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July 31, 2015

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Brigid Alverson

About Brigid Alverson

Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good E-Reader.com. Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.

Links: Comic-Con Roundup and More

Another year’s Comic-Con International has come and gone, and it was a great year for children’s and YA comics. There was a ton of programming, including special programs for librarians at the San Diego Public Library, and a number of kids/YA creators won Eisner Awards in general categories. Here’s my roundup of all the news […]

15 New Manga Series to Freshen Up Teen Collections

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“Good Comics 4 Kids” blogger Brigid Alverson offers a look at 15 new manga series for teens that libraries will want to add to their collections.

Preview: New Comic from Oni Press: ‘The Mighty Zodiac’

Here’s our preview of The Mighty Zodiac, written by J. Torres (Teen Titans Go, Bigfoot Boy) and illustrated by Corin Howell (Batmite, Transformers: Windblade). When six stars fall out of the sky and fall to earth, Master Long sends a message to his students, all members of the Zodiac Clan, to collect the stars and […]

Raina Telgemeier Announces Her Next Book

Raina Telgemeier, author of Smile, Drama, and Sisters, announced the title of her next book to a room filled with young fans yesterday at Comic-Con International in San Diego. The book, which will be fiction, will be called Ghost, and it will be out in fall 2016. Here’s Raina’s quick description: Eleven-year-old Catrina and her […]

Preview: New Comic from Oni Press: ‘Over the Surface’

Here’s our second preview of Oni Press’s new graphic novels, which were announced at Comic-Con in San Diego on Thursday. Over the Surface, by Natalie Nourigat: Ava Lefevre longs to be a pilot, but the Solveran Army doesn’t allow women into its ranks. But the country is at war with a neighboring country, Isolestra, and […]

Oni Press Announces New Comics by J. Torres, Natalie Nourigat

Oni Press, the publisher of The Crogan Adventures and Terrible Lizard, announced three new children’s comics at its panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego today. Good Comics for Kids got the scoop, and we will be running previews of all three over the next three days, so stay tuned! The three new titles are […]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #59

Let’s kick off the long holiday weekend with some summer fun from Scooby and the gang. Here’s an exclusive preview of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #59, and here’s the scoop: What do you do when you’re on an island with a terrible monster that has hissing snakes for hair and one look at her could […]

Links: Library Roundup, Power Rangers Return

BOOM! Studios has acquired the license for Power Rangers comics; they plan to set the comics in the first year of the original TV show. BOOM! also announced its first original graphic novel based on the Cartoon Network show Steven Universe. Steven joins Connie at school in this full-length adventure story. The creative team includes […]

Kids’ Comics Award Winners Announced

Back in May, we announced the nominees for the Kids Comics Revolution Awards, in which children were invited to vote for their favorite graphic novels. The results are in! Since all the books are worth a look, we’ll give you the full list of nominees, with the winner in bold. Favorite Comic Book Hero: El […]

Care Bears Comics Premiere at ALA

There’s a huge comics scene at this year’s American Library Association annual meeting in San Francisco, and here’s one kids’ comic that will be premiering at the show: Roar Comics’ new Care Bears comic, written by Georgia Ball, a veteran of both My Little Pony and Scooby Doo, with art by Melanie Gillman, creator of […]

Links: New Writer for Lumberjanes

Noelle Stevenson has left the creative team of Lumberjanes, and Kat Leyh (Supercakes) is taking her place as of issue #18. Stevenson is also the creator of Nimona and is writing Runaways for Marvel. Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani, the creative team behind Tiny Titans and Itty Bitty Hellboy, are expanding their Aw Yeah Comics […]

Preview: Invader Zim #1

The news broke in February that Oni Press would be publishing an Invader Zim comic, with a creative team that includes Invader Zim creator Jhonen Vasquez and several veterans of the animated cartoon, which ran from 2001 to 2006 on Nickelodeon. The comic will be rated 13+, and the first issue will be out in […]

Links: The Return of Miles Morales

Marvel is bringing Miles Morales back as Spider-Man in the main continuity of the series; previously, Morales wore the Spidey-suit in the alternate universe of Ultimate Comics Spider-Man. Brian Bendis, who created the original Miles, is back as the writer of this series. At the Barnes & Noble blog, I rounded up some Attack on […]

Links: Winnipeg Library Re-shelves Tintin Book—in Adult Collection

The Winnipeg Public Library system has restored Tintin in America to its shelves after removing the book for review last March, but the library is now shelving it in the adult collection rather than as a children’s book. E-mails from the library released in March show that the youth services librarians had in fact decided […]

One Day Left to Get Jim Henson Comics at Humble Bundle

We’ve written before about Humble Bundle, which sells “bundles” of DRM-free comics, books, and games with a pay-what-you-want model. Their latest deal, which expires tomorrow, is a Jim Henson Bundle featuring both comics and novels: The classic and newer versions of the Fraggle Rock comics, the Dark Crystal graphic novels and prose novels, the Storyteller […]

Preview: Teen Titans Go! #10

Ready for some Saturday morning comics? Writers Amy Wolfram and Sholly Fisch and artist Jorge Corona bring the funny in Teen Titans Go! #10. Here’s what it’s about: After responding to an ad in a comic book, Beast Boy is the proud owner of a brand new pair of Hypno-Specs – and he’s not afraid […]

Preview: Clarence #1

Debuting today, Clarence is a new series in BOOM! Studios’ kaBOOM line, based on the Cartoon Network series and written by Liz Prince, the creator of Tomboy, with art by Evan Palmer (Munchkin) Here’s the blurb: Clarence is a typical fourth grader who’s always on the search for fun with everyone, finding adventures everywhere from […]

Beauty and the BEA

I interviewed Annie Goetzinger, the creator of Girl in Dior, a book that combines gorgeous drawings of Dior fashions with a history of the House of Dior, told from an insider’s point of view. Just a quick reminder that it’s not too late to sign up for the webcast From Superheroes to Vampires: The Hottest […]

Preview: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #58

It’s Saturday morning, time for some cartoon fun! Here’s an advance look at Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #58, and here’s the 411: “GET OFF MY CLAAAAAAIMM!!” yells the ghostly Spindletop Wildcatter, as he chases the gang off what he claims to be his land. When the Mystery Inc. visits the local natural history museum to […]

Hear About the Hottest Graphic Novels of Fall in the SLJ Webcast

What’s looking good for the fall? Join me and a panel of publishing folk as we talk about the graphic novels that are coming out in the next few months from DC, Dark Horse, Archie Comics, Del Rey, Marvel, Titan, and Viz Media. We’ll be talking about movie adaptations, favorite characters from Batman to Buffy […]