February 17, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

This Week’s Comics: Cucumbers and Trollhunters

Highlights from this week’s new releases include Archie Comics releasing a Marvel Comics Digest that features adventures with the Avengers and Black Panther working together. IDW Publishing finishes the mini series Goosebumps: Monsters at Midnight, with issue #3 while Lerner Publishing Group brings out the second volume of Whisker Sisters: The Mystery of the Tree Stump Ghost. […]

Collecting Comics: February 2018 by Ally Watkins

Happy February! Here are some comics and graphic novels that your teens and tweens will be asking for this month. Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson, illustrated by Emily Carroll (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, February 6). This is a graphic novel adaptation of the award-winning novel Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. Melinda is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Graphic Novels: A “Jane Eyre” Update, Pick for “Wimpy Kid” Fans, and More | January 2018 Xpress Reviews

Whether looking for a graphic novel update on the Bronte classic or a suggestion for readers of yuri (manga focusing on lesbian romance), these web-exclusive reviews present a sneak peek at recent titles.

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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, […]

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 […]

Review: ‘A Polar Bear in Love’ Vol. 1

A Polar Bear in Love Vol. 1 Writer/artist: Koromo Yen Press; $15 The world is simple. Every living thing sustains itself by eating another living thing that is weaker than itself. Polar bears, for example, eat seals. That’s a harsh reality, particularly for the seals that get eaten, but then, that’s just how nature works. […]

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 […]

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 […]

This Week’s Comics: Halloween’s Last Hurrah

Say goodbye to Halloween with some of the titles from this week’s new releases. Albatross Funnybooks collects the first volume of their all ages spooky series, Spookhouse. Arcana Studio releases Howard Lovecraft and the Undersea Kingdom ahead of Shout! Factory’s animated film adaptation, while IDW Publishing reunites two 80s franchises for another action-packed crossover adventure […]

This Week’s Comics: Monster Dogs

Before the ghosts and ghouls come to play, stock up on the books from this week’s new releases. DC Comics sends Scooby and the Gang to investigate a whole new haunt in the subatomic world with the Atom in Scooby-Doo Team-Up #31. IDW Publishing lets down their hair in Tangled: The Series Adventure Calling trade […]