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Review: Kingdom Hearts Final Mix Volume 1-2

Lori Henderson
Kingdom Hearts 1

What happens when you combine a popular video game franchise from Japan with an iconic American franchise? You get Kingdom Hearts. This collaboration between Square Enix’s Final Fantasy video game series and Disney’s flagship characters has produced not only several successful video games, including a new one out this year, but several manga adaptations of [...]

Marvel Comics reacquires the Star Wars comic book license from Dark Horse Comics

Mike Pawuk
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It was announced earlier today that starting in 2015, Marvel Comics will once again be the home for the Star Wars license. Here’s Lucasfilm’s press release, as it appeared on USA Today: Jedi, Sith, and the Rest of the Star Wars Universe Come to Marvel Comics in 2015 The Walt Disney Company’s Lucasfilm Ltd. and [...]

NYCC: Disney Announces Space Mountain Graphic Novel

Brigid Alverson
This was the poster that was being given away at the Disney booth.

Word had already gotten out that Disney has a Space Mountain graphic novel in the works, but they filled in a lot more details at New York Comic Con last weekend. The book is due out in May 2014, and the Disney folks were handing out the poster above to promote it. Here’s the blurb [...]

Top 20 Star Wars Graphic Novels, Part 4 of 4

Mike Pawuk

Lastly, below are my top five Star Wars graphic novels/series published by Dark Horse Comics—they are in no particular order except for the last three – which are my personal top picks. Dark Horse Comics has done a phenomenal job with the Star Wars license, and though the acquisition of Star Wars by Disney Studios [...]

Top 20 Star Wars Graphic Novels, Part 3 of 4

Mike Pawuk

As we anticipate the future of Star Wars under Disney, let’s continue our series on my top 20 Star Wars graphic novels published by Dark Horse Comics. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 10) Star Wars: Darth Maul. 2001. 96 pp. 978-1-56971-542-0. When The Phantom Menace came out, fans wanted [...]

Top 20 Star Wars Graphic Novels, Part 2 of 4

Mike Pawuk

As we’re looking forward to the future of Star Wars now that it’s a part of Disney, let’s continue our look at the best Dark Horse Comics Star Wars graphic novels – either stand alone stories or series published by the company over the last 22 years. Dark Horse has done a phenomenal job with [...]

Top 20 Star Wars Graphic Novels, Part 1 of 4

Mike Pawuk

Ever since the news broke out on October 30th about Walt Disney’s acquisition of George Lucas’ Lucasfilm company Star Wars, there’s also begun speculation about the future of Star Wars license at Dark Horse Comics, where it’s been a staple of their line of comic books since 1991. Will Star Wars be published now by [...]

Cartooning Around: Ultimate Spider-Man on Marvel Universe/Disney XD

Mike Pawuk

With this summer shaping up to be another fantastic time for comic book fans—with feature films including The Avengers (May 4th), Amazing Spider-Man (July 3), and Dark Knight Rises (July 20)—kids especially are getting treated to a double whammy of DC and Marvel Comics presence on television as well, with DC Comics’ DC Nation programming [...]

Links: The best of everything

Katherine Dacey

The School Library Journal’s Best of 2011 issue includes a number of graphic novels, from non-fiction titles such as Feynman to coming-of-age stories such as Anya’s Ghost. Johanna Draper Carlson offers her Best Manga of 2011 list. Over at MTV Geek, Brigid Alverson takes a fond look back at manga that finished their print run [...]

Preview: DuckTales, vol. 1: Rightful Owners

Brigid Alverson
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New from BOOM! Studios this week, DuckTales, vol. 1: Rightful Owners is a wild ride in the Disney Afternoon tradition. Written by Warren Spector (creator of the Epic Mickey game) and illustrated by Leonel Castellani, it stands on its own but also shares continuity with Disney’s Darkwing Duck books (also published by BOOM!). The first [...]