I have been reading Zita the Spacegirl to my kids (7 & 5, boy and girl) very night. For those who haven't read it, it is a terrific graphic novel for kids full of adventure and strange creatures, with a great message. What else would you reccomend, as we approach the end of this great series? Specifically thinking of a modern, adventure-filled (but not overly mature) graphic novel or series. Science fiction or fantasy would be ideal.
posted by blahblahblah
on Jul 1, 2014 -
For an upcoming project I'm putting together what's meant to be a comprehensive timeline of important (even "necessary") works of American science fiction since the late 19th century. [more inside]
posted by gerryblog
on Mar 23, 2014 -
What are the best sci-fi, horror, and fantasy books, movies, and comics from Central and Eastern Europe? "Best" includes both the finest and also the most popularly influential, as well as both pro- and anti-communist material, as well as both past and contemporary work. Bonus points for such fiction from the former Yugoslavia! [more inside]
posted by Sticherbeast
on Feb 10, 2014 -
When I was a teenager, I checked out a Lynda Barry collection of Marlys-Maybonne-Freddie Stories from the school library. The stories were mostly about Maybonne, and in particular contained a storyline where she fooled around with a Vietnam veteran in a car. What (likely out of print) collection am I remembering? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana
on Jan 22, 2014 -
Hi there. I am looking for a comic book mini-series, probably from the 1980's but possibly from the 1990's. It is not a Marvel or DC series.
The premise of the series is that 5 or 10 years before the series begins, a Dr. Doom-like character leads an army of supervillians and actually defeats all the superheroes, killing or depowering them.
The mini-series ran for 5 or 6 issues.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
posted by jack.brodey
on Jan 7, 2014 -
My five-year-old son and I just finished reading Bone
, and we need a new comic to read together. I'd prefer something with an ongoing story, but good non-serial comics are also welcome.
posted by mokin
on Jan 21, 2013 -
I am looking for new books in the same category as Le Petit Nicolas, Gian Burrasca, and, kind of, Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. [more inside]
posted by bq
on Apr 9, 2011 -
Find me books and other media about girl gamers, please!
Any type of gamer can apply.
I've already got 'I Kill Giants', 'Halting State' and 'This Is Not A Game'. Are there any other media that portrays gamers of the female variety?
posted by bq
on Nov 10, 2010 -
Books or graphic novels with very sarcastic characters that might be suitable for YA readers? [more inside]
posted by shinybaum
on Oct 3, 2010 -
Looking for suggestions for stories, novels, or comics in the vein of Mervyn Peake and China Mieville. [more inside]
posted by Ritchie
on Sep 28, 2009 -
ComicsFilter: I like Harvey Birdman and recently picked up Incognito
. I think it's a neat question to ponder what superheroes/villains do when they have to pretend to be normal. What else can you recommend in this genre? [more inside]
posted by sio42
on Aug 27, 2009 -
Comic Book Filter. Help, my wife has 2000+ comic books from the 80's & 90's...all your favorites - Superman, Batman, Green Lantern. How do we get them appraised or sell them? [more inside]
posted by mikedelic
on Apr 17, 2009 -
In Nashville TN there is a great place called The Great Escape which used to, and may still, sell crappy old comic books for 15 to 25 cents apiece. Is there such a place in the NYC area?
posted by josher71
on Jun 12, 2007 -
I'm looking for sites related to American popular culture from the early 20th century
: books, films, radio, magazines, music, dance, comic strips, celebrities — you name it. I'm particularly interested on the period between the wars, but open to great stuff from before (and during) World War I, as well. Little Nemo, Keystone Kops, the Lindy Hop, Enrico Caruso, Fatty Arbuckle, Al Jolson, Clara Bow, Flash Gordon, Alice blue, Teddy bears, etc. These are all the sorts of things I'm after, especially as they're represented on the web. Bonus points for sites with RSS feeds. [more inside]
posted by jdroth
on Nov 3, 2006 -
Anybody know any good non-fiction books about comic books, their publishers, their history, etc?
posted by Runkst
on Jul 23, 2006 -
I am looking for recommendations for some good graphic novels. More inside...
posted by Tallguy
on Apr 13, 2004 -