Linkfest: Free comics on the internets, plus news and reviews

The Minx folks have put up a preview of the upcoming title Emiko Superstar, by Mariko Tamaki and Steve Rolston, on MySpace.

Jimmy Gownley is mighty pleased, and he ought to be: He and Amelia Rules garnered four Eisner nominations. And he has issue number 18, which got the nomination for best single issue, up for free download.

Archie comics, which at the moment look exactly like the Archie comics I read as a child, are mixing it up a bit with two new writers, Jesus Gil Holguin and Misako Takashima, and two new characters, Toño Diaz and Kumi Tamura. (Via Comics Worth Reading.)

Also at Comics Worth Reading, Johanna Draper Carlson reviews a handful of DC titles, including Tiny Titans #3.

New York Magazine reviewer Dan Kols credits manga for bringing kids to graphic novels, and he reviews two non-manga titles, The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

First encounters: At the Forbidden Planet blog, Katherine Farmar recalls her first graphic novel, although they probably weren’t called that then: A Donald Duck paperback. (Via Journalista.)

Tangognat spots yet another YA novel going the manga route, Bad Kitty, but she’s a bit dubious.

Greg McElhatton reviews Andi Watson’s Princess at Midnight at Read About Comics, and he has some interesting comments on length.

Illustrator Marina Neira reviews vol. 3 of Owly and vol. 1 of Yakari and Great Eagle.

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