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April 25, 2015

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This Week’s Comics: Witchy Lizard

This Week’s Comics: Witchy Lizard

There are so many great books coming out this week, it was hard to select just two picks! The next volume in the Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales is out from Amulet Books. Sonic Universe celebrates its 75th issue with several variant covers, and IDW Publishing has a Littlest Pet Shop one-shot and the first issue […]

This Week’s Comics: Knight Court

This Week’s Comics: Knight Court

After a “taxing” week, pick some comics the whole family will enjoy. BOOM! Studios releases the first trade volume of the magical girl series Bee and Puppycat. First Second makes science fun with the Last of the Sandwalkers, while Vertical Comics releases their very fun and funny manga series My Neighbor Seki, a series that […]

This Week’s Comics: Teen Adventure Chef

This Week’s Comics: Teen Adventure Chef

There’s something for everyone on this week’s new comics list. BOOM! Studios releases the third issue of Help Us, Great Warrior for those who love butt-kicking girls. Harper Collins Publishers releases the Neil Gaiman young readers book Chu’s Day at the Beach, and IDW Publishing has the third trade volume of their Samurai Jack series […]

Dark Horse Comics Picks Up Magical Girl Zodiac Starforce

Dark Horse Comics Picks Up Magical Girl Zodiac Starforce

Dark Horse Comics is a publisher whose titles tend to be heavily slanted to the older teen/adult male audiences, rather than girls or young readers in general; their few all ages offerings have been licensed properties such as Star Wars and Avatar the Last Airbender. That’s starting to change with a recent announcement made at […]

This Week’s Comics: Graybles Fiends

This Week’s Comics: Graybles Fiends

If the Easter Bunny comes to your house, make sure he includes some of these new releases in his Easter basket! BOOM! Studios releases the first trade paperback of Lumberjanes, so you no longer have an excuse to not be reading this highly acclaimed series. Papercutz has the second volume of their zany take on […]

This Week’s Comics: Big Thunder Pie

Make a break for spring with some new trades out this week. IDW Publishing releases the second trade of Skylanders, “Champions.” Titan Comics lets loose both the 10th and 11th Doctors with their collections for the respective Time Lords, and Marvel releases the first digest of Ultimate Spider-Man Web Warriors. And just for sports fans, […]

This Week’s Comics: Katamari Show

This Week’s Comics: Katamari Show

Trade up some new comics with new releases out this week. Archie Comics has a new volume of Sonic Saga, which collects issues from the earlier days of Sonic the Hedgehog. The collected trade of Bob’s Burgers from Dynamite Entertainment is finally out, and Amp! Comics for Kids releases the next collection of comic strips […]

This Week’s Comics: Legend of Grimmiss

This Week’s Comics: Legend of Grimmiss

There’s a lot going on with the new releases this week. Action Lab Entertainment releases the reprint of the first collection of the web comic Gronk: A Monster’s Story by Katie Cook. Sonic Boom starts its second arc over at Archie Comics, and Titan Comics finishes up their first Penguins of Madagascar mini series. The […]

This Week’s Comics: Princesses and Dragons

This Week’s Comics: Princesses and Dragons

Quit dragging your feet and pick up some super titles from this week’s new releases! Scooby-Doo and the gang finally get to meet the Man of Steel in Scooby-Doo Team-Up #9 from DC Comics. Princess Luna and Spike take on a dragon in My Little Pony Friends Forever #14 from IDW Publishing, and Dragons: The […]

Where the Stories Come From: Up Close with YA Author Laurie Boyle Crompton

Adrenaline Crush

Laurie Crompton Boyle has explored eating disorders, bullying, and comic books in her young adult novels. SLJ reviewer Donna Rosenblum plumbs Boyle on her inspirations and motivations for writing for teens.

Jem and the Holograms Reboot Lights Up IDW

Jem and the Holograms Reboot Lights Up IDW

IDW Publishing has created a strong relationship with toy manufacturer Hasbro, creating comics with stories that go beyond being glorified advertisements. Transformers, G.I. Joe, and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic are all titles that have grown and evolved past their toys and original cartoons. With such a good track record, it’s no surprise that […]

Winds of Change at the YMAs | An ALA Midwinter Comic

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A graphic rendering of the 2015 Youth Media Awards by children’s librarian and artist Lisa Nowlain.

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This Week’s Comics: Scooby-Love

This Week’s Comics: Scooby-Love

Add some collections from the new comics out this week. IDW Publishing releases the second volume of My Little Pony: Adventures in Friendship, which collects the spinoff titles Micro Series and Friends Forever in one handy book. Image Comics releases the full Howtoon [Re]Ignition, and Papercutz adds to their collection of new WWE Slam City […]

This Week’s Comics: Guardians of the Diancie

This Week’s Comics: Guardians of the Diancie

Enjoy a world of games through comics. Archie Comics continues their adaptation of the Mega Man 3 game in their comic series. Papercutz releases a new volume in the Legends of Chima series, while Vertical Comics has the fifth volume of Cardfight! Vanguard. Whether it’s video games, building games or card games, the fun doesn’t have […]

This Week’s Comics: The Pirate Archie

Tired of shoveling snow? Sit down with some new comics coming out this week. Archie Comics releases the next Sonic the Hedgehog Archives, bringing the collected issues nearly to the century mark. DC Comics collects the Scribblenauts Unmasked series into one convenient trade, and Joe Books releases floppies of their comic adaptation of Frozen starting […]

This Week’s Comics: Hello Mega Man

This Week’s Comics: Hello Mega Man

Go animal crazy with the new releases coming out this week. Action Lab Entertainment releases the first trade for Hero Cats of Stellar City. BOOM! Studios releases a new issue of Garfield while Titan Comics has a new issue of those crazy Penguins of Madagascar. If you’re gotta catch ‘em all, Perfect Square has the […]

Spring 2015 Graphic Novels for Teens: Ayn Rand and the Badass Princesses

Emily and the Strangers

Fantasy and reality collide in this spring’s teen graphic novels when a group of amusement-park princesses gang up to fight some bad guys in Part-Time Princesses and thousands of gamers get trapped inside an online game in Log Horizon.

This Week’s Comics: Power Puff Ares

This Week’s Comics: Power Puff Ares

Gaming comics are really becoming a thing, as seen on this week’s list of new releases. Archie Comics has a slew of Sonics, with Boom, Universe, and a trade collecting the story “The Chase.” Also out is the eighth volume trade of Mega Man, and Skylanders finishes its first mini-series from IDW. The List: ARCHIE […]

Review: Rocket Raccoon #1-4

Review: Rocket Raccoon #1-4

Guardians of the Galaxy was the surprise movie hit of last summer, introducing fans to a new group of superheroes that included a talking raccoon and a walking tree. Marvel Comics finally did the smart thing and gave Rocket Raccoon and Groot their own series in the Marvel Cineverse continuity. They also put the book […]

This Week’s Comics: Rocket March

This Week’s Comics: Rocket March

Get your fill of superheroes from this week’s new releases. Capstone Publishing releases a double dose of DC stories with some Batman You Choose Stories and DC Super Heroes Origin stories. DC Comics also has some Batman action with the first collected trade of Beware the Batman. Check out the picks for two more superheroes—one […]