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April 26, 2015

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Exclusive Preview: He-Man: The Eternity War #5

Exclusive Preview: He-Man: The Eternity War #5

He-Man and She-Ra in He-Man: The Eternity War #5 as the battle continues: Skeletor has returned! After his dramatic appearance last issue, the question remains: Will he fight alongside He-Man and She-Ra…or against them? This comic is rated 12+ on comiXology. It will be out in comic shops on April 29, but you can enjoy […]

El Deafo, Hello Kitty Make Eisner Shortlist

This year’s nominees for the Eisner Awards, the most prestigious awards in comics, were announced yesterday. The Eisners have three categories for children’s comics and graphic novels, and a number of kid-friendly and YA titles were also nominated in other categories. Here are the three kids’ categories: Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age […]

Roundtable: Why all the Drama about ‘Drama’?

Roundtable: Why all the Drama about ‘Drama’?

Earlier this week, the American Library Association released its list of the most frequently challenged books in America. Last year’s list included Bone and Captain Underpants (which is sort of an honorary comic). This year’s list had three graphic novels: Saga, Persepolis, and Raina Telgemeier’s Drama. Saga has explicit sexuality, and Persepolis has come under […]

Links: Meet the Beetle; Raina Telegemeier on Drama

Links: Meet the Beetle; Raina Telegemeier on Drama

Jay Hosler introduces Professor Owen, from his new graphic novel Last of the Sandwalkers. Three of the most challenged library books last year were graphic novels: Saga, Persepolis, and Raina Telgemeier’s Drama. Michael Cavna talks to Telgemeier about what’s going on there (Drama is cited for “explicit sex,” although there is none, presumably because there […]

Exclusive Preview: Teen Titans Go! #9

Exclusive Preview: Teen Titans Go! #9

Here’s a look at Teen Titans Go! #9, which is due out in comic shops on April 15. And here’s the executive summary: It’s Titan vs. Titan in a no-holds-barred, winner-take-all…staring contest! In the end, it’s Robin vs. Raven with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Which will turn the tide: Robin’s […]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #56

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #56

The Mystery, Inc. gang visit a haunted hotel in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #56, which is out next week. Here’s the scoop: The gang in the Mystery Machine decides to stay at Hotel Hush to find out if it’s really haunted by the ghost of its old caretaker, Mrs. Clangor. But as they try to […]

Links: More Phoebe, the Return of Planetes, and a James Kochalka Crossover

Links: More Phoebe, the Return of Planetes, and a James Kochalka Crossover

There’s a new comic on the funny pages, and Good Comics for Kids readers already know about it: Phoebe and Her Unicorn started as a webcomic, and Esther reviewed the print collection here. Creator Dana Simpson tells the Deseret News that the comic started out with just the girl, and the unicorn was supposed to […]

Exclusive Preview: Looney Tunes #224

Exclusive Preview: Looney Tunes #224

It’s Saturday morning! Time for Bugs Bunny and the gang! Here’s a sneak peek at Looney Tunes #224, which will be out in comic shops next Wednesday. What’s it about? Glad you asked! Catching a train is one thing, but it’s another thing entirely when a new subway line plows a tunnel straight through Bugs’ […]

Links: Reading Gotham Academy

Links: Reading Gotham Academy

Ardo Omer hosts a fascinating roundtable in which a group of YA book bloggers, some of whom are comics fans and some of whom are new to comics, read and discuss Gotham Academy, DC’s teen series set in the world of Batman. Travis Jonker interviews writer Mariko Tamaki and artist Jillian Tamaki, the creators of […]

Links: Lots of Jem and the Holograms Reviews!

Links: Lots of Jem and the Holograms Reviews!

At Panel Patter, Rob McMonigal interviews Jillian and Mariko Tamaki, creators of This One Summer. Doug TenNapel talks about his newest graphic novel, Nnewts. The graphic novel nominees have been announced for Maryland’s Black Eyed Susan Awards, which highlight books for readers in grades 4-6. At Mental Floss, Rich Barrett compiles a list of 10 […]

Exclusive Preview: He-Man: Eternity War #4

Exclusive Preview: He-Man: Eternity War #4

Here’s some good old-fashioned Saturday morning cartoon entertainment for you today! He-Man: Eternity War #4 is out next week. Here’s the blurb, which I think says it all: This is it: The battle you’ve been waiting for! She-Ra vs. Hordak! In order to retrieve the Eye of Chrono, She-Ra must defeat her adoptive father. Her […]

Links: Papercutz Loses Lego License, Scholastic Adds New Title

Links: Papercutz Loses Lego License, Scholastic Adds New Title

Papercutz has been publishing Lego graphic novels based on the Bionicle, Ninjago, and Legends of Chima lines since 2008, and they have been remarkably successful, too, selling over 2 million copies of the Ninjago books, but now the license is moving over to Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, which will start publishing their own […]

Preview: Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #8

Preview: Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #8

Don’t let the unwieldy title scare you off! Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #8, which will be out on Wednesday, is the print edition of a digital-first Wonder Woman anthology that features stand-alone stories by different creators. The digital chapters are 99 cents a pop, and then DC gathers them into print comics. So if […]

Interview: Adam Staffaroni on Lion Forge’s Roar Comics

Interview: Adam Staffaroni on Lion Forge’s Roar Comics

Lion Forge Comics launched about two years ago as a digital-first comics publisher with a line of licensed comics based on 1980s TV shows. Last year they announced an all ages imprint, Roar Comics, which includes comics adaptations of Punky Brewster and Saved by the Bell as well as original titles. The comics are already […]

Preview: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #55

Preview: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #55

The sun is shining, the snow is sliding off my roof in great chunks, and the clocks change tonight. Spring is in the air, and we have a fresh Scooby-Doo preview for you to check out this morning while you wait for the ice sheets to recede. In Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #55, out in […]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #9

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #9

It’s Saturday morning, time for some comics! Today we have an exclusive preview of Scooby-Doo Team-Up #9, in which the Mystery, Inc., kids meet up with none other than Superman himself! Here’s the 411: Superman needs help from Scooby and the gang – so they speed to Metropolis and the horribly haunted Daily Planet offices. […]

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 […]