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Interview & Exclusive Preview: Dan Parent on ‘Your Pal Archie’

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Archie Comics made a major change two years ago when it rebooted its iconic properties with a new, more naturalistic style and slightly more “mature” storylines. Fans of the classic Archie style could still get the old stories—and some new ones in the traditional style—in Archie’s many monthly digests. And then, earlier this year, Archie […]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #28

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Here’s a look at Scooby-Doo Team-Up #28 which is also out on July 26: The gang uncovers a tale of their great-great-grandparents (and grand-dog!) in the old West. When monstrous rumors bring the Weirdness Wagon to town, will they find a fearsome beast, or just come face-to-scarred-face with the lawman Jonah Hex?

Exclusive Preview: Looney Tunes #238

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We’re wrapping up this Comic-Con weekend with a couple of previews of upcoming comics. First up is Looney Tunes #238: Wile E. Coyote’s new Acme universal remote does more than just control his TV. It can slow, pause and speed up anything around it, and might be just the thing he needs to catch the […]

Interview: James Tynion IV on ‘Backstagers’

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James Tynion IV and Rian Sigh have wrapped up their eight-issue series Backstagers, and the first of two volumes of the collected edition will be out on July 19. I interviewed Tynion for my article on middle-grade comics with LGBTQ characters that ran in SLJ in May, and since I only had room for a […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?’ #83

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Scooby and the gang head to the Old West (or rather, a dude ranch) in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #83—and even Shaggy is packing heat! Howdy partners! There’s a Wild West mystery to be solved by a crew of city slickers and their dog. Ya see, the cattle have skedaddled, and there’s a ghost in […]

Preview: ‘World of Archie Summer Annual’ #70

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More Archie! World of Archie Summer Annual #70 kicks off with an original story written by Dan Parent (does this man ever sleep?): In “Club Dread,” Veronica brings the gang to a fun-filled island resort. But she doesn’t tell them about the horror-themed murder mystery event that happens at night! Find out when the digest […]

Preview: ‘Archie 75th Anniversary Digest’ #11

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We’re enjoying some all-American Archie comics this Independence Day. If you missed the “Archie Marries” storyline the first time around—or if you just feel like taking a walk down Memory Lane—then Archie 75th Anniversary Digest #11 is for you: It recaps the story that started all the fuss. The comic is out on July 5. […]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #27

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Plastic Man calls on the Mystery, Inc., gang to convince his friend Woozy (who is more than a little reminiscent of Popeye’s Wimpy) that he’s not really cursed in Scooby-Doo Team-Up #37: A fortune-teller has predicted doom for Plastic Man’s sidekick, Woozy Winks! Plas needs the Scooby gang to find out if the fortune-teller’s curse […]

Interview: Raina Telgemeier on ‘Drama’

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When Raina Telgemeier’s Drama was published, five years ago, it was an immediate hit, just like its predecessor, Smile. At the time it was a rarity, though, because it was set in a middle school and included gay characters. Five years later, LGBTQ characters have become common enough in graphic novels for children that I […]

Interview: Kevin McCloskey on Making Science Comics for Kids

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In the course of researching my article on science comics for SLJ, I interviewed Kevin McCloskey, the author of We Dig Worms!, The Real Poop on Pigeons!, and Something’s Fishy, all published by TOON Books as part of their “Giggle and Learn” series. Here’s the full interview; you can check out previews from each of […]