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Preview: Betty #193

Brigid Alverson
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Veronica may be the Alpha Teen in the world of Archie, but Betty is the one everybody loves. When the Archie folks launched their Archie Marries… series a couple of years ago, they shrewdly had him marry Veronica first, which led to a storm of protest on the internet from Betty fans—and lots of publicity [...]

All ages comics and manga for 7/27/11

Lori Henderson
Marvel Muppets 1

It’s the last hurrah as kids and parents prepare for the return to school. Keep the kids distracted with some of the comics they love. The updated Richie Rich is nearing the end of its first series from Ape Entertainment. Boom! Studios has the next issue of Duck Tales, and Papercutz has new Nancy Drew [...]

Interview: Kean Soo

Eva Volin

On Sunday, May 8th, while attending the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, I ran around to as many of my favorite kids comics creators as I could and asked them all the exact same questions. Keep in mind, conventions are crazy loud and crazy busy, so there is a lot of background noise. Let me know [...]

Review: Wandering Son, vol. 1

Snow Wildsmith
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Fifth grade is a time of change for Shuichi. He’s at a new school, in a new town, and well on his way to making new friends. He and Yoshino, the girl he sits next to in class, get along well with their classmates, but as they get older and begin to move into puberty [...]

Links: Digital manga news

Katherine Dacey

Are Japanese publishers finally getting serious about combating piracy? Nearly 40 Japanese companies have banded together to launch JManga, an online manga reader that will include a mixture of free and paid content. Brigid Alverson has a summary of the JManga Comic-Con panel. Sean Gaffney offers a thoughtful round-up of manga-related news from SDCC 2011. [...]

Comic-Con e-swag: Digital deals and freebies

Brigid Alverson
StarWars

As you probably already know, San Diego Comic-Con is going on this weekend, and a host of comics publishers are unveiling new products. The good news is that the surge of digital comics makes it possible for people on the other side of the country (like me!) to pick up some good con swag. Here [...]

The 2011 Eisner Award Winners

Katherine Dacey

Last night marked one of the highpoints of San Diego Comic-Con: the annual Eisner Award Ceremony. Art Baltazar and Franco’s Tiny Titans (DC Comics) won the Best Publication for Kids Award, while Raina Telgemeier’s widely praised memoir Smile (Scholastic) won the Teen category. Other honorees included Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard (Archaia), which was [...]

All ages comics and manga for 7/20/11

Lori Henderson
Sergio-1

San Diego Comic Con is here! Keep an eye on this blog for news as it happens! For those of us who can’t make the big comic party, we’ll just have to satisfy ourselves with what’s coming to our local comic book store. Archie Comics releases a trade of Archies Weird Mysteries, filled with stories [...]

Interview: Scott Chantler

Eva Volin

On Sunday, May 8th, while attending the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, I ran around to as many of my favorite kids comics creators as I could and asked them all the exact same questions.  Keep in mind, conventions are crazy loud and crazy busy, so there is a lot of background noise.  Let me know [...]

News from San Diego

Brigid Alverson
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San Diego Comic-Con gets under way for real today—last night was Preview Night—but the news has already started rolling in, as publishers unveil their flagship projects for the next few months. Here’s the latest news in comics for kids and teens: Archaia, the publisher that gave us The Dapper Men, Mouse Guard, and the Fraggle [...]