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The Argus Leader editorializes on the removal of the Stuck in the Middle anthology from school libraries in the Sioux Falls school district, saying "the possibility of banning this or other books from school libraries is an extreme act that is difficult to justify." However, the book remains in the schools’ staff collection, so it can be used in the classroom. Tom Spurgeon has reactions from two of the creators at The Comics Reporter. (Links via Robot 6.)
Flight Explorer was well received by critics, and it even got its own panel at NYCC (I was there!), but Christopher Butcher reports that it seems to be homeless, and no sequel is forthcoming.
Apparently Bluewater Comics’ Princess Di bio has caused quite a controversy in the UK, although it could just be a slow news day. (Via Blog@Newsarama.)
This newspaper story has already gotten a lot of play, but in case you missed it, here it is: Prof. Carol Tilley, a professor of library and information science at the University of Illinois, enumerates the way comics help children learn to read.
The Disney Comics Worldwide blog posts some covers of upcoming Disney comics.
Take a look at the Hulk comic featured at J. Caleb Mozzocco’s blog, and see if you agree with its All-Ages rating. Warning: Chances are you won’t.
Brigid Alverson on vol. 1 of Deka Kyoshi (MangaBlog)
Thomas Zoth on vol. 1 of Deka Kyoshi (Mania.com)
Sterg Botzakis on Jughead: The Matchmaker (Graphic Novel Resources)
Nate Stearns on Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth (The Graphic Classroom)
Robert Greenberger on Malice (ComicMix)
Chris Wilson on Optical Allusions (The Graphic Classroom)
Tangognat on vols. 7 and 8 of Swan (Tangognat)
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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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