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Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #8

Brigid Alverson
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Let’s kick off the new year with a preview of one of the best new kids’ comics of 2014! Scooby-Doo Team-Up is basically one big series of crossovers; in Scooby-Doo Team-Up #7 (previewed here) Scooby and his Mystery Inc. colleagues met up with the Flintstones, and in Scooby-Doo Team-Up #8, available January 7 in comic [...]

Review: Tao the Little Samurai, vols. 1 and 2

Brigid Alverson
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Tao the Little Samurai #1: Pranks and Attacks! Tao the Little Samurai #2: Ninjas and Knock Outs! Written by Laurent Richard, illustrated by Nicolas Ryser Lerner Graphic Universe, 2014 Gr. 2-5 Tao the Little Samurai is your basic mischievous schoolboy story with a martial arts setting. It’s a charming, very well drawn, sort of funny [...]

The Jungle Comes to Life in ‘Love: The Tiger’

Brigid Alverson
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Here’s something new to look forward to in January: Love: The Tiger, a wordless nature story that follows a tiger through the jungle for a day. Created by Frédéric Brrémaud and Disney veteran Federico Bertolucci, the book is a European import and won the Special Jury Awards at the 2011 Lucca Comics Festival. It’s also [...]

Preview: Voltron: From Days of Long Ago

Brigid Alverson
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This preview is unusual: It’s the beginning of the end of the Voltron story. The original Voltron cartoon show turned 30 this year, and Viz put out a special anniversary book, Voltron: From Days of Long Ago, to celebrate; I interviewed the editors at Robot 6, and we mentioned it in our gift guide as [...]

Links: Archie to Get a New Look

Brigid Alverson
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Archie is getting a new look for his 75th birthday: The flagship Archie comic will be reset with a new Number 1 issue and a new creative team of Mark Waid and Fiona Staples. “I found Archie to be dusty, irrelevant and watered-down,” said CEO Jon Goldwater, while Waid remarked, “Over the years, some of [...]

Exclusive Preview: Teen Titans Go! #7

Brigid Alverson
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There’s another fun and action-packed issue of Teen Titans Go! coming your way this Wednesday, and we have an exclusive preview of it here! Here’s what’s going on: When Starfire develops a massive crush on the latest teen pop sensation, Robin will stop at nothing to recapture her attention – even if he must become [...]

Links: Archie Studies, Reading Lists, and More

Brigid Alverson
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John Allison is shutting down Bad Machinery, his all ages webcomic (being published in gorgeous oversized editions by Oni Press), and he talks to CBR’s Steve Sunu about how webcomics have changed over the years, how Bad Machinery has evolved, why he is going with a traditional publisher, and what’s around the corner. Cathy Camper [...]

Preview: Archie Comics Annual #256

Brigid Alverson
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Although the title makes it sound like Archie Comics have been around since Colonial times, I’m pretty sure that the Archie Comics Annual #256 is the latest in a series of Archie digests that got its name changed somewhere along the way. Anyway, here’s a quick preview; it came out yesterday in comic shops. Enjoy!

Links: Recommended Reading

Brigid Alverson
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Becky Dreistadt and Frank Gibson, whose new series Capture Creatures launches this week from kaBOOM!, discuss their creative process and show the stages of a single page, step by step. In an interview on New Hampshire Public Radio, writer and editor Jason Rodriguez talks about the nonfiction comics anthology he edited, Colonial Comics: New England, [...]

Preview: Looney Tunes #222

Brigid Alverson
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Our Saturday morning preview this week is based on a classic Saturday morning cartoon: Looney Tunes #222, which is out in comic shops on December 3. Here’s the 411: Bugs in space! Marvin the Martian visits his outer space neighbor Bugs Bunny to borrow a cup of sugar – and to take over the universe! [...]