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Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo Team-Up’ #36

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Here’s some more Saturday morning cartoon fun: An exclusive preview of Scooby-Doo Team-Up #36. Who does the gang join forces with this time? Glad you asked! You think Scooby and the gang have seen it all? Just wait till the gang’s latest case leads them to the wackiest corners of the DC Universe, where they […]

Preview: ‘Looney Tunes’ #242

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Time for some Saturday morning cartoon fun with our preview of Looney Tunes #242! Here’s the executive summary: How do you sneak past the dog who sees everything? You find a way to put them to sleep. Ralph Wolf finds a surefire method to make Sam Sheepdog sleep on the job by counting the sheep […]

Review: ‘Blue Bottle Mystery: An Asperger Adventure’

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Blue Bottle Mystery: An Asperger Adventure Written by Kathy Hoopmann Illustrated by Rachael Smith Adapted by Mike Medaglia Jessica Kingsley Publishers If I were Ben, the protagonist of this story, I’d point out that there really is no mystery, in the sense of a problem to be solved. That’s Ben—very literal-minded, careful about details, wary […]

Review: ‘The King of Kazoo’

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The King of Kazoo By Norm Feuti Scholastic Graphix, 2016 Grades 3-6 Cornelius, the King of Kazoo, wants to be famous—like his distinguished predecessors—but he’s not sure what he will be famous for. Cluelessness seems his most notable attribute: When his daughter Bing runs in to tell him that a tunnel has mysteriously appeared in […]

Preview: ‘Fraggle Rock’ Omnibus

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Here’s some nostalgic fun for your Saturday morning! Archaia first published its original Fraggle Rock comics (based on the mid-1980s TV show created by Jim Henson) in 2010-11, then collected them into two beautiful hardcover books, Fraggle Rock Vol. 1 and Fraggle Rock Vol. 2: Tails and Tales. Now they are collecting the collections into […]

Teens, Graphic Novels, and Mental Health: An Interview with Dr. Jennifer Jenks

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I recently wrote an article on graphic novels and mental health for School Library Journal, and one of the people I spoke to while researching it was Dr. Jennifer Jenks, MD, a psychiatrist who treats teenagers as well as children and adults. She had many interesting things to say about the broader issues of teens, […]

Preview: ‘Archie Jumbo Comics Digest’ #287

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Archie shows off a bit in Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #287, serving as a movie production assistant in the lead story, written by Angelo DeCesare and penciled by Jeff Shultz, and in the older stories he is an intern for a talk show, shows off his juggling, and gets a bit overexposed when he rips […]

Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?’ #91

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We’re kicking off Daylight Savings Time season with a bit of hypno-magic from Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #91: Why is Fred always hungry, while Shaggy has nothing but traps on his mind? And why is Velma concerned with what to wear, while Daphne is consumed with books? What is the mystery behind our gang acting […]

Preview: ‘Encounter’ by Art Baltazar and Franco!

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We’ve had a flurry of cool new kids’ and YA comics lately, and this one is pretty exciting: The Tiny Titans team of Art Baltazar and Franco are launching a new superhero comic, Encounter, published by Lion Forge. Here’s the 411: A brand new series by Tiny Titans creators Art Baltazar and Franco! Encounter is […]

Preview: ‘Archival Quality’

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Out this week from Oni Press, Archival Quality is a YA graphic novel about librarians, ghosts, and mental illness, as well as about seeking justice. It looks interesting, and it got a nice review in Kirkus, so we thought we’d share a sample. Enjoy!