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2016 GGNT: Manga Spotlight

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Trying to decide what books to add to a collection can be tough for librarians, especially if they are short on space and/or money. Fortunately, groups such as YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association, put together lists of recommendations that libraries—and really, anybody—can use. One such list is Great Graphic Novels for Teens, a […]

Review: ‘Teen Titans: Rebirth #1′


Teen Titans: Rebirth #1 Writer: Ben Percy Artist: Jonboy Meyers DC Comics; $2.99 Rated T for Teen The Teen Titans have proven a particularly difficult property for DC Comics to figure out what to do with over the course of the last five years. Despite the fact that the publisher’s various teenaged superheroes are among […]

This Week’s Comics: Star Over the Stone Forest


You won’t know where to start after seeing all the new releases out this week! Archie Comics continues their reboots with a new look for Josie and the Pussycats. Marvel Comics releases the complete collection of the Mini Marvels, and Toonhound Studios brings some education to maritime lore with Baggywrinkles A Lubber’s Guide to Life […]

Pre-NYCC News: Tom Taylor’s ‘The Deep’ Returns in a New Format


New York Comic Con is coming next week, and that always means there are a lot of pre-convention announcements. BOOM! Studios has been rolling them out one at a time, and this one is of particular interest to GC4K readers: In 2017 they will publish The Deep, by Tom Taylor and James Brouwer, as a […]

Review: ‘Lucy & Andy Neanderthal’

Lucy and Andy Neanderthal Writer/artist: Jeffrey Brown Crown Books for young readers; $12.99 After spending the last few years in a galaxy far, far away, building a young reader audience with his Darth Vader cartoon books and his Jedi Academy diary comics, Jeffrey Brown has returned to earth, but now he’s refocusing on a long […]

Interview: Johnnie Christmas on ‘Angel Catbird’


Novelist Margaret Atwood struck out in a new direction this year with her graphic novel series Angel Catbird, which is being published by Dark Horse; the first volume came out earlier this month. I interviewed Atwood at Comic-Con International in San Diego, and at the same time I also spoke to Johnnie Christmas, the artist […]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #18


It’s Scooby in space! Scooby-Doo and his fellow super-canines form a pooch posse and head for the stars in Scooby-Doo Team-Up #18: Can it be? The entire universe threatened by the spectral spirit of Canis Major, the dog star? To get to the bottom of the space-spanning mystery, canine crimebuster Scooby will have to team […]

This Week’s Comics: Take Over the World Time


“Fall”ing behind on your weekly releases? Pick up some of the trades out this week! Action Lab Entertainment lets the dogs out with the first trade of Action Lab Dog of Wonder. DC Comics collects their digital first series Adventures of Supergirl for fans of the TV series, and Marvel Comics releases their huge trade […]

Big News: Gene Luen Yang Named MacArthur Fellow

Gene Luen Yang, 2016 MacArthur Fellow, Flying Color Comics, Concord/California, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. Courtesy of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Gene Luen Yang, the currently serving National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, has just been named a 2016 MacArthur Fellow. The fellowships, commonly referred to as “genius grants,” come with a no-strings-attached grant of $625,000, paid out over five years. While Yang is not the first graphic novelist to be named a MacArthur Fellow—Ben Katchor […]

Interview: Gina Gagliano on the 10th Anniversary of ‘American Born Chinese’


It’s First Second’s tenth anniversary and with it we have the tenth anniversary of Gene Luen Yang’s award winning graphic novel American Born Chinese. Coincidentally, it’s also my tenth anniversary of being a comic book librarian, so it seemed the perfect time to get together with Gina Gagliano, marketing and publicity manager for First Second. […]