Comics + Graphic Novels

Ten Kids' Comics That You Need to Read

Maybe you've thought about getting a young reader interested in graphic novels or wanted to check them out yourself but haven't known where to start? I get it. Author and Ambassador Gene Luen Yang is here to help...

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Hot Dog Taste Test

Graphic Novel Friday: Hot Dog Taste Test

Hot Dog Taste Test by Lisa Hanawalt is a book to take home, understanding that everyone will read it before you and laugh at all the funny parts, teasing, “O.K., but you have to look at this page for one sec.” Hanawalt is an award-winning illustrator and writer--she won the...

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Graphic Novel Friday: Darwyn Cooke (1962-2016)

This month, the comics industry and fans grapple with the loss of writer, artist, and animator Darwyn Cooke, a singular talent who passed away at the age of 53. Mr. Cooke’s works, the bulk of which were produced for DC Comics, showcase heroes and villains untouched by the cynicism plaguing...

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And the winner is

And the Winner of the Shakespeare Character Duel Is...

Last week sixteen brave, tough, and sometimes insane Shakespeare characters faced off against each other to determine who would be the ultimate champion. Some battles were lopsided, such as the duel between Richard III and Aaron, in which the killer king took down the murderous plotter from Titus Andronicus in...

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The final four

Shakespeare Character Duel - The Final Four

Our Shakespearean characters battled hard during round two, delivering closely fought duels in which most winners vanquished their opponents by only a few points. At the end of the day, each bracket--the Bracket of Death, the Bracket of Magic, the Bracket of Villains, and the Bracket of Clever Words--presented their...

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Shakespeare Character Duel - Round 2!

Whew! Round one of our 16-character Shakespeare duel saw a few fast knockouts and a number of battles that went down to the final minutes. Below is the new bracket featuring the winners, each duel's results...and your chance to vote in Round 2! UPDATE: The winner for the Shakespeare Character...

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Bloody Pen

Shakespeare Character Duel - Round One Begins!

Four hundred years after Shakespeare's death, his characters live on. It's the rare person who doesn't know about Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, or Othello. And most of us has an inkling about who Lady Macbeth is and can likely quote more Shakespearean lines than we realize we've memorized. The Bard's...

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Love Comics? See This Year's Eisner Award Nominees

The nominees for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards were announced on Tuesday, April 19, with the winners to be crowned at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 22. According to the announcement from Comic-Con International, Fantagraphics and Image Comics acquired the most nominations (17 for Fantagraphics, and 14...

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Star Wars The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – New Books

Lucasfilm kept tight wraps on the storyline of The Force Awakens (for good reason), so books that included major plot points were not released to readers until after the film hit theaters. But as the film is rolling out in digital and Blu-ray formats this week, it’s time to see...

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The Winner Is

And the Winner of the Great Literary Tournament Is...

After more than 50 duels between 64 of the greatest literary characters ever written, the two finalists faced off in the arena: Harry Potter, the boy wizard. And Sherlock Holmes, the world's greatest detective. One man had a single friend by his side, the faithful Watson. His opponent had rows...

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