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Exclusive: Kevin Eastman draws variant cover for Scratch9

Brigid Alverson
scratch9-9-worlds-issue-01-cover-01-eastman-variant for web

Scratch9 is back! Rob Worley’s tale of a cat who gets to actually meet his previous eight incarnations first came out in 2010 (and we included it in our list of the best comics of the year). He followed up with some short stories, Cat Tails, and now he’s launching a new series, Cat of [...]

Preview: Scribblenauts #8

Brigid Alverson
Scribblenauts_8_SF_Cover

Here’s a sneak peek at the upcoming issue of DC’s Scribblenauts Unmasked: A Crisis of Imagination, their digital-first comic based on the Scribblenauts game. Written by Josh Elder (Mail Order Ninja) and drawn by Adam Archer, these short comics feature the game characters Maxwell and Lily interacting with a huge range of characters from DC [...]

Check out SLJ/LJ’s hottest graphic novels webcast

Brigid Alverson
Betty Diary

If you want an advance look at some of the best upcoming graphic novels of 2014, join me on March 19, when I’ll be moderating the SLJ/LJ webcast “From Superheroes to Vampires: The Hottest Graphic Novels of 2014.” I’ll be talking about upcoming releases from DC, Vertigo, Kodansha, Dark Horse, and Archie with some of [...]

Links: Big news at Archie; Disney teases new Marvel comic

Brigid Alverson
Glorkian Warrior

James Kochalka talks about his newest book, The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza, which is being published by First Second—at the same time his newest Johnny Boo book is coming out from Top Shelf. Film and television writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is joining Archie Comics as chief creative officer; his job is to develop existing Archie [...]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #3

Brigid Alverson
ScoobyDoo 3_TeamUp_PrintCoverds

Here’s a preview of Scooby-Doo Team-Up #3, which will be out in comic shops on March 5. This series pairs up Scooby-Doo and the Mystery, Inc., gang with Batman and Robin, and more superheroes may be coming in future issues. Our own J. Caleb Mozzocco talked to series writer Sholly Fisch last December about how [...]

Kids’ and teens’ graphic novels dominate end of the year charts

Brigid Alverson
Dork Diaries 1

Every year, comics retailer Brian Hibbs writes a lengthy and informative article on graphic novel sales, based on BookScan figures for the entire year. He posted this year’s column last week, and while he makes a lot of good points, I want to pick out the one that’s most relevant to this blog: The top [...]

Kevin Keller to become The Equalizer

Brigid Alverson
Kevin Keller #14

Diehard Archie fans know that the Riverdale gang occasionally do a turn as superheroes; Archie Andrews first donned the cape of Pureheart the Powerful back in 1965, and he even had his own Pureheart comic for a short while. There was also an Archie Super-Teens comic in the 1990s that only ran for four issues. [...]

Preview: Adventure Time #25

Brigid Alverson
AdventureTime_25_rev-1

Adventure Time celebrates its 25th issue, out today, with a guest artists Dustin Nguyen, Jess Fink, Jeffrey Brown, and Jim Rugg joining the regular team of writer Ryan North and artists Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb for a special issue that kicks of with… dinosaurs! And if you haven’t seen it already, check out this [...]

Links: First Second to publish new Gene Yang book as digital comics

Brigid Alverson
The Shadow Hero

First Second will be publishing Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew’s new book, The Shadow Hero, as a monthly digital comic starting this week. The full graphic novel, collecting all six issues, will be released on July 15. The serialization is appropriate: The Shadow Hero creates an origin story for The Green Turtle, the first [...]

Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book to become a graphic novel

Brigid Alverson
The Graveyard Book 1

P. Craig Russell and a posse of other artists are hard at work adapting Neil Gaiman’s 2008 children’s novel The Graveyard Book into graphic-novel form. Russell has worked with Gaiman on a number of adult comics, including several issues of The Sandman and the standalone story Murder Mysteries, which will be reissued in a new [...]