July 26, 2016

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This Week’s Comics: Mighty Friends

Need to hide from the heat of another scorching summer weekend? Pick up some cool comics to read in between even cooler SDCC announcements! Bongo Comics lets Lisa loose in the latest Simpson Comics #231. Lion Forge finishes their mini series for the 80s property Madballs, while Vertical Comics wallows in cuteness with the third […]

This Week’s Comics: Mighty Friends

Need to hide from the heat of another scorching summer weekend? Pick up some cool comics to read in between even cooler SDCC announcements! Bongo Comics lets Lisa loose in the latest Simpson Comics #231. Lion Forge finishes their mini series for the 80s property Madballs, while Vertical Comics wallows in cuteness with the third […]

Manga Publishers Expand Catalogs with New License Announcements from Anime Expo 2016

Over the Fourth of July weekend, Anime and Manga fans converged on the Los Angeles Convention Center for the 24th annual Anime Expo. While anime has been the focus of the convention, in recent years manga publishers have been coming to the more specialized event to announce their new licenses. This year, five manga publishers […]

This Week’s Comics: Powerpuff Dragons

Stock up on summer reading with some of the titles from this week’s new releases. BOOM! Studios closes out their girl detective series Goldie Vance with issue #4. Joe Books continues the adventures of Disney’s Finding Dory with an all-new comic series featuring new tales, while IDW adapts award-winning Disney animated shorts in Mickey Mouse […]

This Week’s Comics: Super Hero Dreams

A long weekend, BBQ, and fireworks can only be topped off by some books from this week’s new releases. Arcana Studio releases the “Totally Pawesome Edition” of Cat Named Haiku with lots of special features. Graphix goes super silly in Gary’s Garden, while Space Goat Publishing goes back to school with Monster Elementary. The List: […]

Graphic Novels Xpress Reviews | July 2016

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Manga by the score, the adventures of two sisters, and the exploits of Batgirl.

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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 […]

Review: ‘Kitaro: The Birth of Kitaro’

Kitaro: The Birth of Kitaro Writer/artist: Shigeru Mizuki Drawn and Quarterly; $12.95 The signature work of the late Shigeru Mizuki, who just passed away last year, was his GeGeGe no Kitaro/Hakaba no Kitaro comic. The series originally ran from 1960 to 1969 and starred Mizuki’s own idiosyncratic reinvention of a once-popular kamishibai/paper theater character. Mizuki’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 […]

Summer 2016 Graphic Novel Roundup: From Agatha Christie to “Star Trek”—and Beyond

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“Good Comics 4 Kids” blogger Brigid Alverson highlights upcoming graphic novels and manga titles that will keep teens reading during the summer months.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]