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Ghosts: A Not-So-Scary Roundup

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It’s that time of year, when we start thinking about ghosts and goblins and jack-o-lanterns and things that go bump in the night. There are plenty of comics and graphic novels with ghosts in them, but not all are scary. Here are some great reads that happen to have spirits in them. Ghosts by Raina […]

Books in Brief: Sequels, Strips, and More

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5 Worlds: The Cobalt Prince By Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel, Xanthe Bouma, Matt Rockefeller, and Boya Sun Random House Graphic Grades 4 and up The story picks up where volume 1 left off. Oona is trying to escape the Toki and to find her sister. The girls are eventually reunited, but ultimately many truths are […]

Review: ‘Dinosaurs’

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Dinosaurs Writer: Arnaud Plumeri Artist: Bloz Papercutz; $10.99 (each) The interest in and affection for dinosaurs is pretty much universal—regardless of your country of origin, chances are good that you think dinosaurs are awesome. It is therefore no surprise that French creators Arnaud Plumeri and Bloz produced a great series of comic books about dinosaurs—simply […]

Review: ‘Gumby: 50 Shades of Clay’

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Gumby: 50 Shades of Clay Writers: Jeff Whitman, Eric Esquivel, Ray Fawkes, and others Artists: Jolyon Yates, Kyle Baker, Veronica Fish and others Papercutz; $8.99 Boomer era animated icon Gumby has returned to comics for the first time in a decade, and, as per his previous comics engagement, what the stop-motion clay hero loses in […]

Review: The Wendy Project

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I particularly adore when authors (and artists) take a (classic) work and they tear it apart and create something new—but recognizable. There’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, countless fractured fairy tales, and this year I read a dystopian version of Peter Pan. So picking up a copy of The Wendy Project was a natural choice […]

Free Comics for Librarians from Papercutz

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Papercutz Publishing has just announced that it is offering 100 copies of Nickelodeon Magazine to librarians who are doing any comics programming. All librarians need to do is e-mail Sven Larsen, VP of Marketing at Papercutz, 6-8 weeks before the event. Librarians need to include a detailed account and are responsible for shipping cost. Larsen […]

Book Expo America 2015 (Part II)

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On Thursday, May 28th, I was lucky enough to be released from my regular duties as a middle school librarian so I could hop over to the City and spend a day at Book Expo America. I walked up and down the Convention Floor for five hours without a break. I only felt it when […]

Book Expo America 2015 (Part I)

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On Thursday, May 28th, I was lucky enough to be released from my regular duties as a middle school librarian so I could hop over to the City and spend a day at Book Expo America. The first thing I noticed when walking into the exhibit hall at BEA was that Star Wars was everywhere. […]

Review: The Lunch Witch

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The title of this latest original publication by Papercutz might make you think of the Lunch Lady graphic novels, but mark my words: The Lunch Witch bears very little resemblance, though it will be a hit with the kids. The Lunch Witch By Deb Lucke Papercutz, 174 pp. March 2015. ISBN 978-1-6291-162-5 hc $14.99 Recommended […]

Review: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Volume 1: Rita Repulsa’s Attitude Adjustment

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Papercutz takes the Power Rangers back to their origins, to the first series that started it all. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers members Jason, Kimberly, Billy, Trina and Zack return in all new adventures to stop the evil deeds of the sorceress Rita Repulsa and her loyal minions with the help of the heroic sage Zordon […]