DC Comics 5
It’s Friday Tuesday, which means we are over at Kirkus! Today it’s Thea’s turn, and she looks towards superheroes and middle grade novels… In 2016, an animated show called Super Hero High commenced–and was accompanied by middle grade novels that chronicle the adventures of some of DC’s most beloved female super heroes (and villains). (See […]
The Kaz Signal is a new monthly column by regular contributor to The Book Smugglers: Karen “Kaz” Mahoney. Kaz will be covering all things comics and popgeekery. #0.5: Origin Story Everything and everybody has an origin. The origin story of this column is pretty simple: Ana and Thea asked if I’d like to do it, […]
First in a new series starring DC Super Heroes in a Super Hero high school, Wonder Woman at Super Hero High is super delightful. Title: Wonder Woman at Super Hero High Written by Lisa Yee Genre: Middle Grade, Superheroes, Speculative Fiction Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Publication Date: March 2016 Hardcover: 240 pages […]
Ana’s adventures in reading comics continue with a spotlight on three 2015 trades – one to enjoy, one to keep, one to treasure. Gotham Academy Vol 1 collects issues #1-6 of this DC Comics’ new(ish), ongoing series by writers Becky Cloonan and Brenden Fletcher and artist Karl Kerschl. Taking place in Gotham City’s prestigious Gotham […]
Title: Madame Xanadu – Volume 1 Disenchanted Author: Matt Wagner Art: Amy Reeder Hadley Genre: Graphic Novel/ Fantasy Publisher: Vertigo Publishing Date: July 2009 Paperback: 240 pages Stand Alone or series: This is a self contained collection with the first 10 issues of the new Madame Xanadu series . It can be read as a […]
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