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Preview: ‘Archie Giant Comics Blast’

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Here’s a sneak peek at Archie Giant Comics Blast, a 480-page collection of stories from Archie Comics’ 75-year history. It will be out in comic shops tomorrow, May 25, but you can start reading right here. Enjoy!

Links: Here Come the Super Hero Girls!

Super Hero Girls

DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson talks about some of the thinking behind their new DC Super Hero Girls line of books, videos, and dolls: If you walk down the aisle of girls toys in a store, everything’s pink. Girls love pink, but we wanted the color palette to be consistent with superheroes in our DC […]

This Week’s Comics: Future Ghost Quest

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It’s another long list of new releases that everyone can enjoy. Dark Horse doubles down on the trade paperbacks as they release both Itty Bitty Hellboy: The Search for the Were-Jaguar and the magical girl adventure Zodiac Starforce: By The Power of Astra. Papercutz brings out the latest Geronimo Stilton, Volume 17, The Mystery of […]

Links | Boom Box Launches ‘The Backstagers’

Character designs for The Backstagers

George Gene Gustines looks at BOOM! Studios’ Boom Box imprint, which focuses on stories of tweens and teens with an emphasis on “personal stories with a sprinkle of glee,” such as Lumberjanes and Giant Days. Their newest series, The Backstagers, is about the theater crew at an all-boys school. “I was a stage crew kid […]

Review: Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans

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The children I work with on a day-to-day basis have no real memory of an event that has changed the course of our country’s history. While for those of us sitting in New York City and in many other cities in the United States (the world!), Hurricane Katrina was far away, but with the TV […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘World of Archie Summer Annual’ #59

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We’re kicking off the week with a preview of World of Archie Summer Annual #59, which features an Archie tale written by Tania Del Rio, who reinvented Sabrina the Teenage Witch in a manga style back in the 2000s, and drawn by prolific Archie writer and artist Dan Parent. Here’s the blurb: When Betty leads […]

This Week’s Comics: Goofy Baseball

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It’s another feast of fun books in this week’s new releases. Amulet Books releases the second volume of Rutabaga: The Adventure Chef. DC Comics wraps up their fantastic storyline “Year Book” in Gotham Academy #18 with some great guest creators, and IDW Publishing has a new Atomic Robo trade, collecting the storyline “Ring of Fire.” […]

Links: Children’s Book Week Roundup—and More!

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Here’s a fascinating story about James Sturm’s Birdsong, just published by TOON Books, which is based on the Japanese storytelling art called kamishibai—and is being used by other artists to create their own performances. The winners of the Children’s Choice Book Awards have been announced, and a graphic novel makes the cut: Judd Winick’s Hilo: […]

Gene Luen Yang Announces ‘Dragon Hoops’

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Gene Luen Yang has announced his next graphic novel, and it’s about… basketball. Yang will write and draw the book, Dragon Hoops, the true story of a Catholic school’s attempt to win the 2015 California state championships: Although Yang didn’t know much about basketball, he was fascinated by the dynamics of a diverse team at […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Archie’s Funhouse Jumbo Comics Digest’

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Our exclusive preview of Archie’s Funhouse Jumbo Comics Digest features a new lead story by writer J. Torres, author of Alison Dare, Bigfoot Boy, and, most recently, Zodiac Starforce. (He also did the Jinx graphic novel for Archie.) Art is by Tim and Pat Kennedy. A rollerblading double date threatens to embarrass Archie in front […]