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November 22, 2014

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This Week’s Comics: Hermit Crab Harmony

This Week’s Comics: Hermit Crab Harmony

Enjoy the last days of summer with some cool comics from this week’s new releases. Action Lab Entertainment releases the second volume of Vamplets: The Nightmare Nursery. Capstone Press releases more DC superhero books, this time for young learners, and Papercutz has the third volume of their very funny title, Dinosaurs. The List: ACTION LAB [...]

Review: I Was the Cat

Review: I Was the Cat

Have you ever looked at a cat and wondered what it was thinking? What would it say if it could talk? Would you really want to know? There are a lot of cartoon and pictures of cats captioned with their “thoughts” of taking over the world. The movie Cats and Dogs had cats as the [...]

Review: The Complete Elfquest Volume 1

Review: The Complete Elfquest Volume 1

Ten thousand years ago, the palace of a magical race appeared in the skies of a primitive world with two moons and crashed to the ground. The inhabitants of that world, humans who were little more than brutes, reacted to these otherworldly invaders with fear and lashed out violently. The few survivors of the palace [...]

This Week’s Comics: Re-ignited

This Week’s Comics: Re-ignited

Picking up textbooks for the new school year might not be fun, but the new releases from this week’s comics are! Capstone Press has another handful of DC Superhero books for early readers. AMP! Comics for Kids introduces a new superhero in Muddy Max: The Mystery of Marsh Creek, and Papercutz has a new volume [...]

This Week’s Comics: Batman Illustrated

This Week’s Comics: Batman Illustrated

The Dog Days of August hit early with a lean list of new releases this week. Dark Horse Comics releases the second issue of the Emily and the Strangers miniseries. DC Comics has the second compilation of the Batman Li’l Gotham series, and IDW Publishing releases the second issue of their crossover event of the [...]

Care Bears and Madballs Join Lion Forge’s All Ages Imprint

Care Bears and Madballs Join Lion Forge’s All Ages Imprint

Last week, as Comic-Con International approached, publishers started getting some of their announcements out before the din of the con started up. One of them was from Lion Forge Comics, a small publisher based in St. Louis that has picked up some new licenses to add to their all ages imprint ROAR Comics. Working with [...]

This Week’s Comics: Johnny Who

This Week’s Comics: Johnny Who

Can’t make it to San Diego Comic con this year? Crowd into your local comic shop and pick up some of this week’s new comics! Chronicle Books releases a new volume in the “Darth” series from Jeffrey Brown with Goodnight Darth Vader. Hyperion Books releases the 4th volume of their graphic adaptation of the Artemis [...]

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: Heart of Thomas

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: Heart of Thomas

In a boys’ boarding school in mid-20th Century Germany, fourteen-year-old Thomas Werner falls from a lonely pedestrian overpass to his death, but not before mailing a letter to another boy at the school, Juli. Thomas’s death causes a stir at the school just as Thomas’s letter throws Juli into an emotional turmoil. And if that [...]

This Week’s Comics: Hopes and Screams

This Week’s Comics: Hopes and Screams

Melt away not from the summer heat but from some of the hot comics out this week! Archie Comics releases the latest trade of Sonic Universe, this time featuring Silver the Hedgehog. BOOM! Studios celebrates the mini-comic with the citizens of the Land of Ooo in the latest Adventure Time issue, and IDW releases the [...]

Archie Comics Announces Third Sonic Comic Series

Archie Comics Announces Third Sonic Comic Series

Archie Comics and SEGA have announced plans to publish Sonic Boom, a new comic book in the popular Sonic the Hedgehog comic book series. Sonic Boom is based on a new series of video games and CG cartoon series set to debut on Cartoon Network and is a new branch in the ever growing Sonic [...]

This Week’s Comics: LeafGreen Banana Guard

This Week’s Comics: LeafGreen Banana Guard

Hunker down against the weather with some new comics out this week. Writer Neil Gaiman and artist Adam Rex follow-up their bestselling children’s book Chu’s Day with Chu’s First Day of School. Nobrow Press releases a whole lot of Hilda and the… books, and Papercutz has a new Disney’s Fairies volume, adapting the new film [...]

Review: Olympians Aphrodite: Goddess of Love

Review: Olympians Aphrodite: Goddess of Love

The tales of the Olympians continues with the arrival of Aphrodite. From her mysterious origin at the beginning of time to the seeds of war sowed in a power struggle at a wedding, Aphrodite shows the true power of love to both humans and gods alike. None can escape its many guises, even if they [...]

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: No. 6 Volume 1-3

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: No. 6 Volume 1-3

Touted as a “holy” city, No. 6 is one of six utopias built for the survivors of a terrible world war that left the Earth decimated in most places. While everything seems perfect on the surface, things aren’t what they seem. Shion, a teenage boy, begins to question the perfection of No. 6 and finds [...]

This Week’s Comics: Guardians of Rosa Parks

This Week’s Comics: Guardians of Rosa Parks

Kill time waiting for fireworks with some of the titles on this week’s comics list. Dark Horse Comics releases the second part of the Avatar the Last Airbender story, The Rift. DC Comics teams Scooby and the gang with Wonder Woman in the latest Scooby-Doo Team-Up, and IDW Publishing finishes their first Dexter’s Laboratory mini-series, [...]

Perfect Square Levels Up with New Pokemon Manga

Perfect Square Levels Up with New Pokemon Manga

Get out your pokèballs and warm up your pokedèx, there’s something new for your bookshelf coming out later this year! Perfect Square, Viz Media’s all ages imprint has announced the acquisition of the manga about the latest Pokèmon video game generation, X and Y. The manga follows the storyline of the latest video game release, [...]

Papercutz Raving About Rabbids

Papercutz Raving About Rabbids

While scrolling through my twitter feed, I came across a tweet from Papercutz. It was a cross post from Tumblr, reblogging a tumble from author Eric M. Esquivel, announcing he would be launching of a new graphic novel series with Papercutz featuring Rabbids. What are Rabbids you may ask? If you don’t have tweens or [...]

This Week’s Comics: Emily’s Amazing World

This Week’s Comics: Emily’s Amazing World

Prepare for a summer packed with fun with this week’s new releases. Archie Comics releases a digest collection of the friends from Riverdale enjoying their summer break with Archie Comics Spectacular Summer Daze. IDW Publishing begins their major crossover event with the first issue of Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War, and Vertical releases the [...]

A Quick Guide to Sonic the Hedgehog Comics

A Quick Guide to Sonic the Hedgehog Comics

Sonic the Hedgehog, the star of over 70 video games since the early 1990s, will finally get to be the star in his own major motion picture. Sony Pictures and Producer Neal Moritz will work with Japan-based production company Marza Animation Planet, a division of Sega Sammy Group, to make a hybrid computer animation/live action [...]

This Week’s Comics: Archie Jump

This Week’s Comics: Archie Jump

Enjoy the light from the longest day of the year with some of this week’s comics. Bongo Comics cashes in on green energy with the lastest issue of Simpsons Comics. BOOM! Studios releases an annual for Regular Show with a trio of stories, and IDW Publishing’s My Little Pony series, Friends Forever, teams Trixie with [...]

Princess Ugg Launches from Oni Press

Princess Ugg Launches from Oni Press

Princesses and axes, two great things that go great together! Ted Naifeh, the creator of the Eisner-Award nominated series Courtney Crumrin, returns to Oni Press with a new ongoing series. Princess Ugg was announced at New York Comic Con last October at the Oni Press Panel. This new floppy comic series follows Princess Ülga, a [...]