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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.

Exclusive Preview: Looney Tunes #224

Brigid Alverson
LooneyTunes 224_CVR_ds

It’s Saturday morning! Time for Bugs Bunny and the gang! Here’s a sneak peek at Looney Tunes #224, which will be out in comic shops next Wednesday. What’s it about? Glad you asked! Catching a train is one thing, but it’s another thing entirely when a new subway line plows a tunnel straight through Bugs’ [...]

Links: Reading Gotham Academy

Brigid Alverson
Gotham Academy

Ardo Omer hosts a fascinating roundtable in which a group of YA book bloggers, some of whom are comics fans and some of whom are new to comics, read and discuss Gotham Academy, DC’s teen series set in the world of Batman. Travis Jonker interviews writer Mariko Tamaki and artist Jillian Tamaki, the creators of [...]

Links: Lots of Jem and the Holograms Reviews!

Brigid Alverson
ThisOneSummer

At Panel Patter, Rob McMonigal interviews Jillian and Mariko Tamaki, creators of This One Summer. Doug TenNapel talks about his newest graphic novel, Nnewts. The graphic novel nominees have been announced for Maryland’s Black Eyed Susan Awards, which highlight books for readers in grades 4-6. At Mental Floss, Rich Barrett compiles a list of 10 [...]

Exclusive Preview: He-Man: Eternity War #4

Brigid Alverson
HEMEW_Cv4

Here’s some good old-fashioned Saturday morning cartoon entertainment for you today! He-Man: Eternity War #4 is out next week. Here’s the blurb, which I think says it all: This is it: The battle you’ve been waiting for! She-Ra vs. Hordak! In order to retrieve the Eye of Chrono, She-Ra must defeat her adoptive father. Her [...]

Links: Papercutz Loses Lego License, Scholastic Adds New Title

Brigid Alverson
Lego Ninjago

Papercutz has been publishing Lego graphic novels based on the Bionicle, Ninjago, and Legends of Chima lines since 2008, and they have been remarkably successful, too, selling over 2 million copies of the Ninjago books, but now the license is moving over to Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, which will start publishing their own [...]

Preview: Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #8

Brigid Alverson
SenWW 8 Print Cover

Don’t let the unwieldy title scare you off! Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #8, which will be out on Wednesday, is the print edition of a digital-first Wonder Woman anthology that features stand-alone stories by different creators. The digital chapters are 99 cents a pop, and then DC gathers them into print comics. So if [...]

Interview: Adam Staffaroni on Lion Forge’s Roar Comics

Brigid Alverson
LionForge-PUNKY_BREWSTER_01_Cov

Lion Forge Comics launched about two years ago as a digital-first comics publisher with a line of licensed comics based on 1980s TV shows. Last year they announced an all ages imprint, Roar Comics, which includes comics adaptations of Punky Brewster and Saved by the Bell as well as original titles. The comics are already [...]

Preview: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #55

Brigid Alverson
ScoobyDoo_55_coverds

The sun is shining, the snow is sliding off my roof in great chunks, and the clocks change tonight. Spring is in the air, and we have a fresh Scooby-Doo preview for you to check out this morning while you wait for the ice sheets to recede. In Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #55, out in [...]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #9

Brigid Alverson
SDTU_9_PrintCover_ds

It’s Saturday morning, time for some comics! Today we have an exclusive preview of Scooby-Doo Team-Up #9, in which the Mystery, Inc., kids meet up with none other than Superman himself! Here’s the 411: Superman needs help from Scooby and the gang – so they speed to Metropolis and the horribly haunted Daily Planet offices. [...]

Links: Invader Zim Comes to Comics

Brigid Alverson
Breadwinners

This should be interesting: Papercutz has signed a “first look” deal with Nickelodeon to develop their new cartoon properties into comics and graphic novels (much as IDW has with Cartoon Network), and they will also publish a new Nickelodeon magazine. The first two to be adapted are Sanjay and Craig and Breadwinners, and two more [...]