August 24, 2017

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This Week’s Comics: World of Fantasy Sports

The Dog Days of August hit this week’s list of new releases, but despite the meager selection, there are still some good titles to check out. BOOM! Studios extends their BOOM! Box title Misfit City to six issues, giving readers more time with this exciting series. IDW Publishing releases the legacy numbering of Uncle Scrooge […]

This Week’s Comics: Dinosaur Academy

It’s the time of the year parents love most; back to school! Make the transition easier with some of the titles from this week’s new releases. Boom! Studios collects the princess turned detective with Mega Princess, Volume 1. First Second releases the next volume in Crafty Cat series with Crafty Cat and the Crafty Camp […]

This Week’s Comics: Surfside Mech

It’s the last days to enjoy sun, sand, and surf with the new releases from this week’s new comics list. Dynamite Entertainment brings out the snarkiest crossover ever with Grumpy Cat Garfield #1. IDW Publishing brings back the best character in Skylanders with Spyro and Friends Quarterly Full Blast #1 while Super Genius puts a […]

This Week’s Comics: Not-So-Secret Pal

Hit the genre highlights with some of the new releases from this week’s list. BOOM! Studios goes behind the scenes to look at the personal story of the original Power Rangers with Go Go Power Rangers #1. DC Comics sends Scooby and the Gang to the old west as they team up with Jonah Hex […]

This Week’s Comics: Moonstruck Batman

Pass the time between San Diego Comic Con Live Streams with some comics from this week’s new releases. Action Lab Entertainment introduces Miraculous Adventures, the first original illustrated story of Ladybug and Cat Noir. IDW Publishing releases the massive Amelia Cole Omnibus, which features all 30 issues in one book, while Viz Media completes their […]

This Week’s Comics: Fly Time

Penultimate issues abound in this week’s new releases. DC Comics prepares to end Gotham Academy Second Semester with #11. BOOM! Studios nears the end of their quest with Misfit City #3 while IDW Publishing winds up another My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic story arc that features Spike and Pinkie Pie trying to stop an […]

This Week’s Comics: Plum Hanazuki

Old titles and new return on this week’s list of new releases. American Mythology Productions continues their release of classic comic and animated characters with Casper the Friendly Ghost #1. Zodiac Starforce returns to Dark Horse in the new miniseries Cries of the Fire Prince, and Papercutz brings back a classic of claymation in his […]

This Week’s Comics: Infinite Bananas

Pick up some star-spangled new releases from this week’s list. The teen detectives of Mystery Inc. join up with the super stretchy, super hero Plastic Man in Scooby-Doo Team-Up #27. Steven and Jamie keep the show on the road in Beach City in Steven Universe #5, while Little Brown Book For Young Readers releases the […]

Graphic Novels: Dumas Revisited, a New Title from Lorena Alvarez, & More | July 2017 Xpress Reviews

This month’s graphic novels reviews include a manga retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo and Lorena Alvarez’s stellar Nightlights.

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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 […]

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 […]

Review: ‘The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap/Phantom Hourglass’

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap/Phantom Hourglass Writer/artist: Akira Himekawa Viz Media; $17.99 Rated A for All Ages The latest game in Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda franchise, Breath of The Wild, was released in March, leading to the regular, periodic spike in interest of all things Zelda. That might explain why Viz has been […]

12 Marvelous Manga for Middle Schoolers

Looking for manga that’s appropriate for middle school readers but still high on the cool factor? From the sweet and light to the utterly bizarre, these titles have it all.

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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 […]

Review: ‘Toppu GP’ Vol. 1

Toppu GP, vol. 1 Writer/artist: Kosuke Fujishima Kodanasha Comics; $12.99 Rated T (Ages 13+) Even if readers don’t recognize the name Kosuke Fujishima, if they’ve read much manga then chances are they will be familiar with his most famous creation, the long-running series Oh My Goddess! (sometimes translated as Ah! My Goddess!). And if they’re […]

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 […]

Review: ‘Flying Witch,’ Vol. 1

Flying Witch, vol. 1 Writer/artist: Chihiro Ishizuka Vertical Comics; $10.95 Teenage Makoto is a witch and, as the title of the manga she stars in indicates, she does indeed fly. On a broom, of course, in the traditional manner of witches. That is not what makes her stand out as an outsider in Hirosaki, the […]

Review: ‘Dragon Ball Super’ Vol. 1

Dragon Ball Super, vol. 1 Writer: Akira Toriyama Artist: Toyotarou Viz Media; $9.99 Rated T for Teen The anime series Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z, which ran for a whole decade on Japanese television, were based on artist Akira Toriyama’s epic 11-year, 519-chapter manga series, Dragon Ball. The newest Dragon Ball comics, which just […]