Search on SLJ.com ....
Subscribe to SLJ
Follow This Blog: RSS feed
Good Comics For Kids
Inside Good Comics For Kids
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: ‘Hanazuki’ Comic Is Coming from IDW

Hanazuki 1 cropped

We have big news this morning: The comics publisher IDW is announcing a new series based on Habro’s web series Hanazuki. Just launched in January, Hanazuki is a cheery cartoon about a girl who lives on a moon and fights off a big black blob by using her emotions to grow trees. Her companions are […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Looney Tunes’ #236

LT_236_cv_ds

We’re starting off our Saturday with some romantic goofiness this week, with an exclusive preview of Looney Tunes #236, which combines vintage cartoon characters with an up-to-date concept, reality TV: Are you ready to open your heart and fall in love? All your favorites are, and they’re doing it on television as contestants on “Single […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?’ #79

SDWAY_79_cv_ds

Mystery meets magic in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #79, when the Mystery, Inc. gang mix it up with a bunch of magicians: Mystic Mansion will reveal all of its secrets when the gang heads to the world’s premier destination for magic and illusions. After arriving at the cryptic castle they find themselves part of a […]

Fontana and Garbowska on ‘Super Hero Girls’—and Dinosaurs

DC Superhero Girls 11 crop

DC’s Super Hero Girls comics imagine what some of the most iconic female characters—Batgirl, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and even Harley Quinn—would be like if they all went to the same middle school. We talked to writer Shea Fontana and artist Agnes Garbowska about the series a few weeks ago, and now that they are coming […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Archie 75th Anniversary Digest’ #7

ArchieJumboComics75thAnniversaryCelebration_07-0

Let’s start the week with some retro Archie! Archie Comics is celebrating three-quarters of a century of Archie and his pals, and they are pulling some old and not-so-old stories out of the vault, along with bonus art and other extras, for a series of anniversary digests. Here’s an exclusive preview of Archie 75th Anniversary […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Super Powers’ #5

SUPOW_Cv5

Here’s an exclusive look at a new DC series by Tiny Titans favorites Art Baltazar and Franco. In his review of Super Powers #1, J. Caleb Mozzocco commented that the series seemed to be more story-driven than gag-driven, and in fact, the comic is rated 12+ despite its lighthearted artwork. The drama continues in Super […]

Review: ‘Tales of the Fortress of Solitude’ Chapter Books

Tales of the Fortress of Solitude Cropped

Tales of the Fortress of Solitude: The Last City of Krypton Tales of the Fortress of Solitude: A Buried Starship Tales of the Fortress of Solitude: The Robot that Barked Tales of the Fortress of Solitude: Rays of Doom By Michael Dahl Illustrated by Luciano Vecchio and Tim Levins Capstone Reading Level: Grades 1-3 Interest […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Jughead and Archie Jumbo Digest’ #25

JugheadAndArchieComicsDoubleDigest_25-0

Dan Parent has a new lead story in Jughead and Archie Jumbo Digest #25, which is due out on Wednesday, and we’ve got a preview of it, as well as a classic Archie tale from years gone by. Enjoy!

Exclusive Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo Team-Up’ #23

SDTUP_23_Cvr_ds

Scooby and the gang go west in this exclusive preview of Scooby-Doo Team-Up #23, and they end up on the trail of a ghost that’s stealing everything in town: Quick Draw McGraw may be the high-falutin’est, fastest-shootin’est lawman on the lone prairie, but he needs help from Scooby and the gang when faced with that […]

Review: ‘Adele in Sand Land’

Adele in Sand Land By Claude Ponti Toon Books When I was a kid, my mother used to buy me a lot of books at garage sales. Many of them dated back to the period 1900-1940 and had a crazy, old-fashioned, almost scary look to them. I loved them—they were so far from the sanitized […]