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Exclusive Preview: Looney Tunes #226

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And now, for your summer viewing pleasure, here’s an exclusive preview of Looney Tunes #226, out in comic shops this Wednesday: Introducing ACME Road Blox! Build anything! Build everything! CATCH ROADRUNNERS! Will Wile E. Coyote outsmart the Road Runner this time, with his new Road Blox kit? Find out here! BEEP BEEP! Enjoy!

Roundtable: The New Archie

Archie Comics’ flagship title, Archie, made it all the way up to issue #666 before the publisher pulled the plug on the classic house style and rebooted the comic with a new look and a slightly more realistic tone. We all checked out Archie #1, written by Mark Waid (Daredevil) and illustrated by Fiona Staples […]

This Week’s Comics: Help Us Chi!

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Put some excitement into these lazy summer days with some of this week’s new releases. Doctor Who returns in a few weeks! Catch up with the 12th Doctor and Clara with the Titan Comics series. IDW Publishing releases the next volume in their adaptation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated show, and Bongo Comics […]

Links: Comic-Con Roundup and More

Another year’s Comic-Con International has come and gone, and it was a great year for children’s and YA comics. There was a ton of programming, including special programs for librarians at the San Diego Public Library, and a number of kids/YA creators won Eisner Awards in general categories. Here’s my roundup of all the news […]

Review: ‘Cyborg #1′

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Cyborg #1 Written by David F. Walker Art by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado DC Comics; $3 Rated T for Teen So what we have here is your basic good news, bad news situation. The good news is that Cyborg, long-time Titan, more recent Justice Leaguer, and maybe DC’s most prominent and widely-recognized superhero of […]

Review: ‘Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories’

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Sora, Donald, and Goofy continue on their journey to find their friends Riku and King Mickey, who were locked in the darkness. They are detoured along the way by a mysterious hooded stranger who leads them to the ominous Castle Oblivion. There, they may find clues that will lead them to their friends—but at the […]

This Week’s Comics: Sharknado in Riverdale

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Don’t feel awkward about checking out the new comic releases this week! Graphix releases a new all color edition of the first volume of Raina Telgemeier’s Baby-Sitters Club. IDW Publishing pours on the Disney magic with new issues of Mickey Mouse, Uncle Scrooge and Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories, while DC’s Batman ‘66 brings in […]

This Week’s Comics: Wishing Wars

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Make your summertime easy with some of the book from this week’s new releases. BOOM! Studios releases the next issue of the multi-Eisner award winning series Lumberjanes as well as the first collected trade of Steven Universe. Bongo Comics has the third volume of the Simpsons Comics Colossal Compendium for some tongue-twisting fun, and for […]

Notes from the Best and Worst Graphic Novels for Kids panel at ALA

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As a convener of the Graphic Novels Member Interest Group, I got to be involved in much of the graphic novel programming at the American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco (of which there was a lot). The session that is quickly becoming my favorite is our Best/Worst panel, now in its second year. […]

This Week’s Comics: Just in Time for SDCC

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It’s time for San Diego Comic Con! If you’re not going (like most of us), pick a pile of comics from your local comic shop, then go somewhere crowded and stand in line to simulate the experience! Read the latest issue of Titan Comics’ Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor while pretending to wait in line […]