

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On the surface, Witch Boy is a fantasy story about a reclusive family who practice magic. But below the surface, it’s a story of gender roles. Whether or not readers will dig that deep is entirely up to them. Whether or not they discuss it, again, is up to them. But young readers will have […]

Review: ‘Scales & Scoundrels Vol.1: Into the Dragon’s Maw’

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Scales & Scoundrels Vol. 1: Into the Dragon’s Maw Writer: Sebastian Girner Artist: Galaad Image Comics; $9.99 Rated E for Everyone If Scales & Scoundrels‘ alliterative two-word title with an ampersand reminds you of a particular tabletop role-playing game, that’s more than likely intentional. Indeed, writer Sebastian Girner and artist Galaad’s fantasy series opens with […]

Review: ‘Be A Star, Wonder Woman’

Be a Star Wonder Woman

Be A Star, Wonder Woman Writer: Michael Dahl Artist: Omar Lozano Picture Window Books; $15.95 Yes, the name of the blog is Good Comics For Kids, and this is a picture book rather than a comic, but I think we can all agree that the fact that this stars comic book superhero Wonder Woman puts […]

Review: Speak

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Recently, I was talking to one of my students, and she told me that she preferred to read novels, because she liked to make her own images in her head. I get it. I happen to love both novels and graphic novels, and I’m also an avid fan of audiobooks… but I totally get her […]

Review: ‘The Dragon Slayer: Folktales from Latin America’

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The Dragon Slayer: Folktales from Latin America Writer/artist: Jaime Hernandez Toon Books; $9.99 or $16.95 For years, Jaime Hernandez’s work with his brothers on seminal alternative comic Love and Rockets introduced adult comics readers to the sorts of cool, charismatic, complex young Latina women he grew up with. In The Dragon Slayer, a new Toon […]

Review: ‘Fence Volume 1′

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Fence Volume 1 Written by C.S. Pacat, illustrated by Johanna the Mad BOOM! Studios, $9.99 To attract fans of the boys-love sports series Check, Please! and Yuri!!! on Ice, BOOM! has released a manga-like comic about competitive boys at a fencing academy. Nicholas is the scrappy, disadvantaged up-and-comer with natural talent and insufficient training. In […]

Review: ‘Batman & Robin Crime Scene Investigations’

Batman & Robin Crime Scene Investigations

This set of four hardcover storybooks makes up a new series in which the famous caped crimefighters use forensic investigation techniques to solve crimes. It’s a clever way to encourage scientific thinking and understanding the real-life background behind superhero adventures. The Felon’s Fowl Flames: Batman & Robin Use Fire Investigation to Crack the Case The […]