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Gene Luen Yang to Create an Asian Superman

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One of the big announcements at last week’s Wondercon is that one of the most iconic characters of all time, Superman, is getting a makeover—in the hands of writer Gene Luen Yang. The original Superman isn’t going anywhere, but Yang will be writing a new series, New Superman, featuring a 17-year-old youth from Shanghai, Kenji […]

Review: ‘Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: Alamo All Stars’

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I’ve read a number of short graphic novels about the Alamo. Those books were fine, but they were aimed at a school library market that was looking to cater to libraries needing accessible reads for assignment purposes. By no means did they spark the love of history like the Nathan Hale series generally does. While […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Archie Comics Double Digest’ #267

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What’s up with the Riverdale crowd this week? As always, there’s a new lead story in the traditional Archie style in the latest digest, Archie Comics Double Digest #267. This time, Mr. Weatherbee institutes a new dress code—and everyone has to get jobs to be able to afford the new duds! We have a preview […]

This Week’s Comics: Hollow Doctor

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In between hunting eggs and biting the ears off of chocolate bunnies, check out some of the new comic and manga releases this week. First Second releases the third volume of Glorkian Warrior, in which the title character faces The Mustache of Destiny, and what a mighty fine mustache it is! Marvel releases the soft […]

Links: You Go, Squirrel Girl!

Marvel announced a new Squirrel Girl original graphic novel this weekend: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up the Marvel Universe, by Ryan North and Erica Henderson. We picked the first collected edition of the Squirrel Girl comic (also by North and Henderson) as one of our top ten graphic novels of 2015. Johanna Draper Carlson […]

Interview: Israel Idonije on ‘The Protectors’

Israel Idonije grew up reading comics, and in 2007, in the middle of his career in professional football (he was a defensive lineman for the Chicago Bears and the New York Giants), he began sketching out some ideas for a comic of his own. Being a pretty smart guy, Idonije didn’t make it a vanity […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Betty & Veronica Digest’ #242

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Here’s some Archie Comics fun: An exclusive preview of Betty & Veronica Digest #242, which leads off with another new story in Dan Parent’s series “The Many Loves of Archie Andrews,” and then follows up with snippets of two older stories, including a classic by Eisner Hall of Fame member Harry Lucey. Here are the […]

This Week’s Comics: Saber Universe

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There’s a treasure trove of new releases this week. Archie Comics releases the first collection of the Archie reboot. BOOM! Studios finally releases the trade of Help Us Great Warrior. DC Comics brings out Coloring DC Batman Adventures Mad Love, a black and white edition of some Batman Adventures comics suitable for coloring, and Viz […]

Review: ‘The Other Side of the Wall’

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Back in December, when I ran my Book Fair, I was surprised this unobtrusive paperback by Jennifer A. Nielsen become an instant best seller. You see, A Night Divided, had the best possible sales rep—an excited and enthusiastic reader. One of the students had already read the book, and he practically sold a copy to […]

March Madness Manga

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The month of March has a lot going on. The first day of spring, St. Patrick’s Day, the beginning of Daylight Savings Time, and sometimes, like this year, Easter, all occur within its 31 days. For sports fans, the big event is March Madness, a basketball tournament held to determine the finalists in the NCAA […]