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Review: ‘Gillbert Vol. 1: The Little Merman’

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Gillbert Vol. 1: The Little Merman Writer/artist: Art Baltazar Papercutz; $9.99 The star of cartoonist Art Baltazar’s new original graphic novel for kids is referred to as a merman, although he more closely resembles an anthropomorphic iguana. His name is Gillbert. Because he lives under the sea and has gills, you see. Midway through the […]

Review: ‘Ace’ and ‘Jumpa’

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Ace: The Origin of Batman’s Hound and Jumpa: The Origin of Wonder Woman’s Kanga Writer: Steve Korte Artist: Art Baltazar Stone Arch Books; $4.95 (each) The latest offering from DC Comics and Capstone’s DC Super-Pets collaboration, which focuses on the adventures of the pets of DC superheroes and supervillains as designed and drawn by artist […]

Preview: ‘Encounter’ by Art Baltazar and Franco!

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We’ve had a flurry of cool new kids’ and YA comics lately, and this one is pretty exciting: The Tiny Titans team of Art Baltazar and Franco are launching a new superhero comic, Encounter, published by Lion Forge. Here’s the 411: A brand new series by Tiny Titans creators Art Baltazar and Franco! Encounter is […]

Review: ‘Super Powers #1′

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Super Powers #1 Writers: Art Baltazar and Franco Artist: Baltazar DC Comics; $2.99 Rated E For Everyone The Tiny Titans creative team of writer/artist Art Baltazar and co-writer Franco have reteamed for another all-ages miniseries featuring DC’s superheroes, this one entitled Super Powers and featuring the Justice League characters. The art style and the specific […]

Review: Tiny Titans: Return To The Treehouse #1

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Tiny Titans: Return To The Treehouse #1 By Art Baltazar and Franco DC Comics; $2.99 It’s been a little over two years since DC published the last issue of writer/artist Art Baltazar and co-writer Franco Aureliani’s Tiny Titans ongoing monthly series, and the pair has hardly been idle since then. For DC, they created the […]

Exclusive Preview: Superman Family Adventures, vol. 1

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We loved Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani’s Superman Family Adventures here at Good Comics for Kids, and we were sad when it was cancelled. The good news is that this collected edition, Superman Family Adventures, vol. 1, is already available in comics stores and will be in bookstores starting July 2. This handy collection brings […]

Links: Aw Yeah Comics!

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Good news for Tiny Titans fans: Art Baltazar and Franco have a new project in the works. Called Aw Yeah Comics, this creator-owned, kid-friendly series will debut in September with a story that pits superheroes Action Cat and Adventure Bug against the villainous Evil Cat. The comics will be available at conventions; through Baltazar, Franco, […]

Review: DC Super Pets

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Last year, Capstone Publishing launched a new line of chapter books starring DC Comics’ most famous superheroes. It was a great idea in principle — a sure-fire way to interest reluctant readers in longer, more complex narratives — but the execution was uninspired, with flat, lifeless artwork and bland stories. I’m pleased to report that […]