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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 […]

Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?’ #90

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It’s trouble with bubbles for the Mystery Inc. gang in this week’s preview of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #90: Ghosts may wear sheets, but our heroes never expected to find one haunting their local laundromat! Will Shaggy be doomed to wear dirty socks forever? It gives whole new meaning to the phrase “Bubble, bubble, toil […]

This Week’s Comics: Dressmakers and Scoundrels

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Love is in the air…the love for this week’s new releases! Archie Comics continues their new space adventure series, Cosmo #2. Boom! Studios brings back the kids of Backstagers with a Valentine’s Intermission #1, while Harper Collins Publishers makes being President cool again with their new series Action Presidents, starting with Volume 1 George Washington […]

DC Comics Reveals 2 New Imprints for Young Readers

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This weekend, the New York Times reported that DC Comics will be starting two new imprints aimed at young readers. DC Zoom will be geared to middle school readers and DC Ink will focus on stories for young adults. The first books in each imprint will be released in the Fall of 2018. While regulars […]

Review: ‘The Stone Man Mysteries Book One: Stone Cold’

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The Stone Man Mysteries Book 1: Stone Cold Written by Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple Art by Orion Zangara Lerner Publishing Teen Craig McGowan, a teen with no prospects in 1930s Edinburgh, Scotland, goes to the roof of a local church to end it all. He is stopped by Silex, a demon trapped on the […]

Review: ‘Colonial Comics: New England, 1750-1775′

Colonial Comics: New England, 1750-1775

Colonial Comics: New England, 1750-1775 Edited by Jason Rodriguez Fulcrum Publishing, $29.95 For ages 12 and up This anthology of 18 historical comic stories aims “to focus on the people and events that tend to get ignored in American history classes.” It’s an admirable goal, and one that succeeds, opening readers’ eyes to lesser-known but […]