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Links: The Return of Darkwing Duck

Brigid Alverson
Darkwing Duck

Joe Books is bringing out a collected edition of the Darkwing Duck comics that were originally created for BOOM! Studios; artist James Silvani and writer/editor Aaron Sparrow talk about what made the series special. However, it also should be noted that former writer Ian Brill and editor Christopher Burns asked that their names be taken [...]

This Week’s Comics: The Pirate Archie

Lori Henderson
princeless-pirate-princess-1

Tired of shoveling snow? Sit down with some new comics coming out this week. Archie Comics releases the next Sonic the Hedgehog Archives, bringing the collected issues nearly to the century mark. DC Comics collects the Scribblenauts Unmasked series into one convenient trade, and Joe Books releases floppies of their comic adaptation of Frozen starting [...]

YALSA Announces Great Graphic Novels for Teens

Esther Keller
In Real Life

While the awards are announced at ALA Midwinter, often the Best of Lists are quietly released, though the announcements might be missed. Among the many “Best of” selection lists is YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens. Of 108 nominated titles, only 78 made it to the final list, which is geared for teens ages 12-18-years-old. [...]

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Volume 1-3

Lori Henderson
Gundam 1

Mankind has moved out into space, populating huge colonies called Sides that have orbited Earth for over half a century. In the year 0079 Universal Century, one such colony, Side 3, calling itself the Principality of Zeon, declared independence from the Earth Federation, and war broke out. In just over a month, the fighting killed [...]

Interview: Jeff Smith, Gene Luen Yang, Francoise Mouly, and Cece Bell

Eva Volin

A few months ago, the folks over at Booklist asked if I’d like to moderate a panel at ALA Midwinter. “Sure,” I said, “that sounds like fun.” And it did. Moderating panels is fun. It’s a lot of work, what with having to research the people you’ll be talking to, read their books, and come [...]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #54

Brigid Alverson
ScoobyDoo_54_coverds

It’s Saturday morning, time for some comics fun with Scooby and the gang. Here’s a sneak peek at Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #54, which takes Scooby and the Gang off to the Bahamas to investigate something that’s scaring off the scuba divers. The comic goes on sale on Wednesday, February 11, in comic shops, but [...]

This Week’s Comics: Hello Mega Man

Lori Henderson
Hello Kitty About Time

Go animal crazy with the new releases coming out this week. Action Lab Entertainment releases the first trade for Hero Cats of Stellar City. BOOM! Studios releases a new issue of Garfield while Titan Comics has a new issue of those crazy Penguins of Madagascar. If you’re gotta catch ‘em all, Perfect Square has the [...]

Review: A Valentine for Charlie Brown

J. Caleb Mozzocco
valentine for charlie brown

A Valentine for Charlie Brown By Charles M. Schulz Fantagraphics; $9.99 The latest holiday-themed Peanuts gift book from Fantagraphics focuses on the least Charlie Brown-iest of the holidays: Valentine’s Day. An entire day—preceded by a short but expanding marketing season—devoted to expressions of love between couples, it’s a rather weird holiday in that it is [...]

Humble Brainiac Bundle Features E-Books for Curious Kids

Brigid Alverson
mg_electricity_big

Humble Bundle, the digital games and e-books site, has been getting a lot of traction for its comics bundles lately, including the just-concluded Archie Humble Bundle. Their newest bundle, which launches today, is the Humble Braniac Bundle, a selection of all-ages e-books from No Starch Press on programming, Lego construction, and science, including The Manga [...]

ALA Youth Media Awards Recognizes Comics

Esther Keller
El Deafo

The American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards were announced Monday morning at the ALA mid-winter meeting in Chicago, and for the first time ever, graphic novels received both Newbery and Caldecott honors. Established in 1921, the Newbery Medal recognizes the most distinguished American book published for children. This year, El Deafo by Cece Bell was [...]