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Oh, Brother!: Brat Attack!

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Amp! brings another webcomic from the popular online site GoComics.com to print in this new collection. As you might guess from the title, Oh, Brother! plays on tried and true cliches of sibling rivalry. Sensible Lily, the older sister, has…

Yo-Kai Watch, vols. 1-2

Yo-Kai Watch, volume 1

Nate Adams is a normal elementary school student until he releases a yo-kai named Whisper. Whisper gives him a device called a “yo-kai watch” which allows Nate to see yo-kai and, to Nate’s surprise, Whisper insists on becoming his butler.…

The Wild Piano, volume 2

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Philemon returns in another absurd adventure. In his first story, Cast Away on the Letter A, he finds himself on the crazy islands of the letters that span the map—the “A” of the Atlantic Ocean, to be precise. Now he’s worried…

True Stories of Survival Series

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Capstone usually does a good job with its collection of short, nonfiction graphic stories. Even if they’re not superlative art or literature, they’re readable, contain a good amount of information, and are very popular with readers. So I was quite…

Saved by the Bell

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As a diehard fan of the classic 90s sitcom Saved by the Bell, I was stoked to find out that Roar Comics was releasing a comic version for today’s young readers. Alas, my excitement turned to disappointment as I revisited…

Oddly Normal, vol. 1

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Oddly Normal is a kid with problems. The daughter of a witch and an average guy named Mr. Normal, Oddly has green hair, pointed ears, a weird old house, and a painful sensitivity to water. She is mercilessly teased at…

Crystal Cadets, vol. 1

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Zoe has just started at a new school, and bullies have singled her out already. A trio of bold, confident girls stand up for Zoe, but then they start acting weird and rush off, not even talking to her. Things…

Big Nate: Welcome to my World

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Lincoln Pierce knows how to draw bad hair. Big Nate: Welcome to My World is a serialized anthology of the Big Nate weekly strips that originally ran between May and October of 2011. Presenting a series of self-contained four-panel strips…

Punky Brewster, vol. 1

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Smart, confident Punky Brewster and her dog Brandon are used to fending for themselves on the streets of Chicago. After they’re discovered in the mall after hours and picked up by the police, the quest to find a good home…