October 13, 2022 by Mike Pawuk
The popular creator of historical non-fiction graphic novels has a brand new graphic novel in the Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales series, called Let's Make History. After 11 books that have focused on many important chapters in American history, this new title is a create-your-own-historical-comics guide that is jam packed with 71 challenges to help inspire creativity, with familiar Hazardous Tales characters like the Hangman along for the ride.
December 28, 2021 by Johanna
Cold War Correspondent tells the story of the first phase of the Korean War through the eyes of correspondent Marguerite Higgins.
April 19, 2019 by J. Caleb Mozzocco
Fast food franchising gone mad spells the end of the world itself in Nathan Hale's scary adventure/horror hybrid Apocalypse Taco. Our only hope? Thee kids on a late night food run, and a couple of grad students.
November 8, 2018 by Johanna
Lafayette by Nathan Hale Amulet Books, $13.99 Ages 8-12 The latest installment (the eighth!) of the popular graphic history series Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales returns to the setting of the first book, the US Revolutionary War. Spy Hale is still telling stories to prevent being hanged by the Hangman and a British redcoat. This time, […]
April 6, 2017 by J. Caleb Mozzocco
One Trick Pony Writer/artist: Nathan Hale Abrams Books; $14.95 In his book series Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales, cartoonist Nathan Hale presents thrilling adventure stories culled from American history. In his original graphic novel One Trick Pony, Hale looks to the far-flung future and finds a thrilling adventure there. The fast-moving sci-fi epic is set so […]
March 29, 2016 by Esther Keller
I’ve read a number of short graphic novels about the Alamo. Those books were fine, but they were aimed at a school library market that was looking to cater to libraries needing accessible reads for assignment purposes. By no means did they spark the love of history like the Nathan Hale series generally does. While […]
December 11, 2014 by Esther Keller
Every time I learned about World War I in school it was a brief overview of one of the deadliest wars in history. The version I learned went something like this: Archduke Ferdinand is assassinated. Everyone takes sides. World War I happens. It ends. The Allies slap Germany around so that their economy is devastated […]
August 19, 2013 by Brigid Alverson
Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales books are a cheeky take on American history, but they are also sophisticated graphic storytelling that help bring the events to life in ways that simple prose could not. His latest book, The Donner Dinner Party, takes on a subject that has horrified and fascinated the public since it happened and […]
May 21, 2013 by Brigid Alverson
Archie Comics’ openly gay character Kevin Keller gets his first kiss in August—and provokes the ire of a Riverdale mom, whose reaction Veronica catches on video. Archie writer and artist Dan Parent discusses the storyline at USA Today, and Archie co-CEO Jon Goldwater notes that the remarkable thing about Kevin’s kiss is not that he […]
March 18, 2013 by Brigid Alverson
Viz Media has launched a kid-oriented comics app, sticky DOT comics, which features a slew of Pokemon manga as well as their Voltron Force, Redekai, and Mameshiba graphic novels; Mr. Men and Little Miss are on the way as well. And they had another big announcement as well: They will publish a line of original […]
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