The editor of the “Good Comics 4 Kids” blog gives a rundown of teen-friendly highlights and announcements from the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con.
Comic-Con International in San Diego, the biggest comics convention in the U.S., has wrapped up, and we’ll have lots of news and features for you soon, but while we’re making our way home, here’s an exclusive preview of B&V Friends Jumbo Comics Digest #250 to kick off your week. As always, the lead story in […]
We have a preview of one of our favorite DC comics for you this Comic-Con weekend: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #17, which features Scooby and the gang teaming up with Hawkman and Hawkgirl to solve the mystery of whether or not Midway City is haunted. Enjoy!
Comic-Con kicks off this week with preview night on Wednesday and the show starting in earnest on Thursday. But publishers have already started rolling out the announcements, so here’s a look at what we’re hearing about so far. Mouse Guard is going to be a movie. Well, it’s in the early stages, but it’s a […]
Big news from Scholastic Graphix: They will publish The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship, the first graphic novel by Philip Pullman, who is best known for the His Dark Materials trilogy. The story of a time-traveling ship is currently being serialized in the British comic The Phoenix. As Pullman explains in […]
Things are a little slow this week, as the collective comics industry is busy getting ready for Comic-Con in San Diego. Expect a tsunami of press releases starting Monday; in the meantime, here’s what’s going on. If you’re still puzzling about the Pokemon Go phenomenon, check out the great library-focused explainer by Carla Spina right […]
Hope Larson and Rebecca Mock’s Compass South: Four Points is an adventure-filled graphic novel starring not one but two sets of red-headed twins who are making their way to San Francisco in the mid-19th century in hopes of convincing a rich man that they are his children. This is no travelogue, though; the twins are […]
Scooby and the gang join the army—to look for a ghost that’s haunting the base—in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #71. Check out our exclusive preview below, and then read the rest of the story when the comic comes out on Wednesday. Enjoy!
We have a special treat for you today: A preview of a new Little Archie story by Bob Bolling, who is probably the best known of the Little Archie creators. It’s the lead story in Archie’s Funhouse Summer Annual #21, which will be out in comic shops on Wednesday. Enjoy!
The nominations for the Harvey Awards, which are nominated and voted on by comics professionals, have been announced, and a number of works for younger readers have made the cut. Here are the nominations for works that are good choices for readers 16 and under. (Giant Days, which is nominated in the best graphic novels […]
Here’s some Archie fun to start your holiday weekend! In Tom DeFalco and Dan Parent’s new lead story for Archie Comics Double Digest, Archie tries to crash a model shoot! Check it out and sample a classic Archie tale in our exclusive preview. The comic goes on sale on July 6. Enjoy!
When Papercutz launched, 11 years ago, graphic novels for children were a much smaller category than they are now. At Publishers Weekly, I talked to Terry Nantier and Jim Salicrup, who saw the manga boom and the potential audience for graphic novels. They borrowed the format and look of manga, and they started out selling […]
Woodie Guthrie, Henry Thoreau, Albert Einstein, and others star in these biographies in graphic novel format.
Cheryl Blossom takes center stage in the lead story of Betty & Veronica Friends Comics Annual #249, and we have an exclusive first look. When Cheryl gets a pet monkey, Veronica goes ape! The digest will be out in comic shops on Wednesday, but in th…
Image Comics has announced it will publish a new, color edition of the first volume of Chynna Clugston Flores’s classic graphic novel Blue Monday. Jordie Bellaire is the colorist for the book, which will be out in July. “I grew up reading Blue Monday in my teenage years, and it is the foundation for exposing […]
Ethel takes center stage—as a comedienne—in the lead story of B&V Friends Comics Double Digest #248, written by Alex Simmons and drawn by Bill Galvan. We don’t actually see her in this exclusive preview, but we do see all her friends talking about boosting her confidence—and we know all those good intentions are going to […]
We’re kicking off the weekend a little early today with an exclusive first look at Looney Tunes #231, which will be out in comic shops on June 22. This story goes all meta on us: It’s Daffy Duck versus a comic book artist as Daffy gets erased and painted into the most unusual places and […]
Ben Hatke is a versatile creator: In addition to the three-part Zita the Spacegirl graphic novel series, and the Eisner-nominated Little Robot, his repertoire also includes picture books. His latest book, Nobody Likes a Goblin, published by First Second, is a picture book with a comics sensibility—the words and pictures work together to tell the […]
Here’s another Saturday morning preview to brighten your weekend! Magic is in the air when Betty and Veronica find a genie on the beach in the lead story, written and penciled by Archie veteran Dan Parent, in Betty & Veronica Summer Annual #244. We have some pages of classic stories for you as well. The […]
What’s worse than being sent off to summer camp against your will? Being sent to a summer camp full of monsters! That’s what happens to Skye, the heroine of Steven T. Seagle and Jason Adam Katzenstein’s Camp Midnight, which came out in April from Image Comics’ Man of Action imprint. Seagle is the co-creator of […]