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Links: ‘Sisters’ poised for success; Ben Hatke talks ‘Zita’

Brigid Alverson
Zita-Return

Raina Telgemeier’s Sisters, which is due out later this year, is slated for an initial print run of 200,000 copies. As Zainab Akhtar points out, Telgemeier’s Smile has over 1 million copies in print. You can see a preview of it here. Ben Hatke, talks about Zita the Spacegirl and its influences and antecedents. Five-year-old [...]

‘Amazing World of Gumball’ comic to debut in June

Brigid Alverson
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BOOM! Studios has built up quite a line of all ages comics in its kaBOOM imprint, and The Amazing World of Gumball is a good example of how it works. It’s based on the Cartoon Network show of the same name, and it features the work of a well known webcomics creator—in this case, writer [...]

DC announces new Wonder Woman series

Brigid Alverson
Renae De Liz's cover for the new Wonder Woman digital comic

Back in March, Allison Baker wrote about her love of Wonder Woman and her chagrin that there was no Wonder Woman comic that her daughter could enjoy. Well, DC has some good news: In August, they will launch Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman, a digital-first anthology of stand-alone stories that will not depend on the [...]

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! [...]