History’s Kid Heroes

Lerner has a new series coming out from its Graphic Universe imprint. The series–called History’s Kid Heroes–tries to bring “…historical fiction into the graphic novel format using strong characters and exciting storylines” but only partially succeeds. On the one hand,…

– Strong Girls!

What makes a girl strong?  Independence? Wit? Physical prowess? Intelligence? Bravery? Selflessness? All of the above? Here are our picks for readers looking for some kick-butt ladies, be they action heroines or simply bravely facing middle school.

Networked: Carabella on the Run

Carabella, a blue-skinned alien hiding on Earth, is shocked when her new boyfriend’s shoe design sets off a chain-reaction of privacy invasions–leading to a real invasion from people from her world! Comics publisher NBM has paired with PrivacyActivism, a non-profit…

Dengeki Daisy, vol. 1

Teru’s older brother died, leaving her an orphan. But he didn’t leave her alone. Before his death, he arranged for a friend of his–the mysterious man called “Daisy”–to be on call through Teru’s cell phone. Teru tries not to worry…

Goldilocks and the Seven Squat Bears

Seven squat bears come home from a hard day at the salt mines and discover to their horror that their house has been broken into–and the giant culprit is now asleep on their seven little beds. Sounds like a job…

Neko Ramen, vol. 1

When Tanaka-san wanders into a new ramen restaurant in town, he’s stunned to see that the restaurant is owned and operated by a talking cat. But Taisho’s ramen skills leave something to be desired–namely taste and texture! He’s determined to…