September 11, 2009
Apocalypse Now: An Interview with Adam Rapp
Set in a future world that's as bleak as it is disturbing, Adam Rapp's Ball Peen Hammer is an unsettling piece of work...but also compelling and fascinating. The man behind the story talks about the creation of this dark tale. By John Hogan
Father Figure: An Interview with Laurie Sandell
Laurie Sandell’s father was always a mystery. Slightly dangerous, confusing, but utterly brilliant, he seemingly could talk his way into and out of anything. But who and what was he truly? Sandell set out to find out the truth. By John Hogan
New Special Feature: Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi
An in-depth profile of Kazu Kibuishi's Amulet, Book Two: The Stonekeeper's Curse, including a special excerpt from the book and an interview with the author. Plus, find out how you can enter to be one of 25 lucky people to win a free copy of the book!
Graphic Novel Picks for Fall 2009
Fall is here, and with it comes a slew of new graphic novels worth reading. From the best in adult fiction and nonfiction to top selections for kids, teens, and tweens, we've sorted through the complete list to present you with the top graphic novels and manga for autumn. By John Hogan
Comics as a Project
Dr. Michael Bitz had a dream to use comics to help kids learn to read. Several years ago, he made it a reality with comicbookproject.org, which helps kids create their own comic --- and learn in the process. By John Hogan
Books Into Movies/Books Onto DVDs
What does the Disney buyout of Marvel mean for their movie properties? We take a look at past and future comics movies from the House of Ideas.
New Video: Shakespeare Heroes and Villains
Shakespeare meets the Justice League (well, kind of) in a new series from Kill Shakespeare Entertainment. In fact, it’s all of Shakespeare’s heroes vs. all of his villains: a learning adventure comics-style! See the preview here.
Bestseller List: The Eye Comics in Annapolis, MD
Third Eye Comics in Annapolis, Maryland, has just celebrated its grand reopening. We’re joining in on the party with a profile of the store and a look at their bestseller list.
Our list of fall graphic novel picks gives you a good start on your reading, but there’s plenty more coming out in the months ahead. Check out what’s coming here!
Color by Eiki Eiki and Taishi Zaou
Junior high student Takashiro Tsuda is stunned to find that the painting next to his in an art show is nearly indistinguishable. Both paintings even have the same title. Certain that the occurrence is "a miraculous gathering of fate," Takashiro decides to track down the artist whose soul appears to be identical to his. This could be the start of a beautiful friendship...or something much more. Reviewed by Courtney Kraft
Game X Rush by Mizuho Kusanagi
Memori Fujieda is Japan's top bodyguard and poster child for his family's bodyguard service. Despite his prestige, Memori hopes to find a partner. One day, he comes across a potential candidate named Yuuki. At first, Memori thinks Yuuki has what it takes to work side by side. That is, until Memori discovers that Yuuki isn't what he appears to be. Reviewed by Courtney Kraft
Junior Escort, Vol. 1-3 by Sakurako Hanafubuki
Two years ago, Natsu was the rising pop idol Kyo Ayukawa. His life was shattered when a terrible and humiliating incident caused him to lose his memory. In Volume 3 of Crazy Star, Natsu realizes that he must face his past, no matter how horrible it may be, in order to reclaim his life and the man who meant everything. Reviewed by Courtney Kraft
The Tarot Café, Vol. 1-3 by Sang-Sun Park
Pamela, who was born in Scotland hundreds of years ago, helps people-and mythical creatures --- by giving them tarot readings. The artwork in this series is amazing. Reviewed by Danica Davidson
Bloody Kiss, Vol. 1 by Kazuko Furumiya
When Kiyo inherits a rundown mansion from her grandmother, she doesn't realize that there are already boarders --- two handsome vampires who quickly decide that Kiyo should become a vampire's bride! Reviewed by Snow Wildsmith
Sarasah, Vol. 1 by Ryu Ryang
Ji-Hae has no luck getting love in modern-day Korea. Then a goddess sends her back in time more than a thousand years for another shot at romance. Hopefully this time things will work out better! Reviewed by Danica Davidson
X-Men: Misfits, Vol. 1 by Raina Telgemeier, Dave Roman, and Anzu
The X-Men are going shoujo-style. Kitty Pryde is the first girl to attend Xavier's Academy for Gifted Youngsters, but going to a school where she's not the only mutant still can't squash the insecurity she feels over being different. Between the classes, hot boys, and honing her power, will Kitty ever find a place where she belongs? Reviewed by Courtney Kraft
Star Wars Adventures, Vol. 1: Han Solo and the Hollow Moon of Khorya by Jeremy Barlow, Rick Lacy, and Matthew Loux
Han Solo and Chewbacca find themselves in deep water when a scam goes bad. Now, while Chewie fights for his life in a deadly battle arena, Han must pair up with an old "friend" to try to steal...from the Empire! Reviewed by Snow Wildsmith
Gunnerkrigg Court, Vol. 1: Orientation by Tom Siddell
Fantastic magic and equally fantastic science clash headlong in Thomas Siddell's webcomic-turned-graphic novel Gunnerkigg Court: Orientation, a slowly building tale of a young girl's first year at a mysterious academy. Reviewed by Collin David