The best comic books of 2016
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Dec 21 2016
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CGC recognizes a new pedigree!
CGC has recognized a new Silver Age Pedigree. The John G. Fantucchio Pedigree features nearly every comic published by Marvel and DC Comics from the inception of the Marvel era in the early 1960s through the mid-70s. Rounding out the collection are numerous other high grade comics from other publishers including Charlton, Gold Key, Dell, ACG, Tower and many others.
"This collection was beautiful," said Paul Litch, CGC's Primary Grader, "It is a rare treat when a previously unseen collection of high grade comics becomes available to the public. It is even more rare for a collection to be recognized as a pedigree... a collection like this, cannot be denied."
The books were collected by artist John G. Fantucchio and stored in ideal conditions. The result is a collection of beautifully preserved comics with amazing color and page quality. John had been a serious collector since the 1940's and was an adult at the beginning of the Silver Age. These books had been stored for decades until being viewed by Rick Lowell of Casablanca Comics.
"I had known about these books for years, but nobody had ever seen them" says Lowell. "I was unsure what I was going to find and as I unpacked them I was amazed at the quality. I was also stunned at how complete the collection is."
John Fantucchio was one of the most prominent artists during the early days of comic fandom. He created hundreds of covers and illustrations for fanzines such as Rocket's Blast Comic Collector, Fantastic Fanzine, Comic Crusader and many others. John also did covers for the early issues of The Buyer's Guide for Comic Fandom, including the very first issue.
"It has been over eight years since we've brought out an original owner collection dating back to the early Silver Age of comics with depth like this," stated Josh Nathanson, Founder and CEO of ComicLink. "There is a distinct beauty in looking at book after book with a homogeneous look and feel, having been stored in the same place in the same way for decades. It's one of the perks of this job that I relish. I'm thrilled that ComicLink is working with Rick to disperse the collection into the hands of today's collectors. We've decided that Amazing Spider-Man will be the first title to be offered, within the ComicLink.com Winter Featured Auction commencing on February 15th. I'm looking forward to the event!"
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Top 10 Graphic Novels | 2016
Brigid Alverson is editor of "Good Comics for Kids." Also contributing: Lori Henderson, Esther Keller, Mike Pawuk, Scott Robins, Eva Volin.
By the "Good Comics for Kids" bloggers on November 21, 2016
This article was published in School Library Journal's December 2016 issue
By SARAH MLYNOWSKI
A version of this review appears in print on December 18, 2016, on Page BR19 of the Sunday Book Review with the headline: Opening a New Chapter.
by Ann Telnaes, Tom Toles and Michael Cavna
Medium (December 16 2016):
Juana Medina, Children's Book Scribe
Kojo Nmamdi Show Dec 07 2016
Learning a new language is an enriching, educational experience for some children and a necessity for others. For D.C. based author and illustrator Juana Medina, learning English in her native Columbia was a requirement she resisted as a child, yet appreciated later as an adult. Medina uses her early experience in her latest book "Juana & Lucas" to both encourage children to learn and to foster an appreciation of diversity in young readers. We talk with Medina and Mary Ellen Icaza of Montgomery County Public Libraries about the role communities have in encouraging young readers of varied backgrounds, and how libraries can make immigrant families feel more at home.
Produced by Nicole Cohen, Rose Friedman, Petra Mayer and Beth Novey | Executive Producer: Ellen Silva
Designed by David Eads, Juan Elosua and Clinton King – Published Dec. 6, 2016
Produced by DC-area types are:
The Caped Crusade: Batman And The Rise Of Nerd Culture
by Glen Weldon
Cook Korean! A Comic Book With Recipes
by Robin Ha
March: Book Three
by John Lewis, with Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell
Vision Volume 1: Little Worse Than A Man
by Tom King, illustrated by Gabriel Hernandez Walta
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