Links: Wimpy Kid and Commander X
At The Graphic Classroom, Chris Wilson discusses the latest study to emerge that shows that comics are a legitimate form of literature for the classroom.
Just in time for the holidays, Jay Piscopo posts a free Commander X comic online. All the info is here.
Amazon and Barnes & Noble present their top graphic novel lists for 2009, and it’s notable that the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books were the top sellers for Amazon this year. Whitney Matheson has a more eclectic top ten at Pop Candy. (Via Graphic Novel Reporter.)
Reading Rants picks Stitches as one of the 2009 Top Ten and Life Sucks as one of the most underappreciated books of the decade.
The Archie Comics folks have posted the solicitations for their Free Comic Book Day selections.
Lori Henderson on vol. 3 of Bakegyamon (Manga Xanadu)
Billy Aguiar on vol. 1 of Choco Mimi (Prospero’s Manga)
Nick Smith on Copper (ICv2)
Joy Kim on vols. 20 and 21 of Fullmetal Alchemist (Joy Kim)
Rob on vol. 1 of Yotsuba&! (Panel Patter)
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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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