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Kids’ and teens’ graphic novels dominate end of the year charts

Brigid Alverson
Dork Diaries 1

Every year, comics retailer Brian Hibbs writes a lengthy and informative article on graphic novel sales, based on BookScan figures for the entire year. He posted this year’s column last week, and while he makes a lot of good points, I want to pick out the one that’s most relevant to this blog: The top [...]

Links: More Jellaby, more Wimpy Kid

Brigid Alverson
Wimpy Kid Hard Luck

Abrams has revealed the cover of the latest Wimpy Kid book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck. It’s going to be a sort of electric green. Hit the link to see a very short trailer and download your own Wimpy Kid computer wallpaper. This is the eighth book in the series, for those who [...]

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: News for the New Year

Brigid Alverson
Accept no substitutes!

At Robot 6, Michael May talks to Ted Naifeh about his work on Courtney Crumrin, which relaunches in full color in April. BOOM! Studios is planning a series of comics based on the Nickelodeon series Adventure Time, with a stellar lineup of writer Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics) and artists Braden Lamb and Shelli Paroline, who [...]

Links: Graphic novels are good for kids (and grown-ups, too)

Katherine Dacey

Earlier this month, TV Ontario posed the provocative question, “Are graphic novels good enough for the classroom?” Answering the question in the affirmative were Larry Swartz, author of Learning to Read with Graphic Power, and Jeff Smith, creator of Bone. Last week, Jeff Kinney filed suit against Antarctic Press for trademark violations. Antarctic recently launched [...]