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Review: Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

Lori Henderson
Nothing can Possibly go wrong

Stuck between his best friend’s aspirations to take his robotics club to the national competition and his ex-girlfriend’s need for new uniforms for her cheerleading squad, Charlie Nolan, captain of the basketball team though he had it rough, until a phone call from his mother, currently divorced from his father and living in California has [...]

Review: Courtney Crumrin, Volumes 1 and 2

Lori Henderson
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Things aren’t going so well for Courtney Crumrin. Thanks to her parents overloading their credit cards, they have accepted an offer to move to the wealthy suburb of Hillsborough and live rent free with their creepy old uncle, Aloysius. On top of dealing with rich, snobby classmates and a new home that is musty and [...]

Review: Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Detective Diary Vol. 1

J. Caleb Mozzocco
shinji ikari detective diary

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Detective Agency Vol. 1 Written and drawn by Takumi Yoshimura Dark Horse, $9.99 At what precise point does the expansion of a franchise cross over from abundant to ludicrous? Take the 1995 giant robot, teen angst and Christian iconography anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion, for example. Ignoring the other [...]

Review: Adventure Time with Finn and Jake #1-4

Lori Henderson
Adventure Time 1

The Lich King is back, and nothing will stand between him and the total destruction of the Land of Ooo. Nothing, that is, but adventuring heroes Finn and Jake! Facing their most destructive foe yet, Finn and Jake must find a way to stop him, and it may just take the combined strength of Ice [...]

Review | Boxers & Saints

Michael May
boxerssaints

Boxers & Saints By Gene Luen Yang Colored by Lark Pien First Second American Born Chinese creator Gene Luen Yang’s two new graphic novels can be read separately from each other, but that doesn’t mean that they should be. Boxers and its companion volume, Saints, tell individual stories about two young people during China’s Boxer [...]

Review: Desmond Pucket

Esther Keller
desmond-pucket

AMP Comics for Kids adds another Hybrid novel to the ever growing list of comics and prose mishmash titles. On sale in just two weeks, this will be a popular pick for students waiting for the next Diary of a Wimpy Kid or simply looking for a Diary read-alike. Desmond Pucket Makes Monster Magic Mark [...]

Review: The Aerosmurf

J. Caleb Mozzocco
aerosmurf

The Aerosmurf Written and drawn by Peyo Papercutz, $5.99 The latest volume of Papercutz’s welcome translations and publication of Peyo’s Smurfs comics takes its title from the name of the first story in the 56-page collection, but this one (the sixteenth in the series, already!) is much more of an anthology than some of the [...]

Review: Pippi Fixes Everything

J. Caleb Mozzocco
pippi fix

Pippi Fixes Everything Written by Astrid Lindgren Drawn by Ingrid Van Nyman Translated by Tiina Nunnally Drawn & Quarterly, $14.95 Although best known as the heroine of author Astrid Lindgren’s late 1940s prose books and their film adaptations, Pippi Longstocking also starred in comics created by Lindgren with artist Ingrid Van Nyman, the Scandinavian artist [...]

Review: Batman is Brave and Superman Fights for Truth

J. Caleb Mozzocco
batman is brave

Batman is Brave and Superman Fights for Truth Written by Donald Lemke, drawn by Ethen Beavers Picture Windows Books, $7.99   Given how dangerous being a superhero can be, I wouldn’t recommend it for anyone under the age of 18, and I don’t care what Robin says or does (If Robin jumped off the Gotham [...]

Review | Templar

Michael May
templar1

Templar Written by Jordan Mechner Drawn by LeUyen Pham and Alex Puvilland First Second The mysterious Knights Templar have been the subject of a lot of literary speculation thanks to the works of authors like Dan Brown, Raymond Khoury, and Steve Berry. Pile on movies like National Treasure and games like Assassin’s Creed and the [...]