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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 [...]

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. [...]

Links: 52 pick-up

Katherine Dacey
justice-league-1

NPR blogger Glen Weldon casts a critical eye on DC’s much-hyped Justice League #1. His verdict: not bad, though he’s a little concerned about DC’s pledge to reimagine its iconic superheroes in a “younger, angrier, more brash and more modern” light. The title of this Tumblr blog pretty much sums it all up: Superheroes Are [...]

Review: DC Super Pets

Katherine Dacey
midway_monkey

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 [...]

Links: MoCCA madness

Katherine Dacey

The 2011 MoCCA Festival schedule is now up. Among the highlights are a panel on teaching comics, to be moderated by librarian Karen Green, and a panel on comics for young adult readers, to be moderated by Pop Candy’s Whitney Mattheison. And if there’s a Mo Willems fan in your house, take note: the Elephant [...]