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This Week’s Comics: Rocket March

Rocket Raccoon 7

Get your fill of superheroes from this week’s new releases. Capstone Publishing releases a double dose of DC stories with some Batman You Choose Stories and DC Super Heroes Origin stories. DC Comics also has some Batman action with the first collected trade of Beware the Batman. Check out the picks for two more superheroes—one […]

Review: March, Book Two

March 2

Sometimes when I finish reading a book, it takes me a few minutes to pull out of the world I was engrossed in for hours. It’s because a book was so powerful that while I was entrenched in its pages, I only saw and heard what was in the book. Lately, books that evoke this […]

Top Shelf Reveals Cover for Book 2 of ‘March’

March 2

Top Shelf Productions unveiled the cover for book 2 of March yesterday in an interview with the three creators of the book on CNN. (Chris Ross of Top Shelf posted some comments about the process of refining the cover on his Twitter.) Slated to be released in early 2015, the second volume of Congressman John […]

Interview: James Kochalka on the Glorkian Warrior—and more

Kochalka at MoCCA

James Kochalka’s latest graphic novel, The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza, is deceptively simple and ridiculously funny. The story of a goofy spaceman on a crazy mission (accompanied by his talking backpack), it is longer than Kochalka’s Johnny Boo and Dragon Puncher graphic novels, which just allows more craziness to pile up as the story […]

Review: March Book One

March Book One cover (100dpi)

Growing up, I didn’t learn much about the civil rights movement beyond the dates, important events, and of course what was achieved. It was only as a librarian, when I started to delve into the topic so we could share it with our students, that I pored over primary source photos, read news accounts, and […]

Preview: Johnny Boo Does Something


James Kochalka has a field day in Johnny Boo Does Something, his fifth Johnny Boo book, sending his ghostly main character off on a Boring Adventure, a maybe-birthday celebration, and the bottom of an ice cream hole. Kochalka, who won an Eisner Award last year for another young-readers book, Dragon Puncher Island, is back and […]

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

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 […]

Links: Girls rule!


Shojo manga made an especially strong showing on this week’s New York Times Manga Best Seller list, with volumes of Black Bird, Codename: Sailor V, Princess Knight, and Sailor Moon all posting robust numbers. Looking at the Times’ other lists, the fourth volume of Kazu Kibushi’s Amulet series continues to sell briskly, as does the […]

Top Shelf launches digital apps with super sale


Top Shelf, home of Owly, Johnny Boo, and a host of newer children’s graphic novels, announced its own app yesterday—and there’s a special app just for kids. The Top Shelf iOS app carries comics for adults and children, while the Top Shelf Kids app is dedicated solely to their kids’ line. They are launching the […]

Links: No flying, no tights


Good news for fans of No Flying No Tights: Robin Brenner’s site is back and better than ever! The newly relaunched NFNT offers visitors many options for finding titles, with categories for age, genre, and format, as well as a list of staff picks. Check out the review index below for links to the site’s […]