October 18, 2017

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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 […]

This Week’s Comics: Moving Out

This week’s list makes up for last week’s famine with a feast of new releases. Arcana Studios makes pizza scary with Pizza Tree from the Poulton father and son team. BOOM! Studios premieres a new series for tweens with Hi-Fi Fight Club #1, while First Second releases the next Science Comics; Plagues: The Microscopic Battlefield. […]

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.

This article was published in School Library Journal's July 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.