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January 28, 2015

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2015 Preview Interview: Groundwood Books

2015 Preview Interview: Groundwood Books

If you’re interested in diverse children’s books that take chances, take a look at what Canadian publisher Groundwood puts out. I shot the email breeze with Groundwood publisher Sheila Berry about their upcoming books. (click images to enlarge) Travis Jonker: Alright. 2014: surprises? Good News? Things you were especially happy about at Groundwood? We were […]

Exclusive Preview: He-Man: The Eternity War #2

Exclusive Preview: He-Man: The Eternity War #2

Most of our previews are for comics for young children; this one is pitched at an older audience (it’s rated 12+) but it’s based on a toy many of us remember from our childhoods: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. He-Man: The Eternity War has He-Man, She-Ra, and Teela leading their troops in a […]

2015 Preview Interview: Owlkids Books

2015 Preview Interview: Owlkids Books

Owlkids is a Canadian publisher that more folks in the U.S. should know about. I tracked down Owlkids publisher Karen Boersma to reminisce on 2014 and look ahead to 2015. (click images to enlarge) Travis: Any surprises from last year? Things you were especially happy about at Owlkids? Karen Boersma: Probably the biggest surprise was The Flat […]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #53

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #53

Scooby-Doo and his Mystery, Inc., colleagues head south of the Mason-Dixon line in this week’s preview of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #53. Here’s the scoop: When Scooby and the gang head down to Georgia to investigate a haunting in a stately Southern mansion, their investigation is interrupted by a ghost-hunting reality show created to solve […]

Preview: Roger Langridge’s Abigail and the Snowman #1

Preview: Roger Langridge’s Abigail and the Snowman #1

Roger Langridge’s new series Abigail and the Snowman kicked off on the very last day of 2014, which means you can find the comic in comics shops or on comiXology right now! This series sounds like it has a bit of Jellaby, a bit of Amelia Rules, maybe even a bit of Frosty the Snowman […]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #8

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #8

Let’s kick off the new year with a preview of one of the best new kids’ comics of 2014! Scooby-Doo Team-Up is basically one big series of crossovers; in Scooby-Doo Team-Up #7 (previewed here) Scooby and his Mystery Inc. colleagues met up with the Flintstones, and in Scooby-Doo Team-Up #8, available January 7 in comic […]

Preview: Voltron: From Days of Long Ago

Preview: Voltron: From Days of Long Ago

This preview is unusual: It’s the beginning of the end of the Voltron story. The original Voltron cartoon show turned 30 this year, and Viz put out a special anniversary book, Voltron: From Days of Long Ago, to celebrate; I interviewed the editors at Robot 6, and we mentioned it in our gift guide as […]

Exclusive Preview: Teen Titans Go! #7

There’s another fun and action-packed issue of Teen Titans Go! coming your way this Wednesday, and we have an exclusive preview of it here! Here’s what’s going on: When Starfire develops a massive crush on the latest teen pop sensation, Robin will stop at nothing to recapture her attention – even if he must become […]

Preview: Archie Comics Annual #256

Preview: Archie Comics Annual #256

Although the title makes it sound like Archie Comics have been around since Colonial times, I’m pretty sure that the Archie Comics Annual #256 is the latest in a series of Archie digests that got its name changed somewhere along the way. Anyway, here’s a quick preview; it came out yesterday in comic shops. Enjoy!

Preview: Looney Tunes #222

Preview: Looney Tunes #222

Our Saturday morning preview this week is based on a classic Saturday morning cartoon: Looney Tunes #222, which is out in comic shops on December 3. Here’s the 411: Bugs in space! Marvin the Martian visits his outer space neighbor Bugs Bunny to borrow a cup of sugar – and to take over the universe! […]

Preview: Capture Creatures #1

Fresh comics this week from BOOM! Studios’ kids’ imprint, kaBOOM! Frank Gibson and Becky Dreistadt are no strangers to lovers of indy comics and webcomics; their Tiny Kitten Teeth is a charming webcomic done in a retro, Little Golden Books sort of style. Now they are teaming up for a new comics series, Capture Creatures, […]

Exclusive Preview: Teen Titans Earth One, vol. 1

Exclusive Preview: Teen Titans Earth One, vol. 1

We have something special for you today: An exclusive first look at vol. 1 of Teen Titans Earth One, a new original graphic novel by Jeff Lemire and Terry Dodson. From the website: “In this new, original graphic novel, the young heroes of the Teen Titans never felt like normal kids…but they had no idea […]

Preview: Lumberjanes #8

Preview: Lumberjanes #8

It’s been a while since we have featured any Lumberjanes on this site, so here’s a look at Lumberjanes #8, due out this week in comic shops, which wraps up the first story arc. Here’s the 411: This crazy war between Apollo and Artemis finally reaches its peak and it’s up to the Lumberjanes to […]

Sara Varon Has Been Busy: An Exclusive First Look at Her New Projects

Sara Varon Has Been Busy: An Exclusive First Look at Her New Projects

Sara Varon is the creator of the first book I ever reviewed on this blog – Robot Dreams. I’ve been enjoying her work ever since, including Chicken and Cat Clean Up in 2009 and Odd Duck last year. Today I’m happy to announce that Sara has a batch of new projects in the works. Let’s hear […]

Preview: ‘Mouse Guard: Baldwin the Brave’

Preview: ‘Mouse Guard: Baldwin the Brave’

Just in time for the holidays, here’s a new, stand-alone book of Mouse Guard stories. Mouse Guard: Baldwin the Brave collects six short stories, four that originally appeared on Free Comic Book Day and two that are brand new, in a slim, hardcover volume. As creator David Petersen explains in the introduction, the stories are […]

10 to Note: Winter Preview 2015

10 to Note: Winter Preview 2015

Why ten? Why not 20? 30? Seriously, tell me. Narrowing an entire season’s worth of books to just ten titles is tricky business. But I managed to wrestle my way to the magic number. Here, then, are ten books that I’m looking forward to this winter. Picture Books I Don’t Want to be a Frog! […]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #51

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #51

Saturday morning cartoons may have vanished from TV, but here at Good Comics for Kids we still like to kick off the weekend with a good comic—and what better one than that former Saturday morning classic, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? Here’s a sneak peek at Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #51, which will be available in […]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #7

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #7

We’ve got something special for you today: An exclusive preview of Scooby-Doo Team-Up #7, which is a Scooby-Doo/Flintstones crossover. Here’s the 411: When a test of Dr. Albrick Einstone’s time machine goes awry, Scooby and the gang find themselves the unexpected guests of everyone’s favorite modern Stone Age family, the Flintstones! And they’ve arrived just […]

Preview: Costume Quest

Preview: Costume Quest

Costume Quest is a new, Halloween-themed graphic novel from Oni Press that’s apparently based on a video game, although you don’t have to be familiar with the game to enjoy the book—I can testify to this personally. Here’s the blurb: Hot on the heels of the freshly announced video game Costume Quest 2, Oni Press […]

Preview: Mishka and the Sea Devil

Preview: Mishka and the Sea Devil

Mishka and the Sea Devil is a new release from the small publisher Action Lab (known around these parts as the publisher of Princeless) that came out during New York Comic Con last week. I can’t find a catalog page on the site for it, but here’s the info from their marketing e-mail: Eleven days […]