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Review: Mech Cadet Yu

Though I read these volumes out of order, I really enjoyed the stories. This series is quite different than my “normal” reading, but I’m always thrilled when I can enjoy a title that will be a perfect fit for the boys who come to the library. (And girls too… But this will be an easy sell to the boys.)

Review: ‘Peanuts Dell Archive’

BOOM! Studios resurrects and collects the stories from the old Dell comic books–some by Charles Schulz himself, most of them not–for a new audience in this unlikely addition to the ever-growing Peanuts library.

Review: ‘The Avant-Guards’ #1

The Avant-Guards

A mixed group tries to form a sports team at an all-female drama college.

Review: ‘Hex Vet: Witches in Training’

Hex Vet: Witches in Training

Two apprentice veterinarians for magical creatures work to protect their patients when left in charge of the office.

Review: ‘Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass’

The Lumberjanes go for their orienteering badges—and are kidnapped by robot butlers.

Review: ‘Alice: From Dream to Dream’

Alice: From Dream to Dream

Alice: From Dream to Dream By Giulio Macaione, English adaptation by Jackie Ball Boom! Studios, $14.99 Recommended for teens and up Macaione makes his US comic debut in this beautifully illustrated graphic novel about forced empathy, having to learn more about others whether we want to or not. That’s a skill that needs more emphasis […]

Review: ‘Fence Volume 1’

Fence

Fence Volume 1 Written by C.S. Pacat, illustrated by Johanna the Mad BOOM! Studios, $9.99 To attract fans of the boys-love sports series Check, Please! and Yuri!!! on Ice, BOOM! has released a manga-like comic about competitive boys at a fencing academy. Nicholas is the scrappy, disadvantaged up-and-comer with natural talent and insufficient training. In […]

Review: ‘Bolivar’

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Bolivar by Sean Rubin Archaia, $29.99 For ages 8 and up It seems lately that there’s been a mini-boom in books about how great New York City is. For the adults, there’s Roz Chast’s Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York and Julia Wertz’s Tenements, Towers & Trash: An Unconventional Illustrated History of […]

Wondercon 2017: Boom! Studios: Discover Yours

Editor’s note: GC4K writer Lori Henderson attended this year’s WonderCon, which took place on March 31-April 2 in Anaheim, California. Over the next few days, we will publish several writeups of the panels she attended there, which featured editors and comics creators from different publishers discussing their work. Since its humble beginning in 2005, BOOM! […]

Review: ‘Mega Princess’

Mega Princess

Mega Princess Written by Kelly Thompson, illustrated by Brianne Drouhard KaBoom! (Boom! Studios), $14.99 Ages 8 and up Kelly Thompson (Jem and the Holograms, Hawkeye) brings her energetic, aware writing style to a wide-ranging fantasy adventure for kids. The mega princess of the title is Maxine (who prefers Max). It’s her tenth birthday, which means […]