Links: Best of the Year
It’s the end of the year, time for the end-of-the-year lists! We posted our picks for the top ten graphic novels of 2015 at SLJ, and YALSA recently updated their nominations for this year’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens list.
Random House will launch a series of My First Comics board books in January, and the first four are by Babymouse creators Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm.
As an Orthodox Jewish man, Menachim Luchins felt he never saw himself represented in comics—until he read Ms. Marvel:
Kamala and teen-me have a lot more in common than I ever did with any Jewish character Marvel or DC ever had. I too, had an older brother whose religious devotion and zeal created distance between us, and I too sat and listened to religious leaders with whom I did not quite know how to relate. The conversation she eventually has with her imam is almost verbatim the kind the imaginary conversations with my rabbi I practiced for when I would (finally) get my powers.
Alysa Stewart geeks out over Secret Coders, Gene Luen Yang’s comic that uses strange birds to teach kids how to code.
J.L. Bell compares and contrasts the different G-Man comics and the new diary-style novel.
Top Shelf is planning a deluxe hardcover edition of March: Book One early next year.
Tessa Barber on Adventure Time #5 (No Flying, No Tights)
Jim Johnson on Archie #4 (Comic Book Resources)
Lori Henderson on Awkward (Manga Xanadu)
Matt Santori-Griffith on Gotham Academy #12 (Comicosity)
Monica Johnson on Honor Girl (The Comics Journal)
Greg McElhatton on Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1 (Comic Book Resources)
Megan Rupe on Lion of Rora (No Flying, No Tights)
N. Emmett on Ms. Marvel #1 (Girls Like Comics)
Allen Thomas on Ms. Marvel #1 (Comicosity)
A Library Girl on vols. 1 and 2 of A Silent Voice (A Library Girl’s Familiar Diversions)
Stergios Botzakis on Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb (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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