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January 20, 2015

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Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #53

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #53

Scooby-Doo and his Mystery, Inc., colleagues head south of the Mason-Dixon line in this week’s preview of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #53. Here’s the scoop: When Scooby and the gang head down to Georgia to investigate a haunting in a stately Southern mansion, their investigation is interrupted by a ghost-hunting reality show created to solve […]

Preview: Roger Langridge’s Abigail and the Snowman #1

Preview: Roger Langridge’s Abigail and the Snowman #1

Roger Langridge’s new series Abigail and the Snowman kicked off on the very last day of 2014, which means you can find the comic in comics shops or on comiXology right now! This series sounds like it has a bit of Jellaby, a bit of Amelia Rules, maybe even a bit of Frosty the Snowman […]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #8

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #8

Let’s kick off the new year with a preview of one of the best new kids’ comics of 2014! Scooby-Doo Team-Up is basically one big series of crossovers; in Scooby-Doo Team-Up #7 (previewed here) Scooby and his Mystery Inc. colleagues met up with the Flintstones, and in Scooby-Doo Team-Up #8, available January 7 in comic […]

Review: Tao the Little Samurai, vols. 1 and 2

Review: Tao the Little Samurai, vols. 1 and 2

Tao the Little Samurai #1: Pranks and Attacks! Tao the Little Samurai #2: Ninjas and Knock Outs! Written by Laurent Richard, illustrated by Nicolas Ryser Lerner Graphic Universe, 2014 Gr. 2-5 Tao the Little Samurai is your basic mischievous schoolboy story with a martial arts setting. It’s a charming, very well drawn, sort of funny […]

The Jungle Comes to Life in ‘Love: The Tiger’

The Jungle Comes to Life in ‘Love: The Tiger’

Here’s something new to look forward to in January: Love: The Tiger, a wordless nature story that follows a tiger through the jungle for a day. Created by Frédéric Brrémaud and Disney veteran Federico Bertolucci, the book is a European import and won the Special Jury Awards at the 2011 Lucca Comics Festival. It’s also […]

Preview: Voltron: From Days of Long Ago

Preview: Voltron: From Days of Long Ago

This preview is unusual: It’s the beginning of the end of the Voltron story. The original Voltron cartoon show turned 30 this year, and Viz put out a special anniversary book, Voltron: From Days of Long Ago, to celebrate; I interviewed the editors at Robot 6, and we mentioned it in our gift guide as […]

Links: Archie to Get a New Look

Links: Archie to Get a New Look

Archie is getting a new look for his 75th birthday: The flagship Archie comic will be reset with a new Number 1 issue and a new creative team of Mark Waid and Fiona Staples. “I found Archie to be dusty, irrelevant and watered-down,” said CEO Jon Goldwater, while Waid remarked, “Over the years, some of […]

Exclusive Preview: Teen Titans Go! #7

There’s another fun and action-packed issue of Teen Titans Go! coming your way this Wednesday, and we have an exclusive preview of it here! Here’s what’s going on: When Starfire develops a massive crush on the latest teen pop sensation, Robin will stop at nothing to recapture her attention – even if he must become […]

Links: Archie Studies, Reading Lists, and More

Links: Archie Studies, Reading Lists, and More

John Allison is shutting down Bad Machinery, his all ages webcomic (being published in gorgeous oversized editions by Oni Press), and he talks to CBR’s Steve Sunu about how webcomics have changed over the years, how Bad Machinery has evolved, why he is going with a traditional publisher, and what’s around the corner. Cathy Camper […]

Preview: Archie Comics Annual #256

Preview: Archie Comics Annual #256

Although the title makes it sound like Archie Comics have been around since Colonial times, I’m pretty sure that the Archie Comics Annual #256 is the latest in a series of Archie digests that got its name changed somewhere along the way. Anyway, here’s a quick preview; it came out yesterday in comic shops. Enjoy!

