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Preview: Scribblenauts Unmasked: A Crisis of Imagination #6

Brigid Alverson
Scribblenauts 6 Print Cover

Scribblenauts is a great video game that’s a little bit like Mad Libs—the characters, Maxwell and Lily, have to solve various problems, and the player helps by writing words that become objects in the game. Scribblenauts Unmasked is a special version of the game with characters from the DC Universe—all the characters from the DC [...]

Interview: Writer Joel Enos talks Ben 10

Brigid Alverson
Ben 10 Parallel Paradox

Last year, Viz announced that it would publish graphic novels based on Ben 10, the Cartoon Network show, and the third of these, Ben 10: Parallel Paradox, was published under Viz’s Perfect Square imprint in April—we ran a preview of it back then. Parallel Paradox brings back Elena Validus, a character from Ben’s past, and [...]

Sleepless Knight: Cover reveal and interview with the three-headed monster

Brigid Alverson
Sleepless Knight cover

James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost, the creative trio behind Adventures in Cartooning and its sequels, got kids excited about drawing comics, and now they have a new book that goes in a different direction: Sleepless Knight, which will be out later this year, is a story comic, not an instructional book, in which [...]

Preview: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #46

Brigid Alverson
ScoobyDoo_46_coverd

Zoinks! It’s another Scooby Doo comic coming our way! A trip to the beach turns into an Atlantis adventure for Scooby, Shaggy, and the rest of Mystery, Inc. in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #46. Here’s the blurb: When Shaggy and Scooby dig up a mysterious artifact on the beach, they take it to the local [...]

BEA Buzz: Five graphic novels to look forward to this year

Brigid Alverson
Sisters

I dropped in on Book Expo America, the annual book trade show, on Friday, and I was impressed by the graphic novel presence there. Two of the rock stars of the show were Raina Telgemeier, who was signing advance copies of Sisters, and Jeff Kinney, who has a new Wimpy Kid school planner (yes, I [...]

Archie Comics’ newest character uses a wheelchair

Brigid Alverson
Archie 656

Archie and his gang have been getting more and more diverse over the past few years, and now they are adding a character with a disability to the cast: Veronica’s cousin Harper, who uses a wheelchair. Harper will make her debut in this week’s Archie #656, and writer and artist Dan Parent told Comic Book [...]

Exclusive Preview: Looney Tunes #219

Brigid Alverson
LooneyTunes 219_CVR_ds

Here’s a throwback to classic Saturday morning cartoons: An exclusive preview of Looney Tunes #219, which is due out from DC Comics on June 4. It’s a Road Runner story that honors the classic tropes in a new way, with Wile E. Coyote going to hear a motivational speaker who seems to be speaking directly [...]

Links: ‘Sisters’ poised for success; Ben Hatke talks ‘Zita’

Brigid Alverson
Zita-Return

Raina Telgemeier’s Sisters, which is due out later this year, is slated for an initial print run of 200,000 copies. As Zainab Akhtar points out, Telgemeier’s Smile has over 1 million copies in print. You can see a preview of it here. Ben Hatke, talks about Zita the Spacegirl and its influences and antecedents. Five-year-old [...]

‘Amazing World of Gumball’ comic to debut in June

Brigid Alverson
kaboom_gumball_001_a

BOOM! Studios has built up quite a line of all ages comics in its kaBOOM imprint, and The Amazing World of Gumball is a good example of how it works. It’s based on the Cartoon Network show of the same name, and it features the work of a well known webcomics creator—in this case, writer [...]

DC announces new Wonder Woman series

Brigid Alverson
Renae De Liz's cover for the new Wonder Woman digital comic

Back in March, Allison Baker wrote about her love of Wonder Woman and her chagrin that there was no Wonder Woman comic that her daughter could enjoy. Well, DC has some good news: In August, they will launch Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman, a digital-first anthology of stand-alone stories that will not depend on the [...]