December 13, 2017

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This Week’s Comics: Jet Dimensions

This week’s new releases doesn’t need a jump start to get the fun going! BOOM! Studios starts a new series based on a Nickelodeon property, Rocko’s Modern Life #1. DC Comics releases a new volume of Batman and Robin Adventures, set in the Batman: The Animated Series universe, while IDW Publishing continues their adaptation of […]

Review: ‘A Polar Bear in Love’ Vol. 1

A Polar Bear in Love Vol. 1 Writer/artist: Koromo Yen Press; $15 The world is simple. Every living thing sustains itself by eating another living thing that is weaker than itself. Polar bears, for example, eat seals. That’s a harsh reality, particularly for the seals that get eaten, but then, that’s just how nature works. […]

This Week’s Comics: Squids Unleashed

What’s better than leftovers? All the titles from this week’s new releases! DC Comics collects the last half of Gotham Academy Second Semester with The Ballad of Olive Silverlock. IDW Publishing brings back the Powerpuff Girls with the new mini series The Bureau Of Bad #1, while Seven Seas Entertainment continues the adventures of the […]

This Week’s Comics: Day of the Dog

This week’s new releases are as bountiful as a Thanksgiving dinner. Action Lab Entertainment plays a dangerous game of “Simon Says”  in Miraculous #16. Archie Comic Publications give Betty and Veronica a makeover with the new series Vixens #1 while Marvel Comics unleashes their inner monsters with new superhero Kaiju Kid in Monsters Unleashedv #8. […]

This Week’s Comics: Red’s Raven

There is so much to give thanks for on this week’s list of new releases! Action Lab Entertainment releases the second volume of Hero Cats’ lone crusader, Midnight Over Stellar City. Boom! Studios finishes its giant robot series Mech Cadet Yu with issue #4, while Joe Book celebrates the 80th anniversary of the first Disney […]

This Week’s Comics: Squirrel Girl Tales

Take a break from raking those falling leaves to check out some of the new releases from this week’s list. Drawn and Quarterly releases some stranger things with Kitaro Volume 4 Kitaro’s Strange Adventures. IDW Publishing brings Skylanders back for a new series with Spyro and Friends Quarterly Goldslinger #1 while Roaring Brook Press gets […]

This Week’s Comics: Squirrel Girl Tales

Take a break from raking those falling leaves to check out some of the new releases from this week’s list. Drawn and Quarterly releases some stranger things with Kitaro Volume 4 Kitaro’s Strange Adventures. IDW Publishing brings Skylanders back for a new series with Spyro and Friends Quarterly Goldslinger #1 while Roaring Brook Press gets […]

This Week’s Comics: Halloween’s Last Hurrah

Say goodbye to Halloween with some of the titles from this week’s new releases. Albatross Funnybooks collects the first volume of their all ages spooky series, Spookhouse. Arcana Studio releases Howard Lovecraft and the Undersea Kingdom ahead of Shout! Factory’s animated film adaptation, while IDW Publishing reunites two 80s franchises for another action-packed crossover adventure […]

This Week’s Comics: Monster Dogs

Before the ghosts and ghouls come to play, stock up on the books from this week’s new releases. DC Comics sends Scooby and the Gang to investigate a whole new haunt in the subatomic world with the Atom in Scooby-Doo Team-Up #31. IDW Publishing lets down their hair in Tangled: The Series Adventure Calling trade […]

This Week’s Comics: Tea Ponies

Keep the creepy crawlies away with some of the magic from this week’s list of new releases. AMP! Comics For Kids releases a new volume of Phoebe and Her Unicorn, In the Magic Storm. Boom! Studios keeps the Lumberjanes going strong with some time bending shenanigans in issue #43, while IDW Publishing releases the second […]

This Week’s Comics: Spoooktacular Wrap Up

Keep your spooky spirits up with some of the titles from this week’s list of new releases. Archie Comics piles on the Halloween fun with not one but two titles; Archie Halloween Spectacular #1 and Betty and Veronica Halloween Annual Digest #257 while Dark Horse Comics goes trick-or-treating with volume 8 of Plants Vs Zombies […]

This Week’s Comics: Fugitive Rose

The treats are already piling up on this week’s list of new releases! Lerner Publishing introduces young readers to the fun of following the Whisker Sisters in their first volume, May’s Wild Walk. First Second releases the pun-tastic Cucumber Quest: The Doughnut Kingdom for middle school readers, while Smithsonian Books takes a fork in the […]

This Week’s Comics: Pashmina Tales

Crazy weather getting you down, or allergies flaring up? Grab some of the new titles from this week’s list for some relief!  First Second releases the 4th volume of their fantastic Secret Coders series, Robots and Repeats. Marvel collects more issues of their zany hit The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl with volume 6, while Seven Seas […]

Review: ‘Kigurumi Guardians’ Vol. 1

Kigurumi Guardians, vol. 1 Writer/artist: Lily Hoshino Kodansha Comics; $12.99 For ages 13+ Manga has become such a pervasive presence in the North American comics market over the last few decades that readers can easily become inured to the sorts of weirdness that our cousins in Japan can somehow shape into long, popular, mass-media narratives. […]

This Week’s Comics: Graveyard Treehouse

Take a break from raking leaves to rake in some titles from this week’s new releases. Remember Regular Show? BOOM! Studios does as they release the title’s 9th trade. IDW Publishing starts a new Samurai Jack series with Samurai Jack Quantum Jack #1 while Vertical Comics finishes up their surreal slice-of-life series Nichijou with volume […]

Review: ‘The Art of Pokemon Adventures’

The Art of Pokemon Adventures By Satoshi Yamamoto Viz, $24.99 Pokemon Adventures is an all-ages manga that hews pretty closely to the Pokemon video games, so this handsome art book should have plenty of appeal to those who love the games as well as the comics. All the art in this book is by Satoshi […]

This Week’s Comics: Sunny and Shadow

As autumn started to creep in, so do the new releases from this week’s comic list. Action Lab Entertainment starts the second series of Shinobi Ninja Princess with The Lightning Oni #1. DC Comics gets fans of all ages ready for Batman Day with Batman His Greatest Adventures while IDW Publishing finished up their mini-series […]

This Week’s Comics: Faire Planet

Celebrate National Read A Book Day every day with some of the titles from this week’s new comics! Amulet Books releases the fourth and final volume of the Poptropica series. BOOM! Studios brings Mouse Guard to emergent readers with the Mouse Guard Alphabet Book, while IDW continues the Star Wars love with Star Wars Adventures, […]

This Week’s Comics: Mighty Jack Awakens

Celebrate the fruits of the labors of others this long weekend with some titles from this week’s list of new releases. Graphix releases the second volume of Dog Man, the new series from the creator of Captain Underpants. Titan Comics prepares for its next mulit-Doctor event with Doctor Who: The Lost Dimension Alpha #1, while […]

Review: ‘Plum Crazy: Tales of a Tiger-Striped Cat’ Vol. 1

Plum Crazy: Tales of a Tiger-Striped Cat, Vol. 1 Writer/artist: Natsumi Hoshino Seven Seas Entertainment; $11.99 Long before the manga boom of yesteryear, when the shelf space devoted to translated manga in big-box book stores first began to dwarf that allotted to American comic book collections, it was fairly common to hear worldly comics aficionados […]