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February 4, 2016

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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: Marissa Meyer to Write Graphic Novel

Marissa Meyer, author of the Lunar Chronicles YA novels, has a two-volume graphic novel, Wires and Nerve, in the works, to be illustrated by Douglas Holgate: Set after the events of the “Lunar Chronicles,” it will feature many of the same characters, including Iko the android, as well as: Cinder, the teen cyborg who has […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Archie 1000 Page Comics Shindig’

The Archie Comics folks have 75 years worth of comics in their library, and they don’t let them sit idle: Every so often they collect a big chunk of them into a giant digest. The latest one is the Archie 1000 Page Comics Shindig. It’s going to be released on Wednesday (and you will be […]

Preview: ‘World of Archie Winter Annual’ #56

It’s preview time again, and today we have a preview of Fernando Ruiz’s lead story in the World of Archie Winter Annual #56. While the Archie folks have revamped their flagship line of single-issue comics with a new look and slightly more mature storylines, they continue to run new stories in the traditional Archie style […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Archie’s Funhouse Double Digest #18′

We’re starting the week off with some good clean fun: An exclusive preview of Archie’s Funhouse Double Digest #18. This one kicks off with an original story by Bill Golliher and Fernando Ruiz: Poor Pop Tate is at wits’ end and could use a break—thankfully Archie & the gang have volunteered to run the Chocklit […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo Team-Up #14′

DC Comics continues pairing up its classic characters with the Mystery Inc. gang in Scooby-Doo Team-Up #14, with Aquaman as this month’s special guest. Here’s the blurb: The surface world is threatened by an ancient menace from beneath the sea! This looks like a job for Scuba-Doo! Aquaman, Scooby and the gang will have to […]

What to Read? Check out YALSA and the Cybils

Looking for some good reads? The Young Adult Library Services Association and the Cybils nominating committee have some suggestions for you. For the curious, links are included to our reviews and other coverage. So if you’re in the path of the big blizzard we’re expecting on the East Coast, pick up some of these along […]

Exclusive Preview: Betty & Veronica Comics Annual #240

We have a special treat for this post-holiday Tuesday: An exclusive preview of Betty & Veronica Annual #240. I know what you’re thinking: “Whoa, their 240th annual? Did the Founding Fathers have copies of Betty & Veronica hidden inside their hand-written copies of the Declaration of Independence?” Sadly, no; this publication is usually called Betty […]

Read ‘The Montgomery Story’ Online

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, here is a link to the online version of Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story, a comic book that was originally published in 1957 by a group called the Fellowship of Reconciliation. The comic tells the story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and there’s a section in […]

Links: Girl Detectives Rule!

BOOM! Studios has announced a new teen detective series, Goldie Vance, and CBR has the story, with interviews with writer Hope Larson (Mercury, A Wrinkle in Time) and artist Britney Williams (Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat). The detective is a 16-year-old girl, but the series is pitched at readers of all ages, and it’s part of […]

Raina Telgemeier Unveils Cover and Preview of ‘Ghosts’

Raina Telgemeier, who currently holds six spots on the New York Times graphic books best-seller list with her books Smile, Sisters, Drama, and three Baby-Sitters Club adaptations, is hard at work on her next book, Ghosts. Entertainment Weekly got the exclusive cover reveal, and they also posted a preview, which we have embedded below. (Click […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?’ #65

Start your Saturday right with our exclusive preview of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #65: When the gang’s weekly aerobics class at their local gym is interrupted by the ghostly Fitness Freak, shaping up turns to freaking out! Suddenly, the gym’s patrons can’t get away fast enough. (Too bad Scooby and Shaggy forgot that stationary bikes […]

Five Questions for Ambassador Gene Luen Yang

As we reported earlier this week, Gene Luen Yang has been named the the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for 2016-2017. Yang is the first graphic novel creator to be named to this post, and he has become something of a groundbreaker in this respect: His American Born Chinese was the first graphic novel […]

Cover Reveal: ‘Into the Outlands’

We’re happy to present the first look at the cover of Into the Outlands: Quirk’s Quest, by Robert Christie and Deborah Lang, which will be published by First Second in Fall 2016. You can see more—including the comic itself, which is being posted as a webcomic—at Crutonia.com, but here’s a quick overview: Captain Quenterindy Quirk […]

Capstone Has Fun with DC Superheroes

Capstone, which publishes books primarily aimed at the library and graphic novel market, has been producing a lot of books featuring DC superheroes—Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Justice League—over the past few years. One part of their publishing program is producing oversized, hardcover edition of kid-friendly DC comics, including Franco Aureliani and Art Baltazar’s Tiny […]

Links: Angouleme Selections Include ‘Nimona,’ ‘Walker Bean’

The official selections for the Angouleme International Comics Festival have been announced, and a number of children’s and YA books, including Nimona, Ms. Marvel, and The Unsinkable Walker Bean, have made the cut. Jennifer Sheehan does a thorough job of reporting on a comics course offered at Phillipsburg High School in Phillipsburg, Pennsylvania, interviewing the […]

Colleen Doran to Illustrate Neil Gaiman’s ‘Troll Bridge’

Here’s something to look forward to in the New Year: Dark Horse has announced that Colleen Doran (A Distant Soil, Sandman) will adapt Neil Gaiman’s short story Troll Bridge into graphic novel form. The book comes out next September; the full press release is below. As announced last week, Dark Horse Books is pleased to […]

Colleen Doran to Illustrate Neil Gaiman’s ‘Troll Bridge’

Here’s something to look forward to in the New Year: Dark Horse has announced that Colleen Doran (A Distant Soil, Sandman) will adapt Neil Gaiman’s short story Troll Bridge into graphic novel form. The book comes out next September; the full press release is below. As announced last week, Dark Horse Books is pleased to […]

Preview: ‘The Legend of Wonder Woman’ #7

Here’s a sneak peek at the digital-first comic The Legend of Wonder Woman #7: Themyscira is alive with the sounds of Amazons on the hunt. Will they find their prey before Diana has a chance to rescue the outsider who fell from the sky? If you like what you see, it’s out on December 24 […]

Links: Supergirl Comic Is on the Way

Good news for fans of the Supergirl TV show: DC will publish a digital-first Adventures of Supergirl comic that will be set in the same universe, although it won’t be based directly on the show. Not comics, but comics-adjacent: Scholastic is preparing a line of “Backstories” novels, 120-page middle-grade biographies of Superman, Wonder Woman, and […]

Exclusive Preview: He-Man: The Eternity War #13

If you like good old-fashioned comics battle adventure stories, this is the comic for you! He-Man: The Eternity War #13 is available in comic shops next Wednesday; check out the preview pages below for a taste.