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Review: Afterlife With Archie: Escape From Riverdale

J. Caleb Mozzocco
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Afterlife With Archie: Escape From Riverdale Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Art by Francesco Francavilla Archie Comics; $17.99 Rated Teen + There are two common stereotypes of Archie Comics in the 21st century, both of which the publisher’s new zombie-apocalypse-in-Riverdale series Afterlife With Archie adhered to…and defied. One is that as keen as the publisher is [...]

Review: Dragon Girl: The Secret Valley

Esther Keller
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Over the last couple of weeks, I started to notice ads for a new summer release, How to Train Your Dragon 2. The first movie, which was released four years ago, was a rousing success. As a librarian, I remember the constant requests for the series of books in which the movie was based on. [...]

Review: Tiny Titans: Return To The Treehouse #1

J. Caleb Mozzocco
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Tiny Titans: Return To The Treehouse #1 By Art Baltazar and Franco DC Comics; $2.99 It’s been a little over two years since DC published the last issue of writer/artist Art Baltazar and co-writer Franco Aureliani’s Tiny Titans ongoing monthly series, and the pair has hardly been idle since then. For DC, they created the [...]

Review: Rio: Snakes Alive

Esther Keller
Rio

When the Scholastic Book Orders came with free Rio2 bookmarks just as my review copy of Papercutz’s Rio arrived in my mailbox, I knew that there was a big movie release on the horizon. Generally, I’m not a fan of movie-tie ins, so I was a bit of a skeptic when I picked this up. [...]

Review: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1: Rita Repula’s Attitude Adjustment

J. Caleb Mozzocco
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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1: Rita Repulsa’s Attitude Adjustment Written by Stefan Petrucha Art by PH Marcondes Papercutz; $7.99 or $12.99 It seems strange to declare that the Power Rangers are back, considering they never really went away. The original television show, a live-action kids show produced re-using footage from the Japanese show Super Sentai, [...]

Review: Dinosaurs, vol. 2

Esther Keller
Dinosuars

True story: We were planning a trip the zoo and my three-year-old daughter and I were having a conversation about what animals we might see there. We mentioned sea lions, tigers, birds, and turtles. But then my daughter asked, “Will we see dinosaurs?” “No,” I answered,  “Dinosaurs aren’t found in zoos.  Maybe we can see [...]

Review: Cleopatra In Space

J. Caleb Mozzocco
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Cleopatra In Space: Target Practice By Mike Maihack Scholastic; It’s oft-fictionalized historical figure Cleopatra as you’ve never seen her! Not only does cartoonist Mike Maihack focus on the character when she’s a tomboy-ish 15-year-old girl more interested in slingshots that royal duties, and still a long way off from the seductive presence once portrayed by [...]

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: Sunny Volume 1

Lori Henderson
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Star Kids Home is a foster home for kids who for one reason or another, have been given up by their parents. The children range from toddler to middle school and come from different situations and with different problems, but one thing they share is Sunny, an old car that doesn’t run—except in the kids’ [...]

Review: ‘Batter Up, Charlie Brown!’

J. Caleb Mozzocco
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Batter Up, Charlie Brown! By Charles M. Schulz Fantagraphics; $9.99 As an athlete, Charlie Brown may be best known for never being able to connect with the football that Lucy always snatches away from him mid-kick, but football was of only one of the sports he was doomed to fail at. He didn’t have much [...]

Review: Monsters & Titans: Battling Boy On Tour

J. Caleb Mozzocco
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Monsters & Titans: Battling Boy On Tour By Paul Pope Image Comics; $24.99 The first volume of Paul Pope’s Battling Boy, the artist’s long-awaited, long-in-the-works graphic novel series for young readers from publisher First Second, was one of the most anticipated works of 2013. The book itself was just one way for fans of Pope’s [...]