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Sunday Smurfology: Matt. Murray on the color of Smurfs

Brigid Alverson
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Our weekend preview is something a little different today: Papercutz sent along Smurfologist Matt. Murray’s introduction to The Smurfs Anthology, and it addresses a very interesting question: The color of Smurfs. Specifically, the color of Smurfs in the first Smurf comic, The Purple Smurf, which was published in French as “The Black Smurf.” Why the [...]

Review: Power Rangers Super Samurai Volume 1-2

Lori Henderson
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The Nightlok are a race of monsters from the Netherworld. Led by Lord Xandred, they are determined to take over the world, using the sorrows of humanity. The only ones standing in their way are five teenagers. Jayden, Kevin, Emily, Mike, Mia and Antonio have been called upon to take up the mantle of the [...]

Review: ARiOL Vols. 1-2

J. Caleb Mozzocco
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ARiOL Vol. 1: Just a Donkey Like You and Me and ARiOL Vol. 2: Thunder Horse Written by Emmanuel Guibert and drawn by Marc Boutavant Papercutz, $12.99 each   The back cover copy on the first translated and re-published volume of ARiOL, a kid-centric comedy comic from the writer of Sardine in Outer Space and [...]

Preview: Ariol, vol. 2: Thunder Horse

Brigid Alverson
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Ariol may not be as well known as the Smurfs, Ninjago, or Nancy Drew, but when I was at the Papercutz booth at Book Expo America last week, people couldn’t leave this book alone. It’s no problem to pick it up with book 2, as the stories are self-contained, but after reading it, you’ll probably [...]

Booth Browsing at BEA 2013

Esther Keller
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Dragging bags and bags of “goodies–” I mean books– around the Javits Center all day (in the first heat wave of the season no less!), probably means I’ll wake up with a charlie horse in the morning. I walked around the convention hall, concentrating on children’s book publishers, hoping to notice some sort of trend [...]

Preview: Lego Ninjago, vol. 7: Stone Cold

Brigid Alverson
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The saga of Lego Ninjago continues—no, really!—as our little interlocking-block warriors face off against the evil Stone Warriors in Lego Ninjago, vol. 7: Stone Cold, out this Wednesday in finer bookstores everywhere. Here’s a preview to get you started. (Click each image 3 times to enlarge.)

Review: The Smurflings

J. Caleb Mozzocco
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  The Smurflings By Peyo Papercutz   The monotonous blue and white color scheme of the Smurf village gets broken up a bit in this fifteenth installment of Papercutz’s Smurfs reprints, which introduces a quartet of new characters to Smurf village, each of who eschew the white pants and hat ensemble that most Smurfs favor. [...]

Review: Benny Breakiron Vol. 1: The Red Taxis

J. Caleb Mozzocco
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Benny  Breakiron Vol. 1: The Red Taxis By Peyo and Will Maltaite Papercutz   American audiences have certainly embraced Belgian cartoonist Pierre “Peyo” Cuilliford’s most famous creation over the decades, with a successful cartoon series a cornerstone of 9 Saturday morning memories, 2011 live-action/CGI movie popular enough to generate a sequel and a series of [...]

This Week’s Comics: Super Stilton Family

Lori Henderson
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Where did April go? It’s the last Wednesday of the month, and there are some great title to check out! Abrams Comicarts releases a book that should be in every middle school library and science classroom; How To Fake a Moon Landing: Exposing the Myths of Science Denial. It will make learning critical thinking fun! [...]

Preview: Disney Fairies, vol. 11: Tinker Bell and the Most Precious Gift

Brigid Alverson
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The fairies conspire to throw a surprise party in the latest volume of Disney Fairies, Tinker Bell and the Most Precious Gift, but the guest of honor goes astray. These books are fun for Disney Fairies fans and stand well on their own; this one is out April 10. (Click images to enlarge.)