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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.

IDW to Launch ‘Star Wars’ Comics for Young Readers

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IDW Publishing, the home of My Little Pony and Jem and the Holograms comics, made a major announcement at Star Wars Celebration last week: They have inked a deal with Disney Licensed Publishing to produce monthly Star Wars comics, with original content, for young readers. The line will launch with Star Wars Adventures in September […]

Exclusive First Look at ‘Riverdale Digest’ #1!

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Today we’re featuring the debut of a brand-new Archie title: Riverdale Digest #1 is the first issue of a new digest series that will collect stories from their rebooted Archie comics. As you may remember, the Archie folks did a complete makeover of their flagship titles, although the digests continued to run older stories, with […]

Exclusive: BOOM! Studios Announces ‘The Amazing World of Gumball: After School Special’

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Breaking news from BOOM! Studios! In September, they will publish The Amazing World of Gumball: After School Special, their third original graphic novel based on the Cartoon Network series. This graphic novel is an anthology of stories about the Gumball crew from a variety of creators, many of whom will be familiar to our readers, […]

Review: ‘Itty Bitty Hellboy’

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Itty Bitty Hellboy By Art Baltazar and Franco Dark Horse, 2014 Ages 8 and up You have to give Art and Franco points for boldness: It’s one thing to do Tiny Titans comics about DC superheroes—most kids have heard of Superman. Hellboy, on the other hand, is not exactly a children’s property. Indeed, this book […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Super Powers’ #6

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This weekend we have an exclusive preview of Super Powers #6, by the Tiny Titans team of Art Baltazar and Franco. In his review of Super Powers #1, Caleb noted that this series isn’t as gag-oriented as many of Art and Franco’s other works; instead, it’s a fairly straightforward superhero story done in their signature […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Archie Comics Double Digest’ #277

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Here’s some more Archie fun to close out our Monday, with an early look at Archie Comics Double Digest #277, out in comic shops on Wednesday. The new lead story in this issue is a rather surreal Archiefied take on Pinocchio. Enjoy!

Exclusive Preview: ‘Archie’s Funhouse Spring Annual’ #26

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Archie and his pals are off to the Philippines in the latest Archie digest, Archie’s Funhouse Spring Annual #26. In the lead story, which is new, the Archies have a concert gig in Manila—with a film crew in tow that’s making a documentary about them. There are plenty of other stories as well, including—just in […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?’ #80

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Here’s an advance look at Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #80, which will be out in comic shops on April 5. What’s it about? Glad you asked! After wrapping up their latest case, the Mystery Machine may need an exorcism! When a trip to the car wash unearths a soapy spirit with intent to scare, can […]

Interview: Cecil Castellucci on ‘Soupy Leaves Home’

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Cecil Castellucci and Jose Pimienta’s Soupy Leaves Home, set during the Depression, is a story about a girl who walks away from an abusive home, disguises herself as a boy, and rides the rails as a hobo. Her companion and protector is Ramshackle, a much older man whose imagination and open-heartedness help her heal and […]

Review: ‘Little Archie and His Pals’ One-Shot

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Little Archie and His Pals (One Shot) By Art Baltazar and Franco Archie Comics The creative team of Art Baltazar and Franco have a lot of fun playing in other people’s sandboxes, turning out little-kid versions of everyone from the Superman to Hellboy. Now they are turning their hand to Archie comics with a series […]