Links: Manga on the Rebound, but What About Superheroes?
I wrote an article for SLJTeen on the resurgence of manga, with notes on trends and some recommendations for classic and new series for teens.
Janelle Asselin writes about the lack of good superhero comics for children.
Gene Luen Yang has a good response, pointing to his daughter’s love of Raina Telgemeier’s Sisters as evidence that “even if superhero publishers are failing kids, comics as a medium is not.” There are plenty of comics for kids, just not superhero comics.
Our SLJ colleagues have a couple of cover reveals of upcoming graphic novels: Travis Jonker has an exclusive reveal of the cover of Chris Duffy’s newest anthology, Fable Comics, a followup to his Nursery Rhyme Comics and Fairy Tale Comics; as with the first two, the list of contributors is impressive. And at A Fuse #8 Production, Elizabeth Bird shows off the cover of The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents… Romeo and Juliet, a followup to the recently released Stratford Zoo production of Macbeth, by Ian Lendler and Zack Giallongo.
Five-year-old Zoey interviews G. Willow Wilson, the writer of Ms. Marvel.
Sarah Hunter on The Creepy Casefiles of Margo Maloo (Bookends)
Anna N. on vol. 1 of Kiss of the Rose Princess (Manga Report)
Stergios Botzakis on Little Vampire (Graphic Novel Resources)
Hector Tobar on Lowriders in Space (New York Times)
Dan Brown on The Rise of Aurora West (The London Free Press)
Stergios Botzakis on The Shadow Hero (Graphic Novel Resources)
Stergios Botzakis on Taxes, the Tea Party, and Those Revolting Rebels: A History in Comics of the American Revolution (Graphic Novel Resources)
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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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