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October 22, 2014

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This Week’s Comics: Real Life Skylanders

This Week’s Comics: Real Life Skylanders

Halloween is still two weeks away. There should not be Christmas comics yet! DC Comics has the right idea with the release of the first trade of Batman ’66. First Second releases a box set of Olympians, putting all six volumes together in a nice slipcover box, and Titan Comics continues the adventures of Doctor [...]

The Five Coolest Things at New York Comic Con 2014

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The best stuff at New York Comic Con included Wonder Woman, manga, science, and more. Plus: an official anti-harassment statement gave women attendees and cosplayers reason to cheer.

This Week’s Comics: Rabbid Quest

This Week’s Comics: Rabbid Quest

As the nights get shorter and cooler, strange creatures emerge from the night. BOOM! Studios releases the first issue in a new series of Fraggle Rock comics with the Journey to the Everspring. First Second releases a fun graphic novel based on a classic, Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth, and Eureka Productions presents a [...]

This Week’s Comics: Musical Monsters on Ice

This Week’s Comics: Musical Monsters on Ice

Enjoy both brains and brawn with this week’s new releases. Dial Books has the next volume of their Ordinary People Change the World series with I Am Albert Einstein. IDW Publishing releases the second volume of their new Samurai Jack series, as well as a new series based on the video game and toy franchise [...]

Review: Library Wars: Love and War Volume 5-9

Review: Library Wars: Love and War Volume 5-9

It is the not too distant future, and libraries have armed themselves to protect books and other media from the federal government’s Media Betterment Committee. Iku Kasahara has settled into her job on the Library Task Force, but the MBC and other forces haven’t given up their battle to stop libraries from keeping speech, all [...]

This Week’s Comics: Treehouse of Ponies

This Week’s Comics: Treehouse of Ponies

As the days get shorter, longer nights mean more time to read comics! BOOM! Studios has a double dose of fantastically feisty girls with new issues of Bee and Puppycat and Lumberjanes. DC Comics keeps up the superhero hijinks with a new issue of Batman ’66, and Fantagraphics releases the first in a new kid-friendly [...]

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: ‘Tropic of the Sea’

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: ‘Tropic of the Sea’

In a small seaside town there is a legend: Once every 60 years the Yashiro family receives a mermaid’s egg. They protect and care for it, and in exchange, the mermaids give the town calm seas and good fishing. The tradition is threatened now by a large commercial developer that wants to turn the town [...]

This Week’s Comics: Witches Brew

This Week’s Comics: Witches Brew

Fall is just around the corner, so enjoy the changing of the seasons with some of this week’s new comics. Archie Comics releases the next Mega Man trade. DC Comics ends their video game crossover title Scribblenauts Unmasked, and Oni Press releases the next volume of Mermin. The List: ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS Archie #659 (Mike [...]

This Week’s Comics: Moose and Carrot

This Week’s Comics: Moose and Carrot

Catch up on some cartoon craziness in comic form in this week’s new releases. IDW Publishing releases its second Powerpuff Girls trade, “Monster Mash,” while BOOM! Studios doubles the trade paperback fun with the fifth volume of Adventure Time and the first collection of Regular Show, “Hydration.” The List:  ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS Archie Giant Comics [...]

This Week’s Comics: Action Cat and El Deafo

Start the new month with some new comics! AMP! Comics for Kids releases the graphic novel Phoebe adn Her Unicorn. Boom! Studios has a new Lumberjanes, DC has a new Scooby-Doo Team-Up, and Studio Farlaine releases Farlaine the Goblin, a nicely illustrated volume about a goblin exploring the different lands of his world. The List: [...]

Interview: Misako Rocks!

Interview: Misako Rocks!

This August, Misako Rocks, author and artist of a number of teen manga, will be reissuing her graphic novel Rock and Roll Love. I had the opportunity to interview Misako and learn about her latest projects and a bit about her. Congratulations on reissuing your graphic novel/manga Rock and Roll Love. It’s always hard to [...]

This Week’s Comics: Clockwork Cats

It’s a three day weekend! Relish the time off with some of the titles out this week! BOOM! Studios releases the third issue of the fun-filled series Bee and Puppycat. Dynamite Entertainment debuts the first issue of their new series Bob’s Burgers, based on the prime-time cartoon series, Toon Books gets mythical with Theseus and [...]

Review: Cardfight!! Vanguard, Volumes 1-2

Review: Cardfight!! Vanguard, Volumes 1-2

In the not too distant future, card games have become incredibly popular, and the hottest of them all is Vanguard. Card shops all over offer not just cards for sale, but places for players to meet and play. For timid Aichi, Vanguard is something more. It holds cherished memories in a card given to him [...]

This Week’s Comics: Sisters in Slumberland

This Week’s Comics: Sisters in Slumberland

When it rains, it pours! The last few weeks of all ages comics have been a little sparse, but this week is filled to the brim! IDW has another one-off story for their crossover event Super Secret Crisis War, featuring The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy. Papercutz brings wrestling to the world of comics [...]

This Week’s Comics: Hermit Crab Harmony

This Week’s Comics: Hermit Crab Harmony

Enjoy the last days of summer with some cool comics from this week’s new releases. Action Lab Entertainment releases the second volume of Vamplets: The Nightmare Nursery. Capstone Press releases more DC superhero books, this time for young learners, and Papercutz has the third volume of their very funny title, Dinosaurs. The List: ACTION LAB [...]

This Week’s Comics: Re-ignited

This Week’s Comics: Re-ignited

Picking up textbooks for the new school year might not be fun, but the new releases from this week’s comics are! Capstone Press has another handful of DC Superhero books for early readers. AMP! Comics for Kids introduces a new superhero in Muddy Max: The Mystery of Marsh Creek, and Papercutz has a new volume [...]

This Week’s Comics: Batman Illustrated

This Week’s Comics: Batman Illustrated

The Dog Days of August hit early with a lean list of new releases this week. Dark Horse Comics releases the second issue of the Emily and the Strangers miniseries. DC Comics has the second compilation of the Batman Li’l Gotham series, and IDW Publishing releases the second issue of their crossover event of the [...]

Fall 2014 Graphic Novels Are out of This World

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Aliens visit from outer space, the real world intrudes in an online game, a city boy goes to the country—many of this season’s teen graphic novels feature strangers in strange lands. Whether you prefer fact or fantasy, there’s plenty of good reading here to curl up with as the days grow shorter.

This Week’s Comics: Johnny Who

This Week’s Comics: Johnny Who

Can’t make it to San Diego Comic con this year? Crowd into your local comic shop and pick up some of this week’s new comics! Chronicle Books releases a new volume in the “Darth” series from Jeffrey Brown with Goodnight Darth Vader. Hyperion Books releases the 4th volume of their graphic adaptation of the Artemis [...]

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: Heart of Thomas

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: Heart of Thomas

In a boys’ boarding school in mid-20th Century Germany, fourteen-year-old Thomas Werner falls from a lonely pedestrian overpass to his death, but not before mailing a letter to another boy at the school, Juli. Thomas’s death causes a stir at the school just as Thomas’s letter throws Juli into an emotional turmoil. And if that [...]