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Links: SDCC 2012 round-up

Wondering what new kid-friendly comics you might see in the next year, or who won the Eisner for Best Publication for Kids? We’ve got you covered! Below is a round-up of the major news stories to emerge from this year’s San Diego Comic Con.

Cuteness alert! Skottie Young (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz) has been tapped to write an Avengers vs. X-Men one-shot entitled A-Babies vs. X-Babies. Guruhiru will illustrate.

IDW Publishing unveiled several new kid-friendly projects, among them My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Annual 2012. IDW also announced plans to release a special “artist’s edition” of issues 96-106 of The Amazing Spider-Man. Hardcore superhero fans may recognize these issues as the handiwork of Silver Age artist Gil Kane, who worked on such canonic Spidey stories as “The Night Gwen Stacy Died.”

The folks at KaBoom! Studios will be publishing Bravest Warriors, a kid-friendly title based on Pendleton Ward’s latest cartoon. Readers may recognize Ward as the creator of the wildly popular Adventure Time series which currently airs on Cartoon Network.

Although manga publishers announced fewer new titles than in previous years, Kodansha Comics and Yen Press did highlight some teen-friendly additions to their 2012-13 line-ups. Kodansha will be publishing Negiho!, a spin-off of fan favorite Negima! Master Negi Magi, while Yen Press announced plans to publish manga adaptations of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and The Way of Shadows. Yen Press will also be releasing two horror titles aimed at older teens: BTOOM! and Another.

Speaking of manga, JManga has teamed up with Kodansha Comics to rescue several Tokyopop and Del Rey titles left unfinished by the demise of both companies. JManga also announced plans to release teen-friendly series The Mythical Detective Loki, in which the Norse trickster solves crimes.

Last but not least, congratulations to James Kolchalka, Roger Langridge, and Vera Brogsol; they were the respective winners of the Eisner Awards for Best Publication for Early Readers, Best Publication for Kids, and Best Publication for Young Adults. Click here to view the full list of Eisner winners.

Did we miss any important stories? Tell us in the comments, and we’ll add it to our round-up!

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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