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Review: Walt Disney’s Donald Duck: Trail of the Unicorn

J. Caleb Mozzocco
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Walt Disney’s Donald Duck: Trail of the Unicorn By Carl Barks Fantagraphics Books; $29.99 According to story notes provided to Ken Parille in the back of the latest volumes of Fantagraphics’ Carl Barks library, the eminent and influential cartoonist was no fan of superhero comics. Perhaps he found them too simplistic, and the drawing of [...]

Review: ‘Batter Up, Charlie Brown!’

J. Caleb Mozzocco
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Batter Up, Charlie Brown! By Charles M. Schulz Fantagraphics; $9.99 As an athlete, Charlie Brown may be best known for never being able to connect with the football that Lucy always snatches away from him mid-kick, but football was of only one of the sports he was doomed to fail at. He didn’t have much [...]

Review: Walt Disney’s Donald Duck: Christmas on Bear Mountain

J. Caleb Mozzocco
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Walt Disney’s Donald Duck: Christmas On Bear Mountain By Carl Barks Fantgraphics Books, $28.99 Few things say “Christmas” like an installment of Fantagraphics’ Carl Barks Library, featuring a generous slice of The Good Duck Artist’s practically unparalleled cartooning. That’s partly because Barks’s Disney comics were and are enormously well crafted and equally enormously entertaining, timeless [...]

Review: Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Color Sundays: “Call of the Wild”

J. Caleb Mozzocco
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Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Color Sundays: “Call of the Wild” By Floyd Gottfredson Fantagraphics, $29.99 Running parallel to their complete collection of the daily comic strips of Floyd Gottfredson, who is to Mickey Mouse as Carl Barks is to Donald Duck, Fantagraphics is now collecting Gottfredson’s color Sunday strips, and this is the first of [...]

Review: Mr. Twee Deedle

Michael May
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Mr. Twee Deedle: Raggedy Ann’s Sprightly Cousin – The Forgotten Fantasy Masterpieces of Johnny Gruelle Edited by Rick Marschall Fantagraphics; $75.00 Thanks to Junie B. Jones and other books still carrying the torch, children today are quite familiar with Raggedy Ann and Andy, even if they know nothing about their history or the man who [...]

Review: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Stocking

Brigid Alverson
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Charlie Brown’s Christmas Stocking By Charles M. Schulz Fantagraphics Review by J. Caleb Mozzocco Form coincides with content in Charlie Brown’s Christmas Stocking, a new collection of two 1960s picture-book style comics efforts from Charles Schulz. The title story concerns the Peanuts gang’s musings on the stocking tradition (and good old Charlie Brown’s dilemma of [...]

Review: Donald Duck: A Christmas for Shacktown

Brigid Alverson
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Please welcome our newest blogger here at Good Comics for Kids, J. Caleb Mozzocco. Caleb is so new that he doesn’t even have his avatar yet, but he couldn’t wait to get started, so here’s his first review. Donald Duck: A Christmas for Shacktown By Carl Barks Fantagraphics It must be getting close to Christmas. [...]

Roundtable: Our favorite holiday graphic novels

Brigid Alverson
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With the air filled with holiday tunes and the TV schedule filled with holiday specials, we thought it would be an opportune time to recommend some of our favorite holiday-themed graphic novels as well. I’ll start with Craig Yoe’s Great Treasury of Christmas Comic Book Stories. I love a big, colorful treasury like this, 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: Is the manga revolution over?

Katherine Dacey

Tokyopop, once a trailblazer in the manga publishing field, has announced another round of layoffs. Among the casualties were Lillian Diaz-Pryzbyl, one of the company’s most talented editors, and Asako Suzuki, a relatively new hire who had played a key leadership role at CMX Manga. What the layoffs mean for Tokyopop is still unclear. Yesterday, [...]