Links: Little Archie, Scooby Doo, and more
Chris Mautner of Robot 6 has started an interesting series, Comics 101, in which he takes a look at popular, long-running franchises and explains what’s going on and where to start. The first lesson is on Love and Rockets.
Here’s a bit of history for you: Jaime Weinman writes about Bob Bolling, the creator of Little Archie.
Alex Simmons discusses what he learned from Scooby-Doo at Graphic Novel Reporter.
Michael Patrick Sullivan talks to Mike Bullock and Michael Metcalf about their new all-ages work, Timothy’s Transgalactic Towel.
The New York Times discusses libraries’ varying approaches to books with potentially controversial content (including Tintin au Congo). (Via Blog@Newsarama.)
Dark Horse will adapt Christopher Krovatin’s YA novel Venomous into a comic, to be titled Deadlocke.
At Graphic Novel Reporter, Alex Simmons considers the place of comics for children and proposes that they be geared toward specific age groups.
Ryan Prado of Just Out interviews Bluewater Productions honcho Darren G. Davis, the guy behind those Female Force bio-comics, among others. (Via Twilight@Comicopia.)
David Welsh considers how some classic superheroes would fare if adapted into manga characters at Precocious Curmudgeon.
Sarah Boxer’s review of the graphic novel adaptation of Fahrenheit 451 critiques the whole notion of graphic adaptations of classic prose books in general, and this one in particular.
At The Graphic Classroom, Kevin Hodgson highlights a website about South African artists and writers who are making comics about that country’s history.
Lori Henderson talks to her daughter Krissy about Animal Academy and Kilala Princess.
Betty & Veronica and Sonic previews are up at the Archie News blog, as well as info on the November releases.
Lee Newman on vol. 2 of Amulet (Broken Frontier)
Andrew Wright on vol. 2 of Amulet (Pop Damage)
Brian Cronin on Archie #600 (Archie Marries Veronica) (Comics Should Be Good)
Julie on Babymouse: Dragonslayer (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Michael May on Cat Burglar Black (Robot 6)
Richard Bruton on Glister: The Hidden Teapot (Forbidden Planet Blog)
Snow Wildsmith on vol. 1 of Ninja Baseball Kyuma (Manga Jouhou)
Lissa Pattillo on vol. 1 of Pokemon Adventures (Kuriousity)
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About Brigid Alverson
Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good E-Reader.com. Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.
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