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June 2, 2015

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This Week’s Comics: Kid’s Universe

Kick off the start of the summer season with some of this week’s new releases. BOOM! Studios has a new Bravest Warriors one-shot, Tales from the Holo John. Yes, it is what you think it is. DC Comics has the second volume of Batman Adventures, collecting 10 issues from the Batman The Animated Series inspired […]

Review: A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories

What do a Duck and Mouse, a Cat, a Bunny, and two elderly Pigs have in common? All the wacky, wild, and funny adventures they go on both together and apart. Whether it’s painting a room, flying a plane, or just waiting for the bus, there are plenty of hijinks to be had. A Cat […]

This Week’s Comics: Claudette and Aero-Girl

Spend Memorial Day weekend taking in some rays while reading some of the books from this week’s new releases. Bongo Comics is ready for summer with some superhero action in Simpsons Summer Shindig #9. IDW Publishing releases the first issue of their new series Donald Duck, and Archie Comics prepares for its huge crossover event […]

This Week’s Comics: Gronk Assemble

Escape the continuing wacky weather with some comics from this week’s new releases. Archie Comics takes a stay-cation with Betty And Veronica Friends Comic Double Digest #243. IDW Publishing releases the second Angry Birds Comics trade, and Marvel Comics completes their Marvel Universe Guardians of the Galaxy mini-series to keep piling on the MCU magic. […]

Review: ‘Lumberjanes,’ vol. 1

Review: ‘Lumberjanes,’ vol. 1

At Miss Quinzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hard-core Lady-types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed Foxes. Secret Caves. Anagrams. Luckily, Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five, rad, butt-kicking best pals determined to have an awesome summer together…and they’re not gonna let a magical quest or array of supernatural critters get […]

The Week’s Comics: The Legend of Wonder

The Week’s Comics: The Legend of Wonder

Enjoy some of the classics with this week’s new releases. Archie Comics releases a HUGE collection of some of the best stories from the title’s seven-decade run in Archie 1000-Page Comics Blow-Out. DC Comics has a new Scooby-Doo Team-Up with the gang meeting the gang from Johnny Quest, and Simon & Schuster releases Meet The […]

This Week’s Comics: Wild Lunch Witch

This Week’s Comics: Wild Lunch Witch

It’s Free Comic Book Day this weekend, so run, don’t walk to pick up some of this week’s new releases as well as sample some new titles. Amulet Books releases the fourth volume of the Misadventures of Salem Hyde, Dinosaur Dilemma. BOOM! Studios releases a special one-shot for Steven Universe featuring a very important person, […]

This Week’s Comics: Witchy Lizard

This Week’s Comics: Witchy Lizard

There are so many great books coming out this week, it was hard to select just two picks! The next volume in the Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales is out from Amulet Books. Sonic Universe celebrates its 75th issue with several variant covers, and IDW Publishing has a Littlest Pet Shop one-shot and the first issue […]

This Week’s Comics: Knight Court

This Week’s Comics: Knight Court

After a “taxing” week, pick some comics the whole family will enjoy. BOOM! Studios releases the first trade volume of the magical girl series Bee and Puppycat. First Second makes science fun with the Last of the Sandwalkers, while Vertical Comics releases their very fun and funny manga series My Neighbor Seki, a series that […]

This Week’s Comics: Teen Adventure Chef

This Week’s Comics: Teen Adventure Chef

There’s something for everyone on this week’s new comics list. BOOM! Studios releases the third issue of Help Us, Great Warrior for those who love butt-kicking girls. Harper Collins Publishers releases the Neil Gaiman young readers book Chu’s Day at the Beach, and IDW Publishing has the third trade volume of their Samurai Jack series […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Where the Stories Come From: Up Close with YA Author Laurie Boyle Crompton

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Laurie Crompton Boyle has explored eating disorders, bullying, and comic books in her young adult novels. SLJ reviewer Donna Rosenblum plumbs Boyle on her inspirations and motivations for writing for teens.

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 […]

Winds of Change at the YMAs | An ALA Midwinter Comic

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A graphic rendering of the 2015 Youth Media Awards by children’s librarian and artist Lisa Nowlain.

This article was published in School Library Journal's March 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

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 […]