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Links: Scott Pilgrim’s precious little hardcover

Coming soon to a comic store near you: a brand-new edition of Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life. The second edition will be hardbound, with a snazzy new cover design by creator Bryan Lee O’Malley and colors by award-winning artist Nathan Fairbairn. Look for the first volume in stores in August 2012.

For his latest Comics College course, Chris Mautner explores the work of cartoonist/philosopher/educator Scott McCloud.

Time Out Chicago sits down with Dan Parent to discuss the recent Archie plotline in which Riverdale’s most famous redhead marries Valerie, lead singer of Josie and the Pussycats.

Matt Stagg interviews artist Queenie Chan about her work on the third Odd Thomas manga, House of Odd, which has just been released by Del Rey.

Amelia Rules creator Jimmy Gownley is the guest on the latest Comic Book Diner podcast.

Good news from Scott Chantler: He has wrapped up The Captive Prince, the third book in his Three Thieves series, and he celebrates by sharing some of the art on his blog.

Mark your calendar: Konami Konata, creator of the all-ages title Chi’s Sweet Home, will be attending the Toronto Comic Arts Festival this May.

Did you know that some of Marvel Comics’ most popular characters got the anime treatment in Japan? On April 24th, curious American fans will be able to view the Iron Man Anime and X-Men Anime on DVD.

Reviews: Melinda Beasi and Michelle Smith take a trip in the WABAC machine with Moon Child, one of the most unusual shojo titles in the CMX Manga catalog. Over at Manga Xanadu, Lori Henderson says good-bye to the print edition of Shonen Jump with a review of the final issue.

Young Readers (Ages 4-8)
Tanya on Chick and Chickie (books4yourkids)
Whitney on Otto’s Orange Day (No Flying No Tights)
Tanya on The Shark King (books4yourkids)
Travis Jonker on Zig and Wikki in The Cow (100 Scope Notes)
Tanya on Zig and Wikki in The Cow (books4yourkids)

Pre-Teens (Ages 9-12)
Matthew on Amelia Rules!, Vol. 7: The Meaning of Life… and Other Stuff (No Flying No Tights)
Noah on Earthling (The Graphic Classroom)
Sterg Botzakis on Hades: Lord of the Dead (Graphic Novel Resources)
Jack B. on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (No Flying No Tights)

Teens (Ages 13+)
Paige McKee on vol. 6 of Blue Exorcist (Sequential Tart)
Patrick Smith on The Girl Who Owned a City (Spandexless)
Chris Wilson on vols. 1-2 of Kill Shakespeare (The Graphic Classroom)
Greg McElhatton on Moon Moth (Read About Comics)
Sheena McNeil on vol. 7 of Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan (Sequential Tart)
Sheena McNeil on vol. 8 of Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan (Sequential Tart)
Sterg Botzakis on The Odyssey (Graphic Novel Resources)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 1 of One Piece (Blogcritics)
Whitney on Play Ball (No Flying No Tights)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 4 of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 1 of Sand Chronicles (Blogcritics)
Greg McElhatton on Take What You Can Carry (Read About Comics)

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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