January 22, 2018

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Exclusive Preview: Looney Tunes #241

It’s Saturday morning, so we have some classic Saturday morning cartoon fun for you in this exclusive preview of Looney Tunes #241. When Granny brings her pets to the movies, Sylvester sees the darkened theater as the perfect place for his favorite snack: a bucket of hot buttered Tweety! As if! As usual the fun […]

Preview: ‘World of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest’ #75

We’re kicking off the week with a bit of topical humor from the Archie folks—yes, you read that right! In the new lead story to World of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #75, Archie and the gang start a movement to protest the cancellation of their favorite TV show, Game of Crowns. Plus we have a […]

Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?’ #89

Pizza time! Scooby and the gang go to their favorite pizzeria in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #89, but their meal is interrupted by a fiery, kale-hating ghost: Is there such a thing as bad pizza?! According to the ghost of Gerolamo, there is! Can the gang solve this mystery before Shaggy and Scooby go through […]

Preview: ‘Archie & Me Digest’ #3

Here’s an advance look at Archie & Me Digest #3, which features a new lead story in the traditional style by Archie veterans Dan Parent and Bill Galvan. The comic goes on sale on December 27. Enjoy!

Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo Team-Up’ #33

Scooby-Doo and the Mystery, Inc., gang head to the 31st century in Scooby-Doo Team-Up #33 to help the Legion of Super Heroes get the ghost of Ferro Lad out of their headquarters: The Legion of Super Heroes’ clubhouse is haunted—and the only one who can crack the case is that so-called “legendary ghost-hunter from history,” […]

Preview: ‘Your Pal Archie’ #5

Earlier this year, Archie Comics launched yet another version of its flagship comic with Your Pal Archie, which is drawn in a hybrid style that falls between the traditional Archie house style and the new look of its rebooted, more “mature” Riverdale comics. Your Pal Archie is written and inked by Ty Templeton and penciled […]

Preview: ‘Scooby Doo, Where Are You?’ #88

This weekend’s preview is an early look at Scooby Doo, Where Are You? #88: Mystery for sale! When Fred decides to trade the Mystery Machine in for a new ride, the gang heads to Earnest Eddie’s Emporium of used cars. But the scary Slimmer Man that haunts the lot will do anything to make sure […]

Preview: ‘Scooby Doo, Where Are You?’ #88

This weekend’s preview is an early look at Scooby Doo, Where Are You? #88: Mystery for sale! When Fred decides to trade the Mystery Machine in for a new ride, the gang heads to Earnest Eddie’s Emporium of used cars. But the scary Slimmer Man that haunts the lot will do anything to make sure […]

Preview: ‘Betty and Veronica Friends Winter Annual’ #257

Here’s a look at Betty and Veronica Friends Winter Annual #257, featuring a brand-new lead story written by Dan Parent, as well as lots of winter hijinks. The comic goes on sale on December 7 in comic shops. Enjoy!

10 to Note: Winter Preview 2018

After scouring publisher catalogs while hopped up on LaCroix and trail mix, I am here with ten books coming in December, January, and February that I am looking forward to. To which I am looking forward? That to forward am I looking? Whatever grammar rules I am flaunting, don’t let that distract from the books. […]

Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo Team-Up’ #32

One of the great things about Scooby-Doo Team-Up is that the series is an opportunity to bring back some cool lesser known characters of the past. In Scooby-Doo Team-Up #32, the Mystery, Inc., team meets up with Atom Ant, who had his own Hanna-Barbera cartoon back in the 1960s. Here’s the blurb: Atom Ant knows […]

Preview: ‘Betty & Veronica Double Digest’ #258

It’s holiday time in Riverdale, and in this week’s preview of Betty & Veronica Double Digest #258, the Archie gang gets a visit from Noelle Claus, the daughter of the Big Guy himself! We’ve got a preview of that for you this morning, followed by a slice of a classic story illustrated by Dan DeCarlo. […]

Preview: Looney Tunes #240

Let’s kick off the weekend with a few old-timey yuks from Looney Tunes #240. Do kids these days still watch gangster movies? Even if they don’t, the tropes are probably familiar from cartoons. Here’s the birds-eye lowdown on this caper: Fresh off their latest caper, Rocky and Mugsy hole up in their secret hideout…when the […]

Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?’ #87

It’s the hippies vs. the lumberjacks when the Mystery, Inc. gang gets in the middle of an environmental brouhaha in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #87. Conservationists and lumberjacks square off over the fate of a forest…until both sides are under attack by the Wraith of the Redwoods! Scooby-Doo and Mystery Inc. are called in to […]

Preview: ‘World of Archie Christmas Annual’ #73

We’re pushing back on the Halloween madness with a Christmas preview! Here’s an early look at World of Archie Christmas Annual #73, which will be out in comic shops tomorrow, November 1. If you have a hankering for the old-school Archie style, you should know that each digest includes a new story in the traditional […]

Preview: ‘Archie Holiday Annual’ #283

It’s almost Halloween, and you know what that means: Time to start thinking about the holidays! The Archie folks are kicking things off with Archie Holiday Annual #283, featuring an original story by Dan Parent and Bill Golliher. The comic comes …

Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo Team-Up’ #31

Let’s get small this Monday morning with a preview of Scooby-Doo Team-Up #31! Scooby and the gang get positively microscopic when they pay a visit to The Atom: Normally, ghosts make Shaggy want to curl up small to hide. But that won’t help him his time—not when the Atom shrinks Scooby and the gang down […]

Preview: ‘Teen Titans Go!’ #24

Here’s a cure for the Monday blues: A preview of Teen Titans Go! #24, in which our try to build team spirit with a party game but end up in another dimension: Things get “Twisted” when the Titans borrow a game Starfire brought from home. Who knew they’d merge into one giant pizza-eating, self-destructive bundle […]

Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?’ #86

It’s a holiday for some people and a just another Monday for others, but either way, it’s a good day to kick back with some spooky fun. Here’s an advance look at Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #86, which hits comic shops on Wednesday: When Velma is forced to stay awake in a hospital bed for […]

Trailer: ‘Spooky & the Strange Tales: Monster Inn’

We’re kicking off the first week of October with a spooky book trailer to get us into the Halloween spirit! Spooky & the Strange Tales: Monster Inn by Carine-M and Élian Black’mor, a lighthearted story about a mysterious little girl staying in a boardinghouse for monsters. Check it out: Carine-M and Élian Black’mor are a […]