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Preview: ‘World of Archie Summer Annual’ #70

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More Archie! World of Archie Summer Annual #70 kicks off with an original story written by Dan Parent (does this man ever sleep?): In “Club Dread,” Veronica brings the gang to a fun-filled island resort. But she doesn’t tell them about the horror-themed murder mystery event that happens at night! Find out when the digest […]

Preview: ‘Archie 75th Anniversary Digest’ #11

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We’re enjoying some all-American Archie comics this Independence Day. If you missed the “Archie Marries” storyline the first time around—or if you just feel like taking a walk down Memory Lane—then Archie 75th Anniversary Digest #11 is for you: It recaps the story that started all the fuss. The comic is out on July 5. […]

This Week’s Comics: Infinite Bananas

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Pick up some star-spangled new releases from this week’s list. The teen detectives of Mystery Inc. join up with the super stretchy, super hero Plastic Man in Scooby-Doo Team-Up #27. Steven and Jamie keep the show on the road in Beach City in Steven Universe #5, while Little Brown Book For Young Readers releases the […]

Review: ‘Josie and The Pussycats Vol. 1′

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Josie and The Pussycats Vol. 1 Writers: Marguerite Bennett and Cameron DeOrdio Artist: Audrey Mok Archie Comics; $17.99 When it came time to add a Josie and The Pussycats ongoing to Archie Comics’ blossoming “New Riverdale” line of books—then consisting of the Archie, Jughead, and Betty & Veronica revamps—the publisher went with something pretty out […]

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 […]