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Exclusive Preview: ‘Betty & Veronica’ Summer Annual #253

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The lead story of Betty & Veronica Summer Annual #253, out this week, focuses on the supporting character Brigitte, with a new lead story in the classic Archie style by Dan Parent. There are also some older stories that are great for leisure reading. Check out our exclusive preview—and enjoy!

Exclusive Preview: Archie 75th Anniversary Digest #9

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The Archie folks have been celebrating their 75th anniversary with a series of digests featuring retro stories. Archie 75th Anniversary Digest #9, which comes out on May 10, brings back the “Love Showdown” story from 1994 that dangled the possibility that the Betty-Veronica-Archie lover triangle could be resolved once and for all. This one’s a […]

An Introduction to Graphic Novels for Children

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On May 5, I made a presentation for Mass Library Systems about graphic novels for children. This page, which will be updated as more links come in, is designed to serve as a resource for librarians and others who are interested in the field. I’m starting with a list of the recommended books, with links […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?’ #81

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Here’s a sneak preview of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #81, which features a troll—a real troll, not the internet kind: Everyone knows trolls live under bridges, and when the Mayor’s grand opening for the city’s newest bridge is cut short because of a huge, fearsome troll who claims the bridge as his new home, it’s […]

Hilda, Jughead, ‘Ghosts’ Get Eisner Nominations

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The 2016 Eisner Award nominations were announced yesterday, and as always, the kids’ and YA selections are an interesting bunch. Here you go: Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8) Ape and Armadillo Take Over the World, by James Sturm (Toon) Burt’s Way Home, by John Martz (Koyama) The Creeps, Book 2: The […]

Quick News Roundup

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We had a quiet week here at Good Comics for Kids because your Fearless Editor was at C2E2 in Chicago, rounding up the latest comics news. Here are a couple of articles to check out: A roundup of kids’ comics news, including info on IDW’s new Star Trek Adventures comics, a new all-ages comic from […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Archie Comics Annual’ #278

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Archie is on the road again in the lead story of Archie Comics Annual #278. In this new story scripted by Dan Parent, Archie travels to India to help his friend Raj with a movie project. We have a preview of that story and one of the classic Archie tales as well. The digest goes […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?’ # 25

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Time for some retro-riffic Saturday morning cartoon fun with this week’s preview of Scooby-Doo Team-Up #25: The generation gap turns into a generation gasp when the aging hipsters of Karma Corners get locked up by the ghosts of their ancestors, who are fed up with the hijinks of their meddling kids! Even with the help […]

IDW to Launch ‘Star Wars’ Comics for Young Readers

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IDW Publishing, the home of My Little Pony and Jem and the Holograms comics, made a major announcement at Star Wars Celebration last week: They have inked a deal with Disney Licensed Publishing to produce monthly Star Wars comics, with original content, for young readers. The line will launch with Star Wars Adventures in September […]

Exclusive First Look at ‘Riverdale Digest’ #1!

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Today we’re featuring the debut of a brand-new Archie title: Riverdale Digest #1 is the first issue of a new digest series that will collect stories from their rebooted Archie comics. As you may remember, the Archie folks did a complete makeover of their flagship titles, although the digests continued to run older stories, with […]