Links: Here Come the Super Hero Girls!
DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson talks about some of the thinking behind their new DC Super Hero Girls line of books, videos, and dolls:
If you walk down the aisle of girls toys in a store, everything’s pink. Girls love pink, but we wanted the color palette to be consistent with superheroes in our DC universe. So we have golds, greens, and reds that really pop on aisles that are full of pink. The characters wear practical uniforms instead of swimsuits and high heels. We have 12-inch action dolls and 6-inch action figures, which is the first time action figures have been made for girls. There’s a great Wonder Woman shield, capes that appeal to younger girls, and novels that appeal to older girls.
And here’s a look at DC’s reboots of classic Hanna-Barbera cartoons, which are pitched at a slightly older audience than the originals—ages “12 to 85,” according to DC co-publisher Jim Lee.
At Publishers Weekly, Calvin Reid covers the graphic novel buzz at Book Expo America.
High school teacher Tim Smyth explains how he uses comics in his classes.
Henry Chamberlain on Adventure Time: Ice King #5 (Comics Grinder)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Agatha: The Real Life of Agatha Christie (Comics Worth Reading)
Marykate Jasper on Goldie Vance #2 (Comic Book Resources)
Drew McCabe on Scooby-Do Team-Up #16 (Comic Attack)
Kristin on vol. 1 of Shuriken and Pleats (Comic Attack)
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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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