May 25, 2018

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Gina Gagliano Has Big Plans for Random House Graphic

Brigid Alverson sat down with Gagliano at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, in her brief week between jobs, to discuss what she hopes to accomplish at Random House Graphic.

This Week’s Comics: A Festival of Mummies

Highlights from this week’s new releases include Fruit Ninja Volume 1 Frenzy Force, from Andrews McMeel’s Amp imprint, which tells the story behind the popular game. First Second travels to The Melody Kingdom in the third volume of the Cucumber Quest series, while Kids Can Press lets the dogs out in their companion series to […]

This Week’s Comics: Fungal Field of Dreams

Highlights from this week’s new releases include BOOM! Studios heading down to Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock for issue #1 of a new story. Lerner Publishing Group continues their wordless series Game for Adventure with volume 3 Chavo the Invisible while Random House for Young Readers releases the second volume of 5 Worlds, The Cobalt Prince. […]

This Week’s Comics: Ghost Dogs and Cute Kittens

May the Fourth be with you as you enjoy Free Comic Book Day this weekend! Besides getting some free comics, support your LCS by also picking up some titles from this week’s new releases. First Second releases the first volume Chasma Knights, a new series about making old toys new again. Lion Forge has a […]

Collecting Comics: May 2018 with Ally Watkins

Check out these May comics and graphic novels that your teens and tweens will be clamoring for! Goldie Vance, Volume 4 by Hope Larson and Jackie Ball, illustrated by Elle Power, colors by Sarah Stern (BOOM! Box, May 1). Goldie Vance is back! In Volume 4 of her adventures, sixteen year old ameteur sleuth Goldie […]

This Week’s Comics: Heroes and Legends

Highlights from this week’s new releases include a new Casper series from American Mythology Productions, where everyone’s favorite friendly ghost teams up with other Harvey pals, starting with Wendy, the Good Little Witch in Casper and Wendy #1. First Second releases a new graphic novel about finding your place with Be Prepared while Lion Forge […]

Collecting Comics: April 2018 with Ally Watkins

Check out these April comics that your teens and tweens will love!   Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter by Marcus Sedgwick, illustrated by Thomas Taylor (First Second, April 3). Scarlett is from a long line of monster hunters, and she’s determined to keep her family’s legacy alive, even if she’s too young to be licensed by […]

“Real Friends,” “Spill Zone” Among Inaugural Graphic Literature Award Nominees

In an attempt to bring more “legitimacy and respect” to comics and graphic novels, graphic literature gets its own awards.

This Week’s Comics: Mega Goosebumps

Highlights from this week’s new releases include box sets of popular titles DC Super Hero Girls from DC comics and Raina Telgemeier Collection from Graphix. Check out the a collection of British comics with the Phoenix Colossal Comics Collection also from Graphix while Boom! Studios kicks off their event series “Shattered Grid” in Mighty Morphin […]

This Week’s Comics: ScienceStruck

Highlights from this week’s new comic releases include BOOM! Studios finishing their latest run of the Jim Henson’s The Storyteller series with Fairies #4. Charmz releases the third volume of  Chloe, Frenemies,  while IDW Publishing concludes their mini-series with Samurai Jack: Quantum Jack #5, which includes a revelation fans of Samurai Jack won’t want to miss. […]

This Week’s Comics: Sci-Fu Shoes

Highlights from this week’s list of new releases include a new Phoebe and Her Unicorn, Volume 7 Unicorn of Many Hats. Archie Comics finds a new foe for Cosmo in issue #3, while Lion Forge introduces a new superhero, Encounter, an alien who can change shape and fights crime on Earth. The List: ACTION LAB […]

Book Review: Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World by Pénélope Bagieu

Publisher’s description Throughout history and across the globe, one characteristic connects the daring women of Brazen: their indomitable spirit. With her characteristic wit and dazzling drawings, celebrated graphic novelist Pénélope Bagieu profiles the lives of these feisty female role models, some world famous, some little known. From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison or Josephine Baker to […]

This Week’s Comics: Stretching Folklore

Highlights from this week’s comics include the start of the new mini series from Action Lab Entertainment’s Ghoul Scouts, I was a Tweenage Werewolf #1. Archie Comics releases the first trade of their new Classic Archie series, Your Pal Archie, while Toon Books continues their “Laugh and Learn” series, this time looking at the slowest […]

This Week’s Comics: Cats Trolling Dogs

Highlights from this week’s new releases include Marvel Comics giving the Inhumans’ giant teleporting dog his own series with Lockjaw #1. Tundra Books gives younger readers a super read with Narwhal and Jelly Volume 2: Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt, while Viz Media gives everyone playful kitties with Neko Atsume Kitty Collector: Where Am I […]

YA A to Z: Comics 101 with Ally Watkins

Today as we continue YA A to Z, our very own TLTer Ally Watkins is discussing Comics 101 with us. She writers our monthly Collecting Comics feature. Comics are wildly popular and fun, but they aren’t always the easiest thing to collect for libraries. But our patrons love comics, so a little information about how […]

This Week’s Comics: Capture Sami

Highlights from this week’s new releases include DC Comics handing out some Young Justice with Volume 2, a large trade stuffed with 12 full issues. IDW Publishing combs out the first issue of Tangled the Series, while Archie Comics continues the rock tour through time and space with Archies #5. The List: ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT […]

Book Review: The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

Publisher’s description Paris, at the dawn of the modern age: Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride—or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia—the hottest fashion […]

This Week’s Comics: Dressmakers and Scoundrels

Love is in the air…the love for this week’s new releases! Archie Comics continues their new space adventure series, Cosmo #2. Boom! Studios brings back the kids of Backstagers with a Valentine’s Intermission #1, while Harper Collins Publishers makes being President cool again with their new series Action Presidents, starting with Volume 1 George Washington […]

Book Review: Is This Guy For Real?: The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman by Box Brown

Publisher’s description Comedian and performer Andy Kaufman’s resume was impressive—a popular role on the beloved sitcom Taxi, a high-profile stand-up career, and a surprisingly successful stint in professional wrestling. Although he was by all accounts a sensitive and thoughtful person, he’s ironically best remembered for his various contemptible personas, which were so committed and so convincing […]

This Week’s Comics: Regal Samurai

Take some time before the big game to check out some of the titles from this week’s new releases. Boom! Studios continues the adventures of Antimony with volume 6 of Gunnerkrigg Court. Drawn and Quarterly has the next volume of the classic yokai manga with Kitaro Volume 5: The Vampire Slayer, and IDW Publishing brings […]