May 25, 2016

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This Week’s Comics: Future Ghost Quest

It’s another long list of new releases that everyone can enjoy. Dark Horse doubles down on the trade paperbacks as they release both Itty Bitty Hellboy: The Search for the Were-Jaguar and the magical girl adventure Zodiac Starforce: By The Power of Astra. Papercutz brings out the latest Geronimo Stilton, Volume 17, The Mystery of […]

Book Review: Draw the Line by Laurent Linn

Publisher’s description After a hate crime occurs in his small Texas town, Adrian Piper must discover his own power, decide how to use it, and know where to draw the line in this stunning debut novel exquisitely illustrated by the author. Adrian Piper is used to blending into the background. He may be a talented […]

This Week’s Comics: Goofy Baseball

It’s another feast of fun books in this week’s new releases. Amulet Books releases the second volume of Rutabaga: The Adventure Chef. DC Comics wraps up their fantastic storyline “Year Book” in Gotham Academy #18 with some great guest creators, and IDW Publishing has a new Atomic Robo trade, collecting the storyline “Ring of Fire.” […]

This Week’s Comics: Goofy Baseball

It’s another feast of fun books in this week’s new releases. Amulet Books releases the second volume of Rutabaga: The Adventure Chef. DC Comics wraps up their fantastic storyline “Year Book” in Gotham Academy #18 with some great guest creators, and IDW Publishing has a new Atomic Robo trade, collecting the storyline “Ring of Fire.” […]

This Week’s Comics: Cosmic Adventures Forever

Give Mom some quiet time by keeping the kids engrossed with some of the books from this week’s list. DC Comics continues their Scooby-Doo Team-Up as issue #16 has the kids meeting the Marvel family. IDW Publishing collects the first five Johnny Boos in a Big Boo Box, and Marvel Comics lets Rocket Raccoon and […]

This Week’s Comics: MicroAngel

Feeling under the weather? Pick out some of this week’s new releases for a visual pick-me-up! Dark Horse Comics releases a richly illustrated tale of adventure and heroism in Last Dragon. Graphix drops Cleopatra in Space Volume 3 Secret of the Time Tablets, and IDW gives a popular 80s icon another chance with Strawberry Shortcake […]

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 […]