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Links: Buzz, Archie, and My Little Pony

Brigid Alverson

Ananth Panagirya and Tessa Stone talk about their new graphic novel Buzz, a badass Street Fighter-type story about … spelling bees. Archie Comics is teaming up with Toys for Tots this holiday season, and by “teaming up” I don’t just mean promoting them in the comics (although that’s happening too): The publisher has donated over [...]

Links: Stan Lee’s newest superhero

Brigid Alverson

Metro UK takes a look at Chakra the Invincible, a new superhero character created by Stan Lee (of Spider-Man fame). Chakra is a 14-year-old “tech whiz” who gets his superpowers from a special suit; he has already starred in an animated cartoon and mobile apps in India, and his print comic will debut in India [...]

Links: Scooby Doo teams up with Batman

Brigid Alverson

DC is launching a new series, Scooby-Doo Team Up!, and here’s the backstory: When DC editor Kristy Quinn asked writer Sholly Fisch to pitch ideas for a Scooby Doo-meets-Batman one-shot, he sent in six, figuring they would pick one—but they gave him a mini-series instead, and decided to extend the crossovers beyond Batman to other [...]

Links: Movie Time!

Brigid Alverson
Princess Ugg

Courtney Crumrin creator Ted Naifeh talks about his new series, Princess Ugg, about a barbarian princess at a posh finishing school: “So it’s a fish out of water story in a fantasy setting,” he told CBR. “I thought it’d be fun to mash up sword and sorcery fantasy with the more mainstream Disney-style fantasy.” Here’s [...]

NYCC: Disney Announces Space Mountain Graphic Novel

Brigid Alverson
This was the poster that was being given away at the Disney booth.

Word had already gotten out that Disney has a Space Mountain graphic novel in the works, but they filled in a lot more details at New York Comic Con last weekend. The book is due out in May 2014, and the Disney folks were handing out the poster above to promote it. Here’s the blurb [...]

Links: What to expect this autumn

Brigid Alverson
Harry Potter

Graphic Novel Reporter has published their Fall Graphic Novel Roundup; check out their picks for kids, teens, and adults. Kazu Kibuishi talked to CBR about designing the covers for the new editions of the Harry Potter series. Gene Luen Yang has been making the rounds of the blogs lately, promoting his new book, Boxers & [...]

Links: Itty Bitty Hellboy and zombie Archie

Brigid Alverson
Scribblenauts Unmasked 1

Josh Elder, the writer of Mail Order Ninja, is writing a Scribblenauts digital comic (based on the game) for DC. Elder is known to many in the kids’ comics community as the driving force behind Reading With Pictures as well as the account manager for iVerse’s digital comics service for libraries, Comics Plus: Library Edition. [...]

Links: More Jellaby, more Wimpy Kid

Brigid Alverson
Wimpy Kid Hard Luck

Abrams has revealed the cover of the latest Wimpy Kid book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck. It’s going to be a sort of electric green. Hit the link to see a very short trailer and download your own Wimpy Kid computer wallpaper. This is the eighth book in the series, for those who [...]

Interview: Edith Donnell on this weekend’s Kids Read Comics event

Mike Pawuk

I’m chatting today with Edith Donnell, the Youth/Teen Librarian for the Chelsea District Library. For the last five years she has been one of the driving forces behind the all-ages Kids Read Comics event, which is held at the Ann Arbor District Library – 343 S 5th Avenue in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This year the [...]

Links: Archie goes to the movies!

Brigid Alverson
Adventure Time 1

ICv2 has the BookScan graphic novel numbers for May, which tell us, among other things, that manga is not yet dead, since Naruto topped the chart and Sailor Moon was in fourth place. BookScan measures book sales in retail bookstores and also includes online retailers such as Amazon. Meanwhile, Playing with Fire, the first Adventure [...]