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April 27, 2015

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2015 GGNT: Manga Spotlight

2015 GGNT: Manga Spotlight

As snow buried the Northeast, librarians from around the country converged in Chicago for five days of meetings and expositions at the annual American Library Association Midwinter Meeting. One of those meetings was of YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association, which presented its annual list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens. You can read […]

2015 GGNT: Manga Spotlight

As snow buried the Northeast, librarians from around the country converged in Chicago for five days of meetings and expositions at the annual American Library Association Midwinter Meeting. One of those meetings was of YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association, which presented its annual list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens. You can read […]

This Week’s Comics: The Pirate Archie

Tired of shoveling snow? Sit down with some new comics coming out this week. Archie Comics releases the next Sonic the Hedgehog Archives, bringing the collected issues nearly to the century mark. DC Comics collects the Scribblenauts Unmasked series into one convenient trade, and Joe Books releases floppies of their comic adaptation of Frozen starting […]

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Volume 1-3

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Volume 1-3

Mankind has moved out into space, populating huge colonies called Sides that have orbited Earth for over half a century. In the year 0079 Universal Century, one such colony, Side 3, calling itself the Principality of Zeon, declared independence from the Earth Federation, and war broke out. In just over a month, the fighting killed […]

This Week’s Comics: Hello Mega Man

This Week’s Comics: Hello Mega Man

Go animal crazy with the new releases coming out this week. Action Lab Entertainment releases the first trade for Hero Cats of Stellar City. BOOM! Studios releases a new issue of Garfield while Titan Comics has a new issue of those crazy Penguins of Madagascar. If you’re gotta catch ‘em all, Perfect Square has the […]

This Week’s Comics: Power Puff Ares

This Week’s Comics: Power Puff Ares

Gaming comics are really becoming a thing, as seen on this week’s list of new releases. Archie Comics has a slew of Sonics, with Boom, Universe, and a trade collecting the story “The Chase.” Also out is the eighth volume trade of Mega Man, and Skylanders finishes its first mini-series from IDW. The List: ARCHIE […]

Review: Rocket Raccoon #1-4

Review: Rocket Raccoon #1-4

Guardians of the Galaxy was the surprise movie hit of last summer, introducing fans to a new group of superheroes that included a talking raccoon and a walking tree. Marvel Comics finally did the smart thing and gave Rocket Raccoon and Groot their own series in the Marvel Cineverse continuity. They also put the book […]

Review: Olympians: Ares: Bringer of War

Review: Olympians: Ares: Bringer of War

Ares, the god of war, is the subject of the newest volume in the Olympians series. Continuing from the previous volume Aphrodite, this volume picks up ten years into the Trojan War. Ares’s story is told through this conflict, as the gods draw lines and involve themselves in the human conflict. Olympians: Ares: Bringer of […]

This Week’s Comics: Rocket March

This Week’s Comics: Rocket March

Get your fill of superheroes from this week’s new releases. Capstone Publishing releases a double dose of DC stories with some Batman You Choose Stories and DC Super Heroes Origin stories. DC Comics also has some Batman action with the first collected trade of Beware the Batman. Check out the picks for two more superheroes—one […]

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: Tiger and Bunny, vols. 1 and 2

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: Tiger and Bunny, vols. 1 and 2

Superpowered humans known as Next appeared in the world 45 years ago. Today, some of them fight crime in the city of Stern Bild while promoting their corporate sponsors on the hit show HERO TV—but not all Next use their powers for good. Veteran hero Wild Tiger has years of fighting experience but has been […]

This Week’s Comics: Seki Gone Adrift

This Week’s Comics: Seki Gone Adrift

BOOM! Studios explodes with the new releases this week: They have four regular titles, including Bravest Warriors and Steven Universe, as well as a new Adventure Time mini-series. Dark Horse releases the collection of Plants vs Zombies Timepocalypse, while Titan Comics has the third volume of Dragons: Riders of Berk. It’s perfect timing with How […]

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: Vinland Saga Volume 1

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: Vinland Saga Volume 1

Thorfinn is a teenage boy and a member of a mercenary crew of Vikings that raid towns in France and England and return to their home base in Denmark. But Thorfinn isn’t interested in battle or treasure. As a boy he dreamed of sailing on a long ship and becoming a Viking warrior. Now he […]

This Week’s Comics: Feathered Snowmen

This Week’s Comics: Feathered Snowmen

The new year starts off on the right foot with some great titles coming out this week. 2015 is the year Marty McFly went to the future in Back to the Future 2, and Scooby-Doo and the gang do too in Scooby-Doo Team-Up #8. Papercutz has a new Garfield Show that sends Garfield and friends […]

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: Strobe Edge Volume 1-6

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: Strobe Edge Volume 1-6

Ninako Kinoshita has no idea what love is. Her friends think they know, and they try to tell her it’s her feelings for Daiki, a boy she’s known since middle school. But it’s not until she talks to Ren Ichinose, the handsome, enigmatic guy that all the girls worship, that she starts to understand. Ren […]

This Week’s Comics: Capture Lizzarks

This Week’s Comics: Capture Lizzarks

If you aren’t already sick of shopping and have some gift money/certificates to spend, then check out this week’s new releases. Archie Comics starts a new story arc in Sonic Universe. BOOM! Studios says good bye to the creative team that has been working on the series since the beginning of Adventure Time, and Yen […]

This Week’s Comics: Equestria Girls Anna and Froga

This Week’s Comics: Equestria Girls Anna and Froga

As the end of the year draws near, so does the end of some of the new releases on this week’s list. Dynamite Entertainment finishes their series based on the Bob’s Burgers cartoon. BOOM! Studios ends two of their property titles. The Adventure Time spin-off Banana Guard Academy comes to a close as does the […]

Review: Sweet Rein Volume 1-3

Review: Sweet Rein Volume 1-3

Kurumi Sagara is sad about spending Christmas alone. While taking a walk, she bumps into a boy and a rein appears to connect them. The boy, Kaito, says that he is a magical reindeer who obeys her every command and that she is his Santa Claus. She doesn’t believe him—until he changes into a reindeer […]

This Week’s Comics: Angry Cats Holiday

This Week’s Comics: Angry Cats Holiday

Less than two weeks until Christmas?! Fill those gift lists with some of the new releases out this week. Dark Horse Comics continues their Itty Bitty Comics of The Mask, in which the zoo animals get hold of it. IDW releases the second volume of Dexter’s Laboratory Classics and a special hardback, My Little Pony […]

Review: Sonic Universe Volume 1: The Shadow Saga

Review: Sonic Universe Volume 1: The Shadow Saga

Shadow the Hedgehog, the dark and grim Ultimate Life form, embarks on his first mission for the Guardian Units of the Nation! He will travel across time and space, fighting deadly killer robots and facing down beings of godlike power! At his side will be the brilliant and alluring Rouge the Bat and the walking […]

This Week’s Comics: Pokemon Picts

This Week’s Comics: Pokemon Picts

Put a smile on your favorite comic book fan with titles from this week’s new releases. IDW Publishing re-releases Adventures in Oz, a collection of short stories set in Oz by creator Eric Shanower. Papercutz has a new Annoying Orange volume, and you’ll never guess what they’re parodying in My Little Baloney, while Titan Comics’ […]