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Review: Beautiful Creatures

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 […]

Links: Buzz, Archie, and My Little Pony


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

Benjamin Bear

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

Sleep Tight Anna Banana

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

An image from Thrash's webcomic Can't Lose if You Don't Play

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


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


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 […]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – The Return of the Heroes in a Half-Shell

Leonardo. Michelangelo. Raphael. Donatello. They may be known by the art community as four Renaissance artists who forever changed the face of the art world, but to many fans around the world, those four names are better known as the members of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Though their origins have changed slightly over the […]

Interview: Edith Donnell on this weekend’s Kids Read Comics event

I’m chatting today with Edith Donnell, the Youth/Teen Librarian for the Chelsea District Library. For the last five years she has been one of the driving forces behind the all-ages Kids Read Comics event, which is held at the Ann Arbor District Library – 343 S 5th Avenue in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This year the […]

Preview: Primates


We love Jim Ottaviani’s science graphic novels here at Good Comics for Kids, and his latest one is a real treat. Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas, illustrated by Maris Wicks, is a delightful book that distills the story of the three women who went out and studied primates […]