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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…

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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…

ValhallaCon 2014

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The first year of a convention’s existence is like watching a sapling sprout from the ground: there’s not much to expect from the young seed, but you want to see it grow into something strong and beautiful. ValhallaCon is one…

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Highlights from the past week, with commentary from the NFNT gang: Abe Sapien Volume 4: The Shape of Things to Come (Dark Horse, 9781616554439) Andrew S: I’m really looking forward to seeing the next Abe Sapien volume.  I’ve enjoyed seeing…

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: Alice in the Country of Joker: Circus and Liar’s Game Volume 5 (Seven Seas Entertainment, 9781626920552) Renata: Oh man, I missed all of Alice in the Country of Joker.…

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Highlights from the past two weeks, with commentary from the NFNT gang:   Afterlife with Archie (Archie Comics, 9781619889088) Thomas: This has been hyped to the moon and back and I can’t wait to finally read it. Attack on Titan:…

Interview: Jonathan Maberry

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Jonathan Maberry may be best known in recent years to many librarians for his runaway hit in the YA field, the gripping Rot and Ruin series, but this year he’s gone back to another favorite monster, the vampire, in his…

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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…

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Highlights from the past week, with commentary from the NFNT gang: Deltora Quest – The Complete Series (New Video Group) Jessikah: I am pleased to see the Deltora Quest anime listed here. I’ve been wanting to check it out, since…

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Highlights from the past week, with commentary from the NFNT gang: The Big Feminist BUT (Alternative Comics, 9780615789385) Tessa: I’m interested in looking at The Big Feminist But – themed anthologies can be hit or miss but I always love…

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Highlights from the past week, with commentary from the NFNT gang: Alice in Comicland (IDW, 9781613779132) Marissa: I love anything related to Alice in Wonderland, so I am really excited about Alice in Comicland! I really like the idea of a short…