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Review: Star Wars: Ewoks – Shadows of Endor

Mike Pawuk

Star Wars: Ewoks – Shadows of Endor Written and Illustrated by Zack Giallongo Published by Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1-61655-174-2 80 pp. Even though Dark Horse Comics will be losing the Star Wars license at the end of 2014, they have made they’ve made quite a wonderful selection of stories since 1991. The books have [...]

Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel

Esther Keller
MissPeregrine_HC

Yen Press has become known for its adaptation of many of the novels from its mother company, Little Brown.  But its latest book adaptation comes from an independent book publisher, Quirk Books, which gained great notoriety with two best-selling titles, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. The latter is [...]

Review: Curses! Foiled Agen

Esther Keller
curses foiled again

In our GC4K’s Book Club discussion of Foiled, much of the “complaint” was that the book was mostly a set-up for a future story.  But for those who read Foiled, and wanted to know more about Aliera’s world, then they’ll be happy to grab the next installment, because the story continued and it was a [...]

Review: Beautiful Creatures

Esther Keller
beautiful creatures

Reading the graphic adaptation of Beautiful Creatures made me think of a bad movie adaptation.  The artwork is beautiful and really caters to manga fans, but readers who’ve read the book or listened to the audio version will find so much missing from this title. Beautiful Creatures Written by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl, Illustrated [...]

Review: Walt Disney’s Donald Duck: Christmas on Bear Mountain

J. Caleb Mozzocco
christmas on bear mountain

Walt Disney’s Donald Duck: Christmas On Bear Mountain By Carl Barks Fantgraphics Books, $28.99 Few things say “Christmas” like an installment of Fantagraphics’ Carl Barks Library, featuring a generous slice of The Good Duck Artist’s practically unparalleled cartooning. That’s partly because Barks’s Disney comics were and are enormously well crafted and equally enormously entertaining, timeless [...]

Review: Teen Titans Go! #1

J. Caleb Mozzocco
teen titans go #1

Teen Titans Go! #1 Written by Sholly Fisch and Merrill Hagan Art by Ben Bates and Jorge Corona DC Comics; $2.99 Rated E, for Everyone Okay, stay with me here, because this might be a bit complicated. In 2003, Cartoon Network launched an animated series called Teen Titans, adapting DC’s Teen Titans comics into a [...]

Review: A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel

Lori Henderson
A Wrinkle in Time

Meg Murray is having a difficult time accepting that her father, who hasn’t been heard from in months, may not be coming back. An encounter one stormy night with the strange old woman, Mrs. Whatsit, becomes the beginning of an amazing journey for Meg, her little brother Charles Wallace, and her classmate Calvin O’Keefe, as [...]

Review: Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Color Sundays: “Call of the Wild”

J. Caleb Mozzocco
mickey mouse

Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Color Sundays: “Call of the Wild” By Floyd Gottfredson Fantagraphics, $29.99 Running parallel to their complete collection of the daily comic strips of Floyd Gottfredson, who is to Mickey Mouse as Carl Barks is to Donald Duck, Fantagraphics is now collecting Gottfredson’s color Sunday strips, and this is the first of [...]

Review: The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror #19

J. Caleb Mozzocco
treehouse of horror cover

The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror #19 Written by Doug Moench, Ian Boothby and Len Wein Art by Mike Kazaleh, Tone Rodriguez and Dan Brereton Bongo Comics, $4.99 The Halloween-themed “Treehouse of Horror” episodes tend to be the very best episodes of any given season of The Simpsons, and they’re usually still well worth tuning in [...]

Review: Star Wars: Jedi Academy

J. Caleb Mozzocco
jedi academy

Star Wars: Jedi Academy Written and drawn by Jeffrey Brown Scholastic, $12.99 Cartoonist Jeffrey Brown made a name for himself in the 2000s with a series of self-published black-and-white, highly confessional autobiographical graphic novels, like Clumsy, Unlikely and AEIOU. More recently, Brown has made many more fans with his Darth Vader & Son and Vader’s [...]