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Rebellion to Bring Back ‘Boy Wizard’ Story

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A 12-year-old boy learns he is a powerful magician—but there is a dark side to this new magical world. Does that sound familiar? We’re not talking about Harry Potter here, but The Journal of Luke Kirby, by writer Alan McKenzie and artist John Ridgway, which ran in the UK comic 2000AD from 1998 to 1995—predating […]

‘March’ Wins the National Book Award

March: Book Three, by Rep. John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, has won the National Book Award in the Young People’s Literature category. This is the first time a graphic novel has won a National Book Award. Publisher’s Weekly senior editor Calvin Reid was there, and he described Lewis’s tearful response, as he recalled […]

Review: ‘Abigail and The Snowman’

Abigail and The Snowman Writer/artist: Roger Langridge Boom Studios; $14.99 The first friend that Abigail makes upon moving to a new town is a very unusual one: An impeccably dressed yeti. The yeti, who answers to the name “Specimen 486″, was born in the Himalayas but raised in a secret government facility which he has […]

Scholastic Picks Up ‘Princess Princess’ for Book Clubs

Oni Press sent out a press release this morning to let us know that Katie O’Neill’s Princess Princess Ever After has been licensed by Scholastic for their Reading Club program. A new edition is being printed just for Scholastic, who will make it available to their book clubs and for other school book fairs and […]

Review: ‘DC Super Hero Girls: Hits and Myths’

DC Super Hero Girls: Hits and Myths Writer: Shea Fontana Artist: Yancey Labat DC Comics; $9.99 The second in DC’s line of original graphic novels based on Mattel’s Super Hero Girls toy-line/media franchise, Hits and Myths takes advantage of having already introduced the concept and characters to tell a somewhat more complex story. Or, at […]

Scott Westerfeld, Shannon Hale on First Second’s Spring 2017 List

The graphic novel imprint First Second, which celebrated its tenth anniversary this year, has just unveiled its full Spring 2017 list. Here’s a look at the kids’ and teens’ titles, which include some familiar names from the world of prose. Spill Zone, by Scott Westerfeld and Alex Puvilland: Scott Westerfeld makes his comics debut with […]

Links: R.L. Stine to Write Marvel Comics

Goosebumps writer R.L. Stine revealed on Reddit that he is writing comics. “I’m writing a series of comic books for Marvel– my first comics ever,” he said. “But I’m not allowed to talk about them yet.” Marvel had no comment. Publishers Weekly’s list of this year’s best books for middle-grade readers includes two graphic novels, […]

Graphic Novels Shortlisted for Book Awards

Over the past ten years, as graphic novels have grown in popularity, we are seeing more and more of them nominated for literary awards in non-comics categories. The precedent for this was set by Art Spiegelman’s Maus, which was the first graphic novel to win a Pulitzer Prize, and almost 15 years later, Gene Luen […]

Review: ‘The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up The Marvel Universe’

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up The Marvel Universe Writer: Ryan North Artist: Erica Henderson Marvel; $24.99 Rated T for Teen What could possibly be better than The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl? How about two Unbeatable Squirrel Girls? That’s the basic premise of the new original graphic novel The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up The Marvel […]

‘Korgi’ Is Back: A Preview and a Look at the Cover Process

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As Lori noted on Friday, Christian Slade has released a new volume of Korgi, his wordless tale of a dog meeting fantastical creatures. Korgi, Book 4: The Problem with Potions will be out on October 18 in comic shops and November 1 in bookstores, and we’re happy to present not only a preview but an […]