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Preview: Ben 10 Omniverse: Parallel Paradox

Brigid Alverson
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Here’s a look at the third volume in Viz/Perfect Square’s adaptation of the Ben 10 Omniverse animated series. Ben 10 Omniverse: Parallel Paradox, sets Ben and Rook up against someone from their past “whose very existence could mean the end of the world as we know it.” The story, written by Joel Enos and drawn [...]

Preview: Uglydoll: My Hero

Brigid Alverson
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Here’s a look at the latest Uglydoll graphic novel from Viz, Uglydoll: My Hero? This is the fourth in their series of whimsical graphic novels about the plush toys created by the husband-and-wife team of David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim (you can read all about it in my interview with David). The graphic novel just [...]

Preview: Hello Kitty: Surprise!

Brigid Alverson
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We have a special treat for you today: A complete Hello Kitty short story, “The Egg,” from Hello Kitty: Surprise, which will be out on April 1. This is the third Hello Kitty book from Viz’s Perfect Square imprint. All three books feature a collection of short stories from different creators (this one is by [...]

Review: Sticky Dot Comics

Esther Keller
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Sticky Dot Comics Free Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Recommended for ages 8 and up. At the end of February, Viz announced that it was launching a free all-ages app aimed at kids and families. The promise was to create an app where parents would feel comfortable allowing their children download and [...]

Review | Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice

Michael May
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Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice By Momota Inoue Viz Kids; $9.99 Understanding that “all-ages” and “for kids” aren’t synonymous terms, I have a low tolerance for kids’ entertainment. I was never one of those parents who could drive the car patiently while “The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round” [...]

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 [...]

Review: Fluffy, Fluffy Cinnamoroll Vol. 5

J. Caleb Mozzocco
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Fluffy, Fluffy Cinnamoroll Vol. 5 By Yumi Tsukirino Viz Media   The fifth volume of this series is also its final volume, and it probably shouldn’t prove all that surprising that at its end it simply stops rather than concludes. Based on a super-simple, super-cute Sanrio character that’s only a few degrees more complicated than [...]

Links: Smile!

Katherine Dacey

Raina Telgemeier’s Smile was the top-selling comic on this week’s New York Times Graphic Novel Bestseller list. That feat would be impressive under any circumstances, but Telgemeier’s book was released in February 2010 — over two years ago! TCAF organizer Christopher Butcher explains what this week’s chart reveals about the state of the comics industry. [...]

Preview: Winx

Brigid Alverson
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Here’s a look at one of Viz’s licensed books, due out later this year, that will be a nostalgia trip for some folks: Winx, the story of five fairies who do magic and have girly fun, was introduced to American audiences six or seven years ago via an animated cartoon. (It was confusingly similar to [...]

Links: Stan Lee’s not-so-Mighty return?

Katherine Dacey
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J. Caleb Mozzocco gives mixed marks to Stan Lee’s Mighty 7, a new kid-friendly superhero series published by Archie Comics. “It is a pretty bad comic book, and I’d go so far as to say that it’s a remarkably, even exceptionally bad comic book,” Mozzocco opines. “But there’s still an irrepressible, hard-to-hate charm about the [...]