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July 28, 2015

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Preview: New Comic from Oni Press: ‘The Mighty Zodiac’

Here’s our preview of The Mighty Zodiac, written by J. Torres (Teen Titans Go, Bigfoot Boy) and illustrated by Corin Howell (Batmite, Transformers: Windblade). When six stars fall out of the sky and fall to earth, Master Long sends a message to his students, all members of the Zodiac Clan, to collect the stars and […]

Preview: New Comic from Oni Press: ‘Over the Surface’

Here’s our second preview of Oni Press’s new graphic novels, which were announced at Comic-Con in San Diego on Thursday. Over the Surface, by Natalie Nourigat: Ava Lefevre longs to be a pilot, but the Solveran Army doesn’t allow women into its ranks. But the country is at war with a neighboring country, Isolestra, and […]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #59

Let’s kick off the long holiday weekend with some summer fun from Scooby and the gang. Here’s an exclusive preview of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #59, and here’s the scoop: What do you do when you’re on an island with a terrible monster that has hissing snakes for hair and one look at her could […]

Preview: Invader Zim #1

The news broke in February that Oni Press would be publishing an Invader Zim comic, with a creative team that includes Invader Zim creator Jhonen Vasquez and several veterans of the animated cartoon, which ran from 2001 to 2006 on Nickelodeon. The comic will be rated 13+, and the first issue will be out in […]

Preview: Teen Titans Go! #10

Ready for some Saturday morning comics? Writers Amy Wolfram and Sholly Fisch and artist Jorge Corona bring the funny in Teen Titans Go! #10. Here’s what it’s about: After responding to an ad in a comic book, Beast Boy is the proud owner of a brand new pair of Hypno-Specs – and he’s not afraid […]

Preview: Clarence #1

Debuting today, Clarence is a new series in BOOM! Studios’ kaBOOM line, based on the Cartoon Network series and written by Liz Prince, the creator of Tomboy, with art by Evan Palmer (Munchkin) Here’s the blurb: Clarence is a typical fourth grader who’s always on the search for fun with everyone, finding adventures everywhere from […]

Preview: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #58

It’s Saturday morning, time for some cartoon fun! Here’s an advance look at Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #58, and here’s the 411: “GET OFF MY CLAAAAAAIMM!!” yells the ghostly Spindletop Wildcatter, as he chases the gang off what he claims to be his land. When the Mystery Inc. visits the local natural history museum to […]

Book Expo 2015 (Part I)

On Thursday, May 28th, I was lucky enough to be released from my regular duties as a middle school librarian so I could hop over to the City and spend a day at Book Expo America. The first thing I noticed when walking into the exhibit hall at BEA was that Star Wars was everywhere. […]

Preview: ‘Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard,’ vol. 3, #3

How about a little Mouse Guard to finish out the weekend? Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard is a series of short stories set in the universe of David Petersen’s longer Mouse Guard story, and he has assembled a number of talented creators to tell them. Here’s the blurb: The mice at the June Alley […]

10 to Note: Summer Preview 2015

Ho ho! Summer is here folks. You know what summer has? Books. Warm weather and books. I surveyed the landscape and noticed titles arriving in June, July, and August that you might want to keep an eye out for – I know I will. Keep your shades on. Stay cool, summer. Never change. Picture Books […]

Special Preview: Svetlana Chmakova’s ‘Awkward’

Special Preview: Svetlana Chmakova’s ‘Awkward’

We’re big Svetlana Chmakova fans here, going back to her Tokyopop days (Dramacon) and even earlier. After Dramacon, she moved to Yen Press, where she did Nightschool and then an adaptation of James Patterson’s Witch and Wizard. Now she’s back with something new: Awkward, a middle-school comedy that looks like it’s pitched at somewhat younger […]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #10

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #10

Today is Free Comic Book Day! Check that link to find a participating comic shop near you, then stop in and get a free comic. Many stores have special events and sales today, and it’s a great opportunity to renew your old comic shop habit or start a new one. To get you in the […]

Exclusive Preview: He-Man: The Eternity War #5

Exclusive Preview: He-Man: The Eternity War #5

He-Man and She-Ra in He-Man: The Eternity War #5 as the battle continues: Skeletor has returned! After his dramatic appearance last issue, the question remains: Will he fight alongside He-Man and She-Ra…or against them? This comic is rated 12+ on comiXology. It will be out in comic shops on April 29, but you can enjoy […]

Preview: The Atlas Powder Picture Book Company

Preview: The Atlas Powder Picture Book Company

From top to bottom, left to right we have: Sophie Blackall, John Bemelmans Marciano, Sergio Ruzzier, Eddie Hemingway, Brian Floca I’m tempted to just end this post right here – I mean, where do you go after one of the best children’s literature GIFs of all time? But fear not! There are plenty of interesting […]

Exclusive Preview: Teen Titans Go! #9

Exclusive Preview: Teen Titans Go! #9

Here’s a look at Teen Titans Go! #9, which is due out in comic shops on April 15. And here’s the executive summary: It’s Titan vs. Titan in a no-holds-barred, winner-take-all…staring contest! In the end, it’s Robin vs. Raven with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Which will turn the tide: Robin’s […]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #56

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #56

The Mystery, Inc. gang visit a haunted hotel in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #56, which is out next week. Here’s the scoop: The gang in the Mystery Machine decides to stay at Hotel Hush to find out if it’s really haunted by the ghost of its old caretaker, Mrs. Clangor. But as they try to […]

Exclusive Preview: Looney Tunes #224

Exclusive Preview: Looney Tunes #224

It’s Saturday morning! Time for Bugs Bunny and the gang! Here’s a sneak peek at Looney Tunes #224, which will be out in comic shops next Wednesday. What’s it about? Glad you asked! Catching a train is one thing, but it’s another thing entirely when a new subway line plows a tunnel straight through Bugs’ […]

Exclusive Preview: He-Man: Eternity War #4

Exclusive Preview: He-Man: Eternity War #4

Here’s some good old-fashioned Saturday morning cartoon entertainment for you today! He-Man: Eternity War #4 is out next week. Here’s the blurb, which I think says it all: This is it: The battle you’ve been waiting for! She-Ra vs. Hordak! In order to retrieve the Eye of Chrono, She-Ra must defeat her adoptive father. Her […]

Preview: Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #8

Preview: Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #8

Don’t let the unwieldy title scare you off! Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #8, which will be out on Wednesday, is the print edition of a digital-first Wonder Woman anthology that features stand-alone stories by different creators. The digital chapters are 99 cents a pop, and then DC gathers them into print comics. So if […]

2015 Preview Interview: Tundra Books

2015 Preview Interview: Tundra Books

My thinly veiled plot to gain Canadian citizenship via children’s literature preview interviews continues today as I chat with Tundra Books editorial director Tara Walker about the latest from the Toronto-based publisher. Travis: Greetings from Michigan! Tara Walker: Hello, hello from balmy Toronto! We get super excited when the temperature reaches 20°F (-6°C) these days. […]