November 21, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

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: 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 […]

What’s New in LGBTQIA+ YA October 2017

It’s time for another roundup for new and forthcoming YA (and sometimes not YA) books featuring LGBTQIA+ characters.  The titles I’m including here have LGBTQIA+ main characters as well as secondary characters (in some cases parents), as well as anthologies that include LGBTQIA+ stories. Know of a title I missed in this list? Or know of a […]

Cover Reveal: HOW YOU RUINED MY LIFE by Jeff Strand

Have you read any Jeff Strand? That’s one of my go to questions for anyone – teen or YA reader – who lament that there are not enough funny books in YA. And I get it, the funny is definitely outnumbered in YA, it truly is. But Jeff Strand is a pretty dependable author when […]

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 […]

What’s New in LGBTQIA+ YA September 2017

It’s time for another roundup for new and forthcoming YA (and sometimes not YA) books featuring LGBTQIA+ characters.  The titles I include in these roundups have LGBTQIA+ main characters as well as secondary characters (in some cases parents), as well as anthologies that include LGBTQIA+ stories. Know of a title I missed in this list? Or know […]

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 […]

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 […]

Choosing Whose Words Have Power Over Us, a guest post by author Meg Kassel

I loved the movie Labyrinth as a little kid. Aside from being fascinated with David Bowie, I liked the main character, Sarah (Jennifer Connelly), whose baby brother is stolen by Jareth (Bowie), the Goblin King. The only way to get him back is to defeat a formidable labyrinth, with traps and twists that render it […]

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 […]

What’s New in LGBTQIA+ YA August 2017

It’s time for another roundup for new and forthcoming YA (and sometimes not YA) books featuring LGBTQIA+ characters.  The titles I’m including here have LGBTQIA+ main characters as well as secondary characters (in some cases parents), as well as anthologies that include LGBTQIA+ stories. Know of a title I missed in this list? Or know of a […]

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 […]

New Releases and Mini Reviews: Little & Lion, The Bakersville Dozen, and The Epic Crush of Genie Lo

Today is a good day for book releases, as apparently all the recent books I have chosen to read release today. Is it fate? Destiny? Hard to say. Let’s dive right in, shall we. Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert Two step-siblings who were closer than close are reunited after one, Little (the female) spends […]

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 […]