February 24, 2017

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This Week’s Comics: Myth and Science

This week’s new releases are ready to take you on a journey through time and magic. BOOM! Studios releases the official sequel to the original fantasy film with Jim Henson’s The Power of the Dark Crystal #1. First Second Books sets out to sweep readers through time with Time Museum Volume 1, while Marvel Comics […]

This Week’s Comics: Myth and Science

This week’s new releases are ready to take you on a journey through time and magic. BOOM! Studios releases the official sequel to the original fantasy film with Jim Henson’s The Power of the Dark Crystal #1. First Second Books sets out to sweep readers through time with Time Museum Volume 1, while Marvel Comics […]

This Week’s Comics: Your Dragon is in Another Castle

On this week’s list of new releases, it isn’t so bad being second in line. Dark Horse Comics releases To Castle Catula, the second volume of Angel Catbird. Hyperion Books keeps the Olympic tradition going with graphic adaptation of Heroes of Olympus Volume 2: The Son of Neptune, while IDW Publishing releases Volume 2 of […]

This Week’s Comics: Steven Madness

Don’t look for love in all the wrong places—you can find it here on this week’s list of new releases! Graphix releases the second volume of Bunny Vs Monkey, now with a laser-firing hovercraft, kitten cannon, and hamster mobile. Marvel Comics has a new issue of Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #17, with thrilling scenes of students learning […]

This Week’s Comics: Myths and Magic

The shortest month starts out with a short list of new releases this week. Goldie Vance takes on her rival Sugar Maple in a new story arc starting in BOOM! Studios’ Goldie Vance #9. Jem and the Holograms gets a superhero makeover in the 2017 Annual from IDW Publishing, and just as Peter Capaldi announces he will […]

This Week’s Comics: Voltron ’66

Pick up some YALSA 2017 Great Graphic Novels for Teens-inspired titles from this week’s new releases. It’s little surprise that BOOM! Studios’ Lumberjanes returns with two volumes that are continued in this week’s issue #34, but IDW’s Jem and the Holograms debuts with their first volume while issue #23 finishes up the latest story arc. […]

This Week’s Comics: Peculiar Rebels

It’s a soft week in new releases this week, but there are still some outstanding standouts. Action Lab Entertainment continues Miraculous with some wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey elements. IDW Publishing releases the first issue in a new Angry Birds Comics, Game Play, while Titan Entertainment Group has its own transtemporal mystery tour with the ongoing Doctor Who […]

This Week’s Comics: Legend of the Deep

A new year means new beginnings, including titles on this week’s list of new releases. Archie Comic Publications releases a trade of all the first issues of their Archie Comics reboot as a prelude to the TV series debuting on the CW, Road To Riverdale. Titan Entertainment Group starts new seasons of Doctor Who with […]

This Week’s Comics: Archie, I Choose You!

Releases for all ages books have really matured over the last several years. Just a few years ago, making a list around New Years would have been a chore. Now, there’s no problem making a well rounded list! Even the youngest of readers can find something. Golden Books has jumped on the comics bandwagon with […]

This Week’s Comics: Lumberjanes Team-Up

Meet the new year with some of this week’s new releases. BOOM! Studios releases the penultimate trade of Bravest Warriors with volume 8. Joe Books has the first volume of Darkwing Duck Comics from the recent reboot, and Tokyopop lets loose the second volume of Disney Manga Stitch. The List: ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT Princeless Raven […]

This Week’s Comics: Lumberjanes Team-Up

Meet the new year with some of this week’s new releases. BOOM! Studios releases the penultimate trade of Bravest Warriors with volume 8. Joe Books has the first volume of Darkwing Duck Comics from the recent reboot, and Tokyopop lets loose the second volume of Disney Manga Stitch. The List: ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT Princeless Raven […]

This Week’s Comics: Chi’s Sweet Misfits

Christmas is almost here! Whether you need a last minute gift or a distraction to keep curious hands away from presents, this week’s new releases have just what you need. Joe Books releases the Movie Comic of Moana, Disney’s newest film featuring a Polynesian princess. Marvel Comics has the second volume of Patsy Walker, A.K.A. […]

This Week’s’ Comics: Merry Stoogemas

Take a break from decking the halls with some of the new releases out this week. BOOM! Studios releases Steven Universe 2016 Special, featuring the citizens of Beach City. Over at DC Comics, Scooby Doo Where Are You #76 gets literary as the gang investigates a library haunted by the ghosts of Shakespeare and Edgar […]

This Week’s Comics: Reggie and Giants

Fill some stockings with some this week’s new releases. BOOM! Studios releases trades of Lumberjanes with Volume 5 and Volume 1 of Steven Universe and the Crystal Gems. IDW Publishing wraps up Atomic Robo and the Temple of Od, while Oni Press finishes Mighty Zodiac. The List: ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT Awake Volume 2 Escape From Gremon […]

This Week’s Comics: Merry Poke-Christmas

Can’t take one more dinner with some form of turkey? Escape in one of the new releases from this week’s comics list. Stay in the spooky spirit with Spookhouse #2 from Albatross Funnybooks. BOOM! Studios releases a new Adventure Time graphic novel following Bunny Girl Jo in Islands, and Bongo Comics gets in the holiday […]

Graphic Novels Xpress Reviews | December 2016

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A manga selection about volleyball, perseverance, and sportsmanship.

This article was published in School Library Journal's December 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

This Week’s Comics: Tree Sleuths

Cats, Science and Simpsons, oh my! Action Lab Entertainment releases the 4th volume of Hero Cats, which collects the World Tour arc. It’s science times two as First Second releases another volume of Science Comics, this time examining Volcanoes, while Bongo Comics takes Homer on a fantastic voyage during a visit to the science museum […]

K.C. Boyd: A Leader for Readers

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A librarian brings lessons from a Chicago high school to a new library leadership post at the East St. Louis (IL) School District.

This article was published in School Library Journal's November 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Review: ‘Haikyu!!’ vols. 1-3

Haikyu!! vols. 1-3 By Haruichi Furudate Teen Viz, $9.99 On the one hand, Haikyu!! is a bit of a tough sell for anyone who isn’t fascinated by volleyball. On the other hand, manga-ka Haruichi Furudate does a pretty good job of not only explaining things as he goes along but also giving the reader a […]

This Week’s Comics: Mega Pony

Snuggle up with a warm blanket and find some comfort in this week’s new releases. American Mythology Productions releases the first spin off of The Pink Panther with the Inspector getting his own series, Inspector: The Pink Files. The junior detectives from Gotham and Roanoke Cabin finish up their investigations with the last issue of their […]