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Brigid Alverson

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Metro UK takes a look at Chakra the Invincible, a new superhero character created by Stan Lee (of Spider-Man fame). Chakra is a 14-year-old “tech whiz” who gets his superpowers from a special suit; he has already starred in an animated cartoon and mobile apps in India, and his print comic will debut in India this month and in the U.S. in the spring.

Yen Press is shutting down its manga anthology, Yen Plus, after five years of publication, first in print and then as a digital-only magazine.

Sholly Fisch talks about the new series he is writing for IDW, Mr. Peabody and Sherman, which is based on the classic cartoon and is also the lead-in to the upcoming animated film.

Sara Ryan and Carla Speed McNeil discuss their new graphic novel, Bad Houses, a teen-friendly story about an odd couple: His mother runs estate sales for a living, her mother is a hoarder.

Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover, the creative team behind Bandette, and artist Wook Jin Clark talk about collaborating on Adventure Time: The Flip Side.

Writer Jason Henderson reveals his plans for the Ben 10 series he is writing for IDW (not to be confused with Viz’s Ben 10 series!).

Marvel’s all-ages selection for Free Comic Book Day will feature Rocket Raccoon.

Previews

Michael Buntag on Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Search, parts 2 and 3 (NonSensical Words)
Powerpuff Girls #3 (Comics Alliance)

Reviews

Jeff Provine on Boxers & Saints (Blogcritics)
A Library Girl on vols. 2-8 of Chi’s Sweet Home (A Library Girl’s Familiar Diversions)
Drew McCabe on Scooby Doo Team-Up #1 (Comic Attack)
Jeff Provine on Zeus: King of the Gods (Blogcritics)

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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 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.

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