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Review: ‘Disney Manga: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero’s Journey,’ Book One

Jack’ dog Zero gets the spotlight in the first volume of this sequel to ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas.’

Review: ‘Disney Beauty and The Beast’

Disney Beauty and The Beast: The Beast’s Tale and Disney Beauty and The Beast: Belle’s Tale Writer: Mallory Reaves Artists: Studio Dice Tokyopop; $10.99 All Ages I was initially pretty perplexed as to why Disney was bothering to make live-action remakes of some of its classic animated films, particularly those like The Jungle Book and […]

Links: Thievery!

Saturday Morning Webtoons has teamed up with Kids Can Press to make Scott Chantler’s Three Thieves available for free. The story, which follows the adventures of a reluctant teenage thief, began serialization at the SMW site last weekend. Our own Brigid Alverson gets the inside scoop on the return of Hetalia: Axis Powers, which was […]

Tokyopop to publish Hetalia: Axis Powers… again

In May 2011, Tokyopop shuttered its North American publishing operations, leaving dozens of manga in licensing purgatory. Among the most popular of these unfinished series was Hetalia: Axis Powers. The series’ premise is simple: all the countries of Western Europe are reimagined as cute teenage boys, each of whom behaves according to national stereotypes (e.g. […]

Links: Fall into comics

Graphic Novel Reporter has just published its list of Great Graphic Novels for Fall 2011. As always, the list is divided into sections for kids, tweens, and teens, making it easy to find age-appropriate titles for your favorite young readers. In licensing news, Archaia will be publishing Marjane Satrapi’s latest book, The Sigh, in November. […]

Links: iToons

Toon Books recently re-launched its iPhone app with three free titles: Silly Lilly, Jack and the Box, and Little Mouse Gets Ready. Brigid Alverson test-drove Little Mouse Gets Ready, and pronounced it a great alternative to the hardbound edition. For a small fee, users can purchase audio versions in multiple languages — a great way […]

Links: Is the manga revolution over?

Tokyopop, once a trailblazer in the manga publishing field, has announced another round of layoffs. Among the casualties were Lillian Diaz-Pryzbyl, one of the company’s most talented editors, and Asako Suzuki, a relatively new hire who had played a key leadership role at CMX Manga. What the layoffs mean for Tokyopop is still unclear. Yesterday, […]

Good manga for kids, September 2010

Kids love ghost stories, but a lot of manga featuring supernatural beings and vengeful spirits are too violent, gory, or sexually explicit for young readers. This month’s column focuses on two spooky titles that are better suited to middle school students than, say, The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service or The Ring. Up first is The […]

Review: Mugen Spiral Omnibus

Sixteen-year-old Yayoi is descended from a powerful line of mystics tasked with protecting the human world from the demon. When Ura, a demon prince, attempts to steal her powers, Yayoi transforms him into a cat and treats him as a house pet, temporarily lifting the spell on him when she needs help defeating powerful foes. […]

Review: RE:Play, Vol. 3

In the first volume of RE:Play, we’re introduced to Cree and Rail, the principal musicians in an up-and-coming band called Faust. When their bass player quits unexpectedly, Cree stumbles across a suitable replacement busking in the street. She invites the scruffy-yet-handsome Iszak to join Faust for a trial period — an invitation that quickly leads […]