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Preview: Scratch9: Cat of Nine Worlds #3

Brigid Alverson
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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 [...]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #4

Brigid Alverson
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Here’s an exclusive sneak peek at Scooby-Doo Team-Up #4, in which the Robin and the rest of the Teen Titans Go! squad call in Scooby-Doo and his crew to investigate whether Titan Tower is haunted. Check out the preview below, and pick up the comic on Wednesday in comics shops or digitally on comiXology, Google [...]

TOON Books adds titles for older readers

Brigid Alverson
Cast Away on the Letter A

TOON Books, Francoise Mouly’s innovative hardcover comics imprint for early readers, will expand into the upper grades with TOON Graphics, a new line aimed at readers aged 8 and up. TOON Graphics will include both graphic novels (comics) and books that alternate illustrations and prose. I talked to Mouly about the new line at Publishers [...]

Preview: Lumberjanes

Brigid Alverson
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Let’s kick off the week with a preview of a great new all-ages comic, Lumberjanes, a good old-fashioned story about a quintet plucky girls at summer camp facing down weird supernatural creatures. The first issue plunges us right into the action, pitting the Lumberjanes against a three-eyed fox. Although this book is part of BOOM! [...]

Preview: Ben 10 Omniverse: Parallel Paradox

Brigid Alverson
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Here’s a look at the third volume in Viz/Perfect Square’s adaptation of the Ben 10 Omniverse animated series. Ben 10 Omniverse: Parallel Paradox, sets Ben and Rook up against someone from their past “whose very existence could mean the end of the world as we know it.” The story, written by Joel Enos and drawn [...]

Interview: James Kochalka on the Glorkian Warrior—and more

Brigid Alverson
Kochalka at MoCCA

James Kochalka’s latest graphic novel, The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza, is deceptively simple and ridiculously funny. The story of a goofy spaceman on a crazy mission (accompanied by his talking backpack), it is longer than Kochalka’s Johnny Boo and Dragon Puncher graphic novels, which just allows more craziness to pile up as the story [...]

Archie dies—but only in ‘Life With Archie’

Brigid Alverson
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The Archie Comics folks have grown increasingly bold over the last few years, and yesterday they dropped the biggest bombshell of all: They are killing off their flagship character. A bit of explanation is in order here: Archie Andrews will continue to live his normal life in the regular Archie comics and digests—those will not [...]