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This Week’s Comics: Big Bad Tanuki

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Longer days mean more time to enjoy reading the new releases out this week. Archie Comics Publications kicks off a new story arc that will change Riverdale forever in Archie #21. BOOM! Studios’ imprint Archaia has a new title for emerging readers with Apple and An Adventure, while DC Comics releases a DC Super Hero […]

Interview: Raina Telgemeier on ‘Drama’

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When Raina Telgemeier’s Drama was published, five years ago, it was an immediate hit, just like its predecessor, Smile. At the time it was a rarity, though, because it was set in a middle school and included gay characters. Five years later, LGBTQ characters have become common enough in graphic novels for children that I […]

Interview: Kevin McCloskey on Making Science Comics for Kids

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In the course of researching my article on science comics for SLJ, I interviewed Kevin McCloskey, the author of We Dig Worms!, The Real Poop on Pigeons!, and Something’s Fishy, all published by TOON Books as part of their “Giggle and Learn” series. Here’s the full interview; you can check out previews from each of […]

Interview: Dana Simpson, Creator of ‘Phoebe and Her Unicorn’

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I interviewed Dana Simpson, the creator of the Phoebe and Her Unicorn graphic novels, when I was writing the article “Just Another Day in an LGBTQ Comic” for SLJ. As often happens, it was a great interview and I could only use a few sentences in the story, so I’m running it in full today. […]

This Week’s Comics: Unbeatable Kid Sherlock

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Making a list for this year’s summer vacation? Don’t forget to check this week’s list of new releases! Dark Horse Comics releases a new edition of Faith Erin Hick’s Adventures of Superhero Girl with new stories and art by Hicks and friends. IDW Publishing releases the final issue of Jem and the Holograms while Titan […]

Review: ‘The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap/Phantom Hourglass’

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The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap/Phantom Hourglass Writer/artist: Akira Himekawa Viz Media; $17.99 Rated A for All Ages The latest game in Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda franchise, Breath of The Wild, was released in March, leading to the regular, periodic spike in interest of all things Zelda. That might explain why Viz has been […]

Review: ‘DC/Looney Tunes 100-Page Super Spectacular’ #1

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DC/Looney Tunes 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 Writer: Mark Evanier Artists: Joe Staton, Tom Palmer, and Mike DeCarlo DC Comics; $7.99 Rated E for Everyone DC Comics rather recently published a round of strange team-ups between some of their superhero properties and altered versions of Hanna-Barbra cartoon characters, an experiment apparently inspired by their Hanna-Barbera reboot […]

Exclusive Preview: ”Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?’ #82

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Scooby and the gang hit the road in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #82, in order to investigate a stange being that’s terrorizing a truck stop: For truckers on a midnight run, an all-night truck stop is a sight for sore eyes…unless it’s haunted by the Truck Stop Terror! With truckers running for their lives, and […]

This Week’s Comics: Inspector John Blake

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Something old, something new, something ending on this week’s list of new releases. Archie Comics Publications begins with the first volume of Sabrina The Teenage Witch Complete Collection, a collection of all the Sabrina stories from 1692-1971. IDW Publishing introduces the Hasbro Universe with Hasbro Heroes Sourcebook #1, while Boom! Studios wraps up Brave Chef […]

Review: ‘If Found Please Return to Elise Gravel’

If Found Please Return to Elise Gravel

If Found Please Return to Elise Gravel Writer/artist: Elise Gravel Drawn & Quarterly; $17.95 Montreal artist and author Elise Gravel has created over 30 books, many of them focused on simply and charmingly drawn monsters and animals that all seem to emanate a cuddly charisma and all-around cuteness…no small feat considering that many of those […]