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Highlights from the past week, with commentary from the NFNT gang: Alex & Ada Volume 1 (Image, 9781632150066) Anna: I’m definitely buying Alex + Ada for my library. It’s a sweet, beautiful book that ought to appeal strongly to people…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Here’s our staff highlights for the past two weeks — all the titles, creators, programs, conferences, and library shenanigans that made our week, comics-wise!  Some of us were at the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in Las Vegas while others…

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Highlights from the past week, with commentary from the NFNT gang. All New X-Factor Volume 1: Not Brand X (Marvel, 9780785188162) Renata: I’m excited for the All New X-Factor trade, because I personally cannot get enough?of Gambit and his kittens.…

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Highlights from the past week, with commentary from the NFNT gang: Gangsta Volume 2 (Viz, 9781421564531) Jenny: Gangsta’s first volume caught and maintained my interest with its scratchy, bold art, dark world-building, and intense characters and left me eager for…

The Undertaking of Lily Chen

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The title of The Undertaking of Lily Chen has a double meaning, just as the mountain peaks and valleys on the cover of the book represent the landscape while forming a trompe l’oeil skull. The first meaning is entirely dark…

Mystic: The Tenth Apprentice

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Mystic: The Tenth Apprentice spins a familiar-yet-compelling story of orphans, prophecies, and magic. Neither its plot points nor its steampunk setting break new ground, but the customary pieces are assembled skillfully. Mystic breaks away from the pack of similar tales by the strength…

Must Have: Manga for Teens 2014 Update

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Our criteria for this list is simple: these are the titles that are solid additions to your teen collection. We’re updating the original list posted in December 2011. We went through and removed series waning in popularity and add in…

Anime Club Picks: Crunchyroll

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Librarians across the country run Japanese manga and anime clubs of all types, most frequently appealing to middle school and high school age fans.  In recent years it’s been trickier to navigate getting the appropriate licenses to show anime, but…

Tomorrowland

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Tomorrowland is the brainchild of Paul Jenkins, Titan Comics, and an actual music festival that corresponds to the one that provides the backdrop for most of the book. Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike are real-life brothers who perform together as…

Captain Midnight, vol. 1: On the Run

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When a modern Navy ship stumbles across a legendary World War II superhero named Captain Midnight, they aren’t sure how to react, especially when he escapes custody! Meanwhile, Captain Midnight wastes no time tracking down the evil immortal Nazi, Fury…