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February 5, 2016

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This Week’s Comics: Monkeying Around with Deadpool

This week’s list is trade-rific with so many great titles getting collected. Action Lab Entertainment releases the third Hero Cats of Stellar City volume, collecting The Crow King Saga. BOOM! Studios has volume 3 of Lumberjanes ready to be picked up, and DC Comics releases the very funny Bizarro miniseries in one volume. The List:  […]

This Week’s Comics: Brilliant Fairy’s Tale

January ends with a tempest of titles from plenty of publishers. IDW Publishing starts a new story arc in their ongoing Jem and the Holograms #11. BOOM! Studios has the second volume of their Magical Girl series Bee and Puppycat, and Vertical Comics releases the second volume of their Complete Chi’s Sweet Home, with more […]

This Week’s Comics: The Ice King Cometh

It’s a short release week for a short work/school week. Archie Comics releases a new collection of new and classic comics in Archie Giant Comics Jackpot. BOOM! Studios has issue #2 of their second themed series Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Dragons, and the Avengers adventures continue in Marvel Comics Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble Season Two […]

This Week’s Comics: Mighty Luna

The fun never ends with this week’s new releases. Action Lab Entertainment releases the trade of their Princeless spin-off Raven The Pirate Princess, Captain Raven and the All-Girl Pirate Crew. DC Comics starts a new arc in Gotham Academy as yearbook time gets the kids reminiscing over some lost adventures, and Vertical Comics releases the […]

This Week’s Comics: Epic Adventures

Winter weather got you down? Perk yourself up with some of this week’s new releases! Action Lab Entertainment concludes the “Crow King Saga” in Hero Cats #9. IDW PUblishing brings back Angry Birds Comics with a new issue #1, while Titan Comics starts a new season of Doctor Who with The Twelfth Doctor Year Two. […]

This Week’s Comics: Mega Cadets

Ring in the new year with all the great new releases this week. BOOM! Studios has a new one-shot for Clarence, titled Rest Stops. Marvel Comics welcomes back Rocket Raccoon And Groot, together again in their own ongoing series, and Seven Seas Entertainment brings to an end their long-running original English language manga Amazing Agent […]

This Week’s Comics: Batman From U.N.C.L.E.

Looking for something to use that Christmas money/gift card on? Look no further than this week’s new releases. Ape Entertainment returns with a new issue of Sesame Street filled with science and dinosaurs! BOOM! Studios has a few trades including Teen Dog, and Titan Comics finishes up the first year of Doctor Who: The Twelfth […]

This Week’s Comics: Choose Your Own Jem

Need help filling that list or stuffing a stocking? Check out the new releases out this week! BOOM! Studios completes the second Adventure Time mini series featuring Fionna and Cake with Cake Wars #6. Dark Horse Comics releases the second part of the Avatar the Last Airbender series Smoke and Shadow, while DC Comics wraps […]

Review: A Silent Voice, Volume 1

A Silent Voice, Volume 1 By Yoshitoki Oima Kodansha Comics; $10.99 There’s a manga about everything, so I wasn’t surprised to learn that someone had created one to discuss bullying. And though I appreciate manga more than I am a fan of it, I was eager to read A Silent Voice and see how it […]

Most Popular 2015 Articles of “SLJTeen”

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Your clicks have spoken! The following are the top 10 pieces that ran in the SLJTeen newsletter this year.

This Week’s Comics: Happy Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time for new comics! Dynamite Entertainment completes their first Grumpy Cat miniseries with mystery, art, and kitty mayhem. IDW Publishing shows its Christmas spirit with the Mickey and Donald Christmas Parade while Papercutz debuts Dennis the Menace Volume 1, a collection of the classic comics from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. […]

Regency Romps to Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Jane Austen’s “Emma”

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In honor of the 200th anniversary of Emma’s publication, check out these recent Austen-inspired titles for teens.

Review: ‘Seraph of the End,’ Vols. 1-2

It was like the end of the world when first a virus killed all humans over the age of 13 and then vampires rose up to take over the world and enslave the last of humanity while demons hunted those the vampires missed. Yuichiro lost the only family he knew trying to escape their vampire […]

Roundtable: The Return of Fruits Basket

Manga fans got some great news last week with the announcement that Yen Press has picked up the license for Natsuki Takaya’s Fruits Basket, along with two of her other series, Liselotte & Witch’s Forest and Twinkle Stars. Fruits Basket was revolutionary in its time, a shoujo manga that regularly hit the best-seller lists (the […]

This Week’s Comics: Dragon Adventures

Discover a whole new universe with books from this week’s new releases. Action Lab releases the first issue of their superhero crossover event and it’s the start of the Actionverse. Garfield returns to BOOM! Studios with a Cheesy Holiday Special that’s sure to get your stomach rumbling, and IDW Publishing wraps up their Angry Birds […]

Kodansha Manga Now Available on OverDrive

Kodansha Advanced Media, the U.S. digital arm of Japan’s largest publisher, announced this week that it is making over 500 book from 40 different series available on OverDrive. The available titles include the best-selling Attack on Titan and the long-running Fairy Tail. “Manga and libraries have always been a great fit, because of the crossover […]

Anime 101: A Primer for Librarians

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Children’s librarian Marissa Lieberman presents an introduction to Japanese animation (a.k.a. anime), with recommendations for running anime clubs, doing collection development, and picking out strong starter series.

This Week’s Comics: Itty Bitty Moon Girl

Tis the season the be thankful for all the great new releases out this week. BOOM! Studios finishes the miniseries Over the Garden Wall. IDW Publishing releases My Little Pony Art Is Magic, an art book for the popular series, while Marvel Comics brings the Spider-Verse to Ultimate Spider-Man in their all ages Marvel Universe […]

This Week’s Comics: Furrever Winter

Unseasonably warm for your usual November? Cool down with some of the new releases this week! IDW Publishing releases a new volume of My Little Pony Adventures in Friendship, featuring Princess Luna and Discord. Dark Horse Comics wraps up Plants Vs Zombies: Grown Sweet Home with issue 6, as does DC Comics for the highly […]

Light Novels: Would You Like Some Prose with That?

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What are light novels? Graphic novel and manga expert Brigid Alverson shares some light on the Japanese format and offers recommendations for teen readers.