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2009-11-06 07:40:00

Although comics have been published in newspapers since the 1890s, they still get no respect from some teachers and librarians, despite their current popularity among adults. But according to a University of Illinois expert in children's literature, critics should stop tugging on Superman's cape and start giving him and his superhero friends their due. Carol L. Tilley, a professor of library and information science at Illinois, says that comics are just as sophisticated as other forms of...

2009-01-28 04:30:00

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- It's no secret that kids love comics. And thanks to the emergence of the graphic novel, comics have reached a new level of popularity. They're even making their way into the classroom. Now, TOON Books is re-introducing comic books to a natural audience -- children who are just learning to read, as well as older kids who are honing their reading skills. Stinky, by debut author Eleanor Davis, was just awarded a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor, presented...

2008-07-30 18:00:00

By Dan O'Neill ALTOGETHER, now. After me: "Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Beano, happy birthday to you." And just in case you didn't get the message, yes, Beano, billed as the greatest kids' comic of all, is 70 years old tomorrow. And still going strong, even though Lord Snooty must be pushing 80while Big Fat Joe is no longer with us - probably to avoid accusations of fatism. Well yes, it's happy birthday, but today's Beano isn't a patchon the one...

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