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Review: ‘King Baby,’ by Kate Beaton

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King Baby By Kate Beaton Scholastic, Grades Pre-K to 5 Kate Beaton, best known for her side-splittingly snarky comics about moments in history or literature, branches off in a new direction with her children’s book King Baby. The drawing is simpler, she uses color, and its humor is gentler and more straightforward. This is appropriate […]

Links: Notes and Quotes

March artist Nate Powell talks at length about his childhood comics habits, his career as a graphic novelist, and his experiences as the creator of March, including the intensive research that he and the authors did once they realized that the books were being used in history classes as well as English courses: That quest […]

Exclusive: BOOM! to Publish ABC Book by Martin Cendreda

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We’ve got an exciting scoop for you this morning: BOOM! Studios is going to publish a new alphabet book, An Apple and an Adventure, by animator Martin Cendreda. He may not be a household name, but if you are an animation fan, you’ve probably seen his work: He has been a color stylist for Fairly […]

Review: Four ‘Far Out Fairy Tales’

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Hansel & Gretel & Zombies, by Benjamin Harper and Fern Cano Goldilocks and the Three Vampires, by Laurie S. Sutton and C.S. Jennings Jak and the Magic Nano-Beans, by Carl Bowen and Omar Lozano Sleeping Beauty, Magic Master, by Stephanie True Peters and Alex Lopez Capstone, Grades 3 up The notion that any story is […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?’ #77

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Scooby and the gang head for a relaxing day at the beach, but ghost pirates get them started on their next investigation. And then Fred and Daphne brave the sharks to go surfing. It’s all happening in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #77, out in comic shops next Wednesday—but we’ll get you started right here, with […]

Exclusive Preview: Archie 75th Anniversary Digest #5

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Betty and Veronica take the spotlight in Archie 75th Anniversary Digest #5, which goes on sale January 4. Check out our preview with samples from stories from the early Archie (with the buck teeth) to the present day. Enjoy!

Links: Supergirl Gets New Origin Story

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Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer, Super Mutant Magic Academy) and Joelle Jones (House of Night, Lady Killer) give Supergirl a new origin story in their four-issue miniseries Supergirl: Being Super, and they discuss the story and show off some preview pages at CBR. Also at CBR, I wrote a piece about Rep. John Lewis’s graphic […]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #21

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The Mystery, Inc., gang has their hands full already with a Christmas ghost mystery in this week’s Scooby-Doo Team-Up #21—and then Harley Quinn decides to join them as well. Here’s the executive summary: It’s hard enough for Scooby and the gang to crack the mystery of a Dickensian Yuletide ghost…but it’s harder with “help” from […]

Exclusive Preview: World of Archie Double Digest #65

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The Riverdale gang kicks off the weekend with some winter chores: In Dan Parent’s new lead story for World of Archie Double Digest #65, Jughead’s plan to remove the ice from the Lodge mansion’s front steps backfires spectacularly. The digest goes on sale in comic shops on December 28. Enjoy!

Here’s the Lineup for Free Comic Book Day 2017

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As 2016 winds down, the folks behind Free Comic Book Day have announced next year’s lineup, which will include everything from Barbie to Bad Machinery. Free Comic Book Day will be Saturday, May 6, 2017, and on that day, comic shops will offer a selection of specially produced comics for free as a way to […]