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Review: Cardfight!! Vanguard, Volumes 1-2

Lori Henderson
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In the not too distant future, card games have become incredibly popular, and the hottest of them all is Vanguard. Card shops all over offer not just cards for sale, but places for players to meet and play. For timid Aichi, Vanguard is something more. It holds cherished memories in a card given to him [...]

This Week’s Comics: Cardfighter Cleopatra

Lori Henderson
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It’s Free Comic Book Day this weekend, and publishers have made sure there are plenty of titles to check out! Boom! Studios has not one but two specials with the 2014 Annual for Adventure Time, and Garfield Pet Force. IDW Publishing debuts their first issue of Dexter’s Laboratory, a new My Little Pony Friendship is [...]

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: Knights of Sidonia Volume 1-2

Lori Henderson
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Ten centuries have passed since the Earth and its solar system was destroyed by the Gauna, a massive, nearly indestructible, yet barely sentient life form. Mankind escaped out into space, in massive seed ships that carry the remnants of humanity who search for a new planet to call home, without the threat of the Gauna [...]

This Week’s Comics: Sweet Arctic Home

Lori Henderson
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Prepare to bid summer farewell with some of this week’s new releases. Archie Comics takes you behind the looking glass into “Mirrordale” in Archie #647. Papercutz releases the third volume of that freaky fruit Annoying Orange, and Viz Media has a slew of media tie-ins including the new series Max Steel. The List: ARCHAIA ENTERTAINMENT [...]

Links: One comic to rule them all

Katherine Dacey
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Bluewater Comics will be releasing a biography about J.R.R. Tolkein. Subtitled The True Lord of the Rings, the comic will explore Tolkein’s career and influences in depth. Chris Wilson has the details. Remember He-Man and the Masters of the Universe? DC Comics will be publishing a new, six-issue series inspired by the popular Reagan-era toy [...]

Vertical licensing news

Katherine Dacey
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At this weekend’s MangaNEXT convention, Vertical, Inc. announced that it would be adding two new manga to its 2012 line-up. The first is The Limit, a shojo drama about a group of girls whose lives are turned upside down by a terrifying event on a school trip. Creator Keiko Suenobu is no stranger to dark [...]

NYCC 2011 news round-up

Katherine Dacey
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New York Comic Con celebrated its sixth anniversary this year with capacity crowds, big stars, and big announcements. Wondering how NYCC will impact you and your library collection? We at Good Comics for Kids rounded up the weekend’s biggest news in kids’ and teens’ comic publishing. COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS Marvel announced a unique crossover [...]

Links: Starfire, Betty, and Veronica

Katherine Dacey

Author Michelle Lee interviewed her seven-year-old daughter about Teen Titan heroine Starfire. Though Lee’s daughter describes Starfire as her favorite superhero, she was dismayed by the way the character was drawn in issue one of Red Hood & The Outlaws. “[S]he’s not fighting anyone. And not talking to anyone really. She’s just almost naked and [...]

Vertical licenses Princess Knight

Katherine Dacey
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Exciting news from the manga world: Vertical, Inc. just announced that it will be publishing Osamu Tezuka’s Princess Knight, one of Japan’s most beloved comics for girls. If you’re familiar with Vertical’s catalog, you know that Vertical has translated more of Tezuka’s work than any other American publisher, focusing on mature fare such as Ayako, [...]

Good manga for kids, July 2010

Katherine Dacey
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Graphic novels are an excellent tool for combating the well-documented “summer slide,” encouraging kids to practice their reading skills while reminding them that reading can be a fun, pleasurable activity. Last month, my colleague Esther Keller helped the Good Comics for Kids team assemble a summer reading list that offered parents and librarians suggestions for [...]