June 25, 2017

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This Week’s Comics: Big Bad Tanuki

Longer days mean more time to enjoy reading the new releases out this week. Archie Comics Publications kicks off a new story arc that will change Riverdale forever in Archie #21. BOOM! Studios’ imprint Archaia has a new title for emerging readers with Apple and An Adventure, while DC Comics releases a DC Super Hero […]

Teaching With Science Comics

The latest generation of science-oriented graphic novels entertain as much as they educate.

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This Week’s Comics: Unbeatable Kid Sherlock

Making a list for this year’s summer vacation? Don’t forget to check this week’s list of new releases! Dark Horse Comics releases a new edition of Faith Erin Hick’s Adventures of Superhero Girl with new stories and art by Hicks and friends. IDW Publishing releases the final issue of Jem and the Holograms while Titan […]

This Week’s Comics: Inspector John Blake

Something old, something new, something ending on this week’s list of new releases. Archie Comics Publications begins with the first volume of Sabrina The Teenage Witch Complete Collection, a collection of all the Sabrina stories from 1692-1971. IDW Publishing introduces the Hasbro Universe with Hasbro Heroes Sourcebook #1, while Boom! Studios wraps up Brave Chef […]

This Week’s Comics: Kingdom Sweeties

June is busting out all over with new releases this week. Papercutz debuts the first three books from their new Charmz imprint, Chloe, Stitched, and Sweeties, with some pizzazz. IDW Publishing releases Robotanimals #1, a new mini series based on the latest rendition of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on Nickelodeon, while Tokyopop continues their […]

Pokemon: Games vs TV vs Comics

Last summer, Pokemon Go took not just the US but the world by storm. This casual game took what everyone knew about Pokemon—catching the creatures—and made that into a cellphone app that anyone could use. But there is more to Pokemon than just “catching them all.” Pokemon is a franchise that spans video games, TV […]

This Week’s Comics: Brave Dancing

It’s science and music time on this week’s list of new comic book releases. Archie Comics releases a one shot where Archie tries to make his songwriting dreams come true with Archies #1. First Second Book has a new Science Comics graphic novel featuring those daring men and their Flying Machines, while IDW Publishing takes […]

This Week’s Comics: Something’s Yo-kai

This week’s list of new releases is sure to make your wallet lighter. Lion Forge explores the African Savannah with the release of Little Tails: In the Savannah, the third volume of their Little Tails series. Papercutz debuts the new series Loudhouse, based on the Nickelodeon cartoon, while Viz Media brings out the manga adaptation of […]

Just Another Day in an LGBTQ Comic

In these comics and graphic novels for tweens, LGBTQ characters are no big deal. Any romance stays in the background—and is G-rated.

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This Week’s Comics: Midnight Over Misfit City

Find new worlds to explore in this week’s list of new releases. IDW Publishing adds to their Funko Universe series with the entry of the original Ghostbusters, making ghosts and giant marshmallow men cute, while bringing to an end their cartoon crossover series Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures with issue 6. Vertical Comics continues their […]

This Week’s Comics: Friendship and Free Comics

It’s Free Comic Book Day and there is plethora of new releases to check out while at your local comic book store this weekend. Alterna Comics releases a trio of titles covering sci-fi, superheroes, and supernatural adventure with new issues of Adam Wreck, Amazing Age, and Lilith Dark. IDW Publishing kicks off Funko Month with […]

This Week’s Comics: Nameless Kid

Girls rule the new releases again this week. BOOM! Studios starts the fourth year of Lumberjanes with the start of a new story line that new readers can jump in on. IDW Publishing releases a new series of Real Science Adventures featuring the Flying She-Devils, while Tokyopop releases the final volume of Kilala Princess, which […]

This Week’s Comics: Gravity Making Waves

The girls have the power in this week’s list of new releases. Archie Comics continues their reboot of Josie and the Pussycats with issue #6 sending the girls to Antarctica. Boom Studios completes their Kaboom! series Mega Princess with issue #5, and IDW Publishing releases the second trade of the new Powerpuff Girls. The List: […]

This Week’s Comics: Belle-ing a Crafty Cat

Hop down the Bunny Lane for some sweet new comics. IDW Publishing delves further in the history of the world of My Little Pony with Legends Of Magic #1. BOOM! Studios wraps up their BOOM Box series about the dorky cupid who can find love for anyone but herself, Jonesy, while DC Comics completes Art […]

This Week’s Comics: Recycling Cats

Need a break from Spring Break? Pick up some of this week’s new releases! IDW Publishing lets Art Baltazar loose in their Hasbro Universe crossover with Revolution Aw Yeah #1. Explore the universe in Lerner Publishing’s Smash: Exploring The Mysteries of the Universe With the Large Hadron Collider, while Titan Publishing Group expands on the […]

This Week’s Comics: Holographic Aftershock

Looking for something to tickle your funny, or not-so-funny, bone? Check out the new releases this week! American Mythology Productions has a special issue just for this weekend’s holiday with Three Stooges April Fools’ Day Special #1. BOOM! Studios finishes up Backstagers with the release of issue #8, and Papercutz returns to the supernatural world […]

Gene Luen Yang Comic Available for Download

Download a high-res PDF version of “Comfort Zone,” Gene Luen Yang’s original comic for SLJ.

This Week’s Comics: Animal Crackers and Global Guardians

Celebrate Women’s History Month with some female-led titles from this week’s new releases. BOOM! Studios rounds out another story arc of the Lumberjanes with issue #36, while IDW Publishing releases issue #3 of Jem and the Misfits. Joe Comics has more of everyone’s favorite sisters Anna and Elsa with Disney Frozen #6, and Marvel Comics […]

This Week’s Comics: One Trick Scout

Your friends will be green with envy as you spring into some of this week’s new releases. First Second releases the next volume in the Olympians series with the nature-loving goddess Artemis. Oni Press collects their balancing-of-nature series Mighty Zodiac while Viz Media returns to Hyrule for the third volume of the Legend of Zelda […]

The Life & Legacy of Dwayne McDuffie, Diversity in Comics Pioneer

The Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity, now in its third year, is named for the man whose influence on the comics industry is still being felt.