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Sisters

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Raina Telgemeier captures the gentle angst of tween sisterhood in her latest graphic novel, the aptly named Sisters. When young Raina realizes playing dolls would be more fun if she had someone to play with, she asks her parents for the…

Best of Anime 2014

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Our final best of list finishes out the year! Here are NFNT’s top ten anime titles.  We’ve included both streaming titles and titles available on DVD. All of NFNT’s staff brainstormed, argued, and voted to bring you these seven lists,…

Best of Reprints 2014

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Our sixth best of list, arriving daily over this week, here are NFNT’s top ten reprinted  titles.  So many excellent titles go out of print for far too long, and we are delighted to have all of these available again…

Best of Adult Series 2014

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Our fifth best of list, arriving daily over this week, here are NFNT’s top ten adult series titles, highlighting the best continuing stories of the year.  If you don’t already have these series on your shelves, now is the time…

Best of Adult 2014

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Our fourth best of list, arriving daily over this week, here are NFNT’s top ten adult stand alone and newly launched titles, highlighting the best stories of the year. All of NFNT’s staff brainstormed, argued, and voted to bring you…

Best of Teen Series 2014

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Our third best of list, arriving daily over the next week, here are NFNT’s top ten teen series titles, highlighting the best continuing stories of the year.  If you don’t already have these series on your shelves, now is the…

Best of Teen 2014

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Our second best of list, arriving daily over the next week, here are NFNT’s top ten teen stand alone titles and new launches. All of NFNT’s staff brainstormed, argued, and voted to bring you these seven lists, which include: Best…

Best of Kids 2014

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Starting off our seven best of lists, arriving daily over the next week, here are NFNT’s top ten kids series and stand alone titles. All of NFNT’s staff brainstormed, argued, and voted to bring you these seven lists, which include:…

Opposing ReViewpoints: Memoir Comics

In our Opposing ReViewpoints series, we at NFNT will be duking it out (verbally, only occasionally physically) over titles, creators, and other comics issues.  Our staff will take sides: hate or love, offense or defense.  Since it’s comics, everyone, no…

Hot Off the Press!

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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…

Hot Off the Press!

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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.…

Hot Off the Press!

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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…