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Announcement and Interview: First Second to Publish ‘Marshmallow and Jordan’

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We’ve got big news today: First Second’s announcement of a new middle-grade graphic novel, Marshmallow and Jordan, by newcomer Alina Chau. Chau has a beautiful watercolor style (you can see more of her work at her website), and Marshmallow and Jordan has an intriguing premise: After a severe car accident, Jordan uses a wheelchair full-time. […]

Preview: ‘Betty & Veronica Friends Comics Digest’ #261

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Let’s start off the week with a preview! Betty and Veronica go on a college tour in the new lead story to Betty & Veronica Friends Comics Digest #261, and things go sideways when the school mascot gets into the act. Then we have a couple of pages of classic B&V tales. The digest goes […]

Exclusive Preview: Lion Forge to Publish Brenna Thummler’s ‘Sheets’

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Marjorie Glatt, the lead character of Brenna Thummler’s Sheets, feels invisible—most of the time. Her mother has recently died, and her father has disappeared into his own pain, leaving the 13-year-old to care for her brother and run the family business—a laundromat that her mother started when she was 19. At school, she drifts along […]

Preview: Bake a Cake and Fix Your Car with Maker Comics!

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We have a real treat for you today: A first look at two of First Second’s new Maker Comics, both of which will debut in Winter 2019: Maker Comics: Bake Like a Pro! by Falynn Koch and Maker Comics: Fix a Car! by Chris Schweizer. The description of each book is below the preview. Enjoy! […]

Exclusive: BOOM! Studios to Publish ‘Hex Vet’

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We’re pleased to be the ones breaking the news today about a new original graphic novel: Hex Vet, by Sam Davies, creator of the webcomic Shutterhug), is a story about two young witches who are also vets. Check out the cover art, above, by Davies; full details on the book are below—but really, a book […]

Preview: ‘World of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest’ #78

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Today’s preview features an Archie character we weren’t familiar with: In the brand-new lead story to World of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #78, Brigitte Reilly is— Wait, who? Brigitte Reilly is one of the lesser known characters in the Archieverse, but Wikipedia tells us she is an exchange student who has been around since the […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo Team-Up’ #37

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In this month’s issue of Scooby-Doo Team-Up, Supergirl calls on Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang to help her sort out a super-haunting: Supergirl may be as invulnerable as her cousin, but even bulletproof skin can’t help her when she’s haunted by the ghosts of Krypton! Is it a hoax? A message from the Phantom […]

Preview: ‘The Best of Archie Americana: Silver Age,’ vol. 2

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We’re getting nostalgic today with a preview of vol. 2 of The Best of Archie Americana: Silver Age, which collects classic Archie stories from the 1960s and 1970s, including some stories drawn by Dan DeCarlo, who really defined the classic Silver Age Archie style. The book goes on sale on April 25. Enjoy!

Links: ‘Drama’ Among the Most Challenged Books—Again

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The American Library Association released its list of the 10 most challenged books of 2017 last week, and this year, there was only one graphic novel: Raina Telgemeier’s Drama, which has become sort of a perennial. Some important takeaways from this year’s list is that more than ever, books for children and teens are being […]

Exclusive: Ryan Ferrier & Roger Langridge Team Up on ‘Criminy’

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Big news from Dark Horse this week, and we’ve got the scoop: Roger Langridge (Snarked!, Abigail and the Snowman, The Baker Street Peculiars) and Ryan Ferrier (Kennel Block Blues, D4ve) are teaming up on a new middle-grade graphic novel, Criminy: Criminy follows Daggum Criminy as his peaceful life is suddenly interrupted when pirates invade his […]