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Review: ‘Fence Volume 1′

Fence

Fence Volume 1 Written by C.S. Pacat, illustrated by Johanna the Mad BOOM! Studios, $9.99 To attract fans of the boys-love sports series Check, Please! and Yuri!!! on Ice, BOOM! has released a manga-like comic about competitive boys at a fencing academy. Nicholas is the scrappy, disadvantaged up-and-comer with natural talent and insufficient training. In […]

Review: ‘Bolivar’

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Bolivar by Sean Rubin Archaia, $29.99 For ages 8 and up It seems lately that there’s been a mini-boom in books about how great New York City is. For the adults, there’s Roz Chast’s Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York and Julia Wertz’s Tenements, Towers & Trash: An Unconventional Illustrated History of […]

Wondercon 2017: Boom! Studios: Discover Yours

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Editor’s note: GC4K writer Lori Henderson attended this year’s WonderCon, which took place on March 31-April 2 in Anaheim, California. Over the next few days, we will publish several writeups of the panels she attended there, which featured editors and comics creators from different publishers discussing their work. Since its humble beginning in 2005, BOOM! […]

Review: ‘Mega Princess’

Mega Princess

Mega Princess Written by Kelly Thompson, illustrated by Brianne Drouhard KaBoom! (Boom! Studios), $14.99 Ages 8 and up Kelly Thompson (Jem and the Holograms, Hawkeye) brings her energetic, aware writing style to a wide-ranging fantasy adventure for kids. The mega princess of the title is Maxine (who prefers Max). It’s her tenth birthday, which means […]

Review: ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink’

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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink Writers: Brenden Fletcher, Kelly Thompson, and Tini Howard Artist: Daniele Di Niculolo BOOM! Studios; $19.99 When the original Pink Ranger left the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV show, like the first Red, Black, and Yellow Rangers before her, the producers had merely to come up with a convenient, plausible-sounding […]

Review: ‘Justice League/Power Rangers #1′

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Justice League/Power Rangers #1 Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Stephen Byrne DC Comics/BOOM! Studios; $3.99 Rated T for Teen DC Comics and BOOM! Studios follow their collaboration on Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy with another cross-publisher crossover, this one featuring two long-lived franchises with comparatively little in common: The Justice League and Saban’s Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. Aside from […]

Review: ‘Abigail and The Snowman’

Abigail and The Snowman Writer/artist: Roger Langridge Boom Studios; $14.99 The first friend that Abigail makes upon moving to a new town is a very unusual one: An impeccably dressed yeti. The yeti, who answers to the name “Specimen 486″, was born in the Himalayas but raised in a secret government facility which he has […]

Review: ‘Jonesy Vol. 1′

Jonesy Vol. 1 Writer: Sam Humphries Artist: Caitlin Rose Boyle Boom Studios; $9.99 Who is Jonesy? She will be happy to tell you, as she does in the first two pages of this trade paperback collection of her ongoing comic book series. She is a tightly-wound, emotional teenager with a ferret, a garbage zine devoted […]

Review: ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #0′

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #0 Writers: Kyle Higgins, Steve Orlando and Mairghread Scott Artists: Hendry Prasetya, Corin Howell and Daniel Bayliss Boom Studios; $3.99 It seems like just yesterday that I was telling you about the return of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in a new comic book series, but that’s just because I […]

Book Expo America 2015 (Part I)

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On Thursday, May 28th, I was lucky enough to be released from my regular duties as a middle school librarian so I could hop over to the City and spend a day at Book Expo America. The first thing I noticed when walking into the exhibit hall at BEA was that Star Wars was everywhere. […]