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Preview: Fraggle Rock Classics, vol. 2

Brigid Alverson
Fraggle Rock Classics v2 Cover

Take a trip down memory lane with this preview of the second volume of Fraggle Rock Classics. This volume completes the reprinting of the original comics, which were first published in 1985-86. Archaia Entertainment (which is now part of BOOM! Studios) has published two volumes of new Fraggle Rock stories (based on the Jim Henson [...]

Links: Kids, comics, and racism

Katherine Dacey
asterix127

How do you explain racist caricature to young kids? That’s the question on Stephen Marche’s mind this week, as he describes his experience reading Asterix to his son, who was puzzled by the grotesque appearance of one pirate in Asterix’s crew. “Much of the great old children’s material, like so much of the great old [...]

Links: The rise of Ninjago

Katherine Dacey
ninjango_sensei

The Walking Dead may be the bestselling comic in America right now, occupying 15 of the top 20 slots on the New York Times’ hardcover and paperback graphic novel lists, but Lego’s kid-friendly Ninjago comic is making a strong showing as well, with two volumes — Mask of the Sensei and The Challenge of Samukai [...]

Review: Jim Henson’s The Storyteller

Brigid Alverson
JimHensonsTheStoryteller

This book takes bedtime stories to a new level, with magical tales told by a stellar lineup of writers and artists. Even without the Henson name, it’s a keeper. Jim Henson’s The Storyteller By Jim Henson and various authors Archaia Entertainment, 2011 The publisher Archaia is carving out a nice little niche for itself with [...]

Links: Fall into comics

Katherine Dacey

Graphic Novel Reporter has just published its list of Great Graphic Novels for Fall 2011. As always, the list is divided into sections for kids, tweens, and teens, making it easy to find age-appropriate titles for your favorite young readers. In licensing news, Archaia will be publishing Marjane Satrapi’s latest book, The Sigh, in November. [...]