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Preview: Stardoll, vol. 1

Brigid Alverson
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Papercutz launches a new series this week: Stardoll is all about “friends, fashion, and fun.” Here’s the blurb: Meet Claire Leo… she, along with her new friends Ashley, Kaya, Ruby and Sue-Ni, attends the Los Angeles High School of Fashion and Design (FAD) and hopes to make her dreams come true. In Claire’s, case that [...]

Preview: Power Rangers Megaforce, vol. 3

Brigid Alverson
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The latest volume of Papercutz’ Power Rangers graphic novel includes two stories—and one features a 15-foot-tall villain made of trash! The book is out on Sept. 10, but you can check out this sneak preview right now. Enjoy!

Preview: Annoying Orange, vol. 3

Brigid Alverson
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The third Annoying Orange graphic novel is out today from Papercutz, and it’s as full of laughs as the first two. Here’s the blurb: Annoying Orange, Pear, Apple, Passion Fruit, and the rest star in five all-new juicy stories that explore the darker side of the supermarket. The forgotten scandals, the crazy kidnappings, the mysterious [...]

Preview: The Aerosmurf

Brigid Alverson
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It’s the heroic story of the conquest of the air—done Smurf style. Flying Smurf talks Handy Smurf into helping him make an airplane, but the magnificent flying machine makes a mess of Smurfette’s garden. She goes off to get a bit of peace and quiet—and is kidnapped by Gargamel, leaving Flying Smurf to be her [...]

Preview: Disney Fairies #12

Brigid Alverson
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Here’s an early look at Disney Fairies #12, the latest volume in Papercutz’ Disney Fairies series, which I believe is imported from Italy. These books are charming, self-contained stories with lively characters and colorful art. Check out this sample; the book goes on sale on Tuesday. (Click each image three times to enlarge.)

Exclusive: Papercutz to Publish Rio Graphic Novels

Brigid Alverson
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The children’s graphic novel Papercutz, already home to the Smurfs, Annoying Orange, and Lego Ninjago graphic novels, is adding another licensed property to its lineup: A series of graphic novels based on the movie Rio, which will fill in the story between the original movie, which came out in 2011, and the sequel, Rio 2, [...]

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 [...]