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Interview: Monet Stewart on Graphic Novels in the Classroom

Cope Middle School

When my youngest daughter started 8th grade at Cope Middle School and we got the curriculum from her teachers, I was surprised by her English curriculum. The teacher, Mr. Monet Stewart, allowed students to include manga and graphic novels in addition to prose novels as part of the required outside reading assignments. I have personally […]

This Week’s Comics: Salem, Betty and Veronica

Salem Hyde 5

It’s another week with lots to choose from! AMP! Comics for Kids has a new Peanuts collection featuring that lovable beagle Snoopy in Snoopy Contact. BOOM! Studios releases the seventh Adventure Time collection, while IDW’s new incarnation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Amazing Adventures, introduces the Mutanimals in its latest issue. The List: ACTION […]

Review: Prez #1-2

Prez 1

It is 2036, and it’s Presidential Election time! The political parties are lining up their candidates, and the corporations are throwing their money behind the ones they think they can best control. But with internet personalities to appease, and voting now allowed via Twitter, electing your man president isn’t in the bag anymore, especially when […]

Links: NYCC News, Plus Nimona NBA Nom!

Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona has been shortlisted for the National Book Award, much to her surprise: “Honestly, it wasn’t on my radar at all,” she tells Michael Cavna of Comic Riffs. “I didn’t even know comics got nominated for book awards.” In the interview that follows, she talks about how Nimona started as a superhero comic […]

Roundtable: Talking About Svetlana Chmakova’s ‘Awkward’

Robin Brenner is the author of this post. Today we’re here to discuss the latest in the growing collection of charming comics aimed at middle grade up to middle school readers, Svetlana Chmakova’s Awkward, published by Yen Press. Chmakova is well known as one of the star creators using a blend of Japanese manga-inspired storytelling […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Teen Titans Go!’ #12


Time for some Saturday morning fun with our exclusive preview of Teen Titans Go! #12: Raven thought things couldn’t get any worse after Starfire posted an online dating profile…until she posted one for Raven, too! But she quickly learns things can get a whole lot worse when their “perfect dates” start showing up at their […]

This Week’s Comics: Midnight Beyond Bay Leaf

Hero Cats Midnight 1

It’s a strong week for new releases this week. Drawn and Quarterly, an infrequent visitor to this list, gets on with their release of Pippi Longstocking: The Strongest in the World, just in time for the pig-tailed redhead’s seventieth anniversary. Titan Comics has some more collections for Dragon Riders of Berk and Penguins of Madagascar, […]

Review: Bone Tribute Edition


I’ve always been open and honest about being a late comer to the comics world. I’d only read a handful of comics until 10-12 years ago, when I decided to bring comics into my school’s library. I then started to read sporadically, until I joined ALA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens selection committee. Only then […]

Review: ‘Human Body Theater’

Human Body Theater Writer/artist: Maris Wicks First Second; $20 In addition to being a cartoonist, Maris Wicks is a program educator at the New England Aquarium, and some of her best-known and most-read comics have managed to marry her talent for cartooning with her interest in education. Think, for example, of her 2013 collaboration with […]

Preview: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #62


Mystery, Inc. takes a spa day in our exclusive preview of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #62. Here’s the 411: After Scooby’s not-so-monthly bath spoils Daphne’s sacred beauty regimen, she enlists Velma for a day at the spa! But lounging around in towels is only fun until the towels turn on you. And when there’s a […]