Links: We know what boys like
Life imitates art: In this Unshelved cartoon, Dewey the librarian compiles a list of "books teen boys would read (if they knew they existed)." Enough people asked for the (nonexistent) list that the creators opened up a discussion. I’m mentioning it here, of course, because a number of graphic novels have come up—and they may not be the ones you’d guess.
Tim O’Shea talks to Jim Ottaviani, the author of T-Minus: The Race to the Moon and many other awesome science-y graphic novels.
The New York Times looks at the high expectations for the Twilight graphic novel and another based on the work of Janet Evanovich.
Publishers Weekly Comics Week features a preview of Ben 10: Alien Force, Martha Cornog’s list of 24 graphic novels for Black History Month, and brief reviews of Meanwhile, The Muppet Show Comic, and Zeus: King of the Gods.
J.L. Bell points out that For Liberty: The Story of the Boston Massacre, while billed as "graphic fiction," is in fact neither fiction nor a graphic novel.
Viz has a new shoujoj manga, Cactus’s Secret, in the works that looks like it will have strong tween-appeal.
I like the looks of the latest Betty & Veronica Digest, in which Betty takes up baseball.
Calista Brill presents an editors-eye view of the slush pile at First Second Books.
Michelle Smith on Castle Waiting (Soliloquy in Blue)
Noah Berlatsky on vol. 1 of Dinosaur King (The Hooded Utilitarian)
Larry Cruz on The Dreamland Chronicles (The Webcomic Overlook)
Tom Spurgeon on Smile (The Comics Reporter)
Richard Bruton on A Study in Scarlet (Forbidden Planet International Blog Log)
Nick Smith on vol. 1 of Ultimo (ICv2)
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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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