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February 5, 2016

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Exclusive Preview: ‘Archie 1000 Page Comics Shindig’

The Archie Comics folks have 75 years worth of comics in their library, and they don’t let them sit idle: Every so often they collect a big chunk of them into a giant digest. The latest one is the Archie 1000 Page Comics Shindig. It’s going to be released on Wednesday (and you will be […]

Preview: ‘World of Archie Winter Annual’ #56

It’s preview time again, and today we have a preview of Fernando Ruiz’s lead story in the World of Archie Winter Annual #56. While the Archie folks have revamped their flagship line of single-issue comics with a new look and slightly more mature storylines, they continue to run new stories in the traditional Archie style […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Archie’s Funhouse Double Digest #18′

We’re starting the week off with some good clean fun: An exclusive preview of Archie’s Funhouse Double Digest #18. This one kicks off with an original story by Bill Golliher and Fernando Ruiz: Poor Pop Tate is at wits’ end and could use a break—thankfully Archie & the gang have volunteered to run the Chocklit […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo Team-Up #14′

DC Comics continues pairing up its classic characters with the Mystery Inc. gang in Scooby-Doo Team-Up #14, with Aquaman as this month’s special guest. Here’s the blurb: The surface world is threatened by an ancient menace from beneath the sea! This looks like a job for Scuba-Doo! Aquaman, Scooby and the gang will have to […]

Exclusive Preview: Betty & Veronica Comics Annual #240

We have a special treat for this post-holiday Tuesday: An exclusive preview of Betty & Veronica Annual #240. I know what you’re thinking: “Whoa, their 240th annual? Did the Founding Fathers have copies of Betty & Veronica hidden inside their hand-written copies of the Declaration of Independence?” Sadly, no; this publication is usually called Betty […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?’ #65

Start your Saturday right with our exclusive preview of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #65: When the gang’s weekly aerobics class at their local gym is interrupted by the ghostly Fitness Freak, shaping up turns to freaking out! Suddenly, the gym’s patrons can’t get away fast enough. (Too bad Scooby and Shaggy forgot that stationary bikes […]

Preview: ‘The Legend of Wonder Woman’ #7

Here’s a sneak peek at the digital-first comic The Legend of Wonder Woman #7: Themyscira is alive with the sounds of Amazons on the hunt. Will they find their prey before Diana has a chance to rescue the outsider who fell from the sky? If you like what you see, it’s out on December 24 […]

Exclusive Preview: He-Man: The Eternity War #13

If you like good old-fashioned comics battle adventure stories, this is the comic for you! He-Man: The Eternity War #13 is available in comic shops next Wednesday; check out the preview pages below for a taste.

Exclusive Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?’ #64

Have some fun with those meddling kids in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #64: Try solving a mystery—while you’re behind bars! When a rash of robberies in Crystal Cove all point to Mystery Inc. as the perpetrators, they get locked up in jail. But if the gang isn’t responsible, then why do the felons look so […]

10 to Note: Winter Preview 2016

I’ve gathered you here to talk about some books. Ten books. And these ten books have something in common: all will be published in the next three months. This brings me to the other commonality – I’m excited about them all. So excited, in fact, I added one bonus book. Eleven in all. Picture Books […]

Preview: ‘Archie’ #4

Here’s a sneak peek at the next issue of Archie, in which the infamous “lipstick incident” is revealed. Archie Comics rebooted their flagship title earlier this year, with writer Mark Waid scripting a slightly more realistic version of Riverdale; in this issue, Annie Wu takes over the art duties from Fiona Staples. We liked the […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘He-Man: The Eternity War’ #12

Today’s preview is of the action-packed He-Man: The Eternity War #12; here’s the blurb: By the Power of Grayskull, the universe stands on the brink of annihilation! Only He-Man can save us. But to do so, he must first escape the clutches of King Hssss, the serpent Master of Disguise! Can He-Man overcome a monster […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Teen Titans Go!’ #12

Time for some Saturday morning fun with our exclusive preview of Teen Titans Go! #12: Raven thought things couldn’t get any worse after Starfire posted an online dating profile…until she posted one for Raven, too! But she quickly learns things can get a whole lot worse when their “perfect dates” start showing up at their […]

Preview: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #62

Mystery, Inc. takes a spa day in our exclusive preview of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #62. Here’s the 411: After Scooby’s not-so-monthly bath spoils Daphne’s sacred beauty regimen, she enlists Velma for a day at the spa! But lounging around in towels is only fun until the towels turn on you. And when there’s a […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Looney Tunes’ #227

Daffy Duck tangles with the IRS in Looney Tunes #227, which will be out in comic shops on Wednesday: When IRS investigator Egghead appears on Daffy’s doorstep, Daffy panics and tries everything he can to get rid of him. Let’s see if Daffy can get through all the red tape—or will the red tape (literally!) […]

Preview: ‘No Ivy League’

Yesterday we brought you an interview with Hazel Newlevant, creator of the graphic memoir No Ivy League. Today we’re bringing you an extended preview, so you can see the story for yourself. This is a young adult comic about Newlevant’s first job, pulling ivy in public parks. Here’s how she described the story in our […]

2015 Preview Interview: Enchanted Lion Books

I’ve been doing Preview Interviews for a while now, but one thing I’ve never done is conducted one over the telephone. This phoneless streak cannot not stand, I say! So a couple weeks back, I called publisher Claudia Bedrick to chat about the fall/winter releases from Enchanted Lion Books, purveyor of some of the most […]

10 to Note: Fall Preview 2015

*Sniff* *Sniff* You smell that? It’s the aroma of pumpkin spice. Whenever that scent hits my nostrils, I know that it’s time. Time to look at fall books. Here are the titles coming out in September, October, and November that I have my eye – nay, nose – on. Picture Books Robo-Sauce by Adam Rubin, illustrated […]

Preview: ‘Archie’ #3

As you have probably heard by now, Archie Comics rebooted their flagship series two months ago with a new look and a new, more “realistic” sensibility. The first story arc is written by Mark Waid (Daredevil) and illustrated by Fiona Staples (Saga), and we discussed the first issue thoroughly in our Archie Roundtable last month. […]

Previews: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #61

Let’s kick off this Labor Day weekend with an advance peek at Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #61. Here’s the executive summary: Usually, Shaggy and Scooby are the ones running scared, so the mystery’s even more mysterious when Velma’s being hounded by a courtroom creature her teammates can’t see! Velma’s not the type to cry wolf […]