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September 18, 2014

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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

Aurora West

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 [...]

This Week’s Comics: Hopes and Screams

This Week’s Comics: Hopes and Screams

Melt away not from the summer heat but from some of the hot comics out this week! Archie Comics releases the latest trade of Sonic Universe, this time featuring Silver the Hedgehog. BOOM! Studios celebrates the mini-comic with the citizens of the Land of Ooo in the latest Adventure Time issue, and IDW releases the [...]

Review: Monster Soul Vol. 1

Review: Monster Soul Vol. 1

Monster Soul Vol. 1 By Hiro Mashima Kodansha Comics; $10.99 Rated T, for Ages 13+ Just because they’re monsters doesn’t mean they’re bad people. The five monsters that star in the latest manga series by Hiro Mashima (Rave Master, Fairy Tail) to make it to the U.S. are known collectively as “The Black Airs,” and [...]

This Week’s Comics: LeafGreen Banana Guard

This Week’s Comics: LeafGreen Banana Guard

Hunker down against the weather with some new comics out this week. Writer Neil Gaiman and artist Adam Rex follow-up their bestselling children’s book Chu’s Day with Chu’s First Day of School. Nobrow Press releases a whole lot of Hilda and the… books, and Papercutz has a new Disney’s Fairies volume, adapting the new film [...]

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: No. 6 Volume 1-3

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: No. 6 Volume 1-3

Touted as a “holy” city, No. 6 is one of six utopias built for the survivors of a terrible world war that left the Earth decimated in most places. While everything seems perfect on the surface, things aren’t what they seem. Shion, a teenage boy, begins to question the perfection of No. 6 and finds [...]

Review: My Love Story!! Vol. 1

Review: My Love Story!! Vol. 1

My Love Story !! Vol. 1 Written by Kazune Kawahara Art by Aruko Viz; $10 Rated T for Teen High School Debut‘s Kazune Kawahara joins forces with artist Aruko for this refreshingly unusual rom-com manga about a love triangle that only exists in the main character’s head. That character is Takeo, a big, huge, manly-man [...]

This Week’s Comics: Guardians of Rosa Parks

This Week’s Comics: Guardians of Rosa Parks

Kill time waiting for fireworks with some of the titles on this week’s comics list. Dark Horse Comics releases the second part of the Avatar the Last Airbender story, The Rift. DC Comics teams Scooby and the gang with Wonder Woman in the latest Scooby-Doo Team-Up, and IDW Publishing finishes their first Dexter’s Laboratory mini-series, [...]

Perfect Square Levels Up with New Pokemon Manga

Perfect Square Levels Up with New Pokemon Manga

Get out your pokèballs and warm up your pokedèx, there’s something new for your bookshelf coming out later this year! Perfect Square, Viz Media’s all ages imprint has announced the acquisition of the manga about the latest Pokèmon video game generation, X and Y. The manga follows the storyline of the latest video game release, [...]

This Week’s Comics: Emily’s Amazing World

This Week’s Comics: Emily’s Amazing World

Prepare for a summer packed with fun with this week’s new releases. Archie Comics releases a digest collection of the friends from Riverdale enjoying their summer break with Archie Comics Spectacular Summer Daze. IDW Publishing begins their major crossover event with the first issue of Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War, and Vertical releases the [...]