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Links: You Go, Squirrel Girl!

Marvel announced a new Squirrel Girl original graphic novel this weekend: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up the Marvel Universe, by Ryan North and Erica Henderson. We picked the first collected edition of the Squirrel Girl comic (also by North and Henderson) as one of our top ten graphic novels of 2015. Johanna Draper Carlson […]

‘Lumberjanes’ to Cross Over with ‘Gotham Academy’

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BOOM! Studios’ adventures-at-summer-camp comic Lumberjanes and DC’s Batman spinoff Gotham Academy will cross over in a limited-edition miniseries, the first such collaboration between BOOM! and DC. The comic, which will launch in June, has a stellar creative team: Writer Chynna Clugston-Flores (Blue Monday) and artist Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (Lumberjanes), with the first cover (above) by Mingjue […]

Links: President Pens Peanuts Prologue

President Barack Obama, a Peanuts fan of long standing, has written the foreword for volume 25 of Fantagraphics’ archival collection The Complete Peanuts; volume 25 wraps up the published newspaper strips and throws in a Peanuts predecessor, Li’l Folks, and there’s a final volume coming that collects some odds and ends that weren’t part of […]

DC Comics Re-imagines Hanna-Barbera Properties for 21st Century Readers

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Hanna-Barbara has long been associated with cartoons aimed at young kids and tweens, with stories for all ages. For years they dominated Saturday morning cartoons, so much so that most of their shows are considered classics. DC Comics, which publishes the Scooby Doo: Where Are You? comic book series, is re-imagining it, as well as […]

Links: Cybils Winners Announced

The winners of the Cybils Awards have been announced, and the graphic novel prizes go to Victoria Jamieson’s Roller Girl in the elementary/middle grade category and Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona in the YA category. Madballs, those goofy toys from the 1980s, are getting their own comic series from Roar Comics, the kids’ line of Lion Forge. […]

TOON Books Announces Spring Releases

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While much of the East Coast is buried under mounds of snow, it’s heartening to look forward to spring, when it should all be melted away. TOON Books has announced their spring line-up of titles, and there are five new releases that readers will want to see! Two of the titles fall under their TOON […]

Read ‘The Montgomery Story’ Online

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, here is a link to the online version of Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story, a comic book that was originally published in 1957 by a group called the Fellowship of Reconciliation. The comic tells the story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and there’s a section in […]

Links: Girl Detectives Rule!

Goldie Vance

BOOM! Studios has announced a new teen detective series, Goldie Vance, and CBR has the story, with interviews with writer Hope Larson (Mercury, A Wrinkle in Time) and artist Britney Williams (Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat). The detective is a 16-year-old girl, but the series is pitched at readers of all ages, and it’s part of […]

Gene Luen Yang Named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

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On Monday, the Children’s Book Council in conjunction with the Every Child a Reader, and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress announced that graphic novel creator Gene Luen Yang will be the next National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Yang is no stranger to breaking barriers in the children’s and YA […]

Links: Angouleme Selections Include ‘Nimona,’ ‘Walker Bean’

The official selections for the Angouleme International Comics Festival have been announced, and a number of children’s and YA books, including Nimona, Ms. Marvel, and The Unsinkable Walker Bean, have made the cut. Jennifer Sheehan does a thorough job of reporting on a comics course offered at Phillipsburg High School in Phillipsburg, Pennsylvania, interviewing the […]