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Links: Archie, Sisters, and the Return of Bill Watterson

Brigid Alverson
Death of Archie

It was big news a few weeks ago that Archie Andrews will die—not in the main Archie comics but in the YA spinoff Life With Archie. Industry observer Rob Salkowitz digs into that a bit and puts it in context in an interview on the public radio show Here and Now. Here’s a first look [...]

Exclusive Preview: Tiny Titans: Return to the Treehouse #2

Brigid Alverson
TinyTitansRTTH2PrintCVR

The Tiny Titans are back! DC’s beloved all-ages series, by Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani, took a hiatus for a while and then returned last month with a new six-issue series, Tiny Titans: Return to the Treehouse; Caleb reviewed the first issue here. Now we have an exclusive preview of Tiny Titans: Return to the [...]

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 [...]