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Interview: Ray Friesen on Pirate Penguin and Ninja Chicken

Ray Friesen’s Pirate Penguin vs. Ninja Chicken (Book 2): Escape from Skull Fragment Island! debuts today. Friesen has been making comics for a long time—he was first paid for his work, as he explains below, when he was just four years old. Now a grownup, he has a number of comics and graphic novels to […]

Preview: ‘Pirate Penguin vs. Ninja Chicken,’ Book 2

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Here’s an early look at Pirate Penguin vs. Ninja Chicken (Book 2): Escape from Skull-Fragment Island, which debuts tomorrow from Top Shelf. Stay tuned for our interview with creator Ray Friesen; in the meantime, enjoy some Pirate Penguin and Ninja Chicken silliness in our preview!

Preview: ‘Jughead and Archie Spring Annual Digest’ #20

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Baseball season has started, the birds are singing, and it’s time for the Jughead and Archie Spring Annual Digest #20 to further brighten our lives. Today’s preview includes snippets of two stories: A new one about Archie and his dog going viral on the internet, by writer Adrian Ropp and artist Bill Galvan, and an […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?’ #68

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It’s time for some Saturday morning comics fun with our exclusive preview of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #68. Here’s the executive summary: A figure skating competition is unexpectedly put on ice when it’s interrupted—by the Abominable Snowman! Who’s behind it? The washed-up former champion? The front-runner’s rival? To solve the mystery, Scooby and Shaggy will […]

Interview: J. Torres on ‘The Mighty Zodiac’

J. Torres and Corin Howell’s six-issue series The Mighty Zodiac launches this week from Oni Press. The story is an action-adventure tale starring a diverse cast of 12 main characters based on the animals of the Chinese Zodiac. (Check out our preview to get a flavor of what it’s like.) Torres is the writer of […]

Preview: ‘The Mighty Zodiac’

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J. Torres and Corin Howell’s The Mighty Zodiac debuts this week. It’s a six-issue comic aimed at middle grade readers, starring 12 characters based on the Chinese Zodiac. Here’s the blurb for the first issue: When the Blue Dragon dies, six stars fall out of the night sky! Ailing Master Long, leader of the Mighty […]

Exclusive Preview: Looney Tunes #230

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Leave it to the Looney Tunes folks to make insurance funny! Here’s an exclusive sneak peek at Looney Tunes #230: Wabbit season! Duck season! Wabbit season! Insurance season? Salesman Daffy Duck accidentally sells insurance to an accident-prone Elmer Fudd, so when Bugs Bunny shows up during Elmer’s wabbit hunting trip, Daffy will have to throw […]

Gene Luen Yang to Create an Asian Superman

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One of the big announcements at last week’s Wondercon is that one of the most iconic characters of all time, Superman, is getting a makeover—in the hands of writer Gene Luen Yang. The original Superman isn’t going anywhere, but Yang will be writing a new series, New Superman, featuring a 17-year-old youth from Shanghai, Kenji […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Archie Comics Double Digest’ #267

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What’s up with the Riverdale crowd this week? As always, there’s a new lead story in the traditional Archie style in the latest digest, Archie Comics Double Digest #267. This time, Mr. Weatherbee institutes a new dress code—and everyone has to get jobs to be able to afford the new duds! We have a preview […]

Links: You Go, Squirrel Girl!

Marvel announced a new Squirrel Girl original graphic novel this weekend: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up the Marvel Universe, by Ryan North and Erica Henderson. We picked the first collected edition of the Squirrel Girl comic (also by North and Henderson) as one of our top ten graphic novels of 2015. Johanna Draper Carlson […]