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Preview: Sabrina: The Magic Within, vol. 4

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Back in the middle of the manga boom, the Archie folks moved the character Sabrina the Teenage Witch to a manga style, written and mostly drawn by Tania del Rio. The format stayed the same, though—full-color monthly comics, not the black-and-white digests manga readers are accustomed to. Last year, they started re-releasing the comics as […]

Graphic novels about the Civil Rights movement—and a comic that helped inspire it

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In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, I wanted to post a couple of links relating to graphic novels about the Civil Rights movement. Rep. John Lewis’s memoir March was one of the most talked-about graphic novels of 2013. On this site, Esther reviewed it and Eva interviewed the co-author, Andrew Aydin, who is […]

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

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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: Beautiful Creatures

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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 […]

Links: Buzz, Archie, and My Little Pony

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Ananth Panagirya and Tessa Stone talk about their new graphic novel Buzz, a badass Street Fighter-type story about … spelling bees. Archie Comics is teaming up with Toys for Tots this holiday season, and by “teaming up” I don’t just mean promoting them in the comics (although that’s happening too): The publisher has donated over […]

The Good Comics for Kids 2013 Gift Guide

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The holidays are a great time to give the gift of comics! Once again, our bloggers have a big bag of suggestions of comics for a variety of ages and interests. Let the reading begin! Brigid For early readers who like a good puzzle: Benjamin Bear in Bright Ideas is a fun book for children […]

A Peek at First Second’s Spring Collection

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Winter hasn’t even set in yet, but First Second is showing off its spring lineup, which includes some promising titles for kids and teens. Grab a hot chocolate and take a look at this list: Sleep Tight, Anna Banana, by Dominique Roques and Alexis Dormal (ages 3-7): This is a First Second first: A picture […]

Candlewick signs Maggie Thrash for graphic memoir

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Children’s book publisher Candlewick Press announced the acquisition of a new graphic novel this week: Honor Girl, by Maggie Thrash. This will be Thrash’s first full-length work in print; she writes fiction and nonfiction for Rookie Magazine and is the creator of the webcomic Can’t Lose If You Don’t Play. Here’s the 411 on the […]

Roundtable: Boxers & Saints

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Gene Luen Yang’s two-volume set Boxers & Saints is one of the most talked-about books of the year—the internet is dotted with reviews of the book and interviews with Yang—and when we started talking among ourselves, we quickly realized that we all had plenty to say—and we didn’t always agree. So we decided to put […]

Review: Mad Super Spectacular: Superman, Man of Steel #1

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Written and drawn by The Usual Gang of Idiots DC Comics, $4.99 DC uses the occasion of a release of yet another Superman feature film, the franchise’s sixth, to gather-up and repackage a slew of their previous Superman movie parodies into this themed special that’s cover-to-cover Superman jokes, dating as far back as 1966 and […]