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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 E-Reader.com. 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.

Review: ‘Tales of the Fortress of Solitude’ Chapter Books

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Tales of the Fortress of Solitude: The Last City of Krypton Tales of the Fortress of Solitude: A Buried Starship Tales of the Fortress of Solitude: The Robot that Barked Tales of the Fortress of Solitude: Rays of Doom By Michael Dahl Illustrated by Luciano Vecchio and Tim Levins Capstone Reading Level: Grades 1-3 Interest […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Jughead and Archie Jumbo Digest’ #25

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Dan Parent has a new lead story in Jughead and Archie Jumbo Digest #25, which is due out on Wednesday, and we’ve got a preview of it, as well as a classic Archie tale from years gone by. Enjoy!

Exclusive Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo Team-Up’ #23

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Scooby and the gang go west in this exclusive preview of Scooby-Doo Team-Up #23, and they end up on the trail of a ghost that’s stealing everything in town: Quick Draw McGraw may be the high-falutin’est, fastest-shootin’est lawman on the lone prairie, but he needs help from Scooby and the gang when faced with that […]

Review: ‘Adele in Sand Land’

Adele in Sand Land By Claude Ponti Toon Books When I was a kid, my mother used to buy me a lot of books at garage sales. Many of them dated back to the period 1900-1940 and had a crazy, old-fashioned, almost scary look to them. I loved them—they were so far from the sanitized […]

Links: Gumby Returns to Comics, Lumberjanes Cross Over to Prose

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Gumby is returning to comics in a new series from Papercutz, filling that Gumby-shaped hole that opened up in everybody’s lives with the demise of the last Gumby comic, in 2008 or so. Papercutz will publish new comics based on the Gumby animated shorts, and there’s more Gumby in the pipeline as well: Primavision, which […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Teen Titans Go’ #20

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Time for some Saturday morning cartoons! Teen Titans Go #20 fights February’s snow and slush with a story about spring break and a heart-warming (not really) Valentine’s Day tale. Here’s the 411: Robin’s “Poetry Jam” was supposed to be romantic, but things are about to get really gross instead. We’re shocked. Then it’s time for […]

Interview: Joey Weiser Talks ‘Mermin’

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Joey Weiser’s Mermin started out as, literally, a “fish out of water” story: A strange sea creature washes up on a beach, a boy takes him home, and we get to watch Mermin—the mer-man from Mer—cause general chaos at his new friend Pete’s home and school. But from the very beginning there are hints of […]

Review and Preview: ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Serpent’s Heir’

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How to Train Your Dragon: The Serpent’s Heir Writers: Dean DeBlois and Richard Hamilton Artist: Doug Wheatley Colorist: Wes Dzioba Cover artist: Pierre-Olivier Vincent Dark Horse, $10.99 Age 10 up. A preview of the graphic novel follows this review. Whenever I review a book that’s connected to a movie or other media property, the first […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?’ #78

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Time for some space hijinks with Scooby and the gang! In this week’s exclusive preview of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #78, the Mystery, Inc., crew goes to space camp—and things start going sideways when a mysterious space alien shows up: Sci-fi turns into sci-fright! Outer space camp goes scary when an angry alien tries to […]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #22

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We’re starting the week on a light note, with an exclusive preview of Scooby-Doo Team-Up #22. In this issue, the gang are enjoying a rock concert when Frankenstein Jr. starts doing an Attack on Titan number on the stadium: He might look monstrous, but the robotic Frankenstein Jr. is really a force for justice—at least, […]