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This Week’s Comics: Pokemon Picts

Lori Henderson
Pokemon XY 1

Put a smile on your favorite comic book fan with titles from this week’s new releases. IDW Publishing re-releases Adventures in Oz, a collection of short stories set in Oz by creator Eric Shanower. Papercutz has a new Annoying Orange volume, and you’ll never guess what they’re parodying in My Little Baloney, while Titan Comics’ [...]

Review: Pokemon Adventures Ruby & Sapphire Volume 15-21

Lori Henderson
Pokemon Ruby Sapphire 15

Ruby is a Pokémon trainer determined to have the most beautiful Pokémon and win all the Pokémon Contests in the Hoenn region. Sapphire is a Pokémon trainer determined to have the strongest Pokémon and win all the badges from the gyms in the Hoenn region. When these two cross paths, it becomes a race to [...]

This Week’s Comics: Warriors of Madagascar

Lori Henderson
penguins_2

Camping out for Black Friday deals? Stop by the comic shop first to pick up some new releases to keep the kids happy! IDW Publishing releases a new crossover, Angry Birds Transformers. Papercutz continues the adventures of the original Power Rangers with their second volume of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and Vertical Comics has the [...]

Preview: Capture Creatures #1

Brigid Alverson
CapCreatures01-coverA

Fresh comics this week from BOOM! Studios’ kids’ imprint, kaBOOM! Frank Gibson and Becky Dreistadt are no strangers to lovers of indy comics and webcomics; their Tiny Kitten Teeth is a charming webcomic done in a retro, Little Golden Books sort of style. Now they are teaming up for a new comics series, Capture Creatures, [...]

This Week’s Comics: Winter Horse

Lori Henderson
Simpsons_Winter_Wingding_9

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
PENNYDORA_01A_1

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 [...]