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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.

Preview: ‘Betty & Veronica Friends Jumbo Digest’ #267


Everyone pitches in to help sharpen Veronica’s reflexes!

Review: ‘Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White’

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Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White By Lila Quintero Weaver The University of Alabama Press Not rated, but suitable for ages 12 and up Content note: This book includes several instances of “the n-word,” always used in a historical context. Lila Quintero Weaver’s Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White is a graphic memoir […]

Preview: ‘Teen Titans Go’ #32


Here’s another preview to chase away the cabin fever: A sneak peek at Teen Titans Go #32: Starfire is “Snowbunny’s Fool” when Robin takes the team to a ski resort—but it’s cold-weather-hater Raven who really surprises her teammates! And back in Titans Tower, things go awry when watching “Friendly the Snowman” provides the wrong kind […]

Preview: ‘Archie and Me Jumbo Comics Digest’ #14


Let’s break up this January Monday with some Archie, shall we? Here’s an early look at Archie and Me Jumbo Comics Digest #14. We have a taste of the brand-new lead story, followed by a complete classic Chuck Clayton story. The digest goes on sale on Wednesday. Enjoy!

Review: ‘Astra Lost in Space,’ vols. 1-5

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Complete in five volumes, ‘Astra Lost in Space’ is a fun space adventure story with plenty of surprises.

Exclusive: ‘Bolivar’ Returns—with an Appetite!

Bolivar Eats New York

Sean Rubin follows up ‘Bolivar,’ his story of a New York-dwelling dinosaur, with ‘Bolivar Eats New York,’ a graphic-novel love letter to the culinary pleasures of the Big Apple.

Guest Review: ‘The Scarlet Letter’

Manga Classics Scarlet Letter

Guest reviewer Erica Friedman thinks Manga Classics improved on Hawthorne’s original version of the Scarlet Letter by making one character a bit more relatable.

Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo Team-Up’ #45


Scooby and the gang team up with Mister Miracle in this preview of ‘Scooby-Doo Team-Up’ #45, due out on January 2, 2019.

Preview: ‘Betty & Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest’ #269


Tuesday may be New Year’s Day, but Wednesday is New Comics Day! Here’s an early look at Betty & Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #269, which will be available in comic shops on January 2. We have a preview of the new lead story and an entire classic story with a winter theme and art by […]

Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?’ #96


Scooby, Shaggy, and the rest of the Mystery Inc. team go to a carnival sideshow in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #96: The owners of an amusement park at a seaside resort hopes a new Ferris wheel will revive the local businesses, but no tourist attractions and freak shows can compete with real-life monsters! Can Scooby […]