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

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 entire endeavor.”

Keshni Kashyap speaks with John Hogan about Tina’s Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary.

“The angst of being a teen–the thrill of being a boat!” So goes the tag line for Dave Roman’s much-anticipated Teen Boat, which is due in stores this spring. Clarion Books has a “music video book trailer.”

VIZ Media will be publishing a series of full-color graphic novels based on Redakai, currently one of the most popular kids’ shows airing on Cartoon Network. Look for the first book in October 2012.

Cartoonist Nina Paley spoke with kids about their manga-reading habits and — surprise! — most of them know that scanlations are illegal, but read them anyway.

Reviews: Johanna Draper Carlson digs into the Comics Worth Reading mailbag and pulls out copies of Ichiro, Earthling!, How to Draw Your Dragon, and The Shark King.

Young Readers (Ages 4-8)
Emily on vols. 1-2 of The Secret World of Arrietty Film Comic (No Flying No Tights)
Rob McMonigal on Snarked! #6 (Panel Patter)

Pre-Teens (Ages 9-12)
Mike Pawuk on The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn and Red Rackham’s Treasure (Good Comics for Kids)
Sarah on Ghostly Graphic Adventures: Dodging Danger on the Dartmouth (No Flying No Tights)
Emily on Jason and the Argonauts (No Flying No Tights)
John Hogan on Jinx (Graphic Novel Reporter)
John Hogan on On the Case with Holmes and Watson (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Holly von Winckel on The Reaper of St. George Street (Sequential Tart)
Snow Wildsmith on Rudyard Kipling’s How the Leopard Got His Spots and How the Camel Got His Hump (Good Comics for Kids)

Teens (13+)
Snow Wildsmith on vol. 1 of Hana Kimi 3-in-1 Edition (ICv2)
Snow Wildsmith on vol. 1 of Soulless: The Manga (ICv2)
Michael Hicks on Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man, Vol. 1 (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Ryan Donovan on Wolverine and Jubilee (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Sean Gaffney on Young Miss Holmes, Casebook 1-2 (A Case Suitable for Treatment)

Katherine Dacey About Katherine Dacey

Katherine Dacey has been reviewing comics since 2006. From 2007 to 2008, she was the Senior Manga Editor at PopCultureShock, a site covering all aspects of the entertainment industry from comics to video games. In 2009, she launched The Manga Critic, where she focuses primarily on Japanese comics and novels in translation. Katherine lives and works in the Greater Boston area, and is a musicologist by training.

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