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Scott Westerfeld and Alex Puvilland’s ‘Spill Zone’ Wins EGL Book of the Year Award

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Scott Westerfeld and Alex Puvilland’s Spill Zone, Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham’s Real Friends, and Melanie Gillman’s As the Crow Flies were among the winning graphic novels in this inaugural Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards, which were presented Saturday evening at Denver Comic Con. The awards were created and administered by Pop Culture Classroom, the […]

This Week’s Comics: Paris By Night

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Highlights from this week’s list of new releases include the second volume of First Second’s fantasy series for elementary readers, Quirk’s Quest: The Lost and the Found. Papercutz releases a 3-in-1 Edition of the Dreamworks-based series Trolls, while the Inklings from Viz Media’s Splatoon Volume 3 make a splash of their own. The List: AMERICAN […]

Review: 2018’s DC/Hanna-Barbera crossover specials

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Last spring, DC Comics released a series of four one-shot crossovers between their own characters Green Lantern, Adam Strange, Booster Gold and The Suicide Squad with some fairly random Hanna-Barbera characters: Space Ghost, The Flintstones, The Banana Splits and Jonny Quest and others. While the major comics publishers are notoriously reticent to discuss sales data, […]

Review: ‘Action Presidents’

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Action Presidents #1: George Washington! Action Presidents #2: Abraham Lincoln! Written by Fred Van Lente, illustrated by Ryan Dunlavey HarperCollins, $9.99 each Ages 8-12 The team behind Action Philosophers! have returned with an entertaining look at key men and events in American history, beginning with the two most famous Presidents. The attitude behind the series […]

DC Reveals Covers, More Details on DC Zoom and DC Ink Graphic Novels

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Just ahead of the American Library Association annual meeting, DC has revealed more details on its upcoming line of DC Zoom graphic novels for middle-grade readers and DC Ink graphic novels for young adults. DC Zoom will launch in April 2019. Here’s the lineup: Super Sons: The Polarshield Project, written by Ridley Pearson and illustrated […]

Preview: ‘Betty and Veronica Comics Digest’ #262

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In the new lead story to Betty and Veronica Comics Digest #262, our leading ladies head out to the great outdoors. What could possibly go wrong? Plenty, as any Archie Comics fan can tell you! The issue goes on sale on Wednesday. Enjoy!

This Week’s Comics: No Smoking Allowed

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Highlights from this week’s new releases include the beginning of a new 4 issue mini series for Garfield with Homecoming #1. IDW Publishing releases the second part of a new story featuring a young Han Solo and Chewbacca in Star Wars Adventures #11, while Titan Comics celebrates the 30th anniversary of the 7th Doctor story […]

Review: ‘Jim McClain’s Solution Squad’

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Jim McClain’s Solution Squad Written by Jim McClain, art by various Solution Squad LLC, $19.99 For grades 4-6 Jim McClain, a middle school math teacher, loves comics, so he made his own super-team to teach mathematical concepts. The first comic story introduces the team members: La Calculadora – fast computation and team leader Absolutia – […]

Review: ‘Silver Spoon’ Vol. 1

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Silver Spoon Vol. 1 Writer/artist: Hiromu Arakawa Yen Press; $15 Rated T for Teen Phenomenal success can present difficult challenges. For example, say you created a manga series that ran for nine years, filled 27 collected volumes and was adapted into a pair of television shows, two feature-length animated films, a live-action film, a handful […]

Review: ‘One Day a Dot: The Story of You, the Universe, and Everything’

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One Day a Dot: The Story of You, the Universe, and Everything Written by Ian Lendler, illustrated by Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb First Second, $17.99 Ages 4-8 Almost no subject is too much for a children’s storybook, with the right approach, and One Day a Dot is proof. It tackles the formation of the […]