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This Week’s Comics: Winter Horse

Lori Henderson
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It’s a TV Nation on the list this week: No less than eight titles are extensions of TV shows that are or were on TV. For the kids, BOOM! Studios has a new issue of Regular Show, while IDW has new My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. For the family, pick up Jim Henson’s The [...]

This Week’s Comics: Dance Mask

Lori Henderson
Itty Bitty Mask

With Halloween over, it’s time to look forward to (or dread) the holiday season. Publishers are ready to help fill those wish lists. BOOM! Studios releases Mouse Guard: Baldwin The Brave and Other Tales, five short tales in one convenient collection. IDW Publishing has the latest Amelia Cole adventure, Amelia Cole And the Enemy Unleashed, [...]

Links: Manga on the Rebound, but What About Superheroes?

Brigid Alverson
No 6

I wrote an article for SLJTeen on the resurgence of manga, with notes on trends and some recommendations for classic and new series for teens. Janelle Asselin writes about the lack of good superhero comics for children. Gene Luen Yang has a good response, pointing to his daughter’s love of Raina Telgemeier’s Sisters as evidence [...]

This Week’s Comics: Over the Wishing Box

Lori Henderson
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With Halloween officially in the rear view mirror, the holiday season can begin in earnest. BOOM! Studios releases trades of both Adventure Time and the Regular Show mini-series Skips. Dynamite Entertainment gets into the holiday spirit with the one shot Li’l Vampi Holiday Special 2014, and Perfect Square continues to celebrate 40 years of Hello [...]

Review: Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: “Return To Plain Awful”

J. Caleb Mozzocco
plain awful

Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: “Return to Plain Awful” By Don Rosa Fantagraphics; $29.99 Fantagraphics certainly is doing their level best to keep us supplied with Disney Duck comics. Hot on the heels of the first volume of their new Don Rosa Library and kid-friendlier trade paperback repackaging of some Carl Barks classics [...]

Links: From Disney Classics to Lowriders in Space

Brigid Alverson
Lowriders in Space

Over at Publishers Weekly, I talked to the folks at Fulcrum Publishing about their nonfiction graphic novel line, which includes the anthologies Trickster, Wild Ocean, and Colonial Comics, and to one of their authors, Joel Christian Gill, creator of Strange Fruit and Tales of the Talented Tenth. At New York Comic Con, I had the [...]

This Week’s Comics: Sonic Explorer

Lori Henderson
Explorer Hidden Door

You won’t find a lot of tricks, but there are plenty of treats on this week’s new releases list. Amulet Books releases the next volume of the Misdaventures of Salem Hyde. Banana Tale Press has a Halloween one shot, Boonana Halloween Special, Perfect Square releases the first volume of LBX, Little Battlers eXperience, and Jeff [...]

This Week’s Comics: Dexter’s Saga

Lori Henderson
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This week’s new comics list takes a walk on the wild side. Action Lab releases the second issue of Hero Cats, while BOOM! Studios continues the adventures of magical girl Bee and her sidekick Puppycat. IDW rains the animal kingdom down with a new My Little Pony Friends Forever and a Super Secret Crisis War [...]

Halloween ComicFest: The All Ages Edition

Lori Henderson
Fright Fest 2014

Everyone knows about Free Comic Book Day, the first Saturday in May when comic shops give away free comics to encourage people to pick up a comic book and see what they were missing. But did you know there was another day, in the fall where you could pick up more free comics? Halloween ComicFest [...]

Video: Christopher Hart Draws a Funny Vampire

Brigid Alverson
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Just in time for Halloween, Christopher Hart has a new how-to book that explains the niceties of zombie eyes, four-eyed aliens, and vampire angst. While Hart has made a name for himself doing how-to-draw-manga, Monstrously Funny Cartoons is a return to his gag-comic roots, and he’s very at home here. (Full disclosure: I edited Hart’s [...]