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July 2, 2015

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Dark Horse Comics Picks Up Magical Girl Zodiac Starforce

Dark Horse Comics Picks Up Magical Girl Zodiac Starforce

Dark Horse Comics is a publisher whose titles tend to be heavily slanted to the older teen/adult male audiences, rather than girls or young readers in general; their few all ages offerings have been licensed properties such as Star Wars and Avatar the Last Airbender. That’s starting to change with a recent announcement made at […]

This Week’s Comics: Graybles Fiends

This Week’s Comics: Graybles Fiends

If the Easter Bunny comes to your house, make sure he includes some of these new releases in his Easter basket! BOOM! Studios releases the first trade paperback of Lumberjanes, so you no longer have an excuse to not be reading this highly acclaimed series. Papercutz has the second volume of their zany take on […]

Review: Encountering Aliens, Bigfoot, Chupacabra and Other Cryptids, and Ghosts

Review: Encountering Aliens, Bigfoot, Chupacabra and Other Cryptids, and Ghosts

Ghosts haunt our dreams, Bigfoot, Chupacabra and other cryptids haunt the outdoors, and aliens haunt our skies. But do they really exist? Eyewitness accounts of people’s encounters with the unknown can help make the case for believing, but are these accounts really enough? Eyewitness to the Unexplained Series: Encountering Aliens, Bigfoot, Chupacabra and Other Cryptids, […]

This Week’s Comics: Big Thunder Pie

Make a break for spring with some new trades out this week. IDW Publishing releases the second trade of Skylanders, “Champions.” Titan Comics lets loose both the 10th and 11th Doctors with their collections for the respective Time Lords, and Marvel releases the first digest of Ultimate Spider-Man Web Warriors. And just for sports fans, […]

Review: Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents: Macbeth

Review: Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents: Macbeth

The Stratford Zoo is like any other zoo…until closing time! That’s when the animals come out of their cages to perform Shakespeare’s greatest works. They might not be the best actors, but they’ve got heart. (Also fangs, feathers, scales, and tails.) Review: Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents: Macbeth Written by Ian Lendler; Art by Zack Giallongo All […]

This Week’s Comics: Katamari Show

This Week’s Comics: Katamari Show

Trade up some new comics with new releases out this week. Archie Comics has a new volume of Sonic Saga, which collects issues from the earlier days of Sonic the Hedgehog. The collected trade of Bob’s Burgers from Dynamite Entertainment is finally out, and Amp! Comics for Kids releases the next collection of comic strips […]

Archie’s ‘Worlds Unite’ Adds Sega and Capcom Characters

Archie’s ‘Worlds Unite’ Adds Sega and Capcom Characters

Back in December, Archie Comics gave out some details for their mega summer crossover event, Worlds Unite. The crossover would include characters from not only Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man but also Sonic Boom! and Mega Man X. Now, even more details have been released, expanding the crossover to include even more characters from […]

This Week’s Comics: Legend of Grimmiss

This Week’s Comics: Legend of Grimmiss

There’s a lot going on with the new releases this week. Action Lab Entertainment releases the reprint of the first collection of the web comic Gronk: A Monster’s Story by Katie Cook. Sonic Boom starts its second arc over at Archie Comics, and Titan Comics finishes up their first Penguins of Madagascar mini series. The […]

This Week’s Comics: Princesses and Dragons

This Week’s Comics: Princesses and Dragons

Quit dragging your feet and pick up some super titles from this week’s new releases! Scooby-Doo and the gang finally get to meet the Man of Steel in Scooby-Doo Team-Up #9 from DC Comics. Princess Luna and Spike take on a dragon in My Little Pony Friends Forever #14 from IDW Publishing, and Dragons: The […]

Jem and the Holograms Reboot Lights Up IDW

Jem and the Holograms Reboot Lights Up IDW

IDW Publishing has created a strong relationship with toy manufacturer Hasbro, creating comics with stories that go beyond being glorified advertisements. Transformers, G.I. Joe, and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic are all titles that have grown and evolved past their toys and original cartoons. With such a good track record, it’s no surprise that […]

This Week’s Comics: Scooby-Love

This Week’s Comics: Scooby-Love

Add some collections from the new comics out this week. IDW Publishing releases the second volume of My Little Pony: Adventures in Friendship, which collects the spinoff titles Micro Series and Friends Forever in one handy book. Image Comics releases the full Howtoon [Re]Ignition, and Papercutz adds to their collection of new WWE Slam City […]

This Week’s Comics: Guardians of the Diancie

This Week’s Comics: Guardians of the Diancie

Enjoy a world of games through comics. Archie Comics continues their adaptation of the Mega Man 3 game in their comic series. Papercutz releases a new volume in the Legends of Chima series, while Vertical Comics has the fifth volume of Cardfight! Vanguard. Whether it’s video games, building games or card games, the fun doesn’t have […]

Sonic and Mega Man Meet Again in Worlds Unite

Sonic and Mega Man Meet Again in Worlds Unite

After their successful crossover event in which the Blue Blur met the Blue Bomber, Archie Comics announced a follow-up event last October at New York Comic Con. “Worlds Collide” was a 12-issue event that jumped between Mega Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Sonic Universe. Archie Comics is upping the ante in “Worlds Unite” as it adds […]

2015 GGNT: Manga Spotlight

2015 GGNT: Manga Spotlight

As snow buried the Northeast, librarians from around the country converged in Chicago for five days of meetings and expositions at the annual American Library Association Midwinter Meeting. One of those meetings was of YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association, which presented its annual list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens. You can read […]

2015 GGNT: Manga Spotlight

As snow buried the Northeast, librarians from around the country converged in Chicago for five days of meetings and expositions at the annual American Library Association Midwinter Meeting. One of those meetings was of YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association, which presented its annual list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens. You can read […]

This Week’s Comics: The Pirate Archie

Tired of shoveling snow? Sit down with some new comics coming out this week. Archie Comics releases the next Sonic the Hedgehog Archives, bringing the collected issues nearly to the century mark. DC Comics collects the Scribblenauts Unmasked series into one convenient trade, and Joe Books releases floppies of their comic adaptation of Frozen starting […]

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Volume 1-3

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Volume 1-3

Mankind has moved out into space, populating huge colonies called Sides that have orbited Earth for over half a century. In the year 0079 Universal Century, one such colony, Side 3, calling itself the Principality of Zeon, declared independence from the Earth Federation, and war broke out. In just over a month, the fighting killed […]

This Week’s Comics: Hello Mega Man

This Week’s Comics: Hello Mega Man

Go animal crazy with the new releases coming out this week. Action Lab Entertainment releases the first trade for Hero Cats of Stellar City. BOOM! Studios releases a new issue of Garfield while Titan Comics has a new issue of those crazy Penguins of Madagascar. If you’re gotta catch ‘em all, Perfect Square has the […]

This Week’s Comics: Power Puff Ares

This Week’s Comics: Power Puff Ares

Gaming comics are really becoming a thing, as seen on this week’s list of new releases. Archie Comics has a slew of Sonics, with Boom, Universe, and a trade collecting the story “The Chase.” Also out is the eighth volume trade of Mega Man, and Skylanders finishes its first mini-series from IDW. The List: ARCHIE […]

Review: Rocket Raccoon #1-4

Review: Rocket Raccoon #1-4

Guardians of the Galaxy was the surprise movie hit of last summer, introducing fans to a new group of superheroes that included a talking raccoon and a walking tree. Marvel Comics finally did the smart thing and gave Rocket Raccoon and Groot their own series in the Marvel Cineverse continuity. They also put the book […]