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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.)

Preview: Geronimo Stilton: The First Samurai

Brigid Alverson
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Geronimo Stilton meets Akira Kurasawa in Geronimo Stilton: The First Samurai, the 12th volume of the time-traveling mouse’s adventures in graphic novel form. In this story, the Pirate Cats travel back to 1603 Japan, and Geronimo and his troupe follow, impersonating a traveling band of actors, to find out what they are up to. Good [...]

Links: Viz announces Ben 10 graphic novels; Archie meets Glee

Brigid Alverson
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Viz Media has launched a kid-oriented comics app, sticky DOT comics, which features a slew of Pokemon manga as well as their Voltron Force, Redekai, and Mameshiba graphic novels; Mr. Men and Little Miss are on the way as well. And they had another big announcement as well: They will publish a line of original [...]

Preview: Dance Class, vol. 4: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Paris

Brigid Alverson
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Let’s kick off our Tuesday with a preview of Dance Class vol. 4: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Paris. You don’t have to have read the earlier volumes to get the idea: It’s a lively slice-of-life story about three friends who are in dance class together. In this volume, they are training [...]

Review: The Baby Smurf

J. Caleb Mozzocco
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The fourteenth volume of Papercutz’s Smurfs collections introduces a brand-new character into the village, a character who the volume is named after: Baby Smurf. And where, exactly, do baby Smurfs come from? Well, a stork delivers this Baby Smurf, on the night of a blue moon, which cartoonist Peyo’s translated narration assures us is when [...]

Preview: Garfield, vol. 8

Brigid Alverson
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Garfield is off to solve a mystery in the latest graphic novel from Papercutz: His food bowl is gone. Oh the humanity! Check out our preview of vol. 8 of Garfield, below, and keep an eye out for the book, which just came out this week.