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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 [...]

Preview: Scratch9: Cat of Nine Worlds #3

Brigid Alverson
scratch9-9-worlds-issue-03-cover-01

Here’s a look at the third issue of Rob Worley and Joshua Buchanan’s Scratch9: Cat of Nine Worlds. As we revealed exclusively in March, Worley has planned a whole series of covers by guest artists, the first by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles artist Kevin Eastman. This issue will be out in August and can be [...]

Links: Smile, Sisters!

Brigid Alverson
Sisters cover

Raina Telgemeier talks about her upcoming graphic novel Sisters, which is a sequel to her best-selling memoir Smile. Veteran comics writer Barbara Slate makes the case for making comics for girls. Albert Ching covers IDW’s WonderCon panel, which focused on the company’s all-ages comics such as Powerpuff Girls and Dexter’s Laboratory as well as their [...]

Viz nabs licenses for Sailor Moon anime

Brigid Alverson
Sailor Moon

Viz Media dropped a bombshell at Anime Central (and on Twitter) on Friday with the announcement that they have licensed the complete Sailor Moon anime—both the original series and the new Sailor Moon Crystal. The license includes all 200 episodes of the original television anime (including Sailor Moon Stars, which has never been released in [...]

Disney picks up Doraemon

Brigid Alverson
Doraemon

Ask anyone who grew up in Asia what their favorite comic was when they were a kid, and you’re likely to hear the answer “Doraemon.” Created in 1969 by the team of Fujiko Fujio (Hiroshi Fujimoto and Motoo Abiko), the manga and anime tell the story of a robot cat from the future sent by [...]