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Preview: Sabrina: The Magic Within, vol. 4

Brigid Alverson
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Back in the middle of the manga boom, the Archie folks moved the character Sabrina the Teenage Witch to a manga style, written and mostly drawn by Tania del Rio. The format stayed the same, though—full-color monthly comics, not the black-and-white digests manga readers are accustomed to. Last year, they started re-releasing the comics as [...]

Preview: Adventure Time: 2014 Winter Special #1

Brigid Alverson
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Here’s a great preview to take off the winter chill: Adventure Time: 2014 Winter Special #1, out this week from BOOM! Studios. Enjoy!

March, Relish win awards at ALA Midwinter

Brigid Alverson
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As has often been the case in recent years, there were several graphic novels on the list of honorees at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, which took place in Philadelphia this year. March, Book One, the graphic-novel memoir of Congressman John Lewis’s involvement in the Civil Rights movement, was named a Coretta Scott King [...]

Preview: Betty and Veronica Double Digest #220

Brigid Alverson
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In the lead story of Betty and Veronica Double Digest #220, Veronica gets a necklace with a special power: When she kisses someone, she can see their first kiss. What could possibly go wrong? The digest will be out in comics shops today and in other outlets in a couple of weeks. Here’s a sneak [...]

Exclusive interview and cover reveal: Stratford Zoo

Brigid Alverson
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Stratford Zoo, due out next fall from First Second, is a Shakespeare graphic novel with a twist: The play is enacted by animals in a zoo. The series, written by Ian Lendler and illustrated by Zack Gaillongo (of Broxo and Ewoks fame), kicks off with a fur-and-feathers production of Macbeth, and the second volume will [...]

Graphic novels about the Civil Rights movement—and a comic that helped inspire it

Brigid Alverson
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In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, I wanted to post a couple of links relating to graphic novels about the Civil Rights movement. Rep. John Lewis’s memoir March was one of the most talked-about graphic novels of 2013. On this site, Esther reviewed it and Eva interviewed the co-author, Andrew Aydin, who is [...]

Preview: Jughead Double Digest #199

Brigid Alverson
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Jughead is my favorite Archie character. His standoffish attitude makes it easier for the writers to put him in ridiculous situations that just wouldn’t work for the other characters. In the lead story of Jughead #199, for instance, he randomly moves a sign and somehow changes Riverdale forever. The digest will be out in comics [...]

Cybils Graphic Novel Finalists Announced

Brigid Alverson
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The shortlists have been released for the 2013 Cybils (the Children and Young Adult Bloggers Literary Awards), and they should look awfully familiar to our readers—many of the nominated books in the Elementary and Middle Grade category made our list of the best graphic novels of 2013, and Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite made [...]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #2

Brigid Alverson
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Last month, Caleb interviewed writer Sholly Fisch about the new series Scooby-Doo Team-Up, which will bring Scooby-Doo and crew together with DC superheroes, starting with Batman. Now here’s an exclusive preview of Scooby-Doo Team-Up #2, courtesy of DC Comics. Here’s the blurb: Holy overactive imagination! When Scarecrow attacks using his fear gas, only humans are [...]

Previews: Ring out the old year with Betty and Veronica

Brigid Alverson
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We have a double dose of previews from Archie Comics today to finish out 2013 in style. Because tomorrow is a holiday, both these titles are available in comics shops today, and you will find them in other outlets in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, enjoy! Catalog information is after each preview. BETTY [...]