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This Week’s Comics: Barbie is the New Pink


Oh my gosh, there are so many great books out this week, I don’t even know where to start! Action Lab Entertainment tells the beginnings of Lady Bug and Cat Noir in the trade paperback Miraculous Origins. Boom! Studios releases Garfield’s first original graphic novel with Garfield’s Big Fat Hairy Adventure, while Dark Horse Comics releases […]

Review: ‘Johnny Boo Goes Like This’


Johnny Boo Goes Like This Writer/artist: James Kochalka Top Shelf Productions; $9.99 James Kochalka has a special facility for stream-of-conscious storytelling that mimics the sorts of stories small children might tell adults: This happened, and this happened, and then this happened, and so on. It’s a relatively rare quality, even among those who make their […]

Review: ‘The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up The Marvel Universe’

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up The Marvel Universe Writer: Ryan North Artist: Erica Henderson Marvel; $24.99 Rated T for Teen What could possibly be better than The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl? How about two Unbeatable Squirrel Girls? That’s the basic premise of the new original graphic novel The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up The Marvel […]

‘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 […]

This Week’s Comics: Space Battle Korgi


New releases this week walk a little on the creepy side with the festival of frights just around the corner. Drawn and Quarterly brings out the next volume of yokai goodness with Kitaro Meets Nurarihyon, while Archie Comics has more Halloween hijinks in World of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #63. Viz Media releases another compilation […]

Review: ‘Betty Boop #1′


Betty Boop #1 Writer: Roger Langridge Artist: Gisele Lagace Dynamite Entertainment; $3.99 Rated T+ Betty Boop is perhaps unusual among cartoon characters for being one of the few that everybody knows, but relatively few have actually seen seen in her native medium of 1930s cartoon shorts. Her name, striking image and maybe even her voice […]

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 […]

This Week’s Comics: Enchanted Tiki Scouts


Haunt your local comic book store for some of this week’s new releases. Archie Comics gets their scare on with Betty and Veronica Friends Halloween Annual Digest #251. Dynamite Entertainment reintroduces an iconic character with Betty Boop #1, and Tundra Books has a new series for emerging readers featuring a waffle loving Narwhal and his […]

March Named National Book Award Finalist

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The 2016 National Book Finalists have been announced. In the Young People’s category, March Book 3 by Senator John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell has been named. Published by Top Shelf, the March Trilogy immediately garnered much acclaim and attention for its compelling story and visual excellence. Upon hearing the news, Senator John Lewis […]

2016 GGNT: Manga Spotlight

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Trying to decide what books to add to a collection can be tough for librarians, especially if they are short on space and/or money. Fortunately, groups such as YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association, put together lists of recommendations that libraries—and really, anybody—can use. One such list is Great Graphic Novels for Teens, a […]