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Preview: Jinx, vol. 2: Little Miss Steps

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Li’l Jinx started out as a gag comic that ran in different Archie Comics publications; the one-page stories revolved around the rather strong-willed Jinx, her father, and a small coterie of friends. The comics were funny but not particularly deep. In writing the teen-age Jinx stories, J. Torres has kept the humor but given the […]

Preview: Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

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High school is all about tribes, so the story of Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong, the new graphic novel out this week from writer Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks (published by the inimitable First Second), will ring true to a lot of readers: It pits the robotics team against the cheerleaders. Life is never […]

Links: Aw Yeah! Comics goes digital

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It’s been a while since we have done one of these, so there’s quite a bit to read here. Let’s start with two stories I had a hand in: I talked to Uglydolls co-creator David Horvath and artist Ian McGinty about Uglydolls in general and the comic version they are producing for Viz, and I […]

Free Comic Book Day Special Preview: Archaia’s FCBD Comic

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Today is Free Comic Book Day, the national holiday that celebrates all things sequential. Check the official website for a list of comic book stores that will be offering special FCBD comics to all comers today—and the site also has a list of the comics. And to tide you over, here are a series of […]

YALSA Hub Challenge: If You Liked Friends with Boys…

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Last time we discussed the many charms of Faith Erin Hicks’s Friends with Boys, recognized this year as one of the Great Graphic Novels for Teens Top Ten for 2013.  Readers who relish Hicks’s story of family, hauntings, and navigating a new school should turn to these recommendations for their next title. Anya’s Ghost by […]

Exclusive Preview: Spy vs. Spy

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I have to confess to a personal fondness for this preview. I grew up reading MAD Magazine, and in fact I’m one of those people whose knowledge of popular culture, particularly film, was strongly shaped by it. And like all MAD readers, I giggled to the slapstick antics of “Spy vs. Spy,” which made total […]

Eisner Awards Nominees Announced

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This year’s nominees for the Will Eisner Comics Industry Awards have been announced, and it’s quite a varied lineup. Last year’s judges (ahem) increased the number of young reader categories from two to three, and this year’s judges have continued that practice, which opens up the nominations to a wider range of books. Best Publication […]

Review: My Boyfriend is a Monster #7 and #8

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Lerner Publishing Group’s My Boyfriend is a Monster series has two popular publishing trends covered: Graphic novels and post-Twilight YA paranormal romance. The series of standalone, black-and-white, hardcover graphic novels by different creative teams all feature fast-paced, rather light melodramas in which a teenage girl falls for a boy who’s not quite human (but close […]

YALSA Hub Challenge: Friends with Boys

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Our fifth title from the YALSA Hub Reading Challenge is Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks.  Friends with Boys was highlighted as a Great Graphic Novels for Teens Top Ten title for 2013 . As a quick refresher, the Great Graphic Novels for Teens Selection list showcases titles “recommended for those ages 12-18, meet […]

YALSA Hub Challenge: If You Liked Trinity…

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We have had our discussion of the graphic history of the atomic bomb, Trinity, and now we’re suggesting more for your nonfiction graphic novel junkies. Curious about science, politics, history, and genius? Check out these titles. Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón Why? For those who enjoyed the […]