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El Deafo, Hello Kitty Make Eisner Shortlist

El Deafo

This year’s nominees for the Eisner Awards, the most prestigious awards in comics, were announced yesterday. The Eisners have three categories for children’s comics and graphic novels, and a number of kid-friendly and YA titles were also nominated in other categories. Here are the three kids’ categories: Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age […]

Review: Jem and the Holograms #1

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At the beginning of March, I wrote about the reboot of the 80s cartoon Jem and the Holograms as a comic. At the time, I was skeptical about the reboot. Jem and the Holograms is a treasured memory from my childhood and I didn’t want to see it ruined. Fortunately, IDW put the book into […]

Roundtable: Why all the Drama about ‘Drama’?

Drama

Earlier this week, the American Library Association released its list of the most frequently challenged books in America. Last year’s list included Bone and Captain Underpants (which is sort of an honorary comic). This year’s list had three graphic novels: Saga, Persepolis, and Raina Telgemeier’s Drama. Saga has explicit sexuality, and Persepolis has come under […]

This Week’s Comics: Knight Court

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After a “taxing” week, pick some comics the whole family will enjoy. BOOM! Studios releases the first trade volume of the magical girl series Bee and Puppycat. First Second makes science fun with the Last of the Sandwalkers, while Vertical Comics releases their very fun and funny manga series My Neighbor Seki, a series that […]

Links: Meet the Beetle; Raina Telegemeier on Drama

Professor Owen

Jay Hosler introduces Professor Owen, from his new graphic novel Last of the Sandwalkers. Three of the most challenged library books last year were graphic novels: Saga, Persepolis, and Raina Telgemeier’s Drama. Michael Cavna talks to Telgemeier about what’s going on there (Drama is cited for “explicit sex,” although there is none, presumably because there […]

Review: How To Fake A Moon Landing

How To Fake a Moon Landing

Climate change, fracking, evolution, vaccinations, homeopathy, chiropractics, even the moon landing, are all hot button controversies that come up in the news. In this book, Darryl Cunningham looks at them with a cool, critical approach, exposing the myths of science denial using comics, photographs and easily readable text. Review: How To Fake A Moon Landing: […]

Review: Lost in NYC

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When I first caught a glimpse of Lost in NYC, I was attending the NYC School Librarian Conference. It was back in November, and I only had the opportunity to flip through the book, but my immediate thought was that the artist had certainly caught the frenetic pace of the NYC Subway system. Now that […]

Exclusive Preview: Teen Titans Go! #9

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Here’s a look at Teen Titans Go! #9, which is due out in comic shops on April 15. And here’s the executive summary: It’s Titan vs. Titan in a no-holds-barred, winner-take-all…staring contest! In the end, it’s Robin vs. Raven with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Which will turn the tide: Robin’s […]

This Week’s Comics: Teen Adventure Chef

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There’s something for everyone on this week’s new comics list. BOOM! Studios releases the third issue of Help Us, Great Warrior for those who love butt-kicking girls. Harper Collins Publishers releases the Neil Gaiman young readers book Chu’s Day at the Beach, and IDW Publishing has the third trade volume of their Samurai Jack series […]

Review: Sonic Boom! #1-4

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Sonic the Hedgehog and his friends, Tails, Knuckles, Amy, and newcomer Sticks are back in an all-new series as they continue their battle to try to stop the evil antics of Dr. Eggman and his robotic creations. But can they remain a team long enough to get the job done? Review: Sonic Boom! #1-4 Written […]