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Roundtable: Superman Family Adventures RIP

Michael May
Superman Family Adventures #1

The cancellation of Superman Family Adventures, yet another critically-praised superhero comic that DC won’t be publishing anymore, has us pretty riled up. We figured that we could vent about it or offer some constructive suggestions for DC and Marvel’s future kids comics, so we decided to do both. Have you been reading Superman Family Adventures? What did you [...]

Review – LEGO Batman: The Visual Dictionary

Mike Pawuk

LEGO DC Super Heroes – Batman Visual DictionaryWritten by Daniel Lipkowitz DK Publishing, September 2012 96 pages, ISBN 978-0-7566-9787-7 $21.99 One of the most enduring comic book heroes is the Dark Knight himself, Batman. He’s been forever immortalized in comic books, film, animation, and video games, as well as decade’s worth of toys and collectibles. [...]

Links: Rainbow Lantern

Katherine Dacey

After dropping hints that one of its superheroes would come out of the closet, DC Comics revealed his identity last week. The character: Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern. Scott will lead the Justice League in the forthcoming New 52 Earth 2. “I feel if you’re going to have a team, you need to have [...]

Links: Vampire fail

Katherine Dacey

Artist Lea Hernandez has taken to Kickstarter to raise funds for her latest project, The Garlicks: Pandora Orange, Fail Vampire. This all-ages comic stars a young bloodsucker who aspires to be a cartoonist. Following the dictum of “write what you know,” she uses her family as material — not hard to do when you’re mom’s [...]

Links: One comic to rule them all

Katherine Dacey
JRRTOLK

Bluewater Comics will be releasing a biography about J.R.R. Tolkein. Subtitled The True Lord of the Rings, the comic will explore Tolkein’s career and influences in depth. Chris Wilson has the details. Remember He-Man and the Masters of the Universe? DC Comics will be publishing a new, six-issue series inspired by the popular Reagan-era toy [...]

Links: Kids’ comics for the win!

Katherine Dacey

Retailer Brian Hibbs posts the complete 2011 Bookscan list and — surprise! — kid-friendly titles like The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Bone, Dork Diaries, Pokemon: Black and White, and Dragonbreath are among the strongest graphic novel showings. In her analysis of the Bookscan numbers, Heidi MacDonald notes the bookstores, not comic book shops, are [...]

Links: Kickstarting classroom comics

Katherine Dacey

The folks at Reading With Pictures, a non-profit dedicated to promoting the intelligent use of comics in education, just launched a Kickstarter campaign for two new projects: The Graphic Textbook and Open Source Comics. In 2010, RWP used Kickstarter to fund the publication of Reading With Pictures Anthology (2010), a Harvey Award-nominated collection of educational [...]

Links: Simply Marvel-ous

Katherine Dacey

As a tie-in with its new “Marvel Universe” programming bloc on Disney XD, Marvel will be launching two new all-ages comics: The Avengers: The Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Adventures and Ultimate Spider-Man. DC Comics just unveiled the publication schedule for The New 52 collections. Best-selling titles like Wonder Woman, Action Comics, and Justice League will be [...]

Links: Drama queen

Katherine Dacey
drama_cover

Smile fans, rejoice: Raina Telgemeier just unveiled the cover for her next project, Drama, and it looks like a winner. Telgemeier didn’t provide many details about the book, but noted that it would be on sale in September. And speaking of Telgemeier, she’ll be the Cartoonist in Residence at the Charles M. Schulz Museum this [...]

Links: Starfire, Betty, and Veronica

Katherine Dacey

Author Michelle Lee interviewed her seven-year-old daughter about Teen Titan heroine Starfire. Though Lee’s daughter describes Starfire as her favorite superhero, she was dismayed by the way the character was drawn in issue one of Red Hood & The Outlaws. “[S]he’s not fighting anyone. And not talking to anyone really. She’s just almost naked and [...]