Links: Scary Godmother and lots of previews
Looking for a good kids’ webcomic? Rocket Robinson and the Pharaoh’s Fortune looks like a fun, adventurous comic and it’s aimed at readers aged 8 to 12. (Found via Comics Worth Reading.)
The collected edition of Scary Godmother is out this week, just in time for Halloween, and Tim O’Shea interviews Jill Thompson about her work and her inspirations.
Kevin Keller, the first openly gay character in Archie comics, will be getting his own miniseries.
John Hogan talks to Barry Deutsch about Hereville at Graphic Novel Reporter. Hereville is one of the most talked-about kids’ graphic novels of the year, and it’s well worth checking out. Also at Graphic Novel Reporter, teachers Maureen Bakis and Leigh Brodsky reflect on their experiences at New York Comic Con.
ToughPigs has previews up of Muppet Sherlock Holmes #2 and The Muppet Show Comic Book #11. Joe Hennes also posts his impressions of New York Comic Con.
The Disney Comics Blog previews the latest Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers comic.
At CBR, check out previews of Star Trek: Captain’s Log: Jellico #1, Transformers: Drift #4, and James Patterson’s The Murder of King Tut #5.
J. Caleb Mozzocco takes a peek at Tiny Titans #33 at Every Day Is Like Wednesday.
Joy Kim reminds us that the deadline for nominations for the Great Graphic Novels for Teens list is October 31.
Reviews: Nate Stearns looks at several Graphic Classics adaptations at The Graphic Classroom. Other reviews of note:
Elizabeth Bird on Amazing Greek Myths of Wonders and Blunders (A Fuse #8 Production)
John Hogan on Amulet, Book 3: The Cloud Searchers (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Mary Lee on Amulet, Book 3: The Cloud Searchers (A Year of Reading)
John Hogan on Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 1 of Cardcaptor Sakura (omnibus edition) (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Danica Davidson on The Dreaming: The Collection (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Brigid Alverson on Fraggle Rock (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Danica Davidson on Himeyuka & Rozione’s Story (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Joe Hennes on <a href="http://www.toughpigs.com/review-sherlock-2/">Muppet Sherlock Holmes #2 (ToughPigs)
J. Caleb Mozzocco on The Muppet Show Comic Book #11 (Every Day Is Like Wednesday)
Ryan Roe on The Muppet Show Comic Book #11 (ToughPigs)
Dave Ferraro on vol. 1 of Nola’s World (Comics-and-More)
Kevin Hodgson on Salt Water Taffy, vol. 1: The Legend of Old Salty (The Graphic Classroom)
Alex Carr on Scary Godmother (Omnivoracious)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Tiny Titans #33 (Comics Worth Reading)
Tom Spurgeon on The Unsinkable Walker Bean (The Comics Reporter)
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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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