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December 20, 2014

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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’ […]

Graphic Novel Reading Lists Now Available from ALSC

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Looking for graphic novel reading recommendations for grades K–8? Look no further than the just-released lists from the Association of Library Services to Children.

This Week’s Comics: Warriors of Madagascar

This Week’s Comics: Warriors of Madagascar

Camping out for Black Friday deals? Stop by the comic shop first to pick up some new releases to keep the kids happy! IDW Publishing releases a new crossover, Angry Birds Transformers. Papercutz continues the adventures of the original Power Rangers with their second volume of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and Vertical Comics has the […]

This Week’s Comics: Winter Horse

This Week’s Comics: Winter Horse

It’s a TV Nation on the list this week: No less than eight titles are extensions of TV shows that are or were on TV. For the kids, BOOM! Studios has a new issue of Regular Show, while IDW has new My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. For the family, pick up Jim Henson’s The […]

This Week’s Comics: Dance Mask

This Week’s Comics: Dance Mask

With Halloween over, it’s time to look forward to (or dread) the holiday season. Publishers are ready to help fill those wish lists. BOOM! Studios releases Mouse Guard: Baldwin The Brave and Other Tales, five short tales in one convenient collection. IDW Publishing has the latest Amelia Cole adventure, Amelia Cole And the Enemy Unleashed, […]

This Week’s Comics: Over the Wishing Box

This Week’s Comics: Over the Wishing Box

With Halloween officially in the rear view mirror, the holiday season can begin in earnest. BOOM! Studios releases trades of both Adventure Time and the Regular Show mini-series Skips. Dynamite Entertainment gets into the holiday spirit with the one shot Li’l Vampi Holiday Special 2014, and Perfect Square continues to celebrate 40 years of Hello […]

This Week’s Comics: Sonic Explorer

This Week’s Comics: Sonic Explorer

You won’t find a lot of tricks, but there are plenty of treats on this week’s new releases list. Amulet Books releases the next volume of the Misdaventures of Salem Hyde. Banana Tale Press has a Halloween one shot, Boonana Halloween Special, Perfect Square releases the first volume of LBX, Little Battlers eXperience, and Jeff […]

Manga Makes a Comeback

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Could the latest boost in manga sales be partly due to the latest blockbuster, Attack on Titan? Good Comics for Kids blogger Brigid Alverson brings us up to speed on what’s happening in the world of manga and anime.

This Week’s Comics: Dexter’s Saga

This Week’s Comics: Dexter’s Saga

This week’s new comics list takes a walk on the wild side. Action Lab releases the second issue of Hero Cats, while BOOM! Studios continues the adventures of magical girl Bee and her sidekick Puppycat. IDW rains the animal kingdom down with a new My Little Pony Friends Forever and a Super Secret Crisis War […]

This Week’s Comics: Real Life Skylanders

This Week’s Comics: Real Life Skylanders

Halloween is still two weeks away. There should not be Christmas comics yet! DC Comics has the right idea with the release of the first trade of Batman ’66. First Second releases a box set of Olympians, putting all six volumes together in a nice slipcover box, and Titan Comics continues the adventures of Doctor […]

The Five Coolest Things at New York Comic Con 2014

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The best stuff at New York Comic Con included Wonder Woman, manga, science, and more. Plus: an official anti-harassment statement gave women attendees and cosplayers reason to cheer.

This Week’s Comics: Rabbid Quest

This Week’s Comics: Rabbid Quest

As the nights get shorter and cooler, strange creatures emerge from the night. BOOM! Studios releases the first issue in a new series of Fraggle Rock comics with the Journey to the Everspring. First Second releases a fun graphic novel based on a classic, Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth, and Eureka Productions presents a […]

This Week’s Comics: Musical Monsters on Ice

This Week’s Comics: Musical Monsters on Ice

Enjoy both brains and brawn with this week’s new releases. Dial Books has the next volume of their Ordinary People Change the World series with I Am Albert Einstein. IDW Publishing releases the second volume of their new Samurai Jack series, as well as a new series based on the video game and toy franchise […]

This Week’s Comics: Treehouse of Ponies

This Week’s Comics: Treehouse of Ponies

As the days get shorter, longer nights mean more time to read comics! BOOM! Studios has a double dose of fantastically feisty girls with new issues of Bee and Puppycat and Lumberjanes. DC Comics keeps up the superhero hijinks with a new issue of Batman ’66, and Fantagraphics releases the first in a new kid-friendly […]

Comics Censorship, from ‘Gay’ Batman to Sendak’s Mickey | Banned Books Week

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Since the 1940s, critics have claimed that comic books and graphic novels corrupt youth by breeding immorality, sexual deviance, and violence. There’s still opposition.

This Week’s Comics: Witches Brew

This Week’s Comics: Witches Brew

Fall is just around the corner, so enjoy the changing of the seasons with some of this week’s new comics. Archie Comics releases the next Mega Man trade. DC Comics ends their video game crossover title Scribblenauts Unmasked, and Oni Press releases the next volume of Mermin. The List: ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS Archie #659 (Mike […]

This Week’s Comics: Moose and Carrot

This Week’s Comics: Moose and Carrot

Catch up on some cartoon craziness in comic form in this week’s new releases. IDW Publishing releases its second Powerpuff Girls trade, “Monster Mash,” while BOOM! Studios doubles the trade paperback fun with the fifth volume of Adventure Time and the first collection of Regular Show, “Hydration.” The List:  ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS Archie Giant Comics […]

Resources for Teaching Graphic Novels in the Classroom

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Ten great graphic novels for schools; online resources; publishers’ lesson plans and teaching support; and and other recommended reading.

This Week’s Comics: Action Cat and El Deafo

Start the new month with some new comics! AMP! Comics for Kids releases the graphic novel Phoebe adn Her Unicorn. Boom! Studios has a new Lumberjanes, DC has a new Scooby-Doo Team-Up, and Studio Farlaine releases Farlaine the Goblin, a nicely illustrated volume about a goblin exploring the different lands of his world. The List: […]

This Week’s Comics: Clockwork Cats

It’s a three day weekend! Relish the time off with some of the titles out this week! BOOM! Studios releases the third issue of the fun-filled series Bee and Puppycat. Dynamite Entertainment debuts the first issue of their new series Bob’s Burgers, based on the prime-time cartoon series, Toon Books gets mythical with Theseus and […]