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Preview: Gladstone’s School for World Conquerors #2

Brigid Alverson
gladstones-02-INT-19

Gladstone’s School for World Conquerors, by Mark Andrew Smith, Armand Villavert, and Carlos Carrasco, is an action/comedy story set in a school for aspiring supervillains. The first issue came out last month from Image Comics, and Mark tells me that it has sold out; you can check out a preview at Comic Book Resources, and [...]

All ages comics and manga for 6/1/11

Lori Henderson
Sonic 225

June begins with the usual suspects on this week’s list. Archie Comics has more double digests of Betty & Veronica and the World of Archie. Boom! Studios keeps the Disney Afternoon alive with the next Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers, while DC Comics releases the next issue of Looney Tunes, from parent company Warner Bros. [...]

Interview: Jim Ottaviani

Eva Volin

On Sunday, May 8th, while attending the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, I ran around to as many of my favorite kids comics creators as I could and asked them all the exact same questions.  Keep in mind, conventions are crazy loud and crazy busy, so there is a lot of background noise.  Let me know [...]

Links: From Sonic to Super Dinosaur

Brigid Alverson

The Archie Comics folks are launching a new set of Sonic the Hedgehog graphic novels, and I talked to Sonic editor Paul Kaminski about the new line for Publishers Weekly. Graphic Novel Reporter’s John Hogan talked to Nick Bertozzi about his new nonfiction graphic novel, Lewis and Clark. Michael Machosky of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review talks [...]

All ages comics and manga for 5/25/11

Lori Henderson
DuckTales_01_CVR_A

It’s a little of this, and a little of that as publishers release titles just in time for summer vacation, and parents are in need of distraction for their kids getting out of school. Bongo Comics has a new Summer Shindig with the Simpsons. DC Comics has a new trade of the popular Batman: The [...]

Interview: Gina Gagliano

Eva Volin

On Sunday, May 8th, while attending the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, I had the opportunity to speak with some of the people who made the festival possible. Keep in mind, conventions are crazy loud and crazy busy, so there is a lot of background noise. Let me know in the comments if you have trouble [...]

Interview: Dave Roman on Astronaut Academy

Scott Robins
AA gasp

Years ago Dave Roman and I would gripe about mainstream comic book companies’ lack of interest in attracting new young readers by creating books that were both appealing and suitable. I felt a kinship with Dave in his enthusiasm and passion for the potential of creating comics for kids that actually spoke to kids. Dave [...]

Interview: Ben Hatke on Zita the Space Girl

Scott Robins
drawing_creatures_blog

Ben Hatke’s brave sci-fi heroine Zita the Space Girl made her debut in Flight Explorer, an anthology of comics for kids, edited by Kazu Kibuishi, creator of the series Amulet. In a short comic titled “If Wishes Were Socks,” readers were introduced to the fun, humorous adventures of Zita and her companions. When Flight Explorer [...]

Review: The Zabime Sisters

Eva Volin
220px-Matisse_-_Green_Line

I’ll admit it, I’m a recreational reader.  My favorite books are the ones that make me laugh or cry, but don’t require me to think much beyond what is on the page — much the same way most people watch television.  Sure, when I’m reading to review or for committee work I read with eyes [...]

All ages comics and manga for 5/18/11

Lori Henderson
super-dinosaur-origin-special

Like spring flowers, titles are popping up all over the list this week. Bongo Comics has a new trade for Bart Simpson fans, while Boom! Studios releases the trade Walt Disney Treasury featuring Donald Duck. Marvel Comics gets seasonal with their latest Super Hero Squad trade, and Oni Press has the next issue of Courtney [...]