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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.

Check Out the Top Ten Kids’ Graphic Novels of 2017!

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The list is live! Every year, the Good Comics for Kids bloggers get together and pick the top ten graphic novels of the previous year. The Top Ten Graphic Novels of 2017 list is live now at the SLJ site; check it out, and stay tuned here for more reviews and news once we’ve slept […]

Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo Team-Up’ #32

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One of the great things about Scooby-Doo Team-Up is that the series is an opportunity to bring back some cool lesser known characters of the past. In Scooby-Doo Team-Up #32, the Mystery, Inc., team meets up with Atom Ant, who had his own Hanna-Barbera cartoon back in the 1960s. Here’s the blurb: Atom Ant knows […]

Preview: ‘Betty & Veronica Double Digest’ #258

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It’s holiday time in Riverdale, and in this week’s preview of Betty & Veronica Double Digest #258, the Archie gang gets a visit from Noelle Claus, the daughter of the Big Guy himself! We’ve got a preview of that for you this morning, followed by a slice of a classic story illustrated by Dan DeCarlo. […]

Preview: Looney Tunes #240

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Let’s kick off the weekend with a few old-timey yuks from Looney Tunes #240. Do kids these days still watch gangster movies? Even if they don’t, the tropes are probably familiar from cartoons. Here’s the birds-eye lowdown on this caper: Fresh off their latest caper, Rocky and Mugsy hole up in their secret hideout…when the […]

Interview: ‘The Once and Future Queen’

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It’s a pretty daring move to try retelling the King Arthur legend one more time, but in The Once and Future Queen, writers D.J. Kirkbride and Adam Knave and artist Nick Brokenshire rise to the task by moving beyond the usual tropes and reinventing not just the characters but the whole structure of the story. […]

Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?’ #87

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It’s the hippies vs. the lumberjacks when the Mystery, Inc. gang gets in the middle of an environmental brouhaha in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #87. Conservationists and lumberjacks square off over the fate of a forest…until both sides are under attack by the Wraith of the Redwoods! Scooby-Doo and Mystery Inc. are called in to […]

Preview: ‘World of Archie Christmas Annual’ #73

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We’re pushing back on the Halloween madness with a Christmas preview! Here’s an early look at World of Archie Christmas Annual #73, which will be out in comic shops tomorrow, November 1. If you have a hankering for the old-school Archie style, you should know that each digest includes a new story in the traditional […]

Guest Post: Thoughts on NYPL/NYCC and the Sanctuary of Stories

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Today I am happy to welcome Peter Gutierrez back to the site. Peter is a writer and media consultant who has a lot to say about comics and literacy, and he is reporting today on the New York Comic Con sessions at the New York Public Library. With a couple of weeks to reflect, I’m […]

Preview: ‘Archie Holiday Annual’ #283

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It’s almost Halloween, and you know what that means: Time to start thinking about the holidays! The Archie folks are kicking things off with Archie Holiday Annual #283, featuring an original story by Dan Parent and Bill Golliher. The comic comes out on Wednesday. Enjoy!

Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo Team-Up’ #31

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Let’s get small this Monday morning with a preview of Scooby-Doo Team-Up #31! Scooby and the gang get positively microscopic when they pay a visit to The Atom: Normally, ghosts make Shaggy want to curl up small to hide. But that won’t help him his time—not when the Atom shrinks Scooby and the gang down […]