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

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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

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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

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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!

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

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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?

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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 […]

Links: Kickstarting classroom comics

The folks at Reading With Pictures, a non-profit dedicated to promoting the intelligent use of comics in education, just launched a Kickstarter campaign for two new projects: The Graphic Textbook and Open Source Comics. In 2010, RWP used Kickstarter to fund the publication of Reading With Pictures Anthology (2010), a Harvey Award-nominated collection of educational […]

Links: Teenage dreamboat

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Brian Heater posts the second part of his interview with Astronaut Academy author Dave Roman at The Daily Cross Hatch. This segment focuses on his comic Teen Boat (“The ANGST of Being a Teen…combined with the THRILL of being a boat”) which was originally self-published and will be published as a graphic novel next year. […]

NYCC 2011 news round-up

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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

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 […]