March 19, 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 […]

Review: ‘The Golem’s Mighty Swing’

The Golem’s Mighty Swing By James Sturm Drawn and Quarterly The Golem’s Mighty Swing is a story set in an earlier, simpler time, when old men lounged on the porch of the general store, kids wore knickers and newsboy caps, and people lived in small towns where everybody knew everybody. You can almost smell the […]

Links: Cybils Finalists Announced

The nominees for the Cybils, the Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards, have been announced, and here are the finalists in the graphic novel categories: Elementary/Middle Grade Graphic Novels Pashmina, by Nidhi Chanani Real Friends, by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham Suee and the Shadow, by Ginger Ly and Molly Park The Big Bad […]

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 […]

Roundtable: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Happy New Year! As we leave 2017 behind and plunge into 2018, some of the Good Comics for Kids bloggers paused to look back at what they liked best about 2017—and what they are looking forward to in the new year! Johanna: My favorite thing about 2017 was attending SPX and MoCCA Fest, two of […]

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 […]

Exclusive: Dark Horse to Release New Edition of ‘House of Night’

Back in 2012, Dark Horse published House of Night: Legacy, a graphic novel written by P.C. and Kristin Cast, set in the same world as their House of Night prose novels. The story takes place after the first volume, and it consists of the characters telling stories about vampyres (that’s how they spell it) taking […]

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 […]

Exclusive: BOOM! to Publish Felipe Nunes’ ‘Dodo’

We have some exclusive news for you this morning: BOOM! Studios will publish the all ages graphic novel Dodo, by Felipe Nunes, in May 2018 in its KaBOOM imprint. Dodo was first published in Brazil, where Nunes lives and works; he is a protégé of Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá, the award-winning comics creators. Here’s […]

Archie Comics Launches Two New Series

Archie Comics has two new series under way, plus some big news about a new Sabrina show that is going straight to Netflix. Here’s a quick look at their latest announcements. First of all, Archie is bringing back the superhero team The Mighty Crusaders. The first issue, The Mighty Crusaders #1, debuts on December 6 […]

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!

Check Out the Top Ten Kids’ Graphic Novels of 2017!

The list is live! Every year, the Good Comics for Kids bloggers get together and pick the top ten graphic novels of the previous year. The Top Ten Graphic Novels of 2017 list is live now at the SLJ site; check it out, and stay tuned here for more reviews and news once we’ve slept […]

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 […]

Interview: ‘The Once and Future Queen’

It’s a pretty daring move to try retelling the King Arthur legend one more time, but in The Once and Future Queen, writers D.J. Kirkbride and Adam Knave and artist Nick Brokenshire rise to the task by moving beyond the usual tropes and reinventing not just the characters but the whole structure of the story. […]