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Links: Kitaro to make his US manga debut


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

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

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


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 […]

Review: Mystic: The Tenth Apprentice


Giselle and Genevieve have survived life in The Limpet Hall Orphanage for Girls by dreaming of something better than toiling in a laundry and by sneaking into their Mistress’ library to teach themselves the Noble Arts of magic, something most only believe can be learned by the aristocracy. When an ill-timed study session results in […]

Links: Simply Marvel-ous

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: The best of everything

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 […]

Links: Hot properties


ICv2 has just released its list of the ten hottest kids’ comic properties from summer 2011. Not surprisingly, Diary of a Wimpy Kid hangs on to the top spot, but The Simpsons, Geronimo Stilton, and The Smurfs also make strong showings. For manga lovers, ICv2 has compiled separate  lists of the top ten shojo (girls’) […]

Links: Teenage dreamboat


Brian Heater posts the second part of his interview with Astronaut Academy author Dave Roman at The Daily Cross Hatch. This segment focuses on his comic Teen Boat (“The ANGST of Being a Teen…combined with the THRILL of being a boat”) which was originally self-published and will be published as a graphic novel next year. […]

NYCC 2011 news round-up


New York Comic Con celebrated its sixth anniversary this year with capacity crowds, big stars, and big announcements. Wondering how NYCC will impact you and your library collection? We at Good Comics for Kids rounded up the weekend’s biggest news in kids’ and teens’ comic publishing. COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS Marvel announced a unique crossover […]