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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.

Interview: Shea Fontana and Agnes Garbowska Go Time-Traveling with ‘DC Superhero Girls’

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We know Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn from comics and movies, but what were they like as teenagers? That’s the basis for DC’s Super Hero Girls line of graphic novels, chapter books, animated shorts, games, and toys. In the world of Super Hero Girls, the female DC characters are all students at […]

Preview: ‘Archie’s Funhouse Comics Annual’ #24

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Let’s finish out the long weekend with a laugh! The lead story to Archie’s Funhouse Comics Annual #24, written by Dan Parent, relies on a classic gag setup: The little white lie that gets out of control. The digest also features some classic stories from years past. It’s available in comic shops this Wednesday. Enjoy!

What to Read After You’ve Read ‘March’

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Rep. John Lewis’s graphic memoir March is the book of the day—literally, on Martin Luther King day, but also figuratively, as president-elect Donald Trump’s disparaging Tweet about Lewis brought new attention to the book; reportedly, sales skyrocketed. I’ve said it before: March is an important book. But if you’re a Good Comics for Kids reader, […]

Review: ‘King Baby,’ by Kate Beaton

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King Baby By Kate Beaton Scholastic, Grades Pre-K to 5 Kate Beaton, best known for her side-splittingly snarky comics about moments in history or literature, branches off in a new direction with her children’s book King Baby. The drawing is simpler, she uses color, and its humor is gentler and more straightforward. This is appropriate […]

Links: Notes and Quotes

March artist Nate Powell talks at length about his childhood comics habits, his career as a graphic novelist, and his experiences as the creator of March, including the intensive research that he and the authors did once they realized that the books were being used in history classes as well as English courses: That quest […]

Exclusive: BOOM! to Publish ABC Book by Martin Cendreda

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We’ve got an exciting scoop for you this morning: BOOM! Studios is going to publish a new alphabet book, An Apple and an Adventure, by animator Martin Cendreda. He may not be a household name, but if you are an animation fan, you’ve probably seen his work: He has been a color stylist for Fairly […]

Review: Four ‘Far Out Fairy Tales’

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Hansel & Gretel & Zombies, by Benjamin Harper and Fern Cano Goldilocks and the Three Vampires, by Laurie S. Sutton and C.S. Jennings Jak and the Magic Nano-Beans, by Carl Bowen and Omar Lozano Sleeping Beauty, Magic Master, by Stephanie True Peters and Alex Lopez Capstone, Grades 3 up The notion that any story is […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?’ #77

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Scooby and the gang head for a relaxing day at the beach, but ghost pirates get them started on their next investigation. And then Fred and Daphne brave the sharks to go surfing. It’s all happening in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #77, out in comic shops next Wednesday—but we’ll get you started right here, with […]

Exclusive Preview: Archie 75th Anniversary Digest #5

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Betty and Veronica take the spotlight in Archie 75th Anniversary Digest #5, which goes on sale January 4. Check out our preview with samples from stories from the early Archie (with the buck teeth) to the present day. Enjoy!

Links: Supergirl Gets New Origin Story

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Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer, Super Mutant Magic Academy) and Joelle Jones (House of Night, Lady Killer) give Supergirl a new origin story in their four-issue miniseries Supergirl: Being Super, and they discuss the story and show off some preview pages at CBR. Also at CBR, I wrote a piece about Rep. John Lewis’s graphic […]