October 15, 2017

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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.

NYCC News: ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Avatar,’ and ‘Dinosaucers’

New York Comic Con, which took place last weekend, was the last big comic con of 2017, and publishers finished out the season with plenty of news and announcements. We already posted about First Second’s Maker Comics, but here are a few more NYCC announcements. Dark Horse announced that Faith Erin Hicks, the creator of […]

Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?’ #86

It’s a holiday for some people and a just another Monday for others, but either way, it’s a good day to kick back with some spooky fun. Here’s an advance look at Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #86, which hits comic shops on Wednesday: When Velma is forced to stay awake in a hospital bed for […]

NYCC News: First Second to Make Maker Comics

Following on the success of their Science Comics line, First Second announced at New York Comic Con that they will launch a new line of how-to comics. The first one will be a book on baking by Falynn Koch, creator of Science Comics: Bats and Science Comics: Plague Germs (GC4K readers got a look at […]

Trailer: ‘Spooky & the Strange Tales: Monster Inn’

We’re kicking off the first week of October with a spooky book trailer to get us into the Halloween spirit! Spooky & the Strange Tales: Monster Inn by Carine-M and Élian Black’mor, a lighthearted story about a mysterious little girl staying in a boardinghouse for monsters. Check it out: Carine-M and Élian Black’mor are a […]

Preview: Looney Tunes #239

We’ve got another preview for you today: Looney Tunes #239, which sends Daffy, Bugs, and the gang off to the final frontier: When Captain Bugs Bunny faces the wrath of Fudd, it’s not only the scwewy wabbit who asks “What’s space opera, Doc?” Will Bugs live long and prosper? And what about Daffy Duck, Elmer […]

Preview: ‘B and V Friends Jumbo Comics Digest’ #256

The Archie gang are getting into the Halloween spirit in B and V Friends Jumbo Comics Digest #256—and that starts with the brand new lead story, “They’re Creepy and They’re Kooky…” We’ve got a taste of that, plus some classic Betty and Veronica fun, to start off your week. The comic is due out on […]

Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo Team-Up’ #30

The folks at FEMA are stumped when they get a warning of impending disaster—from the Gnome King. Who you gonna call? Depends, apparently, as one agent calls Mystery Inc. and the other calls the Challengers of the Unknown—and that brings out the competitive side of both teams. See what happens in our exclusive preview of […]

Review: ‘The Art of Pokemon Adventures’

The Art of Pokemon Adventures By Satoshi Yamamoto Viz, $24.99 Pokemon Adventures is an all-ages manga that hews pretty closely to the Pokemon video games, so this handsome art book should have plenty of appeal to those who love the games as well as the comics. All the art in this book is by Satoshi […]

Preview: ‘Archie’s Funhouse’ #28

Pop Tate takes center stage in Archie’s Funhouse #28, when his ice cream sundae makes the cut for a TV channel’s best-in-the-nation contest. And then in a second story, Archie and Jughead try to make him an internet sensation! Catch the start of the hijinks in our exclusive preview; the comic will be out on […]

Interview: Ermahgerd! ‘Goosebumps’ Comics!

This year marks the 25th anniversary of R.L. Stine’s first Goosebumps book, and the series seems to be aging gracefully, with plenty of spinoffs, a movie, and a graphic novel adaptation. Now there are more comics, as IDW announced a new Goosebumps series at Comic-Con International in San Diego last July. The comics will feature […]

Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?’ #85

The puns just write themselves in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #85, when the Mystery, Inc., gang takes to the golf links—and encounter an alligator: Paranormal is par for the course when a night of miniature golf turns into a bogey of boos as Mystery Inc. is threatened by a ghoulish gator. Can they stop this […]

Interview: Falynn Koch on Bugs and Bats

Falynn Koch’s newest book in First Second’s Science Comics line, Science Comics: Plagues, came out last week, so I figured it’s a good time to post the interview I did with her at C2E2 last April. Koch is also the author of Science Comics: Bats, so we started with that. You can keep up with […]

Preview: ‘Lifeformed: Cleo Makes Contact’

Here’s a preview of a new YA sci fi graphic novel coming out next week: Lifeformed: Cleo Makes Contact, the debut book from writer Matt Mair Lowery and artist Cassie Anderson. The storyline is straightforward but packs a punch: Aliens invade the earth, and Cleo the lead character, sees her father killed before her eyes—and […]

Preview: Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #282

Let’s kick off the unofficial start of fall with a pumpkin-themed Archie preview: In the new lead story of Archie Comics Jumbo Digest #282, Archie grows a ginormous pumpkin—and now he has to figure out how to move it. Hilarious complications ensue! The comic goes on sale on Wednesday. Enjoy!

Links: New Rogue One Comic on the Way

IDW, which will launch a line of all-ages Star Wars Adventures comics in September, will also publish a graphic novel, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, in December. Another graphic novel, The Force Awakens, will be out later this month. Darryl Cunningham talks about his new book, Graphic Science, which collects mini-biographies of seven people […]

Preview: Jughead and Archie Comics Annual #27

We’re starting off this week with another preview: A sneak peek at Jughead and Archie Comics Annual #27. In the lead story, scripted by Archie veteran Dan Parent, Archie breaks the school’s football trophy and has to scramble to fix the damage before anyone notices. The comic is out in comic shops on Wednesday. Enjoy!

Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo Team-Up’ #29

Here’s some more preview fun to get us ready for the week: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #29, with Top Cat joining in the fun: Hoagy’s Alley—haunted?! Scooby will have to form an unlikely cat-and-dog alliance with Top Cat’s gang of con-artist felines to unmask the freeloading phantom—unless, of course, the ghost is real! The comic will be […]

Preview: ‘Betty & Veronica Friends Fall Annual Digest’ #255

It’s been a heavy week, so we’re wrapping up with a few lighthearted previews. First up: Betty & Veronica Friends Fall Annual Digest #255. The Riverdale gang is going back to school, just like everyone else, and in the brand-new lead story, Veronica is shocking her friends by beating out her fellow students on an […]

Interview: Eric Kallenborn on Graphic Novels in the Classroom

I spoke to Eric Kallenborn when I was researching The People’s Comics: Using the Graphic Format to Teach About Current Events, which is the cover story of this month’s School Library Journal. Eric is an English teacher at Alan B. Shepard High School in Palos Heights, Illinois, and he has a lot to say about […]

Review: Two Phoebe and Her Unicorn Books

Unicorn Crossing: Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure Phoebe and Her Unicorn in The Magic Storm (out October 2017) By Dana Simpson Andrews McMeel Publishing Ages 7-12 Dana Simpson’s Phoebe and Her Unicorn books are delightful stories about a young girl Phoebe, and her unicorn, Marigold. Phoebe is pretty much of an everygirl, while Marigold […]