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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.

Links: Best of the Year, Read-Alikes, and Coming Attractions

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2016 was a tough year in a lot of ways, but it was a great year for graphic novels. Check out our list of the top ten graphic novels of the year, which includes plenty of good old-fashioned adventure stories and one very serious and important graphic novel, March: Book Three. There’s lots of good […]

Monet’s Mouse the Star of New Kickstarter

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Uncivilized Books, a longtime publisher of literary and alternative graphic novels, is running a Kickstarter campaign right now to fund the launch of their children’s imprint, Odod, and the lineup is impressive. For starters, they are plan to publish the four-volume graphic novel series Musnet, by the French artist Kickliy. Musnet is a coming-of-age story […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Archie’s Funhouse Christmas Annual’

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The Thanksgiving leftovers are almost gone, and it’s time for some holiday fun. Here’s a sneak peek at Archie’s Funhouse Christmas Annual, featuring a new story by Dan Parent (Archie puts on antlers—what could possibly go wrong?) and a classic from years gone by. The digest is out on November 30. Enjoy!

Rebellion to Bring Back ‘Boy Wizard’ Story

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A 12-year-old boy learns he is a powerful magician—but there is a dark side to this new magical world. Does that sound familiar? We’re not talking about Harry Potter here, but The Journal of Luke Kirby, by writer Alan McKenzie and artist John Ridgway, which ran in the UK comic 2000AD from 1998 to 1995—predating […]

‘March’ Wins the National Book Award

March: Book Three, by Rep. John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, has won the National Book Award in the Young People’s Literature category. This is the first time a graphic novel has won a National Book Award. Publisher’s Weekly senior editor Calvin Reid was there, and he described Lewis’s tearful response, as he recalled […]

Review: ‘Haikyu!!’ vols. 1-3

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Haikyu!! vols. 1-3 By Haruichi Furudate Teen Viz, $9.99 On the one hand, Haikyu!! is a bit of a tough sell for anyone who isn’t fascinated by volleyball. On the other hand, manga-ka Haruichi Furudate does a pretty good job of not only explaining things as he goes along but also giving the reader a […]

Exclusive Preview: Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #274

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The holiday season is almost upon us, and preparations are being made in Riverdale! Our exclusive preview of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #274 includes two stories, one about Archie and Jughead going to the mall, the other about Archie trying to figure out where exactly to hang the mistletoe. The digest goes on sale on […]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #75

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Scooby and the gang go behind the scenes of a fantasy-adventure TV show in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #75. Here’s the bird’s eye lowdown: Ordinarily, nothing would make Daphne happier than meeting the star of her favorite TV action show, Zorna the Warrior Woman. But when the set of her show is haunted by the […]

Scholastic Picks Up ‘Princess Princess’ for Book Clubs

Oni Press sent out a press release this morning to let us know that Katie O’Neill’s Princess Princess Ever After has been licensed by Scholastic for their Reading Club program. A new edition is being printed just for Scholastic, who will make it available to their book clubs and for other school book fairs and […]

Exclusive Preview: Archie Giant Comics 75th Anniversary Book

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More Archie 75th anniversary goodness! The Archie Giant Comics 75 Anniversary Book is a jumbo collection of 480 pages of vintage and modern Archie stories. It’s out in comic shops on November 9. Enjoy!