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Review: ‘DC Super Hero Girls: Summer Olympus’

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DC Super Hero Girls: Summer Olympus Writer: Shea Fontana Artist: Yancey Labat DC Comics; $9.99 How are you spending your summer vacation? Perhaps you would like to spend it reading about how Wonder Woman, Supergirl and the other kids at Super Hero High in Metropolis are spending their summer vacation? That’s the premise of Shea […]

Review: ‘Champions Vol. 1: Change The World’

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Champions Vol. 1: Change The World Writer: Mark Waid Artists: Humberto Ramos and Victor Olazaba Marvel Entertainment; $15.99 Mark Waid and Humberto Ramos have been making comics since I was a teenager, so they likely wouldn’t be among the first names to pop into my mind if you asked me who might be best qualified […]

This Week’s Comics: Fly Time

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Penultimate issues abound in this week’s new releases. DC Comics prepares to end Gotham Academy Second Semester with #11. BOOM! Studios nears the end of their quest with Misfit City #3 while IDW Publishing winds up another My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic story arc that features Spike and Pinkie Pie trying to stop an […]

Review: ‘Audubon: On the Wings of the World’

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[Editor’s Note: Today we are happy to welcome Johanna Draper Carlson as a regular blogger at Good Comics for Kids. Johanna has been reviewing comics for over 20 years. She manages ComicsWorthReading.com, the longest-running independent review site online that covers all genres of comic books, graphic novels, and manga. She has an MA in popular […]

Review: ‘The Complete Sabrina The Teenage Witch Vol.1: 1962-1972′

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The Complete Sabrina The Teenage Witch: 1962-1972 Writers: George Gladir, Frank Doyle, Dick Malmgren and others Aritsts: Dan DeCarlo, Rudy Lapick, Bob White and others Archie Comics; $9.99 Because of the peculiar, frozen-in-amber aspect of Archie Comics’ teenage protagonists—which means that a kid today can read Archie Comics and get the same basic story that […]

Review: ‘New Super-Man Vol. 1: Made In China’

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New Super-Man Vol. 1: Made In China Writer: Gene Luen Yang Artists: Viktor Bogdanovic and Richard Friend DC Comics; $16.99 Cartoonist Gene Luen Yang, a long-time library and bookstore favorite for works like American Born Chinese, Boxers & Saints, and The Shadow Hero, started writing for DC Comics’ Superman back in 2015, but it wasn’t […]

Interview: James Tynion IV on ‘Backstagers’

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James Tynion IV and Rian Sigh have wrapped up their eight-issue series Backstagers, and the first of two volumes of the collected edition will be out on July 19. I interviewed Tynion for my article on middle-grade comics with LGBTQ characters that ran in SLJ in May, and since I only had room for a […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?’ #83

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Scooby and the gang head to the Old West (or rather, a dude ranch) in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #83—and even Shaggy is packing heat! Howdy partners! There’s a Wild West mystery to be solved by a crew of city slickers and their dog. Ya see, the cattle have skedaddled, and there’s a ghost in […]

This Week’s Comics: Plum Hanazuki

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Old titles and new return on this week’s list of new releases. American Mythology Productions continues their release of classic comic and animated characters with Casper the Friendly Ghost #1. Zodiac Starforce returns to Dark Horse in the new miniseries Cries of the Fire Prince, and Papercutz brings back a classic of claymation in his […]

Review: ‘Archie Crossover Collection’

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Archie Crossover Collection Writers: Dan Parent, Alex Segura, Matthew Rosenberg, Angelo DeCesare and Ian Flynn Artists: Parent, Gisele Lagace, Jeff Shultz, Jim Amash and Rich Koslowski Archie Comics: $14.99 Archie Andrews and the gang have starred in some of the more memorable comic book crossovers of the last few decades—memorable for their sheer weirdness if […]