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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 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.

Blog Tour: ‘Dare to Disappoint’


Ozge Samanci’s Dare to Disappoint is a graphic memoir about growing up in Turkey. Here’s the blurb: Growing up on the Aegean Coast, Ozge loved the sea and imagined a life of adventure while her parents and society demanded predictability. Her dad expected Ozge, like her sister, to become an engineer. She tried to hear […]

Preview: ‘Archie’ #4


Here’s a sneak peek at the next issue of Archie, in which the infamous “lipstick incident” is revealed. Archie Comics rebooted their flagship title earlier this year, with writer Mark Waid scripting a slightly more realistic version of Riverdale; in this issue, Annie Wu takes over the art duties from Fiona Staples. We liked the […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘He-Man: The Eternity War’ #12

HEMEW 12 Print Cover

Today’s preview is of the action-packed He-Man: The Eternity War #12; here’s the blurb: By the Power of Grayskull, the universe stands on the brink of annihilation! Only He-Man can save us. But to do so, he must first escape the clutches of King Hssss, the serpent Master of Disguise! Can He-Man overcome a monster […]

Preview: Jughead #2


Chip Zdarsky and Erica Henderson’s rebooted Jughead is a gem, starring a character that’s fresh but still very much of a piece with the original. Issue #2 pays homage to one of the great weird Jughead storylines of all time, the Time Police. (Check out my writeup of the NYCC panel for Zdarsky and Henderson’s […]

Links: ‘Naruto’ Creator Talks


Entertainment Weekly interviews Masashi Kishmoto, the creator of Naruto, about his recently concluded series, which is one of the best selling manga in North America. Kishimoto confesses he didn’t expect that: “During the series, manga exploded, and I must say that part of what made Naruto successful was the globalization of manga, and the fact […]

Links: NYCC News, Plus Nimona NBA Nom!

Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona has been shortlisted for the National Book Award, much to her surprise: “Honestly, it wasn’t on my radar at all,” she tells Michael Cavna of Comic Riffs. “I didn’t even know comics got nominated for book awards.” In the interview that follows, she talks about how Nimona started as a superhero comic […]

Roundtable: Talking About Svetlana Chmakova’s ‘Awkward’

Robin Brenner is the author of this post. Today we’re here to discuss the latest in the growing collection of charming comics aimed at middle grade up to middle school readers, Svetlana Chmakova’s Awkward, published by Yen Press. Chmakova is well known as one of the star creators using a blend of Japanese manga-inspired storytelling […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Teen Titans Go!’ #12


Time for some Saturday morning fun with our exclusive preview of Teen Titans Go! #12: Raven thought things couldn’t get any worse after Starfire posted an online dating profile…until she posted one for Raven, too! But she quickly learns things can get a whole lot worse when their “perfect dates” start showing up at their […]

Preview: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #62


Mystery, Inc. takes a spa day in our exclusive preview of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #62. Here’s the 411: After Scooby’s not-so-monthly bath spoils Daphne’s sacred beauty regimen, she enlists Velma for a day at the spa! But lounging around in towels is only fun until the towels turn on you. And when there’s a […]

Check Out the Hottest Graphic Novels of Fall


From Jem and the Holograms to The Walking Dead, there’s going to be plenty of good reading this fall. Join me and three graphic novel experts—Sven Larsen of Papercutz, Emily Botica of Diamond Book Distributors, and Michael J. Martens of Dark Horse—for an SLJ webcast on The Hottest Graphic Novels of Fall 2015 on Wednesday, […]