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NYCC 2019: Interviews with She-Ra’s Solid and Author/Producer

NYCC 2019: Interviews with She-Ra’s Solid and Author/Producer

Reading Time: 3 minutesReading Time: 3 minutes In the 1980’s, She-Ra was one of my first experiences with superheroines. I was born in 1978, making me a little too young for the early Star Wars years. A tomboy, I loved everything about her – her power, her leadership. My most prized toy as a child…

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Evaluate – Titans: Burning Rage #three: Warfare Against HIVE

Evaluate – Titans: Burning Rage #three: Warfare Against HIVE

Reading Time: 2 minutesTitans: Burning Rage #3 cover, via DC Comics. Titans: Burning Rage #3 – Dan Jurgens, Writer; Scot Eaton, Penciller; Wayne Faucher, Inker; Jim Charalampidis, Colorist Ratings: Ray – 7/10 Ray: Unlike its sibling title, Teen Titans: Burning Rage #3 continues to be a perfectly enjoyable Titans book that features an iconic group…

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“Molly of Denali” and Indigenous Representation

“Molly of Denali” and Indigenous Representation

Reading Time: 2 minutesReading Time: 2 minutes October 14, 2019 is dual in nature: While some may recognize it has Columbus Day (a US Federal Holiday to commemorate the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492), a growing number of people are choosing instead to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, recognising the significance of…

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NYCC 2019 – Interview With ‘The Last God’ Ingenious Crew

NYCC 2019 – Interview With ‘The Last God’ Ingenious Crew

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe Last God cover, via DC ComicsPhillip Kennedy Johnson is an Eisner nominated comic creator and alumnus of the 2017 DC Comics Writers Workshop. He’s published work with various companies like Boom! Studios and IDW, and his latest project, The Last God, will be released by DC Comics on their DC Black…

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Mercurial Hits: Schwartz Comes Alive, Original 23 Skidoo Halloween Tune

Mercurial Hits: Schwartz Comes Alive, Original 23 Skidoo Halloween Tune

Reading Time: 1 minute What if children’s music never evolved? What if you could stream—or slip in a CD or spin a record—and the songs remained the same, as Led Zeppelin once remarked? You have that opportunity with Ditto Kiddo, the new release from Stephen Michael Schwartz, that plays as if preserved in amber for…

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Lori Henriques and the Novel Jazz Age of Kindie

Lori Henriques and the Novel Jazz Age of Kindie

Reading Time: 2 minutes Let’s have some jazz hands all around for the renaissance of jazz-infused children’s music. Not to make light of the development, but the surge can traced back to Lucy Kalantari winning a Grammy for her recordings. I’d say roughly three of the past six releases sent for review this summer were either jazz…

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Evaluation: ‘The Balance Point’ by Jordan Ring

Evaluation: ‘The Balance Point’ by Jordan Ring

Reading Time: 4 minutesIf you are an entrepreneur or even just someone like me who has a regular 9-to-5 job but does a lot of side activities, The Balance Point by Jordan Ring is a book worth checking out. Image from Jordan RingWho Is Jordan Ring? Jordan Ring is an author who enjoys living the…

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