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This Week’s Comics: Mystic Sheets

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Highlights from this week’s list of new releases include the next Science Comics from First Second, this one featuring Trees. IDW Publishing continues the Sonic the Hedgehog all-stars return with Silver making an his IDW appearance, while Oni Press brings back the Brobots with Volume 3, Brobots and the Shoujo Shenanigans. The List: ARCHIE COMIC […]

Review: Smash! Exploring the Mysteries of the Universe with the Large Hadron Collider

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Smash! Exploring the Mysteries of the Universe with the Large Hadron Collider Written by Sara Latta, Illustrated by Jeff Weigel Teen Graphic Universe, Jan 2017 ISBN: 978-1-5124-3070-7 72 pgs, $11.99USD When the Large Hadron Collider was first built, the public imagination went wild with concerns about antimatter and black holes destroying the world. But these […]

Review: Making Friends

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Just in time for back to school, another middle grade story about friendship and the woes of middle school hits the shelf. But this story isn’t autobiographical and it has a magical twist. Making Friends By Kristen Gudsnuk. Graphix. 2018. ISBN 978133813922 hc, $24.99. 272pp. Grades 4 and up When Danielle’s great aunt passes away […]

Quirk Books Combines Comics and Game Books in Two New Titles

Hocus & Pocus: The Legend of Grimm's Woods

Coming out the first week in September are two new titles that will give kids something new to do while reading. These “comic books you can play” add game mechanics and pick-your-own-path structures to illustrated stories. Quirk Books is releasing these “graphic novels that play like a game” September 4, launching two middle-grade series translated […]

Preview: ‘Scooby Doo, Where Are You?’ #94

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It’s time for another look at what the kids at Mystery Inc. are up to in Scooby Doo, Where Are You? #94: Scooby and the gang have faced yetis on distant mountain peaks before…but on a fitness center’s climbing wall in the middle of the city?! Our heroes will have to scale the heights to […]

This Week’s Comics: Rise of the Ocean Renegades

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Highlights from this week’s new releases include a Lumberjanes Special from Boom! Studios, A Midsummer Night’s Scheme #1. Golden Apple Books releases the first official issue of Blastosaurus while Kodansha closes out their all ages Fairy Tail title with Fairy Tail Blue Mistral Volume 4. The List: AMP! COMICS FOR KIDS Kid Beowulf Volume 3 […]

Living the Tiny Life: ‘Hakumei & Mikochi’ Vol. 1

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Hakumei & Mikochi: Tiny Little Life in the Woods Vol. 1 Writer/artist: Takuto Kashiki Yen Press; $15 Rated T for Teen There’s a fundamental tension between the fantastic and the mundane that serves as a sort of engagement engine for Takuto Kashiki’s Hakumei & Mikochi. The title characters themselves belong to some unspecified species of […]

Audio Comics? ‘Invisible Emmie’ in Audio vs. Print

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I was checking out the Texas Library Association Maverick Graphic Novel list and saw this title which I hadn’t heard of. I found the title on Brooklyn Public Library’s website and saw that there was both a print and audio version and I put a hold on both. Every so often I see an audio […]

Review: ‘DC Super Hero Girls: Past Times at Super Hero High’

DC Super Hero Girls: Past Times at Super Hero High

DC Super Hero Girls: Past Times at Super Hero High Written by Shea Fontana, illustrated by Yancey Labat, Agnes Garbowska, and Marcelo DiChiara DC Comics, $9.99 For ages 8-12 The fourth graphic novel starring the DC Super Hero Girls expands the “kids in superhero school” premise (as seen in Finals Crisis and Hits and Myths) […]

Preview: ‘Archie Jumbo Comics Digest’ #291

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Another lazy summer day, another fun-filled Archie preview! Here’s an early look at Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #291, with a new lead story by Dan Parent and Jeff Shultz” “That’s Just Beachy!” – It’s the 50th reunion of the classic “Beach Bash” films, and it’s being filmed on Riverdale Beach! The gang is excited when […]