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Exclusive: First Second Announces ‘The Last Pick’ by Jason Walz

We’ve got big news today: We’re delighted to bear the tidings of a new graphic novel from First Second: The Last Pick, by Eisner-nominated creator Jason Walz. And we have a couple of preview pages to whet your appetite. Here are the details: The Last Pick By Jason Walz Published by First Second in Fall […]

Pokemon: Games vs TV vs Comics

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Last summer, Pokemon Go took not just the US but the world by storm. This casual game took what everyone knew about Pokemon—catching the creatures—and made that into a cellphone app that anyone could use. But there is more to Pokemon than just “catching them all.” Pokemon is a franchise that spans video games, TV […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Archie 75th Anniversary Digest’ #10

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We’re kicking off the week with a look at Archie 75th Anniversary Digest #10, which collects a number of fairy-tale based Archie stories from over the years. The digest goes on sale on Wednesday. Enjoy!

This Week’s Comics: Brave Dancing

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It’s science and music time on this week’s list of new comic book releases. Archie Comics releases a one shot where Archie tries to make his songwriting dreams come true with Archies #1. First Second Book has a new Science Comics graphic novel featuring those daring men and their Flying Machines, while IDW Publishing takes […]

Review: ‘Flying Witch,’ Vol. 1

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Flying Witch, vol. 1 Writer/artist: Chihiro Ishizuka Vertical Comics; $10.95 Teenage Makoto is a witch and, as the title of the manga she stars in indicates, she does indeed fly. On a broom, of course, in the traditional manner of witches. That is not what makes her stand out as an outsider in Hirosaki, the […]

Review: ‘Dragon Ball Super’ Vol. 1

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Dragon Ball Super, vol. 1 Writer: Akira Toriyama Artist: Toyotarou Viz Media; $9.99 Rated T for Teen The anime series Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z, which ran for a whole decade on Japanese television, were based on artist Akira Toriyama’s epic 11-year, 519-chapter manga series, Dragon Ball. The newest Dragon Ball comics, which just […]

Interview: Dan Parent on Kevin Keller

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This is one of a series of interviews I did while researching the article “Just Another Day in an LGBTQ Comic,” which appeared in the May 2017 issue of SLJ. When I started thinking about LGBTQ characters in children’s comics, Kevin Keller immediately sprang to mind, because when Kevin made his debut, in 2010, he […]

Preview: ‘Looney Tunes’ #237

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Here’s another preview for your Sunday evening: It’s nostalgia time with Looney Tunes #237, featuring a takeoff on Buck Rogers. Here’s the executive summary: Duck Dodgers has always been the 24-1/2 century’s greatest hero—until today! His faithful partner, Eager Young Space Cadet, was just promoted to the rank of Commander, placing Dodgers in unfamiliar territory. […]

Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo Team-Up’ #26

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I’m not sure what prompted the DC folks to resurrect the 1970s cartoon character Hong Kong Phooey for Scooby-Doo Team-Up #26, but they did. If you’re curious to see what that would look like, here’s a preview; the comic is out in stores on May 24.

This Week’s Comics: Something’s Yo-kai

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This week’s list of new releases is sure to make your wallet lighter. Lion Forge explores the African Savannah with the release of Little Tails: In the Savannah, the third volume of their Little Tails series. Papercutz debuts the new series Loudhouse, based on the Nickelodeon cartoon, while Viz Media brings out the manga adaptation of […]