October 24, 2016

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My Love Story!! Volume 1

Takeo Goda is a GIANT guy with a GIANT heart. Too bad the girls don’t want him! (They want his good-looking best friend, Sunakawa.) Used to being on the sidelines, Takeo simply stands tall and accepts his fate. But one day when he saves a girl named Yamato from a harasser on the train, his […]

Manga Publishers Expand Catalogs with New License Announcements from Anime Expo 2016

Over the Fourth of July weekend, Anime and Manga fans converged on the Los Angeles Convention Center for the 24th annual Anime Expo. While anime has been the focus of the convention, in recent years manga publishers have been coming to the more specialized event to announce their new licenses. This year, five manga publishers […]

Librarian Creates #BlackLivesMatter Booklist for Teens


Chelsea Couillard-Smith, a librarian at Hennepin County (MN) Library, created a #blacklivesmatter booklist for teens.

Review: ‘Starfire’ #1-2

Starfire is an alien warrior princess trying to find someplace on Earth where she can live in peace and help people. After getting some advice from a certain hero in Metropolis, she heads down south to Key West in Florida to start her new life on her own. Review: Starfire #1-2 Written by Jimmy Palmiotti […]

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 […]

Review: Gotham Academy Vol 1: Welcome to Gotham Academy

Olive Silverlock is a student at the prestigious Gotham Academy, where Gotham’s best and brightest go to study. But it’s kind of hard to concentrate when there’s a ghost haunting the campus, a secret society is performing rituals on the grounds, and Olive has to be a “nanny” to her ex-boyfriend’s little sister, all while […]

Review: Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal

Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City who wants all the things the average teenager wants; to be pretty, to be popular, to be normal. But coming from a Pakistani Muslim family, Kamala feels anything but normal and wishes she could be like her hero, Captain Marvel. Be careful what you wish for, […]

Review: ‘Lumberjanes,’ vol. 1

Review: ‘Lumberjanes,’ vol. 1

At Miss Quinzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hard-core Lady-types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed Foxes. Secret Caves. Anagrams. Luckily, Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five, rad, butt-kicking best pals determined to have an awesome summer together…and they’re not gonna let a magical quest or array of supernatural critters get […]

Review: Jem and the Holograms #1

Review: Jem and the Holograms #1

At the beginning of March, I wrote about the reboot of the 80s cartoon Jem and the Holograms as a comic. At the time, I was skeptical about the reboot. Jem and the Holograms is a treasured memory from my childhood and I didn’t want to see it ruined. Fortunately, IDW put the book into […]

Review: The Complete Elfquest Volume 1

Review: The Complete Elfquest Volume 1

Ten thousand years ago, the palace of a magical race appeared in the skies of a primitive world with two moons and crashed to the ground. The inhabitants of that world, humans who were little more than brutes, reacted to these otherworldly invaders with fear and lashed out violently. The few survivors of the palace […]

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: Sunny Volume 1

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: Sunny Volume 1

Star Kids Home is a foster home for kids who for one reason or another, have been given up by their parents. The children range from toddler to middle school and come from different situations and with different problems, but one thing they share is Sunny, an old car that doesn’t run—except in the kids’ […]

New Manga Steals Readers Hearts

New Manga Steals Readers Hearts

Viz Media has released a new series from Arina Tanemura, the creator of much-loved titles such as Full Moon, The Gentleman’s Alliance Cross, and Sakura Hime. Phantom Thief Jeanne  is about magical girl Maron Kusakabe, a regular high school girl by day, and phantom art thief at night! She steals paintings from private art collections […]

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: Kitaro

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: Kitaro

Yokai are the traditional monsters of Japan. They are the things that go bump in the night; the footsteps you hear behind you even though no one is there, or the creaking around the house late at night. They can take on any shape, be it human or animal, and even inanimate objects can come […]

New Graphic Novels for Every Age

New Graphic Novels for Every Age

Viz Media has been working to be able to provide titles for every age and interest. Lately, they’ve debuts titles for kids, tweens, teens and older teens that would look good on any graphic novel collection shelf. For the kids, check out Uglydoll: EAT DAT!, out from Viz’s imprint Perfect Square. It features 18 food-inspired […]

Review: Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant

Review: Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant

Delilah Dirk is not your average 19th century woman. Raised by globetrotting parents, she has traveled from the courts of Europe to America’s wild west to Japan, picking up not just new skills but a fervent love for adventure. Her chance meeting with the more ordinary Turkish lieutenant Erdemogul Selim takes them both on an […]

Review: Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong


Stuck between his best friend’s aspirations to take his robotics club to the national competition and his ex-girlfriend’s need for new uniforms for her cheerleading squad, Charlie Nolan, captain of the basketball team though he had it rough, until a phone call from his mother, currently divorced from his father and living in California has […]

Review: Naruto Volume 56-59

As the Fourth Great Ninja War continues, Naruto remains hidden as he trains to control Nine Tails chakra with Killer Bee. The past comes back to haunt the present as Kabuto uses his forbidden jutsu to summon warriors from the dead as part of his Immortal Corps to attack the allied forces, while Madara’s zetsu […]

Spring Fling: Teen Book Buzz


Thursday, March 21, 2013, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET From living Japanese ink drawings to the return of the nun assassins, these forthcoming spring releases are sure to appeal to every teen on your reading list. Get ahead of the curve and find out the latest and greatest hot reads for spring during SLJ’s Teen Book Buzz! Join Harlequin Teens, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, and Egmont as they present the books that will have every teen chatting at their lockers. You do not want to miss this exciting webcast! This archive is no longer available

Review: Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld #1-12

Amy Winston is just a normal girl, until she receives a gemstone for her 13th birthday—an amethyst. Almost immediately her life is turned upside down as she is taken to another dimension where time passes differently and magical isn’t just real, but as normal as breathing. While there, she learns that she might not be […]

Review: Moon and Blood, volumes 1-2

Mighty, Mighty Mythology: Everyday—and Olympian Level— Branding

Sayaka is a cheerful, outgoing girl, the complete opposite of the new house guest staying with her family, Kai Kuryuu. He’s handsome, aloof, and a complete mystery. But the more Sayaka tries to get closer to him, the more he pushes her away. Will she be able to reach him? More importantly, should she? Kai […]