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This Week’s Comics: Not the Usual Picks

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I was so tempted this week to go with the easy titles. BOOM! Studios is releasing an Adventure Time annual, and IDW is releasing the next issue in their My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic micro series, which features fan favorite Fluttershy. Archie Comics is concluding its Archie Meets Glee arc, and the Sonic the […]

Review: Star Wars: Vader’s Little Princess

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Vader’s Little Princess Written and Illustrated by Jeffrey Brown Chronicle Books, $14.95 Following on the heels of the immensely popular 2012 book Darth Vader & Son—which humorously looked at “What if Darth Vader took an active role in raising his son?”—creator Jeffrey Brown now focuses on the trials and tribulations of raising Princess Leia from […]

Review: Sticky Dot Comics

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Sticky Dot Comics Free Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Recommended for ages 8 and up. At the end of February, Viz announced that it was launching a free all-ages app aimed at kids and families. The promise was to create an app where parents would feel comfortable allowing their children download and […]

Review | Tales of the S.S. Junky Star

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Tales of the S.S. Junky Star By the Fillbach Brothers First Comics; $6.99 Matthew and Shawn Fillbach have been making various kinds of science fiction comics for a while, from alien invasions (an oversimplified description that doesn’t do justice to the craziness of Maxwell Strangewell) to werewolves fighting vampires on the moon. They’re best known […]

Preview: Primates

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We love Jim Ottaviani’s science graphic novels here at Good Comics for Kids, and his latest one is a real treat. Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas, illustrated by Maris Wicks, is a delightful book that distills the story of the three women who went out and studied primates […]

Preview: Adventure Time #16

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Here’s a look at Adventure Time #16, fresh out this week from BOOM! Studios! As always, this issue is written by Ryan North and illustrated by Braden Lamb and Shelli Paroline, and if you have been dragging your feet on this series, this is a good issue to start with, as it kicks off a […]

This Week’s Comics: Ninja Tails

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Prepare for the long Memorial Day weekend with some comics! Archie Comics releases the second volume of the series Sabrina The Teenage Witch: The Magic Within. BOOM! Studios doubles the adventure with new issues of Adventure Time and Adventure Time with Fionna and Cake, while DC Comics releases the second issue of the digital first […]

Preview: Jinx, vol. 2: Little Miss Steps

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Li’l Jinx started out as a gag comic that ran in different Archie Comics publications; the one-page stories revolved around the rather strong-willed Jinx, her father, and a small coterie of friends. The comics were funny but not particularly deep. In writing the teen-age Jinx stories, J. Torres has kept the humor but given the […]

Links: Kevin Keller’s first kiss

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Archie Comics’ openly gay character Kevin Keller gets his first kiss in August—and provokes the ire of a Riverdale mom, whose reaction Veronica catches on video. Archie writer and artist Dan Parent discusses the storyline at USA Today, and Archie co-CEO Jon Goldwater notes that the remarkable thing about Kevin’s kiss is not that he […]

Cover Reveal: Jughead Double Double Digest #196

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The Archie Comics folks have something new going on this year: Each of their Double Digests will double in size, to 320 pages, for one of their releases. Chris Sims took a look at the Archie Double Double Digest for Comics Alliance, and it’s a handful. As I’m a big Jughead fan, I was thrilled […]