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Links: Archie, Sisters, and the Return of Bill Watterson

Brigid Alverson
Death of Archie

It was big news a few weeks ago that Archie Andrews will die—not in the main Archie comics but in the YA spinoff Life With Archie. Industry observer Rob Salkowitz digs into that a bit and puts it in context in an interview on the public radio show Here and Now. Here’s a first look [...]

Perfect Square Levels Up with New Pokemon Manga

Lori Henderson
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Get out your pokèballs and warm up your pokedèx, there’s something new for your bookshelf coming out later this year! Perfect Square, Viz Media’s all ages imprint has announced the acquisition of the manga about the latest Pokèmon video game generation, X and Y. The manga follows the storyline of the latest video game release, [...]

Exclusive Preview: Tiny Titans: Return to the Treehouse #2

Brigid Alverson
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The Tiny Titans are back! DC’s beloved all-ages series, by Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani, took a hiatus for a while and then returned last month with a new six-issue series, Tiny Titans: Return to the Treehouse; Caleb reviewed the first issue here. Now we have an exclusive preview of Tiny Titans: Return to the [...]

This Week’s Comics: Emily’s Amazing World

Lori Henderson
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Prepare for a summer packed with fun with this week’s new releases. Archie Comics releases a digest collection of the friends from Riverdale enjoying their summer break with Archie Comics Spectacular Summer Daze. IDW Publishing begins their major crossover event with the first issue of Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War, and Vertical releases the [...]

Review: Super Secret Crisis War #1

Mike Pawuk

Super Secret Crisis War #1 of 6 Written by Louise Simonson Illustrated by Derek Charm IDW Publishing, June 2014 32pp IDW Publishing has been on fire with their licensed property comics, including My Little Pony, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, and their partnership with Cartoon Network. Launched in 2013, their Cartoon Network line features comics [...]

This Week’s Comics: Archie Jump

Lori Henderson
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Enjoy the light from the longest day of the year with some of this week’s comics. Bongo Comics cashes in on green energy with the lastest issue of Simpsons Comics. BOOM! Studios releases an annual for Regular Show with a trio of stories, and IDW Publishing’s My Little Pony series, Friends Forever, teams Trixie with [...]

Review: Space Mountain: A Graphic Novel

Mike Pawuk

Space Mountain Written by Bryan Q. Miller. Illustrated by Kelley Jones Disney Press/Disney Comics, 2014 Anyone who’s ever been to a Disney Park knows of Tomorrowland’s famous roller coaster called Space Mountain. The dark, space-themed roller coaster, which is housed in a signature large white domed structure, sends passengers on a voyage through space. It [...]

Preview: Scribblenauts Unmasked: A Crisis of Imagination #6

Brigid Alverson
Scribblenauts 6 Print Cover

Scribblenauts is a great video game that’s a little bit like Mad Libs—the characters, Maxwell and Lily, have to solve various problems, and the player helps by writing words that become objects in the game. Scribblenauts Unmasked is a special version of the game with characters from the DC Universe—all the characters from the DC [...]

This Week’s Comics: Angry Momo

Lori Henderson
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As kids take off for the summer, keep them reading with some of the fun books on this week’s list! BOOM! Studios has a new original graphic novel featuring the Peanuts gang in The Beagle Has Landed Charlie Brown. Papercutz returns to the glory of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers with the first volume, [...]

Interview: Writer Joel Enos talks Ben 10

Brigid Alverson
Ben 10 Parallel Paradox

Last year, Viz announced that it would publish graphic novels based on Ben 10, the Cartoon Network show, and the third of these, Ben 10: Parallel Paradox, was published under Viz’s Perfect Square imprint in April—we ran a preview of it back then. Parallel Paradox brings back Elena Validus, a character from Ben’s past, and [...]