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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 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.

Interview: Brigitte Findakly and Lewis Trondheim

One of the books I mentioned in my SLJ article First-Person Graphic Memoirs Bring Events to Life for Students is Brigitte Findakly and Lewis Trondheim’s Poppies of Iraq, a collection of anecdotes about Findakly’s childhood in Iraq as the daughter of a French mother and an Iraqi father. Findakly wrote and colored the book, and […]

Preview: ‘Archie’s Superteens,’ vol. 1

Our Saturday preview this week is of a new trade paperback, Archie’s Superteens, which is a crossover between the two superhero teams in the Archie universe: The Riverdale gang as Pureheart the Poweful et al. and the Mighty Crusaders. This volume collects the two-volume crossover as well as more Pureheart stories. It goes on sale […]

Preview: ‘Teen Titans Go’ #34

Here’s an advance look at Teen Titans Go #34: The Titans get swept up in a 73-hour dystopian teen movie marathon, then reenact “The Hungry Games” when they realize there’s only one slice of pizza left! And when a meatball-making contest sponsored by a local Jump City joint (first prize: free heroes for life!) provokes […]

Preview: ‘Archie Giant Comics Gala’

Archie Giant Comics Gala is one of those hefty Archie books stuffed with 400 pages of stories. This one is brand new, and our preview includes a complete classic story. Look for the book in comic shops on Wednesday. Enjoy!

News Flash: Dark Horse Adds Two ‘Frozen’ Graphic Novels

We’re kicking off this spring week with some chilly news: Dark Horse has two new graphic novels based on the Disney film Frozen. Cecil Castellucci has penned a retelling of the film from the points of view of Anna and Elsa in Disney Frozen YA Retelling, which is due out on October 1. In case […]

Preview: ‘B&V Friends Jumbo Comics Digest’ #270

It’s preview time! Today we have a look at B(etty) & V(eronica) Friends Jumbo Comics Digest #270, with a glimpse of the new lead story and a full classic story as well. The digest will be out on May 8. Enjoy!

Exclusive Preview: ‘House of Fear’

Here’s an early peek at a horror anthology for middle-grade readers.

Preview: ‘Archie’s Big Book,’ Vol. 6

Here’s another preview for this Monday morning: Archie’s Big Book, vol. 6. This volume collects the “Freshman Year” stories, which are sort of an origin story for the Riverdale gang, as well as the “Clash of the New Kids” storyline and some other stories. The book will be out on May 1. Enjoy!

Preview: ‘Archie and Me Jumbo’ #17

We’re kicking off the week once more with some comics—first up is this early look at Archie and Me Jumbo #17, on newsstands May 1. Enjoy!

Exclusive Preview: ‘Adventures of the Super Sons’ #10

This morning, we’ve got a preview of ‘Adventures of the Super Sons’ #10, the upcoming issue of the comic that features the sons of Superman and Batman—and their arch enemies.