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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: ‘Gotham Academy’ #15

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We’re big fans of Gotham Academy, the boarding-school story that’s set on the periphery of the Batman universe. If you’re new to the series, the “Yearbook Issues,” #14 and #15, are a great way to jump in, because they are a series of short stories set in the world of the series, so you get […]

Preview: ‘Archie Jumbo Comics Digest’ #266

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Here’s a treat to start out a snowy Saturday: A preview of three stories from Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #266: The lead story, about Archie and his dog Vegas; a winter snow tale; and a classic from the early years of Archie, illustrated by Bill Vigoda (brother of the late actor Abe Vigoda). Here’s the […]

Links: Marissa Meyer to Write Graphic Novel

Marissa Meyer, author of the Lunar Chronicles YA novels, has a two-volume graphic novel, Wires and Nerve, in the works, to be illustrated by Douglas Holgate: Set after the events of the “Lunar Chronicles,” it will feature many of the same characters, including Iko the android, as well as: Cinder, the teen cyborg who has […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Archie 1000 Page Comics Shindig’

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The Archie Comics folks have 75 years worth of comics in their library, and they don’t let them sit idle: Every so often they collect a big chunk of them into a giant digest. The latest one is the Archie 1000 Page Comics Shindig. It’s going to be released on Wednesday (and you will be […]

Preview: ‘World of Archie Winter Annual’ #56

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It’s preview time again, and today we have a preview of Fernando Ruiz’s lead story in the World of Archie Winter Annual #56. While the Archie folks have revamped their flagship line of single-issue comics with a new look and slightly more mature storylines, they continue to run new stories in the traditional Archie style […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Archie’s Funhouse Double Digest #18′

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We’re starting the week off with some good clean fun: An exclusive preview of Archie’s Funhouse Double Digest #18. This one kicks off with an original story by Bill Golliher and Fernando Ruiz: Poor Pop Tate is at wits’ end and could use a break—thankfully Archie & the gang have volunteered to run the Chocklit […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo Team-Up #14′

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DC Comics continues pairing up its classic characters with the Mystery Inc. gang in Scooby-Doo Team-Up #14, with Aquaman as this month’s special guest. Here’s the blurb: The surface world is threatened by an ancient menace from beneath the sea! This looks like a job for Scuba-Doo! Aquaman, Scooby and the gang will have to […]

What to Read? Check out YALSA and the Cybils

Looking for some good reads? The Young Adult Library Services Association and the Cybils nominating committee have some suggestions for you. For the curious, links are included to our reviews and other coverage. So if you’re in the path of the big blizzard we’re expecting on the East Coast, pick up some of these along […]

Exclusive Preview: Betty & Veronica Comics Annual #240

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We have a special treat for this post-holiday Tuesday: An exclusive preview of Betty & Veronica Annual #240. I know what you’re thinking: “Whoa, their 240th annual? Did the Founding Fathers have copies of Betty & Veronica hidden inside their hand-written copies of the Declaration of Independence?” Sadly, no; this publication is usually called Betty […]

Read ‘The Montgomery Story’ Online

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, here is a link to the online version of Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story, a comic book that was originally published in 1957 by a group called the Fellowship of Reconciliation. The comic tells the story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and there’s a section in […]