Links: Recommended Reading

Links: Recommended Reading

Becky Dreistadt and Frank Gibson, whose new series Capture Creatures launches this week from kaBOOM!, discuss their creative process and show the stages of a single page, step by step. In an interview on New Hampshire Public Radio, writer and editor Jason Rodriguez talks about the nonfiction comics anthology he edited, Colonial Comics: New England, […]

Preview: Looney Tunes #222

Preview: Looney Tunes #222

Our Saturday morning preview this week is based on a classic Saturday morning cartoon: Looney Tunes #222, which is out in comic shops on December 3. Here’s the 411: Bugs in space! Marvin the Martian visits his outer space neighbor Bugs Bunny to borrow a cup of sugar – and to take over the universe! […]

Preview: Capture Creatures #1

Fresh comics this week from BOOM! Studios’ kids’ imprint, kaBOOM! Frank Gibson and Becky Dreistadt are no strangers to lovers of indy comics and webcomics; their Tiny Kitten Teeth is a charming webcomic done in a retro, Little Golden Books sort of style. Now they are teaming up for a new comics series, Capture Creatures, […]

Exclusive Preview: Teen Titans Earth One, vol. 1

Exclusive Preview: Teen Titans Earth One, vol. 1

We have something special for you today: An exclusive first look at vol. 1 of Teen Titans Earth One, a new original graphic novel by Jeff Lemire and Terry Dodson. From the website: “In this new, original graphic novel, the young heroes of the Teen Titans never felt like normal kids…but they had no idea […]

Links: Jillian Tamaki, Luke Pearson Win Major Awards

Links: Jillian Tamaki, Luke Pearson Win Major Awards

The British Comic Awards were announced over the weekend, and the winner in the children’s category was Luke Pearson’s Hilda and the Black Hound. Another winner: Jillian Tamaki has received the Canadian Governor General’s Award for Children’s Illustration for This One Summer, which was written by her cousin, Mariko Tamaki. John Patrick Green is all […]

Preview: Lumberjanes #8

Preview: Lumberjanes #8

It’s been a while since we have featured any Lumberjanes on this site, so here’s a look at Lumberjanes #8, due out this week in comic shops, which wraps up the first story arc. Here’s the 411: This crazy war between Apollo and Artemis finally reaches its peak and it’s up to the Lumberjanes to […]

Interview: Raul The Third on ‘Lowriders in Space’

Interview: Raul The Third on ‘Lowriders in Space’

One of the most delightful comics to come out this year is Lowriders in Space, by Cathy Camper and Raul Gonzalez (whose nom de plume is Raul the Third). It’s an action-packed tale of a trio of friends who fix up a lowrider and then detail it by flying through space and picking up cool […]

Preview: ‘Mouse Guard: Baldwin the Brave’

Preview: ‘Mouse Guard: Baldwin the Brave’

Just in time for the holidays, here’s a new, stand-alone book of Mouse Guard stories. Mouse Guard: Baldwin the Brave collects six short stories, four that originally appeared on Free Comic Book Day and two that are brand new, in a slim, hardcover volume. As creator David Petersen explains in the introduction, the stories are […]

Interview: Kel McDonald on ‘Misfits of Avalon’

Interview: Kel McDonald on ‘Misfits of Avalon’

Kel McDonald may be the youngest veteran creator in the business. She started her webcomic Sorcery 101 while she was in high school, and she’s about to wrap it up and collect it into an omnibus edition that she’s funding on Kickstarter. She has also Kickstarted several other books, including two Cautionary Fables and Fairy […]

Writing Comics: John Green on ‘Hippopotamister’

Writing Comics: John Green on ‘Hippopotamister’

Today we have a special treat for you: A process essay by comics writer John Patrick Green. John is the artist for Teen Boat, which is a GC4K favorite, and he is now working on a new book, Hippopotamister, which will be published by First Second in spring 2016. Hippopotamister is the story of a […]