June 29, 2016

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This Week’s Comics: Out and About

Retreat from the first of summer heat with some of the cool new releases this week. Dark Horse Comics finishes up another run of Aw Yeah Comics with Action Cat And Adventure Bug #4. Dynamite Entertainment gives Grumpy Cat and Pokey their Pinky and the Brain moment in issue #5, and Joe’s Books has cinestory […]

This Week’s Comics: Elf Cat Sisters

Escape the first heat wave of the summer with Dad and some of the new releases from this week’s list. Archie Comics’ Jughead returns with a new story arc. Things start to really heat up in the kitchen in the second issue of Space Battle Lunchtime, but you can cool down with Tokyopop’s Special Collector’s […]

This Week’s Comics: Panther Crossing

Who let the dogs (and cats) out on this week’s new releases? Action Lab Entertainment introduces a new dog superhero in Spot On Adventure, Vol 1. DC Comics sends Scooby and the gang back to school as everyone else is getting out in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #70, while Dark Horse Comics releases the third […]

This Week’s Comics: The Kids Are Alright

Escape the heat with some of this week’s cool new releases. Action Lab Entertainment continues the Hero Cats world tour with a jungle adventure. BOOM! Studios gives Kimberly, of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, her own series, Pink, while DC Comics releases a trade of the digital first Wonder Woman ‘77 that features stories reminiscent of […]

This Week’s Comics: Disney Double Down

Dogs, Cats, and Dinosaurs lead this week’s new releases into the long holiday weekend. Action Lab Entertainment releases the next installment of the series about their mascot, Action Lab: Dog of Wonder. BOOM! Studios has a new trade of Garfield, collecting more issues of the world famous Fat Cat, while Marvel starts a new story […]

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 […]