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April 16, 2014

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Preview: Ben 10 Omniverse: Parallel Paradox

Preview: Ben 10 Omniverse: Parallel Paradox

Here’s a look at the third volume in Viz/Perfect Square’s adaptation of the Ben 10 Omniverse animated series. Ben 10 Omniverse: Parallel Paradox, sets Ben and Rook up against someone from their past “whose very existence could mean the end of the world as we know it.” The story, written by Joel Enos and drawn [...]

Preview: Uglydoll: My Hero

Preview: Uglydoll: My Hero

Here’s a look at the latest Uglydoll graphic novel from Viz, Uglydoll: My Hero? This is the fourth in their series of whimsical graphic novels about the plush toys created by the husband-and-wife team of David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim (you can read all about it in my interview with David). The graphic novel just [...]

Preview: Hello Kitty: Surprise!

Preview: Hello Kitty: Surprise!

We have a special treat for you today: A complete Hello Kitty short story, “The Egg,” from Hello Kitty: Surprise, which will be out on April 1. This is the third Hello Kitty book from Viz’s Perfect Square imprint. All three books feature a collection of short stories from different creators (this one is by [...]

Preview: Scribblenauts #8

Preview: Scribblenauts #8

Here’s a sneak peek at the upcoming issue of DC’s Scribblenauts Unmasked: A Crisis of Imagination, their digital-first comic based on the Scribblenauts game. Written by Josh Elder (Mail Order Ninja) and drawn by Adam Archer, these short comics feature the game characters Maxwell and Lily interacting with a huge range of characters from DC [...]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #3

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #3

Here’s a preview of Scooby-Doo Team-Up #3, which will be out in comic shops on March 5. This series pairs up Scooby-Doo and the Mystery, Inc., gang with Batman and Robin, and more superheroes may be coming in future issues. Our own J. Caleb Mozzocco talked to series writer Sholly Fisch last December about how [...]

Preview: Adventure Time #25

Adventure Time celebrates its 25th issue, out today, with a guest artists Dustin Nguyen, Jess Fink, Jeffrey Brown, and Jim Rugg joining the regular team of writer Ryan North and artists Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb for a special issue that kicks of with… dinosaurs! And if you haven’t seen it already, check out this [...]

10 to Note: Spring Preview 2014

10 to Note: Spring Preview 2014

Book hope springs eternal. It’s time to take a look at ten titles that I’m excited about for spring. Picture Books Help! We Need a Title! by Hervé Tullet May 13, 2014 | Candlewick Press | Grades PreK-1 I’m a sucker for inventive picture books and Hervé Tullet is the master of this realm. This [...]

Preview: Sabrina: The Magic Within, vol. 4

Preview: Sabrina: The Magic Within, vol. 4

Back in the middle of the manga boom, the Archie folks moved the character Sabrina the Teenage Witch to a manga style, written and mostly drawn by Tania del Rio. The format stayed the same, though—full-color monthly comics, not the black-and-white digests manga readers are accustomed to. Last year, they started re-releasing the comics as [...]

Preview: Betty and Veronica Double Digest #220

Preview: Betty and Veronica Double Digest #220

In the lead story of Betty and Veronica Double Digest #220, Veronica gets a necklace with a special power: When she kisses someone, she can see their first kiss. What could possibly go wrong? The digest will be out in comics shops today and in other outlets in a couple of weeks. Here’s a sneak [...]

Preview: Jughead Double Digest #199

Preview: Jughead Double Digest #199

Jughead is my favorite Archie character. His standoffish attitude makes it easier for the writers to put him in ridiculous situations that just wouldn’t work for the other characters. In the lead story of Jughead #199, for instance, he randomly moves a sign and somehow changes Riverdale forever. The digest will be out in comics [...]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #2

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #2

Last month, Caleb interviewed writer Sholly Fisch about the new series Scooby-Doo Team-Up, which will bring Scooby-Doo and crew together with DC superheroes, starting with Batman. Now here’s an exclusive preview of Scooby-Doo Team-Up #2, courtesy of DC Comics. Here’s the blurb: Holy overactive imagination! When Scarecrow attacks using his fear gas, only humans are [...]

Previews: Ring out the old year with Betty and Veronica

Previews: Ring out the old year with Betty and Veronica

We have a double dose of previews from Archie Comics today to finish out 2013 in style. Because tomorrow is a holiday, both these titles are available in comics shops today, and you will find them in other outlets in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, enjoy! Catalog information is after each preview. BETTY [...]

Preview: The Midas Flesh #1

Preview: The Midas Flesh #1

Remember the myth of King Midas, whose touch turned everything to gold? The Midas Flesh takes that story and runs with it: Midas never had a chance to have second thoughts, because everything that touched anything he touched turned to gold as well, until the entire earth was just one lump of gold. Thousands of [...]

Preview: Jughead Double Digest #198

Preview: Jughead Double Digest #198

Jughead is one of our favorite characters here at GC4K, so we’re pleased to present a preview of Jughead Double Digest #198, which is out tomorrow in comics shops and a bit later in the rest of the world. Here’s the 411 on this issue: Jughead’s a man of many things… a heavy appetite, fondness [...]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby Doo, Where Are You? #40

Exclusive Preview: Scooby Doo, Where Are You? #40

Yesterday, Caleb talked to writer Sholly Fisch about his new Scooby Doo Team-Up! series. Now here’s another taste of Sholly’s work: Scooby Doo, Where Are You? #40, which will be out in comics shops tomorrow. In this issue, Scooby Doo and the gang go undercover as delivery truck drivers to check out a ghost town [...]

Preview: Betty and Veronica Double Digest #218

Preview: Betty and Veronica Double Digest #218

Here’s a pre-Thansgiving treat: A preview of Betty and Veronica Double Digest #218, which leads off with a vintage story illustrated by Dan DeCarlo, who set the modern version of the Archie house style, and inked by his son, Jimmy. Full information is after the preview; the digest will be out in comic shops on [...]

Preview: Fraggle Rock Classics, vol. 2

Preview: Fraggle Rock Classics, vol. 2

Take a trip down memory lane with this preview of the second volume of Fraggle Rock Classics. This volume completes the reprinting of the original comics, which were first published in 1985-86. Archaia Entertainment (which is now part of BOOM! Studios) has published two volumes of new Fraggle Rock stories (based on the Jim Henson [...]

Preview: Regular Show: Skips #1

Preview: Regular Show: Skips #1

BOOM! Studios debuts another new series this week: Regular Show: Skips, which is a spinoff of their regular Regular Show series, based on the Cartoon Network show. In case you’re coming late to the party, the show, which has kind of an Adventure Time vibe, is about a blue jay and a raccoon who are [...]

Preview: Adventure Time Spooktacular

Preview: Adventure Time Spooktacular

The Adventure Time cartoon seems to be infinitely changeable, so it’s not surprising that they get their scare on for Halloween. Here’s a look at Adventure Time Spooktacular #1, which is out in comics shops today from BOOM! Studios. This issue includes four stories and a preview of the Steven Universe comic, which is based [...]

Preview: Archie Comics Spectacular: It’s a Date!

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Romance is in the air in Riverdale in the latest Archie collection, Archie Comics Specatacular: It’s a Date!, which features 128 pages of stories about romance. The standard Archie-Betty-Veronica triangle is there, of course, but we also get to see stories about other couples, such as Moose and Midge and Chuck and Nancy. The collection [...]