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February 26, 2015

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Links: Invader Zim Comes to Comics

Links: Invader Zim Comes to Comics

This should be interesting: Papercutz has signed a “first look” deal with Nickelodeon to develop their new cartoon properties into comics and graphic novels (much as IDW has with Cartoon Network), and they will also publish a new Nickelodeon magazine. The first two to be adapted are Sanjay and Craig and Breadwinners, and two more […]

Links: The Return of Darkwing Duck

Links: The Return of Darkwing Duck

Joe Books is bringing out a collected edition of the Darkwing Duck comics that were originally created for BOOM! Studios; artist James Silvani and writer/editor Aaron Sparrow talk about what made the series special. However, it also should be noted that former writer Ian Brill and editor Christopher Burns asked that their names be taken […]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #54

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #54

It’s Saturday morning, time for some comics fun with Scooby and the gang. Here’s a sneak peek at Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #54, which takes Scooby and the Gang off to the Bahamas to investigate something that’s scaring off the scuba divers. The comic goes on sale on Wednesday, February 11, in comic shops, but […]

Humble Braniac Bundle Features E-Books for Curious Kids

Humble Braniac Bundle Features E-Books for Curious Kids

Humble Bundle, the digital games and e-books site, has been getting a lot of traction for its comics bundles lately, including the just-concluded Archie Humble Bundle. Their newest bundle, which launches today, is the Humble Braniac Bundle, a selection of all-ages e-books from No Starch Press on programming, Lego construction, and science, including The Manga […]

Spring 2015 Graphic Novels for Teens: Ayn Rand and the Badass Princesses

Emily and the Strangers

Fantasy and reality collide in this spring’s teen graphic novels when a group of amusement-park princesses gang up to fight some bad guys in Part-Time Princesses and thousands of gamers get trapped inside an online game in Log Horizon.

Graphix Announces New Books by Telgemeier, Kibuishi, and More!

Scholastic celebrated the 10th anniversary of its graphic novel imprint Graphix last week with a raft of announcements that should make fans of their existing books happy: New titles from Raina Telgemeier, Kazu Kibuishi, and Mike Maihack, plus the news that they have added not only Craig Thompson (Blankets) but also the brother-sister team of […]

Exclusive Preview: Looney Tunes #223

Exclusive Preview: Looney Tunes #223

Saturday morning cartoons may be a thing of the past, but Wile E. Coyote’s struggle remains eternal! This month, Looney Tunes #223 brings us inside the headquarters of Acme Products, Inc., as Wile applies for a job—as a product tester. The comic is out this coming Wednesday, February 4, in comics shops, but we have […]

Links: Disney Comics Come to IDW

Links: Disney Comics Come to IDW

Disney comics are back! It’s been a few years since Disney ended their agreement with BOOM! Studios, which was publishing original comics and reprints featuring Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and other Disney characters. Now IDW, which has a strong line of licensed comics (My Little Pony, PowerPuff Girls, Samurai Jack) has announced they will be […]

Exclusive Preview: He-Man: The Eternity War #2

Exclusive Preview: He-Man: The Eternity War #2

Most of our previews are for comics for young children; this one is pitched at an older audience (it’s rated 12+) but it’s based on a toy many of us remember from our childhoods: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. He-Man: The Eternity War has He-Man, She-Ra, and Teela leading their troops in a […]

Links: New Graphic Novels, More on March

Links: New Graphic Novels, More on March

Craig Thompson, best known for his adult graphic novels Blankets and Habibi, is working on a tween title, Space Dumplins, due out from Scholastic in August. And BOOM! Studios has announced a new Adventure Time original graphic novel, Adventure Time: Graybles Schmaybles, by Danielle Corsetto and Bridget Underwood. Representative John Lewis talks about March: Book […]

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!