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August 29, 2015

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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

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“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.” […]

This Week’s Comics: Dragon Puncher in Space

Beat the heat with some cool books from this week’s new releases. Get in the camping spirit with Archie Comics and their release of Archie’s Campfire Stories. Make a wish with Image Comics as they finish the mini series Penny Dora and the Wishing Box, or escape to the skies on the back of a […]

The Epicenter of Geek Culture: Planning a “Con” at the Library

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Children’s librarian and Summer Teen speaker Marissa Lieberman shares how she successfully organized East Orange (NJ) Public Library’s first Tosho-con—a conference dedicated to anime and geek culture for tweens, teens, and their families.

This Week’s Comics: Be Your Minion

Enjoy the long summer days with some comics from this week’s list. Archie Comics has a special issue of Mega Man; Worlds Unite Battles features some of the spectacular duels that have spilled over from the pages of the Worlds Unite mega event. Dark Horse Comics starts a new Plants Vs Zombies and takes on bullying […]

This Week’s Comics: Doctor Clarence

It’s sad to have to say goodbye, but it’s true for some of the titles on this week’s list of new releases. The Adventure Time spin-off Marceline Gone Adrift from BOOM! Studios ends with issue #6 while the third volume of Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard ends its run at #4. Itty Bitty Comics […]

This Week’s Comics: I Am Bat-Mite!

It’s the end of an era in this week’s new releases. Archie Comics is rebooting their flagship title Archie, ending the original series this month on the ominous issue #666. IDW Publishing says goodbye to Samurai Jack with its final issue, #20. But don’t let those get you down. Marvel and DC have new all-ages […]

This Week’s Comics: Kid’s Universe

Kick off the start of the summer season with some of this week’s new releases. BOOM! Studios has a new Bravest Warriors one-shot, Tales from the Holo John. Yes, it is what you think it is. DC Comics has the second volume of Batman Adventures, collecting 10 issues from the Batman The Animated Series inspired […]

This Week’s Comics: Claudette and Aero-Girl

Spend Memorial Day weekend taking in some rays while reading some of the books from this week’s new releases. Bongo Comics is ready for summer with some superhero action in Simpsons Summer Shindig #9. IDW Publishing releases the first issue of their new series Donald Duck, and Archie Comics prepares for its huge crossover event […]

This Week’s Comics: Gronk Assemble

Escape the continuing wacky weather with some comics from this week’s new releases. Archie Comics takes a stay-cation with Betty And Veronica Friends Comic Double Digest #243. IDW Publishing releases the second Angry Birds Comics trade, and Marvel Comics completes their Marvel Universe Guardians of the Galaxy mini-series to keep piling on the MCU magic. […]