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Preview: Betty & Veronica Double Digest #219

Brigid Alverson
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With Halloween behind us and Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s time for the holiday-themed comics to start popping up. In Betty & Veronica Double Digest #219, our pals try to help out one of Santa’s fairies who has been fired from her job. Check out this quick preview, and then check out the comic, [...]

All ages comics and manga for 11/09/11

Lori Henderson
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As the winter season hits with full force, publishers are doing their best to get out titles to curl up with under a warm blanket. BOOM! Studios has the next volume of Wordgirl, while Udon Entertainment releases the final volume of Mega Man Gigamix. If you prefer your coldness from space, then Vertical has the [...]

Interview: Andy Runton

Eva Volin
Owly reading a book.

On July 22nd through 24th, while attending San Diego International Comic-Con, 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, exhibit halls are crazy loud and crazy busy, so there is a lot of background noise. Let me [...]

Archie Everlasting

Esther Keller
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“I have the answer to your question,” Morgan told me the other day. It took me a moment to remember what question I had asked her, but glancing down at the 3 comic books she was returning, all Archie Double Digests, I remembered. I had asked her to tell me why she enjoyed the Archie comics so much.

Question Tuesday: Windows & Mirrors

Robin Brenner
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Graphic novels and comics, just like other formats in kids and teen media, still have a ways to go to be a medium that consistently reflects the diversity and variation in our world, but I am always happy to see titles that broaden our views. In reading Craig Thompson’s Habibi (very much not for kids) this [...]

Links: Hot properties

Katherine Dacey
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ICv2 has just released its list of the ten hottest kids’ comic properties from summer 2011. Not surprisingly, Diary of a Wimpy Kid hangs on to the top spot, but The Simpsons, Geronimo Stilton, and The Smurfs also make strong showings. For manga lovers, ICv2 has compiled separate  lists of the top ten shojo (girls’) [...]

Preview: Peanuts #0

Brigid Alverson
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Following the success of their Peanuts graphic novel earlier this year, BOOM! Studios is launching a monthly Peanuts comic. Here’s a look at their preview issue, Peanuts #0; the full series launches in January.

All ages comics and manga for 11/02/11

Lori Henderson
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Shake off that Halloween candy sugar rush with some of the great comics coming out this week. Archie Comics kicks off Sonic the Hedgehog’s 20th anniversary with the release of the new magazine Sonic Super Special, a quarterly magazine with everything for the Sonic Universe fan. Houghton Mifflin releases Gifts From the Gods, a nicely [...]

Interview: Ted Naifeh

Eva Volin
Courtney Crumrin reads a book.

On July 22nd through 24th, while attending San Diego International Comic-Con, 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, exhibit halls are crazy loud and crazy busy, so there is a lot of background noise. Let me [...]

Preview: Power Lunch

Brigid Alverson
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Power Lunch, just released last week by Oni Press, is a light-hearted spin on the superhero genre. Joey avoids any food that isn’t white, because colored foods have a strange effect on him—they give him super powers. Written by J. Torres (Alison Dare; Lola: A Ghost Story) and illustrated by Dean Trippe (Butterfly), this book [...]