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Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo Team-Up’ #35

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We’re kicking off Saturday morning with an exclusive preview of Scooby-Doo Team-Up #35, in which Scooby and the gang go for a picnic in Jellystone Park—and Yogi Bear confiscates their lunch. But things don’t go as planned: Ranger Smith is sure Yogi Bear is up to his old tricks when a ghost scares visitors out […]

This Week’s Comics: Capture Sami

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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 […]

YALSA Releases Great Graphic Novels for Teens List

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The Young Adult Library Services Association, a.k.a. YALSA, has posted its 2018 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list. This year’s list includes 115 titles, selected from 190 nominations, and it’s quite wide-ranging. Here’s the top ten: The Backstagers, by James Tynion IV and Rian Sygh (BOOM! Studios) Black Hammer, vol. 1: Secret Origins, by Jeff […]

Review: ‘Losing The Girl’

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Losing The Girl Writer/artist: MariNaomi Graphic Universe; $29.32 Ages 14 and up Writer and artist MariNaomi’s career as a cartoonist has thus far been dedicated to autobiographical comics, spread across four books published since 2001. Losing The Girl, the first book in a planned trilogy, marks her first official foray into fiction. It has the […]

Review: ‘Fish Girl’

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Fish Girl By Donna Jo Napoli and David Weisner Clarion Books Grades 5-7 Fish Girl is a modern fairy tale, and like so many of the old ones, it’s a story of abuse and escape. It’s beautifully drawn, well told, and carries a message of great value: Question authority. Beyond that, it may help certain […]

Preview: ‘World of Archie Jumbo Digest’ #76

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This President’s Weekend preview of World of Archie Jumbo Digest #76 kicks off with a brand new story from writer Alex Simmons (who is also the moving force behind the Kids Comic Con in the Bronx) and another Archie veteran, artist Bill Galvan. The digest will be out on February 21. Enjoy!

This Week’s Comics: Cucumbers and Trollhunters

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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. […]

Review: ‘Sparks!’

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Sparks! Writer: Ian Boothby Artist: Nina Matsumoto Graphix; $12.99 A baby has just fallen down a well. Quick, which common household pet would you most entrust with the rescue of the baby—a cat or a dog? Ian Boothby and Nina Matsumoto’s original graphic novel Sparks! is based on that very contrast between how we regard […]

Books in Brief: Unicorns, Bears, and Indian Wool (Pashminas)

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Razzle Dazzle Unicorn by Dana Simpson ISBN 978-1-4494-7791-2 $9.99 pbk Amp Kids, c2016 Unicorn Crossing: Another Phoebe and her Unicorn Adventure ISBN 978-1-4494-8357-9 $9.99 pbk Amp Kids, c2017 If young readers haven’t found Phoebe and her best friend the Unicorn, they have been missing out. Snarky, glib, and just plain fun, Phoebe and her best […]

Review: ‘Chavo the Invisible’

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Chavo the Invisible Writer: Lee Nordling Artist: Flavio Silva Lerner Publishing; $6.99 Chavo the Invisible is the third installment of writer Lee Nordling’s “Game For Adventure” series of wordless mini-graphic novels, following Andrew the Seeker and Belinda the Unbeatable. It’s his first with artist Flavio Silva, as Patty Cake‘s Scott Roberts drew the two previous […]