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Preview: Archie’s Even Funnier Kids’ Joke Book

Brigid Alverson
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What’s funnier than Archie’s Joke Book? Archie’s Even Funnier Joke Book! Like its predecessors, this fat (almost 200 pages) book focuses on one-page gags, jokes, and puzzles, all featuring the Riverdale crowd. It’s a nice diversion and would be a great holiday gift. Here’s a sneak peek; it’s out in comics shops today and bookstores [...]

Preview: Peanuts #12

Brigid Alverson
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BOOM! Studios has been publishing new Peanuts comics, which isn’t as odd as it sounds—back when the creator of Peanuts, Charles Schulz, was still alive, there was a monthly comic that was done by other people. So there’s precedent for this. Here’s the blurb for Peanuts #12, which came out this past week: Taking on [...]

Preview: Betty and Veronica Double Digest #216

Brigid Alverson
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Halloween is coming, and the Riverdale crowd is ready! Check our our preview of Betty and Veronica Double Digest #216, which will be out in comics shops tomorrow; catalog info follows after the preview. BETTY AND VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #216 Things are about to get very spooooky for The Archies when they plan to shoot [...]

Preview: Benny Breakiron, vol. 2

Brigid Alverson
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The second volume of Benny Breakiron, the other comic by Smurfs creator Peyo, is out next week, and here’s the 411: Madame Adolphine is a kind, gentle old lady, and a good friend of the super-strong Benny Breakiron. So why is she robbing a bank, banging a man on the head with a mallet, and [...]

Preview: Stardoll, vol. 1

Brigid Alverson
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Papercutz launches a new series this week: Stardoll is all about “friends, fashion, and fun.” Here’s the blurb: Meet Claire Leo… she, along with her new friends Ashley, Kaya, Ruby and Sue-Ni, attends the Los Angeles High School of Fashion and Design (FAD) and hopes to make her dreams come true. In Claire’s, case that [...]

Preview: Power Rangers Megaforce, vol. 3

Brigid Alverson
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The latest volume of Papercutz’ Power Rangers graphic novel includes two stories—and one features a 15-foot-tall villain made of trash! The book is out on Sept. 10, but you can check out this sneak preview right now. Enjoy!

Preview: Betty & Veronica Double Digest #215

Brigid Alverson
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It’s beauty vs. the budget in this month’s issue of Betty & Veronica Double Digest, which went on sale yesterday in finer comics shops everywhere. Check out our preview (and that lovely cover by Gisele Lagace and Tito Pena); there’s more information at the end of the post. BETTY AND VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #215 When [...]

Preview: Annoying Orange, vol. 3

Brigid Alverson
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The third Annoying Orange graphic novel is out today from Papercutz, and it’s as full of laughs as the first two. Here’s the blurb: Annoying Orange, Pear, Apple, Passion Fruit, and the rest star in five all-new juicy stories that explore the darker side of the supermarket. The forgotten scandals, the crazy kidnappings, the mysterious [...]

Preview: Herobear and the Kid: The Inheritance #1

Brigid Alverson
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Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid is one of those timeless stories with a touch of magic to it. Ten-year-old Tyler’s grandfather has just died, leaving him a stuffed bear and a pocket watch as his inheritance. Tyler’s family has just moved into his grandfather’s house, which means Tyler is starting at a new school—and [...]

Interview: Nathan Hale on The Donner Dinner Party

Brigid Alverson
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Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales books are a cheeky take on American history, but they are also sophisticated graphic storytelling that help bring the events to life in ways that simple prose could not. His latest book, The Donner Dinner Party, takes on a subject that has horrified and fascinated the public since it happened and [...]