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Monet’s Mouse the Star of New Kickstarter

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Uncivilized Books, a longtime publisher of literary and alternative graphic novels, is running a Kickstarter campaign right now to fund the launch of their children’s imprint, Odod, and the lineup is impressive. For starters, they are plan to publish the four-volume graphic novel series Musnet, by the French artist Kickliy. Musnet is a coming-of-age story […]

Review: ‘Diary of a Tokyo Teen’

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Diary of a Tokyo Teen: A Japanese-American Girl Travels to the Land of Trendy Fashion, High-Tech Toilets and Maid Cafes By Christine Mari Inzer Tuttle; $14.99 Given its prominent role in our pop culture, Japan is a place of deep fascination for many young people, especially those immersed in comics, animation, and video games. It […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Archie’s Funhouse Christmas Annual’

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The Thanksgiving leftovers are almost gone, and it’s time for some holiday fun. Here’s a sneak peek at Archie’s Funhouse Christmas Annual, featuring a new story by Dan Parent (Archie puts on antlers—what could possibly go wrong?) and a classic from years gone by. The digest is out on November 30. Enjoy!

Review: ‘Super Powers #1′

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Super Powers #1 Writers: Art Baltazar and Franco Artist: Baltazar DC Comics; $2.99 Rated E For Everyone The Tiny Titans creative team of writer/artist Art Baltazar and co-writer Franco have reteamed for another all-ages miniseries featuring DC’s superheroes, this one entitled Super Powers and featuring the Justice League characters. The art style and the specific […]

Rebellion to Bring Back ‘Boy Wizard’ Story

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A 12-year-old boy learns he is a powerful magician—but there is a dark side to this new magical world. Does that sound familiar? We’re not talking about Harry Potter here, but The Journal of Luke Kirby, by writer Alan McKenzie and artist John Ridgway, which ran in the UK comic 2000AD from 1998 to 1995—predating […]

This Week’s Comics: Tree Sleuths

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Cats, Science and Simpsons, oh my! Action Lab Entertainment releases the 4th volume of Hero Cats, which collects the World Tour arc. It’s science times two as First Second releases another volume of Science Comics, this time examining Volcanoes, while Bongo Comics takes Homer on a fantastic voyage during a visit to the science museum […]

‘March’ Wins the National Book Award

March: Book Three, by Rep. John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, has won the National Book Award in the Young People’s Literature category. This is the first time a graphic novel has won a National Book Award. Publisher’s Weekly senior editor Calvin Reid was there, and he described Lewis’s tearful response, as he recalled […]

Review: ‘Abigail and The Snowman’

Abigail and The Snowman Writer/artist: Roger Langridge Boom Studios; $14.99 The first friend that Abigail makes upon moving to a new town is a very unusual one: An impeccably dressed yeti. The yeti, who answers to the name “Specimen 486″, was born in the Himalayas but raised in a secret government facility which he has […]

Review: ‘Haikyu!!’ vols. 1-3

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Haikyu!! vols. 1-3 By Haruichi Furudate Teen Viz, $9.99 On the one hand, Haikyu!! is a bit of a tough sell for anyone who isn’t fascinated by volleyball. On the other hand, manga-ka Haruichi Furudate does a pretty good job of not only explaining things as he goes along but also giving the reader a […]

Exclusive Preview: Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #274

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The holiday season is almost upon us, and preparations are being made in Riverdale! Our exclusive preview of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #274 includes two stories, one about Archie and Jughead going to the mall, the other about Archie trying to figure out where exactly to hang the mistletoe. The digest goes on sale on […]