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Links: Look who’s coming to Riverdale!

At Publishers Weekly Comics Week, Calvin Reid takes a look at Lerner’s Graphic Universe line, which has built up from a handful of graphic novels in 2006 to a robust line that includes some of the best kids’ comics around. If you associate Lerner with stodgy educational children’s books, take another look; graphic novels like Guinea Pig: Pet Shop Private Eye, The Elsewhere Chronicles, and Nola’s World, as well as their excellent myths-and-legends series, really stand alone as great books in their own right.

President Barack Obama and former Alaska governor (and vice-presidential candidate) Sarah Palin are heading to Riverdale for a showdown in the latest issue of Archie.

At Robot 6, Chris Mautner interviews Aaron Renier, the author of The Unsinkable Walker Bean.

This is great news: Mark Andrew Smith and Matthew Weldon are putting the first volume of their fantasy-adventure tale The New Brighton Archeological Society online for free. The first 22 pages are up now, and the book will continue to be serialized for the next year.

Chris Wilson field-tests Lerner’s Manga Math Mysteries in the classroom.


The Muppet Show Comic Book #10 (Tough Pigs)
Vol. 3 of Ninja Baseball Kyuma and vol. 4 of The Big Adventures of Majoko (Udon blog)


Snow Wildsmith on The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Jaime Weinman on Archie: The Daily Newspaper Comics 1946-1948 (
Michael Buntag on The Arrival (NonSensical Words)
Nicola on Brain Camp (Back to Books)
Eric Federspiel on Bone: Tall Tales (Out from the Comics Shop)
Lori Henderson on vols. 1 and 2 of Chi’s Sweet Home (Manga Xanadu)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 2 of Chi’s Sweet Home (Comics Worth Reading)
Lori Henderson on vols. 1 and 2 of Dinosaur King (Comics Village)
Sophie Wilson on G-Man: Cape Crisis (The Graphic Classroom)
Sterg Botzakis on Hercules: The Twelve Labors (Graphic Novel Resources)
Kevin Hodgson on The Incredible Rockhead vs. Papercut (The Graphic Classroom)
Brigid Alverson on The Little Prince (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Jeff Jackson on Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard #3 (Comic Attack)
Ryan Roe on <a href="">Muppet Sherlock Holmes #1 (ToughPigs)
Michael May on On the Case with Holmes and Watson (Robot 6)
Chris Wilson on Reading With Pictures (The Graphic Classroom)
Sterg Botzakis on Spiral Bound (Graphic Novel Resources)
R.C. Harvey on Tales from the Crypt #8: Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid (The Comics Journal)
Chris Wilson on Tracking Bigfoot and other nonfiction comics (The Graphic Classroom)
Kelly Fineman on The Unsinkable Walker Bean (Guys Lit Wire)
Sterg Botzakis on Wire Mothers: Harry Harlow and the Science of Love (Graphic Novel Resources)
Lori Henderson on vol. 8 of Yotsuba&! and The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (Manga Xanadu)

Brigid Alverson About Brigid Alverson

Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.


  1. Wow! What a cover! I did a spit-take!

  2. Out to purchase, can’t wait to read!

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