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Wondercon 2016: The Importance of Licensed Comics in the Industry

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Sunday mornings at Wondercon tend to be a crap-shoot. You never know what’s going to happen or even if the panel you are going for is going to happen. It started to feel that way when we walked into the room for “The Importance of Licensed Comics in the Industry” panel. I was interested in […]

Exclusive Preview: Jughead and Archie Comics Digest #21

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Archie veterans Alex Simmons and Dan Parent are the creators of the lead story in Jughead and Archie Comics Digest #21, which is due out in comic shops this Wednesday. As always, the digest features a new story in the traditional style along with an assortment of classics. In this issue, Alex and Dan have […]

Exclusive Preview: Teen Titans Go #16

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Let’s kick off the long weekend—and the beginning of summer!—with an exclusive preview of Teen Titans Go #16, which will be available in fine comic shops everywhere on June 1. Here’s the executive summary: After a stunning bank heist, the Amazing Mumbo Jumbo uses his magic to scramble the superpowers of the Teen Titans! What […]

This Week’s Comics: Disney Double Down

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Dogs, Cats, and Dinosaurs lead this week’s new releases into the long holiday weekend. Action Lab Entertainment releases the next installment of the series about their mascot, Action Lab: Dog of Wonder. BOOM! Studios has a new trade of Garfield, collecting more issues of the world famous Fat Cat, while Marvel starts a new story […]

Review: ‘Doctor Fate Vol. 1: The Blood Price’

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Doctor Fate Vol. 1: The Blood Price Writer: Paul Levitz Artist: Sonny Liew DC Comics; $14.99 Rated T for Teen It was ten years ago that DC Comics canceled their previous attempt to build an ongoing series around their Doctor Fate character, a very ’90s take that turned the golden-helmed super-magician created during the Golden […]

Preview: ‘Archie Giant Comics Blast’

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Here’s a sneak peek at Archie Giant Comics Blast, a 480-page collection of stories from Archie Comics’ 75-year history. It will be out in comic shops tomorrow, May 25, but you can start reading right here. Enjoy!

Links: Here Come the Super Hero Girls!

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DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson talks about some of the thinking behind their new DC Super Hero Girls line of books, videos, and dolls: If you walk down the aisle of girls toys in a store, everything’s pink. Girls love pink, but we wanted the color palette to be consistent with superheroes in our DC […]

This Week’s Comics: Future Ghost Quest

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It’s another long list of new releases that everyone can enjoy. Dark Horse doubles down on the trade paperbacks as they release both Itty Bitty Hellboy: The Search for the Were-Jaguar and the magical girl adventure Zodiac Starforce: By The Power of Astra. Papercutz brings out the latest Geronimo Stilton, Volume 17, The Mystery of […]

Links | Boom Box Launches ‘The Backstagers’

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George Gene Gustines looks at BOOM! Studios’ Boom Box imprint, which focuses on stories of tweens and teens with an emphasis on “personal stories with a sprinkle of glee,” such as Lumberjanes and Giant Days. Their newest series, The Backstagers, is about the theater crew at an all-boys school. “I was a stage crew kid […]

Review: Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans

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The children I work with on a day-to-day basis have no real memory of an event that has changed the course of our country’s history. While for those of us sitting in New York City and in many other cities in the United States (the world!), Hurricane Katrina was far away, but with the TV […]