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Links: Scott Pilgrim’s precious little hardcover

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Coming soon to a comic store near you: a brand-new edition of Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life. The second edition will be hardbound, with a snazzy new cover design by creator Bryan Lee O’Malley and colors by award-winning artist Nathan Fairbairn. Look for the first volume in stores in August 2012. For his latest Comics […]

Links: Stan Lee’s not-so-Mighty return?

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J. Caleb Mozzocco gives mixed marks to Stan Lee’s Mighty 7, a new kid-friendly superhero series published by Archie Comics. “It is a pretty bad comic book, and I’d go so far as to say that it’s a remarkably, even exceptionally bad comic book,” Mozzocco opines. “But there’s still an irrepressible, hard-to-hate charm about the […]

Links: Manga Mondays

VIZ Media has teamed up with Barnes & Noble for a new promotion: Manga Mondays. Beginning March 19th, BN will run a weekly sale in which the first volumes of select VIZ manga will be discounted by 50%. The first featured titles are Gin Tama, Honey & Clover, and Yakitate!! Japan. Speaking of VIZ, the […]

Links: And the Glyph Award goes to…

Earlier this week, Rich Watson unveiled the 2012 Glyph Award nominees. Among the kid- and teen-friendly titles that made the cut were Princeless (Jeremy Whitley and Mia Goodwin) and Ultimate Spider-Man #1 (Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli). Now in their seventh year, the Glyph Awards honor “the best in comics made by, for, and […]

Vertical licensing news

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At this weekend’s MangaNEXT convention, Vertical, Inc. announced that it would be adding two new manga to its 2012 line-up. The first is The Limit, a shojo drama about a group of girls whose lives are turned upside down by a terrifying event on a school trip. Creator Keiko Suenobu is no stranger to dark […]

Links: Garfield rides again

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Boom! Studios just added a new series to its growing all-ages line of comics: Garfield. The sarcastic, lasagna-eating cat will make the leap from comic strip to comic book this May in a series of all-new stories written by Mark Evanier and illustrated by Gary Barker. Forward-thinking publisher Archie Comics will begin selling comics through […]

Links: Kids’ comics for the win!

Retailer Brian Hibbs posts the complete 2011 Bookscan list and — surprise! — kid-friendly titles like The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Bone, Dork Diaries, Pokemon: Black and White, and Dragonbreath are among the strongest graphic novel showings. In her analysis of the Bookscan numbers, Heidi MacDonald notes the bookstores, not comic book shops, are […]

Links: Kickstarting classroom comics

The folks at Reading With Pictures, a non-profit dedicated to promoting the intelligent use of comics in education, just launched a Kickstarter campaign for two new projects: The Graphic Textbook and Open Source Comics. In 2010, RWP used Kickstarter to fund the publication of Reading With Pictures Anthology (2010), a Harvey Award-nominated collection of educational […]

Links: Simply Marvel-ous

As a tie-in with its new “Marvel Universe” programming bloc on Disney XD, Marvel will be launching two new all-ages comics: The Avengers: The Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Adventures and Ultimate Spider-Man. DC Comics just unveiled the publication schedule for The New 52 collections. Best-selling titles like Wonder Woman, Action Comics, and Justice League will be […]

Links: Drama queen

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Smile fans, rejoice: Raina Telgemeier just unveiled the cover for her next project, Drama, and it looks like a winner. Telgemeier didn’t provide many details about the book, but noted that it would be on sale in September. And speaking of Telgemeier, she’ll be the Cartoonist in Residence at the Charles M. Schulz Museum this […]