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Roundtable: Graphic Classics


At the tail end of the Great Depression, Russian-born publisher Albert Lewis Kanter had an inspired idea: he would take famous works of literature — Moby Dick, The Iliad, The Three Musketeers — and make them more accessible to readers by adapting them into comic books. The first issue of Classics Illustrated (then called “Classic […]

Links: Kill Shakespeare!

The Sequential Tarts hold a lively round table discussion on Kill Shakespeare (IDW Comics), a staff favorite here at Good Comics for Kids. Curious about the series? Creators Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery have posted a brief but attractive preview of issue #10 at the official Kill Shakespeare website. Over at The Graphic Classroom, […]

The Reading Pile – April 4


Welcome to another edition of The Reading Pile! This week, fellow GC4K contributors Snow Wildsmith and Mike Pawuk join me for a roundtable discussion about new and noteworthy titles for teens. On the agenda: X-Men,  Star Wars, and Dave Roman’s eagerly anticipated new series Astronaut Academy. SNOW: I’ve been reading a wide variety of graphic […]

Review: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Nos. 1-4

Since its debut over one hundred years ago, Frank L. Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) has enjoyed phenomenal popularity, both in its original form and in hundreds of adaptations, from a Broadway musical (1902) and silent film (1910) to a Nintendo role-playing game, a 52-episode anime (1986), a soulful revue (1975), and, of […]