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This Week’s Comics: Battlestar Kingdom

Lori Henderson
disney kingdoms 1

With the holidays over, this week’s list is populated with plenty of licensed titles. Archie Comics has new issues of old time titles Mega Man and Sonic the Hedgehog. Boom! Studios has its Cartoon Network line up with new issues of Adventure Time and Regular Show, while IDW Publishing shows off old and new shows [...]

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 [...]

YALSA Hub Challenge: If You Liked Ultimate Comics Spider-Man…

Robin Brenner
Young-AvengersUltimate

From our discussion last week, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man is clearly one of our recent favorite superhero titles, featuring the beloved superheroics as well as a refreshing non-white lead character.  We eagerly anticipate the series as it continues. So what’s a reader to do when they’ve finished this volume?  Check out these titles we recommend for [...]

YALSA Hub Challenge: Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Volume 1

Robin Brenner
UltimateComicsSpiderManv1

Our third title up for discussion in the YALSA Hub Reading Challenge is Ultimate Comics Spider-Man.  This collected edition introduces Miles Morales as the new Spider-Man after the death of Peter Parker in the Ultimate Marvel universe. Ultimate Comics Spider-Man volume 1 was highlighted on the Great Graphic Novels for Teens Top Ten for 2013 list. [...]

Links: The rabbit ronin rides again

Katherine Dacey

Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai spoke to The Star about his long-running series, which debuted twenty-eight years ago in the pages of Albedo Anthropomorphics. “People always ask me who I write these stories for, and I always tell them that I write and draw for a readership of ONE – myself!” he explained. “These are [...]

Links: SDCC 2012 round-up

Katherine Dacey
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Wondering what new kid-friendly comics you might see in the next year, or who won the Eisner for Best Publication for Kids? We’ve got you covered! Below is a round-up of the major news stories to emerge from this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Cuteness alert! Skottie Young (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz) has been [...]

Links: Kitaro to make his US manga debut

Katherine Dacey
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Last week, Drawn & Quarterly revealed that it had licensed Shigeru Mizuki’s GeGeGe no Kitaro, a long-running shonen manga about a demon boy and his yokai friends. Kitaro is a beloved character in Japan; since his 1959 debut, he’s appeared in several different manga magazines, and has been the subject of live-action movies, animated television [...]

Review: Amazing Spider-Man issues #668-#672

Mike Pawuk

For a man who’s been around for 50 years this year, Peter Parker (AKA Spider-Man) is not known for having an easy life (as the original theme song says: “Wealth and fame, he’s ignored / action is his reward”) – he’s had his share of ups and downs, but you can be assured that with [...]

Countdown to The Avengers: Thor: The Mighty Avenger Vols. 1 + 2

Mike Pawuk

With the impending release of the eagerly-awaited The Avengers film directed by Joss Whedon arriving on May 4th, what better than to do a retrospective on some of the best collections for readers on some of the Marvel Super Heroes that make up the core of the Avengers team from the upcoming movie? First up [...]

Links: The rise of Ninjago

Katherine Dacey
ninjango_sensei

The Walking Dead may be the bestselling comic in America right now, occupying 15 of the top 20 slots on the New York Times’ hardcover and paperback graphic novel lists, but Lego’s kid-friendly Ninjago comic is making a strong showing as well, with two volumes — Mask of the Sensei and The Challenge of Samukai [...]