December 11, 2016

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Exclusive Preview: ‘Betty & Veronica Friends Jumbo Comics Digest’ #252

Why are Betty and Veronica putting up Halloween decorations in December? Learn the answers to these and many other important questions in Betty & Veronica Friends Jumbo Comics Digest #252, on sale in comic shops next Wednesday. In the meantime, you can satisfy your curiosity about the window stickers by reading our preview of Dan […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Looney Tunes’ #234

Time for more comics fun with our exclusive preview of Looney Tunes #234: Yosemite Sam, that crooked riverboat gambler, is an old hand at dealing off the bottom, top and even the sides of the deck, so he figures Porky Pig will be an easy mark in a rigged game of poker. After all, Porky […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Archie 75th Anniversary Digest’ #4

Archie Comics has been emptying out the vaults over the past year to celebrate its 75th anniversary with a whole slew of digests and collections. This latest one, Archie 75th Anniversary Digest #4, celebrates Betty and Veronica, and it will be out on W…

10 to Note: Winter Preview 2017

Here’s how I come up with these 10 to Note lists: I go through every publisher catalog I can find. I mark any book that catches my eye (this could be for one of a bunch of different reasons) This usually results in a list of around 50-130 books. Now the listmaking happens. I start plugging […]

Exclusive Preview: Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #274

The holiday season is almost upon us, and preparations are being made in Riverdale! Our exclusive preview of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #274 includes two stories, one about Archie and Jughead going to the mall, the other about Archie trying to figure out where exactly to hang the mistletoe. The digest goes on sale on […]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #75

Scooby and the gang go behind the scenes of a fantasy-adventure TV show in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #75. Here’s the bird’s eye lowdown: Ordinarily, nothing would make Daphne happier than meeting the star of her favorite TV action show, Zorna the Warrior Woman. But when the set of her show is haunted by the […]

Exclusive Preview: Archie Giant Comics 75th Anniversary Book

More Archie 75th anniversary goodness! The Archie Giant Comics 75 Anniversary Book is a jumbo collection of 480 pages of vintage and modern Archie stories. It’s out in comic shops on November 9. Enjoy!

Exclusive Preview: Archie 75th Anniversary Digest #3

Archie Comics is celebrating its 75th birthday this year, and they are going through the vaults to bring out all sorts of interesting old comics. This preview of Archie 75th Anniversary Digest #3, due out in comic shops next week, includes a look at Archie’s debut—and Betty’s as well. These early characters look very different […]

Preview: Betty & Veronica Holiday Annual Digest #248

OK, yeah, it’s Halloween, but we’re going to rush the season just a bit, because before the candy goes stale, we’ll all be thinking about the holiday season. Betty and Veronica are just getting started in the lead story of Betty & Veronica Holiday Annual Digest #248; as always, the digest features a new story […]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #19

This month, Scooby and the gang team up with Zatanna to find her missing father in Scooby-Doo Team-Up #19. The comic is out on October 26, but we have a preview for you right here. Enjoy!

‘Korgi’ Is Back: A Preview and a Look at the Cover Process

As Lori noted on Friday, Christian Slade has released a new volume of Korgi, his wordless tale of a dog meeting fantastical creatures. Korgi, Book 4: The Problem with Potions will be out on October 18 in comic shops and November 1 in bookstores, and we’re happy to present not only a preview but an […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?’ #74

It’s not quite the phantom of the opera, but hilarious complications ensue in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #74, when Scooby and the gang are called in to investigate mysterious happenings behind the scenes of a musical about American history. Sound familiar? Here’s the blurb: Scooby and the gang go backstage at Broadway’s hottest musical—“Franklin!”—when ghosts […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?’ #74

It’s not quite the phantom of the opera, but hilarious complications ensue in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #74, when Scooby and the gang are called in to investigate mysterious happenings behind the scenes of a musical about American history. Sound familiar? Here’s the blurb: Scooby and the gang go backstage at Broadway’s hottest musical—“Franklin!”—when ghosts […]

10 to Note: Fall Preview 2016

Here’s how these previews work: I look at all the books. I pick 10 that jump out to me. I share them with you. Here we go – this batch will all arrive in September, October, and November. Picture Books A Well-Mannered Young Wolf by Jean Leroy, illustrated by Matthieu Maudet October 3, 2016 | Eerdmans […]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #18

It’s Scooby in space! Scooby-Doo and his fellow super-canines form a pooch posse and head for the stars in Scooby-Doo Team-Up #18: Can it be? The entire universe threatened by the spectral spirit of Canis Major, the dog star? To get to the bottom of the space-spanning mystery, canine crimebuster Scooby will have to team […]

Preview: The Crusty Nibs

It’s been two years since we checked in with the Crusty Nibs. You know The Crusty Nibs, right? The collective of author/illustrators based in the Chicago area, including (but not limited to) Stacy Curtis, Larry Day, Chris Sheban, Eric Rohmann, Tom Lichtenheld, Jeff Newman, and Matthew Cordell? It seems like a good time to check […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Archie’s Funhouse Jumbo Comics Digest’ #22

Let’s kick off the week with some comics! In the brand-new lead story to Archie’s Funhouse Jumbo Comics Digest #22, Archie decides to bake a birthday cake for Betty, undeterred by his complete lack of ability or experience. Oh, and Jughead helps out. The title of this story is a bit of a spoiler—”Caketastrophe!” We […]

Cover Reveal: ‘Science Comics: Flying Machines’

You’re seeing it here first: Today we have an exclusive first look at the cover for the latest entry in First Second’s Science Comics line, Science Comics: Flying Machines, by Alison Wilgus and Molly Brooks. We have a couple of the interior pages for you too with a look at the young Wilbur and Orville […]

Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?’ #73

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #73 gets all meta: Four color fear! When Velma’s favorite graphic novel character leaps off the comic page to terrorize the city, it’s up to the Mystery Gang to become dark fright detectives to stop this imaginary character from becoming a real life super-villain. Yes, that’s right, it’s a comic about […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?’ #72

Once you see the pun at the end of the blurb for Scooby-doo, Where Are You? #72, you’ll wonder why it took them so long to come up with this idea: From grizzled outlaws to sequined songstresses, the cream of country music has come together for a gala, foot-stompin’ benefit concert…except for one small problem: […]