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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: He-Man: The Eternity War #2

Brigid Alverson
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Most of our previews are for comics for young children; this one is pitched at an older audience (it’s rated 12+) but it’s based on a toy many of us remember from our childhoods: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. He-Man: The Eternity War has He-Man, She-Ra, and Teela leading their troops in a [...]

Links: New Graphic Novels, More on March

Brigid Alverson
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Craig Thompson, best known for his adult graphic novels Blankets and Habibi, is working on a tween title, Space Dumplins, due out from Scholastic in August. And BOOM! Studios has announced a new Adventure Time original graphic novel, Adventure Time: Graybles Schmaybles, by Danielle Corsetto and Bridget Underwood. Representative John Lewis talks about March: Book [...]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #53

Brigid Alverson
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Scooby-Doo and his Mystery, Inc., colleagues head south of the Mason-Dixon line in this week’s preview of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #53. Here’s the scoop: When Scooby and the gang head down to Georgia to investigate a haunting in a stately Southern mansion, their investigation is interrupted by a ghost-hunting reality show created to solve [...]

Preview: Roger Langridge’s Abigail and the Snowman #1

Brigid Alverson
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Roger Langridge’s new series Abigail and the Snowman kicked off on the very last day of 2014, which means you can find the comic in comics shops or on comiXology right now! This series sounds like it has a bit of Jellaby, a bit of Amelia Rules, maybe even a bit of Frosty the Snowman [...]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #8

Brigid Alverson
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Let’s kick off the new year with a preview of one of the best new kids’ comics of 2014! Scooby-Doo Team-Up is basically one big series of crossovers; in Scooby-Doo Team-Up #7 (previewed here) Scooby and his Mystery Inc. colleagues met up with the Flintstones, and in Scooby-Doo Team-Up #8, available January 7 in comic [...]

Review: Tao the Little Samurai, vols. 1 and 2

Brigid Alverson
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Tao the Little Samurai #1: Pranks and Attacks! Tao the Little Samurai #2: Ninjas and Knock Outs! Written by Laurent Richard, illustrated by Nicolas Ryser Lerner Graphic Universe, 2014 Gr. 2-5 Tao the Little Samurai is your basic mischievous schoolboy story with a martial arts setting. It’s a charming, very well drawn, sort of funny [...]

The Jungle Comes to Life in ‘Love: The Tiger’

Brigid Alverson
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Here’s something new to look forward to in January: Love: The Tiger, a wordless nature story that follows a tiger through the jungle for a day. Created by Frédéric Brrémaud and Disney veteran Federico Bertolucci, the book is a European import and won the Special Jury Awards at the 2011 Lucca Comics Festival. It’s also [...]

Preview: Voltron: From Days of Long Ago

Brigid Alverson
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This preview is unusual: It’s the beginning of the end of the Voltron story. The original Voltron cartoon show turned 30 this year, and Viz put out a special anniversary book, Voltron: From Days of Long Ago, to celebrate; I interviewed the editors at Robot 6, and we mentioned it in our gift guide as [...]

Links: Archie to Get a New Look

Brigid Alverson
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Archie is getting a new look for his 75th birthday: The flagship Archie comic will be reset with a new Number 1 issue and a new creative team of Mark Waid and Fiona Staples. “I found Archie to be dusty, irrelevant and watered-down,” said CEO Jon Goldwater, while Waid remarked, “Over the years, some of [...]

Exclusive Preview: Teen Titans Go! #7

Brigid Alverson
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There’s another fun and action-packed issue of Teen Titans Go! coming your way this Wednesday, and we have an exclusive preview of it here! Here’s what’s going on: When Starfire develops a massive crush on the latest teen pop sensation, Robin will stop at nothing to recapture her attention – even if he must become [...]