Poor Little Vampire. He's so lonely for a friend that he takes a chance and bridges the gap between the human world and the Otherworld in this fun, classic series by Joann Sfar. The stories focus on Little Vampire and an orphaned boy, Michael, whom Little Vampire befriends after haunting the boy's school and doing his homework at night.
As with the previous blog post, Frank and Joe Hardy have made it to the world of graphic novels alongside their pal Nancy Drew. In their series, “Hardy Boys: Undercover Brothers” the teens fall into one scrape after another while attempting to solve mysteries and crimes. I read #16 in the series, Shhhhhh! for this post.
When I was a girl I had a long-term literary relationship with that famous girl detective, Nancy Drew. I remember saving up my money for that periodic trip to THE MALL (only the coolest place ever) and hitting the bookstore as soon as I got there to scoop up one, sometimes two of those yellow-spined volumes.
...the Muppet Mash!
Yes, folks, even the Muppets have gotten into the comic business with "The Muppet Show Comic Book: Muppet Mash." I've long been a fan of Jim Henson's band of characters, from Kermit and Gonzo on the stage to Statler and Waldorf up in the box, and I wasn't sure what to expect from them in a graphic novel format.
...when you cross Indiana Jones with Lord of the Rings and add a shot of steampunk? You get something very like The Castle of Galomar, the first in the "New Brighton Archeological Society" graphic series by Mark Andrew Smith and Matthew Weldon.
It's tough to keep a smile on your face when you've just lost your front teeth! So begins our heroine's adventures in the world of middle school, friends, boys and orthodontics in the graphic memoir "Smile" by Raina Telgemeier.
Welcome to Chicagoland, home to evil mad scientists, zombie schoolkids and talking dogs! Megan Yamamura, the heroine of "The Drained Brains Caper", first in the Chicagoland Detective Agency series by Trina Robbins, knows something is up at her summer school.
Yes, yes, I'll admit it. Before today, I had never read Babymouse. Not a one.
(Pauses for the collective gasp from the audience)