January 20, 2017

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

This Week’s Comics: Pussycat Academy

Fall back an hour, get more time to read some of the titles from this week’s new releases! Archie Comics takes the blue blur to “The Next Level” in their continuation of Sonic Mega Drive. DC Comics releases the second volume of DC Super Hero Girls with Hits and Myths, and IDW Publishing has an […]

This Week’s Comics: Halloween Team-Up

Whistling winds and ghastly ghouls won’t keep this week’s new releases from getting out! American Mythology Productions releases a spooky special for Halloween with Three Stooges: The Curse of FrankenStooge, while Archie Comics pits Jughead against Sabrina the Teenage Witch in an epic prank fest in Jughead #10. But if even these are too scary […]

Graphic Novels Xpress Reviews | November 2016

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A treat for manga lovers: an action-filled sports tale and fantastical historical fiction.

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This Week’s Comics: Barbie is the New Pink

Oh my gosh, there are so many great books out this week, I don’t even know where to start! Action Lab Entertainment tells the beginnings of Lady Bug and Cat Noir in the trade paperback Miraculous Origins. Boom! Studios releases Garfield’s first original graphic novel with Garfield’s Big Fat Hairy Adventure, while Dark Horse Comics releases […]

This Week’s Comics: Space Battle Korgi

New releases this week walk a little on the creepy side with the festival of frights just around the corner. Drawn and Quarterly brings out the next volume of yokai goodness with Kitaro Meets Nurarihyon, while Archie Comics has more Halloween hijinks in World of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #63. Viz Media releases another compilation […]

This Week’s Comics: Enchanted Tiki Scouts

Haunt your local comic book store for some of this week’s new releases. Archie Comics gets their scare on with Betty and Veronica Friends Halloween Annual Digest #251. Dynamite Entertainment reintroduces an iconic character with Betty Boop #1, and Tundra Books has a new series for emerging readers featuring a waffle loving Narwhal and his […]

2016 GGNT: Manga Spotlight

Trying to decide what books to add to a collection can be tough for librarians, especially if they are short on space and/or money. Fortunately, groups such as YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association, put together lists of recommendations that libraries—and really, anybody—can use. One such list is Great Graphic Novels for Teens, a […]