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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.

Review: ‘The Golem’s Mighty Swing’

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The Golem’s Mighty Swing By James Sturm Drawn and Quarterly The Golem’s Mighty Swing is a story set in an earlier, simpler time, when old men lounged on the porch of the general store, kids wore knickers and newsboy caps, and people lived in small towns where everybody knew everybody. You can almost smell the […]

Links: Cybils Finalists Announced

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The nominees for the Cybils, the Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards, have been announced, and here are the finalists in the graphic novel categories: Elementary/Middle Grade Graphic Novels Pashmina, by Nidhi Chanani Real Friends, by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham Suee and the Shadow, by Ginger Ly and Molly Park The Big Bad […]

Preview: ‘World of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest’ #75

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We’re kicking off the week with a bit of topical humor from the Archie folks—yes, you read that right! In the new lead story to World of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #75, Archie and the gang start a movement to protest the cancellation of their favorite TV show, Game of Crowns. Plus we have a […]

Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?’ #89

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Pizza time! Scooby and the gang go to their favorite pizzeria in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #89, but their meal is interrupted by a fiery, kale-hating ghost: Is there such a thing as bad pizza?! According to the ghost of Gerolamo, there is! Can the gang solve this mystery before Shaggy and Scooby go through […]

Roundtable: Looking Back, Looking Forward

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Happy New Year! As we leave 2017 behind and plunge into 2018, some of the Good Comics for Kids bloggers paused to look back at what they liked best about 2017—and what they are looking forward to in the new year! Johanna: My favorite thing about 2017 was attending SPX and MoCCA Fest, two of […]

Preview: ‘Archie & Me Digest’ #3

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Here’s an advance look at Archie & Me Digest #3, which features a new lead story in the traditional style by Archie veterans Dan Parent and Bill Galvan. The comic goes on sale on December 27. Enjoy!

Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo Team-Up’ #33

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Scooby-Doo and the Mystery, Inc., gang head to the 31st century in Scooby-Doo Team-Up #33 to help the Legion of Super Heroes get the ghost of Ferro Lad out of their headquarters: The Legion of Super Heroes’ clubhouse is haunted—and the only one who can crack the case is that so-called “legendary ghost-hunter from history,” […]

Preview: ‘Your Pal Archie’ #5

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Earlier this year, Archie Comics launched yet another version of its flagship comic with Your Pal Archie, which is drawn in a hybrid style that falls between the traditional Archie house style and the new look of its rebooted, more “mature” Riverdale comics. Your Pal Archie is written and inked by Ty Templeton and penciled […]

Exclusive: Dark Horse to Release New Edition of ‘House of Night’

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Back in 2012, Dark Horse published House of Night: Legacy, a graphic novel written by P.C. and Kristin Cast, set in the same world as their House of Night prose novels. The story takes place after the first volume, and it consists of the characters telling stories about vampyres (that’s how they spell it) taking […]

Preview: ‘Scooby Doo, Where Are You?’ #88

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This weekend’s preview is an early look at Scooby Doo, Where Are You? #88: Mystery for sale! When Fred decides to trade the Mystery Machine in for a new ride, the gang heads to Earnest Eddie’s Emporium of used cars. But the scary Slimmer Man that haunts the lot will do anything to make sure […]