October 8, 2015

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This Week’s Comics: First Two Seconds

Magic is in the air and on this week’s list of new releases. BOOM! Studios lets loose the ninth issue of the magical girl temp series Bee And Puppycat, while Dark Horse Comics releases the second issue of their new magical girl series Zodiac Starforce. Music is magic at IDW Publishing as the first Jem […]

Review: Assassination Classroom Volume 1

A powerful being with the head of a smiley face and an unknown number of tentacles blasts a hole in the moon and says he’ll do the same to the earth if humanity doesn’t stop him first. He makes a deal with the world’s leaders to become the teacher of Class 3-E from Kunugigaoka Junior […]

This Week’s Comics: Beagle Avatar

With the passing of the equinox, the nights are loner than the days, which is perfect for reading more comics. Action Lab Entertainment completes the latest volume of Princeless with issue 4 of Be Yourself being released. Also ending is the Doctor Who Event from Titan Comics, The Four Doctors, while Vertical Comics releases the […]

This Week’s Comics: Holographic Treehouse

This week’s list is all about the leading ladies. Action Lab Entertainment releases issues of Nutmeg and Princeless: Raven The Pirate Princess. BOOM! Studios has new issues of Adventure Time With Fionna and Cake and Lumberjanes, while Dark Horse Comics releases the final volume in the Courage Princess trilogy. The List: ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT Nutmeg […]

Review: ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ 3-in-1 Volume 1

Yu-Gi-Oh! became popular in US due to the cartoon and trading card game, but it started out as a manga. It was brought over here by Viz Media as part of the debut of Shonen Jump manga magazine and was one of the anchor titles. Yu-Gi-Oh! emphasizes the importance of friendship while also indulging in […]

This Week’s Comics: Little Warriors to the End

Sweltering heat getting you down? The pick up some of the cool comics on this week’s list! Sonic the Hedgehog #276 from Archie Comics starts a new story arc but is still feeling the effects of the Worlds Unite crossover. Angry Birds gets a superhero makeover with the first issue of the miniseries Super Angry […]

This Week’s Comics: Family Goosebumps

The end of summer is just around the corner, as are some of books on this week’s list. Action Lab Entertainment finishes the runs of Adventures of Aero-Girl and Kids of the Roundtable, while IDW Publishing finishes the first arc of Jem and the Holograms.  Capstone Press has something for younger readers with books featuring stories […]

YALSA GGNT Top Eight Manga: World Trigger Volume 1-2

The Earth is being attacked by monsters from another dimension. Called “Neighbors,” they are powerful and have technology greater that Earth possesses. But just as hope seems lost, a mysterious group called Border appears and begins fighting off the Neighbors with their strange weapons, known as triggers, that gave them the ability to fight off […]

This Week’s Comics: Zodiac Dumplins

Get on the sunny side of this week’s new releases. Action Lab Entertainment releases the second trade of Hero Cats. Graphix has a new semi-autobiography in Sunny Side-Up, while Titan Comics releases two classic Dreamworks comics, Shrek and Madagascar, in one volume, Dreamworks Classics Volume 1. The List: ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT Hero Cats Volume 2 […]

This Week’s Comics: Amazing Adventures

Pick up a pile of books from this week’s list. Archie Comics completes the Sonic the Hedgehog/Mega Man/Capcom mega crossover with Mega Man #52, while IDW releases Samurai Jack Vol 4, the trade that collects the final issues of the series. Yen Press releases vol. 6 of Barakamon, one of their few all ages titles, […]

This Week’s Comics: Wind Doctors

Get this new comic releases while they are like the weather, hot, hot, hot! Sonic the Hedgehog hits #275 with a double size issue that is also the penultimate issue in the Archie Comics huge crossover Worlds Unite. Over at BOOM! Studios, Bravest Warriors has its own penultimate issue as the series prepares to wrap […]

This Week’s Comics: Baba Yaga’s Nine Lives

It’s a small list for the first of the month, but there are still plenty of good stories to choose from. IDW Publishing releases the collected trade of their first original Powerpuff Girls series, Super Smash-Up. BOOM! Studios is all about Regular Show, while Marvel piles on the kid-friendly titles with the Avengers, X-men, and […]

Sex and Consent in LGBT Manga, a guest post by Eden Grey

by Eden Grey (@edenjeangrey) In this post I would like to explore the differences between portrayals of sex in lesbian and gay manga and heterosexual romance stories in manga. By manga I mean graphic novels originally published in Japan, by Japanese authors and artists. In most libraries, manga is confined to the Young Adult Collection. […]

This Week’s Comics: Help Us Chi!

Put some excitement into these lazy summer days with some of this week’s new releases. Doctor Who returns in a few weeks! Catch up with the 12th Doctor and Clara with the Titan Comics series. IDW Publishing releases the next volume in their adaptation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated show, and Bongo Comics […]

15 New Manga Series to Freshen Up Teen Collections


“Good Comics 4 Kids” blogger Brigid Alverson offers a look at 15 new manga series for teens that libraries will want to add to their collections.

Review: ‘Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories’

Sora, Donald, and Goofy continue on their journey to find their friends Riku and King Mickey, who were locked in the darkness. They are detoured along the way by a mysterious hooded stranger who leads them to the ominous Castle Oblivion. There, they may find clues that will lead them to their friends—but at the […]

This Week’s Comics: Sharknado in Riverdale

Don’t feel awkward about checking out the new comic releases this week! Graphix releases a new all color edition of the first volume of Raina Telgemeier’s Baby-Sitters Club. IDW Publishing pours on the Disney magic with new issues of Mickey Mouse, Uncle Scrooge and Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories, while DC’s Batman ‘66 brings in […]

This Week’s Comics: Wishing Wars

Make your summertime easy with some of the book from this week’s new releases. BOOM! Studios releases the next issue of the multi-Eisner award winning series Lumberjanes as well as the first collected trade of Steven Universe. Bongo Comics has the third volume of the Simpsons Comics Colossal Compendium for some tongue-twisting fun, and for […]

This Week’s Comics: Just in Time for SDCC

It’s time for San Diego Comic Con! If you’re not going (like most of us), pick a pile of comics from your local comic shop, then go somewhere crowded and stand in line to simulate the experience! Read the latest issue of Titan Comics’ Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor while pretending to wait in line […]

This Week’s Comics: Of Mice and Princesses

Keep the kids entertained this Fourth of July until it’s time for fireworks with some of the new releases from this week’s new comics list. You can’t have a Fourth of July without a Boom, so pick up the latest issue of Sonic Boom from Archie Comics as they continue their massive crossover, “Worlds Unite.” […]