November 27, 2015

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This Week’s Comics: Furrever Winter

Unseasonably warm for your usual November? Cool down with some of the new releases this week! IDW Publishing releases a new volume of My Little Pony Adventures in Friendship, featuring Princess Luna and Discord. Dark Horse Comics wraps up Plants Vs Zombies: Grown Sweet Home with issue 6, as does DC Comics for the highly […]

Neil Gaiman and Junot Diaz Talk About Graphic Novels and the New “Sandman” Prequel


Junot Diaz chats with Neil Gaiman about his latest addition to the iconic “Sandman” series.

This Week’s Comics: Love Mirka

It’s another full week of new releases you don’t want to miss. DC Comics releases a new collection of the late 1990s series Superman Adventures. Dynamite Entertainment keeps the grump going with Grumpy Cat, #2 and Papercutz releases a new series, Breadwinners, about a couple of ducks and their love of bread. The List: ACTION […]

This Week’s Comics: V is for…Manga?

As winter starts to creep in, it’s a good idea to stock up on good books to read by the fireside. DC Comics completes its DCYou all-ages Bat-Mite series while continuing Scooby-Doo Team-Up with a team of superhero ghosts. Papercutz debuts a new series about a cat and dog looking to escape stardom with Scarlett […]

Review: ‘Starfire’ #1-2

Starfire is an alien warrior princess trying to find someplace on Earth where she can live in peace and help people. After getting some advice from a certain hero in Metropolis, she heads down south to Key West in Florida to start her new life on her own. Review: Starfire #1-2 Written by Jimmy Palmiotti […]

This Week’s Comics: Spooktacular Comics

There were so many things coming out this Halloween week, it’s as hard to pick one as it was for the Ghostbusters to catch Slimer! Dark Horse Comics continues the Plants Vs Zombies series with the new miniseries Garden Warfare #1. Fresh from the Marvel Secret Wars comes the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1, an off-beat […]

Halloween ComicFest 2015

Along with all the tricks and treats that come with this time of year, there comes something else. Not something wicked, but something wonderful: Halloween ComicFest is back, and it’s taking place on the special day itself, October 31st! Like Free Comic Book Day, Halloween ComicFest is a day where participating comic shops give away […]

Teen Books by Native Writers to Trumpet Year-Round


Blogger and librarian Debbie Reese shares works for young adults by and about Native Americans that should be read, displayed, and celebrated in every collection, including graphic novels and the latest by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale.

Interview: Monet Stewart on Graphic Novels in the Classroom

When my youngest daughter started 8th grade at Cope Middle School and we got the curriculum from her teachers, I was surprised by her English curriculum. The teacher, Mr. Monet Stewart, allowed students to include manga and graphic novels in addition to prose novels as part of the required outside reading assignments. I have personally […]

This Week’s Comics: Salem, Betty and Veronica

It’s another week with lots to choose from! AMP! Comics for Kids has a new Peanuts collection featuring that lovable beagle Snoopy in Snoopy Contact. BOOM! Studios releases the seventh Adventure Time collection, while IDW’s new incarnation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Amazing Adventures, introduces the Mutanimals in its latest issue. The List: ACTION […]

Review: Prez #1-2

It is 2036, and it’s Presidential Election time! The political parties are lining up their candidates, and the corporations are throwing their money behind the ones they think they can best control. But with internet personalities to appease, and voting now allowed via Twitter, electing your man president isn’t in the bag anymore, especially when […]

This Week’s Comics: Midnight Beyond Bay Leaf

It’s a strong week for new releases this week. Drawn and Quarterly, an infrequent visitor to this list, gets on with their release of Pippi Longstocking: The Strongest in the World, just in time for the pig-tailed redhead’s seventieth anniversary. Titan Comics has some more collections for Dragon Riders of Berk and Penguins of Madagascar, […]

This Week’s Comics: Grumpy Vampires

It’s a treasure trove of new releases this week! Archie Comics continues their reboot with Jughead getting the makeover treatment and a new title, Jughead #1. The Lumberjanes get their second collected trade, Friendship to the Max, while Marvel Comics brings the Guardians of the Galaxy back, this time with their own ongoing series. The […]

This Week’s Comics: First Two Seconds

Magic is in the air and on this week’s list of new releases. BOOM! Studios lets loose the ninth issue of the magical girl temp series Bee And Puppycat, while Dark Horse Comics releases the second issue of their new magical girl series Zodiac Starforce. Music is magic at IDW Publishing as the first Jem […]

This Week’s Comics: Beagle Avatar

With the passing of the equinox, the nights are loner than the days, which is perfect for reading more comics. Action Lab Entertainment completes the latest volume of Princeless with issue 4 of Be Yourself being released. Also ending is the Doctor Who Event from Titan Comics, The Four Doctors, while Vertical Comics releases the […]

This Week’s Comics: Holographic Treehouse

This week’s list is all about the leading ladies. Action Lab Entertainment releases issues of Nutmeg and Princeless: Raven The Pirate Princess. BOOM! Studios has new issues of Adventure Time With Fionna and Cake and Lumberjanes, while Dark Horse Comics releases the final volume in the Courage Princess trilogy. The List: ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT Nutmeg […]

This Week’s Comics: Little Warriors to the End

Sweltering heat getting you down? The pick up some of the cool comics on this week’s list! Sonic the Hedgehog #276 from Archie Comics starts a new story arc but is still feeling the effects of the Worlds Unite crossover. Angry Birds gets a superhero makeover with the first issue of the miniseries Super Angry […]

This Week’s Comics: Family Goosebumps

The end of summer is just around the corner, as are some of books on this week’s list. Action Lab Entertainment finishes the runs of Adventures of Aero-Girl and Kids of the Roundtable, while IDW Publishing finishes the first arc of Jem and the Holograms.  Capstone Press has something for younger readers with books featuring stories […]

This Week’s Comics: Zodiac Dumplins

Get on the sunny side of this week’s new releases. Action Lab Entertainment releases the second trade of Hero Cats. Graphix has a new semi-autobiography in Sunny Side-Up, while Titan Comics releases two classic Dreamworks comics, Shrek and Madagascar, in one volume, Dreamworks Classics Volume 1. The List: ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT Hero Cats Volume 2 […]

This Week’s Comics: Amazing Adventures

Pick up a pile of books from this week’s list. Archie Comics completes the Sonic the Hedgehog/Mega Man/Capcom mega crossover with Mega Man #52, while IDW releases Samurai Jack Vol 4, the trade that collects the final issues of the series. Yen Press releases vol. 6 of Barakamon, one of their few all ages titles, […]