Archie’s Giant Kids’ Jokebook is a thick, colorful compendium of one-page Archie gags—if you remember the old Archie’s Joke Book comic, it’s basically the trade paperback version. With almost 200 pages of classic Archie gag strips and a backpack-friendly 5″ x 7″ trim size, it’s comparable to the Best of Archie collections that the publisher has been putting out but with shorter stories. Watch for it tomorrow in comics shops and a few weeks later everywhere else. Here’s a sample to whet your appetite.
Preview: Archie’s Giant Kids’ Jokebook
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 E-Reader.com. 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.