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This Week’s Comics: Mermin Princesses

Lori Henderson
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Keep the holidays swinging with some new comics from this week’s list! Action Lab Entertainment is giving you another chance to pick up the first issue of Princeless for the low, low price of $1.00. Don’t pass up this series or price! BOOM! Studios finishes the first Herobear and the Kid mini-series, and Papercutz has [...]

Review: Courtney Crumrin, Volumes 1 and 2

Lori Henderson
Courtney Crumrin 1

Things aren’t going so well for Courtney Crumrin. Thanks to her parents overloading their credit cards, they have accepted an offer to move to the wealthy suburb of Hillsborough and live rent free with their creepy old uncle, Aloysius. On top of dealing with rich, snobby classmates and a new home that is musty and [...]

Interview: Joey Weiser on Mermin Vol. 1

J. Caleb Mozzocco
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Cartoonist Joey Weiser’s latest work, Mermin Vol. 1: Out of Water, is about as close to a literal fish-out-of-water story as one would probably want to encounter in a comic book. After the title character, a young mer-boy, rescues a young surface-dweller boy from a shark, he’s invited to stay with the boy’s family and [...]

Review: Crogan’s Loyalty by Chris Schweizer

Mike Pawuk

Crogan’s Loyalty Written and Illustrated by Chris Schweizer Oni Press, 2012 ISBN 978-1-934964-40-8. The adventures of the Crogan family continue… Since the first book in the series, Crogan’s Vengeance, was released in 2008, Chris Schweizer has set out to tell the ambitious family history of the Crogans from the days of pirates, with “Catfoot” Crogan, [...]

Discussion: The Sidescrollers controversy

Brigid Alverson
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Last week, a Connecticut mother objected to the inclusion of Matt Loux’s Sidescrollers on a summer reading list for incoming high school freshmen. Loux responded in an interview with the local Fox affiliate. The book, which was published in 2006, revolves around the hijinks of three recent high school graduates who team up to thwart [...]

Roundtable: Celebrating the Fourth

Brigid Alverson
Constitution

Independence Day is an excuse for fireworks and barbecues, but it’s also a good opportunity to think about how our nation was formed and evolved. With that in mind, the Good Comics for Kids bloggers decided to have a conversation about our favorite graphic novels about American history—and there’s a surprisingly strong selection to choose [...]

Links: Scott Pilgrim’s precious little hardcover

Katherine Dacey
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Coming soon to a comic store near you: a brand-new edition of Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life. The second edition will be hardbound, with a snazzy new cover design by creator Bryan Lee O’Malley and colors by award-winning artist Nathan Fairbairn. Look for the first volume in stores in August 2012. For his latest Comics [...]

Preview: Polly and the Pirates: Mystery of the Dragonfish

Brigid Alverson
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Make yourself comfortable, because we have a special treat for you today: A 32-page preview of Polly and the Pirates: Mystery of the Dragonfish, written by Ted Naifeh and illustrated by Robbi Rodriguez. This is the second collection of the Polly and the Pirates comics, and it comes almost five years after the first, but [...]

Links: News for the New Year

Brigid Alverson
Accept no substitutes!

At Robot 6, Michael May talks to Ted Naifeh about his work on Courtney Crumrin, which relaunches in full color in April. BOOM! Studios is planning a series of comics based on the Nickelodeon series Adventure Time, with a stellar lineup of writer Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics) and artists Braden Lamb and Shelli Paroline, who [...]

Links: Graphic novels are good for kids (and grown-ups, too)

Katherine Dacey

Earlier this month, TV Ontario posed the provocative question, “Are graphic novels good enough for the classroom?” Answering the question in the affirmative were Larry Swartz, author of Learning to Read with Graphic Power, and Jeff Smith, creator of Bone. Last week, Jeff Kinney filed suit against Antarctic Press for trademark violations. Antarctic recently launched [...]