April 26, 2016

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This Week’s Comics: Licensed Love

Licensed comics abound in the new releases this week. Continue your favorite cartoon adventures with Jem and the Holograms #14 from IDW Publishing or the final issue of BOOM! Studios’ Adventure Time Ice King. Video games more your speed? Plants Vs Zombies from Dark Horse Comics starts the “Boom Boom Mushroom” arc with issue #10, or jump in […]

Wondercon 2016: Kodansha Comics: Attack on Titan Anthology

Manga publisher Kodansha Comics had both a booth and a panel at Wondercon 2016. This is the first time a manga publisher has attended since the show first moved down to Southern California in 2012. Kodansha Comics was there to promote their new comic Attack on Titan Anthology and to introduce their line of books […]

This Week’s Comics: Girl Power

It’s all about the girls this week. Action Lab Entertainment releases the first issue of Book 5 of Princeless: Make Yourself. Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman ‘77 is back with Special #3 from DC Comics, and IDW Publishing continues the tales of the Mane Six with My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. And check out the […]

Webcomics World

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Online comics allow creators of all stripes to share their work. Plus,resources for finding webcomics and learning to make them.

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13 Great Webcomics For Kids and Teens

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Recommended webcomics from Brigid Alverson, editor of the “Good Comics for Kids:” blog. What’s your favorite webcomic? Tell us in the comments.

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This Week’s Comics: Mighty Mickey

Talking animals inundated the new releases this week. BOOM! Studios releases a set of short stories in the latest issue of Bee and Puppycat. IDW Publishing has a new issue of My Little Pony Friends Forever, while Action Lab Entertainment’s Hero Cats continue their protecting of Stellar City. The List: ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT Hero Cats […]

SLJ Webcomic Exclusive: “Economy of Form” by Melanie Gillman

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SLJ presents an original webcomic by “As the Crow Flies” creator Melanie Gillman starring Charlie, a queer 13-year-old girl, and her friend Mei.

This Week’s Comics: Mystery of Science

It’s no prank! There are lots of great books being released this week! Amulet dares to release the next volume in its Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales series, Alamo All-Stars. Marvel Comics stars a new secret war in their all ages Marvel Universe imprint with Ultimate Spider-Man Contest of Champions, while Titan Comics releases trade paperbacks of […]

This Week’s Comics: Hollow Doctor

In between hunting eggs and biting the ears off of chocolate bunnies, check out some of the new comic and manga releases this week. First Second releases the third volume of Glorkian Warrior, in which the title character faces The Mustache of Destiny, and what a mighty fine mustache it is! Marvel releases the soft […]

This Week’s Comics: Saber Universe

There’s a treasure trove of new releases this week. Archie Comics releases the first collection of the Archie reboot. BOOM! Studios finally releases the trade of Help Us Great Warrior. DC Comics brings out Coloring DC Batman Adventures Mad Love, a black and white edition of some Batman Adventures comics suitable for coloring, and Viz […]

This Week’s Comics: Delilah Dirk on Baker Street

Don’t lose hope at losing an hour this weekend. Make the time fly by faster with some of this week’s new releases. Adventure Time celebrates its four-year anniversary with stand-alone issue #50. Dark Horse Comics sees the return of Action Cat with a new miniseries, Aw Yeah Comics Action Cat #1, and the spooking starts […]

This Week’s Comics: Dog Avengers

This week’s new releases have gone to the dogs—sort of. DC Comics lets loose the latest Scooby-Doo Team-Up #15, where the gang meets up with the fastest man alive: The Flash. Papercutz has a new volume of The Garfield Show, Vol 6, while Titan Comics starts a series featuring the Penguins of Madagascar, The Elite-est […]

A Roundup of Excellent Graphic Nonfiction | Focus On

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Superlative examples of the versatile format used for biography, memoir, and informational books.

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This Week’s Comics: Beaks and Tails

There’s so much to choose from in this week’s new releases, it’s hard to know where to start! Bongo Comics gives Bart Simpson Comics a fond farewell as the series ends at epic issue #100. Dark Horse wraps up another Itty Bitty Hellboy series with the final issue of The Search for the Were-Jaguar, while Titan […]

This Week’s Comics: Grumpy Bat-Mite

Even though the comics wrap up, the stories never end in this week’s new releases. Action Lab Entertainment finishes the mini-series Hero Cats Midnight Over Stellar City at #3 with a showdown between Midnight and Galaxy Man, while Marvel Comics completes Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble Season Two at #16 with a climatic battle against Thanos. For […]

This Week’s Comics: Jughead War

Stock up for the long holiday weekend with some titles from this week’s new releases. DC Comics celebrates President’s Day with Scooby-Doo and the gang looking into some sightings of some Presidential ghosts in Scooby Doo, Where are You? #66. Love is in the air at IDW Publishing as they release Jem and the Holograms […]

This Week’s Comics: Monkeying Around with Deadpool

This week’s list is trade-rific with so many great titles getting collected. Action Lab Entertainment releases the third Hero Cats of Stellar City volume, collecting The Crow King Saga. BOOM! Studios has volume 3 of Lumberjanes ready to be picked up, and DC Comics releases the very funny Bizarro miniseries in one volume. The List:  […]

This Week’s Comics: Brilliant Fairy’s Tale

January ends with a tempest of titles from plenty of publishers. IDW Publishing starts a new story arc in their ongoing Jem and the Holograms #11. BOOM! Studios has the second volume of their Magical Girl series Bee and Puppycat, and Vertical Comics releases the second volume of their Complete Chi’s Sweet Home, with more […]

This Week’s Comics: The Ice King Cometh

It’s a short release week for a short work/school week. Archie Comics releases a new collection of new and classic comics in Archie Giant Comics Jackpot. BOOM! Studios has issue #2 of their second themed series Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Dragons, and the Avengers adventures continue in Marvel Comics Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble Season Two […]

This Week’s Comics: Mighty Luna

The fun never ends with this week’s new releases. Action Lab Entertainment releases the trade of their Princeless spin-off Raven The Pirate Princess, Captain Raven and the All-Girl Pirate Crew. DC Comics starts a new arc in Gotham Academy as yearbook time gets the kids reminiscing over some lost adventures, and Vertical Comics releases the […]