February 23, 2018

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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 […]

Comics Writer Don McGregor Talks “Black Panther”

Writer Don McGregor redefined the “Black Panther” comic series in the 1970s with an all-black cast. He talks to SLJ about his work, returning to the character, and the upcoming film adaptation.

Book Review: I Love This Part by Tillie Walden

Publisher’s description Two girls in a small town in the USA kill time together as they try to get through their days at school. They watch videos, share earbuds as they play each other songs and exchange their stories. In the process they form a deep connection and an unexpected relationship begins to develop. In […]

This Week’s Comics: Trickster W.I.T.C.H.

Chase away the chill with some of the titles from this week’s new releases. Dark Horse Comics warms things up with issue #3 of the second Zodiac Starforce series, Cries of the Fire Prince. Seven Seas Entertainment turns up the cuteness with volume 4 of Plum Crazy: Tales of a Tiger-Striped Cat while Vertical Comics […]

This Week’s Comics: Waking Rose

Mystery and monsters fill up this week’s list of new releases. Bongo Comics sets super sleuth Lisa Simpson loose in the newest Simpson Comics #242. Lion Forge continues their monster series Wrapped Up #4 with some Kaiju-sized monster action, while Marvel Comics’ own Kaiju Kid has his own sleuthing to do in Monsters Unleashed #10. […]

This Week’s Comics: Ghosts at the Museum

A new year means plenty of new releases on this week’s list. BOOM! Studios continues the adventures of Mech Cadet Yu as the series becomes an ongoing with issue #5. Lion Forge releases a new fantasy series with Dream of the Butterfly Volume 1 Rabbits of the Moon, while Papercutz debuts a new series of […]

Collecting Comics: January 2018, by Ally Watkins

Welcome to the January 2018 edition of Collecting Comics! Here are some comics to put in your collection for your teens and tweens for the New Year! Hawkeye, Kate Bishop, Volume 2: Masks by Kelly Thompson, illustrated by Leonard Romero (Marvel, January 2). Kate Bishop aka Hawkeye (not that Hawkeye) finally gets a lead on […]

This Week’s Comics: Super Janes

Greet the new year with some of the new releases from this week’s comics! Archie Comics sends the two famous girls from Riverdale to meet the famous Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau in Betty and Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #259. Boom! Studios rounds out the year with the final issue of Misfit City #8, […]

Holy Street Sign! Bronx Road Named for Batman Creator Bill Finger

Batman fans, city officials, students, and others gathered to celebrate the dedication of Bill Finger Way.

This Week’s Comics: Fairy Guardians

Make the yuletide happy with some of the titles from this week’s new releases. Graphix releases Dogman Volume 4, Dog Man and Cat Kid. IDW Publishing gets together another Disney comic series with Donald and Mickey Quarterly: Treasure Archipelago #1 while Seven Seas Entertainment brings out a classic for tweens with a manga twist, Pollyanna […]

This Week’s Comics: My Little Squirrel Girl

Wrap up some of this week’s new releases for a happy holiday surprise. Boom! Studios releases trades of two of their popular titles, Brave Chef Brianna and Misfit City. IDW Publishing sets a holiday mood with Angry Birds Comics Quarterly Monsters and Mistletoe, while Drawn and Quarterly releases the first Moomin comic strip with Moomin […]

This Week’s Comics: Jet Dimensions

This week’s new releases doesn’t need a jump start to get the fun going! BOOM! Studios starts a new series based on a Nickelodeon property, Rocko’s Modern Life #1. DC Comics releases a new volume of Batman and Robin Adventures, set in the Batman: The Animated Series universe, while IDW Publishing continues their adaptation of […]

Collecting Comics: December 2017 Edition, by Ally Watkins

Welcome to the December 2017 edition of Collecting Comics! Here are a few suggestions of things coming out this month that your teens and tweens will enjoy! Gotham Academy, Second Semester, Volume 2: The Ballad of Olive Silverlock by Brendan Fletcher, Becky Cloonan, and Karl Kerschl, illustrated by Adam Archer (DC Comics, December 5). In […]

This Week’s Comics: Squids Unleashed

What’s better than leftovers? All the titles from this week’s new releases! DC Comics collects the last half of Gotham Academy Second Semester with The Ballad of Olive Silverlock. IDW Publishing brings back the Powerpuff Girls with the new mini series The Bureau Of Bad #1, while Seven Seas Entertainment continues the adventures of the […]

This Week’s Comics: Day of the Dog

This week’s new releases are as bountiful as a Thanksgiving dinner. Action Lab Entertainment plays a dangerous game of “Simon Says”  in Miraculous #16. Archie Comic Publications give Betty and Veronica a makeover with the new series Vixens #1 while Marvel Comics unleashes their inner monsters with new superhero Kaiju Kid in Monsters Unleashedv #8. […]

This Week’s Comics: Red’s Raven

There is so much to give thanks for on this week’s list of new releases! Action Lab Entertainment releases the second volume of Hero Cats’ lone crusader, Midnight Over Stellar City. Boom! Studios finishes its giant robot series Mech Cadet Yu with issue #4, while Joe Book celebrates the 80th anniversary of the first Disney […]

This Week’s Comics: Squirrel Girl Tales

Take a break from raking those falling leaves to check out some of the new releases from this week’s list. Drawn and Quarterly releases some stranger things with Kitaro Volume 4 Kitaro’s Strange Adventures. IDW Publishing brings Skylanders back for a new series with Spyro and Friends Quarterly Goldslinger #1 while Roaring Brook Press gets […]