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YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: ‘Tropic of the Sea’

Lori Henderson
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In a small seaside town there is a legend: Once every 60 years the Yashiro family receives a mermaid’s egg. They protect and care for it, and in exchange, the mermaids give the town calm seas and good fishing. The tradition is threatened now by a large commercial developer that wants to turn the town [...]

Interview: Meryl Jaffe on Comics and Education

Brigid Alverson
Meryl Jaffe

When I was doing research for this month’s SLJ article on comics in schools, I had the opportunity to talk to a number of experts on the topic, including researchers, teachers, and school librarians. And as anyone who has ever written a story like this, or been interviewed for one, knows, only a fraction of [...]

This Week’s Comics: Witches Brew

Lori Henderson
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Fall is just around the corner, so enjoy the changing of the seasons with some of this week’s new comics. Archie Comics releases the next Mega Man trade. DC Comics ends their video game crossover title Scribblenauts Unmasked, and Oni Press releases the next volume of Mermin. The List: ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS Archie #659 (Mike [...]

Review: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Volume 1: Rita Repulsa’s Attitude Adjustment

Lori Henderson
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Papercutz takes the Power Rangers back to their origins, to the first series that started it all. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers members Jason, Kimberly, Billy, Trina and Zack return in all new adventures to stop the evil deeds of the sorceress Rita Repulsa and her loyal minions with the help of the heroic sage Zordon [...]

Links | From ‘Everstar’ to ‘Lumberjanes’

Brigid Alverson
Everstar

Everstar is a new webcomic on Mark Waid’s Thrillbent site that features an 11-year-old girl who travels through space on her own spaceship. Thrillbent editor/curator Mark Waid talks about the comic here, and Steve Morris recently interviewed the creators, Becky Tinker and Joie Brown, at his site The Spire. Steve Morris gets Faith Erin Hicks, [...]

Review: Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: “The Son of the Sun”

J. Caleb Mozzocco
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Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: “The Son of the Sun” By Don Rosa Fantagraphics; $29.99 Everyone knows who the very best Duck artist was when it comes to Disney comics. That is, unquestionably, Carl Barks, whose decades-long career of telling Donald Duck stories included the creation of Uncle Scrooge, the locale of Duckburg, [...]

This Week’s Comics: Moose and Carrot

Lori Henderson
Captain Carrot

Catch up on some cartoon craziness in comic form in this week’s new releases. IDW Publishing releases its second Powerpuff Girls trade, “Monster Mash,” while BOOM! Studios doubles the trade paperback fun with the fifth volume of Adventure Time and the first collection of Regular Show, “Hydration.” The List:  ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS Archie Giant Comics [...]

Review: The Yeti Files: Meet The Bigfeet

J. Caleb Mozzocco
yeti files

The Yeti Files: Meet The Bigfeet By Kevin Sherry Scholastic Press; $8.99 Not quite comics, but close enough that an argument could be put forth that this admixture of illustrations and prose by Kevin Sherry, in which the art far outweighs the verbiage (much of which appears in labels of the illustrations and dialogue placed [...]

Graphic Novels in the Classroom

Brigid Alverson
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In this month’s issue of School Library Journal, I talked to teachers, librarians, and Charles Brownstein of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund about the increasing prominence of graphic novels in schools, both in the classroom and in school libraries. Check out the article, which deals with the power of graphic novels as educational materials [...]

Cover Reveal: Anna Banana and the Chocolate Explosion

Brigid Alverson
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Earlier this year, First Second published Sleep Tight, Anna Banana, a cheerful picture book/comic hybrid by Dominique Roques and Alexis Dormal, and now, here’s a first look at the cover for the second book in the series, Anna Banana and the Chocolate Explosion. Anna Banana is a mischievous girl with a large coterie of stuffed [...]