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Superman the Dictator

In a former life, I minored in Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies. So, I arrived at Superman: Red Son from a place of somewhat biased interest. Soviet Union iconography is extremely interesting to me, and that’s what I wanted … Continue reading

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Dengeki Daisy: The (very uneven) end

I don’t write many straight-up reviews on this site, but I feel the need to say at least a little something about the final volume of the shojo manga Dengeki Daisy. First off, let me say that, however I feel about … Continue reading

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Reviews and Recommendations

As you may know, I conducted a webinar on Thursday for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission on using comics, graphic novels and manga in libraries. If you attended – thank you! I had such a great time! And if … Continue reading

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Favorite titles read in 2014

As a quick New Year’s post, here are some stream-of-consciousness type thoughts on my favorite comic/graphic novel/manga titles in 2014 (more accurately put, my favorite titles *read* in 2014. Most of these were published in previous years). Fun Home – … Continue reading

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Wordless comics: silent, but not simple

This comes as a correction of sorts, even if it’s only to myself. For years I’ve been touting wordless comics and wordless picture books as the simple way to introduce kids to independent reading. What easier way to read a book, I … Continue reading

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The Haunting of Young Women

I was recently rereading Faith Erin Hicks’ fabulous Friends With Boys, and I came across a trend that seemed so familiar that I was perhaps subconsciously aware of it all along: the appearance of ghosts in graphic novels and comics featuring … Continue reading

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