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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: Jughead and Archie Comics Digest #21

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Archie veterans Alex Simmons and Dan Parent are the creators of the lead story in Jughead and Archie Comics Digest #21, which is due out in comic shops this Wednesday. As always, the digest features a new story in the traditional style along with an assortment of classics. In this issue, Alex and Dan have […]

Exclusive Preview: Teen Titans Go #16

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Let’s kick off the long weekend—and the beginning of summer!—with an exclusive preview of Teen Titans Go #16, which will be available in fine comic shops everywhere on June 1. Here’s the executive summary: After a stunning bank heist, the Amazing Mumbo Jumbo uses his magic to scramble the superpowers of the Teen Titans! What […]

Preview: ‘Archie Giant Comics Blast’

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Here’s a sneak peek at Archie Giant Comics Blast, a 480-page collection of stories from Archie Comics’ 75-year history. It will be out in comic shops tomorrow, May 25, but you can start reading right here. Enjoy!

Links: Here Come the Super Hero Girls!

Super Hero Girls

DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson talks about some of the thinking behind their new DC Super Hero Girls line of books, videos, and dolls: If you walk down the aisle of girls toys in a store, everything’s pink. Girls love pink, but we wanted the color palette to be consistent with superheroes in our DC […]

Links | Boom Box Launches ‘The Backstagers’

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George Gene Gustines looks at BOOM! Studios’ Boom Box imprint, which focuses on stories of tweens and teens with an emphasis on “personal stories with a sprinkle of glee,” such as Lumberjanes and Giant Days. Their newest series, The Backstagers, is about the theater crew at an all-boys school. “I was a stage crew kid […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘World of Archie Summer Annual’ #59

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We’re kicking off the week with a preview of World of Archie Summer Annual #59, which features an Archie tale written by Tania Del Rio, who reinvented Sabrina the Teenage Witch in a manga style back in the 2000s, and drawn by prolific Archie writer and artist Dan Parent. Here’s the blurb: When Betty leads […]

Links: Children’s Book Week Roundup—and More!

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Here’s a fascinating story about James Sturm’s Birdsong, just published by TOON Books, which is based on the Japanese storytelling art called kamishibai—and is being used by other artists to create their own performances. The winners of the Children’s Choice Book Awards have been announced, and a graphic novel makes the cut: Judd Winick’s Hilo: […]

Gene Luen Yang Announces ‘Dragon Hoops’

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Gene Luen Yang has announced his next graphic novel, and it’s about… basketball. Yang will write and draw the book, Dragon Hoops, the true story of a Catholic school’s attempt to win the 2015 California state championships: Although Yang didn’t know much about basketball, he was fascinated by the dynamics of a diverse team at […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Archie’s Funhouse Jumbo Comics Digest’

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Our exclusive preview of Archie’s Funhouse Jumbo Comics Digest features a new lead story by writer J. Torres, author of Alison Dare, Bigfoot Boy, and, most recently, Zodiac Starforce. (He also did the Jinx graphic novel for Archie.) Art is by Tim and Pat Kennedy. A rollerblading double date threatens to embarrass Archie in front […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?’ #69

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It’s Daphne and Velma like you’ve never seen them before! Scooby and the gang get mixed up with a scary roller derby team in this month’s issue, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #69: A night at the roller derby turns into rolling terror! The gang takes Daphne to see hometown favorites The Spooky City Sensations, but […]