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Special Preview: Svetlana Chmakova’s ‘Awkward’

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We’re big Svetlana Chmakova fans here, going back to her Tokyopop days (Dramacon) and even earlier. After Dramacon, she moved to Yen Press, where she did Nightschool and then an adaptation of James Patterson’s Witch and Wizard. Now she’s back with something new: Awkward, a middle-school comedy that looks like it’s pitched at somewhat younger […]

Review: Benjamin Bear in Brain Storms!

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Benjamin Bear in Brain Storms! By Philippe Coudray Toon Books; $13 Does familiarity really breed contempt? Because this is the third Toon Books collection of French artist Philippe Coudray’s one-page Benjamin Bear gag comics, and I’m certainly not feeling anything in the general vicinity of contempt for the cartoonist, cartoons or character yet. Quite the […]

Kids Vote on Their Favourite Graphic Novels

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Award programs like the Children’s Book Council’s Children’s Choice Book Awards and the Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading Awards give kids the opportunity to read and vote on their favorite books. Both programs do an amazing job of generating excitement around reading and make kids feel like their opinions on books are important. Luckily, […]

Links: Magical Girls, Little Robot, and Dragons Beware

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Jillian Tamaki, who collaborated with her cousin Mariko on Skim and This One Summer, talks about her solo book SuperMutant Magic Academy, which will be out soon. Rafael Rosado, the artist and co-creator of Giants Beware and its upcoming sequel Dragons Beware, talks about his evolution as an artist and how his work as an […]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #10

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Today is Free Comic Book Day! Check that link to find a participating comic shop near you, then stop in and get a free comic. Many stores have special events and sales today, and it’s a great opportunity to renew your old comic shop habit or start a new one. To get you in the […]

This Week’s Comics: Wild Lunch Witch

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It’s Free Comic Book Day this weekend, so run, don’t walk to pick up some of this week’s new releases as well as sample some new titles. Amulet Books releases the fourth volume of the Misadventures of Salem Hyde, Dinosaur Dilemma. BOOM! Studios releases a special one-shot for Steven Universe featuring a very important person, […]

Exclusive Cover Reveal: The Olympians: Apollo

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Here it is: Our exclusive first look at the cover of George O’Connor’s Apollo, which will be the eighth book in his Olympians series. Here’s the description of the series: In OLYMPIANS, O’Connor draws from primary documents to reconstruct and retell classic Greek myths. But these stories aren’t sedate, scholarly works. They’re action-packed, fast-paced, high-drama […]

Humble Bundle Launches Kids’ Comics Bundle for Children’s Book Week

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The latest Humble Bundle is a very appropriate one: Just in time for Children’s Book Week, they have launched the Humble Kids Comics Bundle Supporting Children’s Book Week, which includes some great comics from a variety of different publishers. If you’re new to Humble Bundle, it’s a way to buy digital books, games, and comics […]

DC Launches ‘Super Hero Girls’ Line

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Back in January, an 11-year-old girl named Rowan wrote a letter to DC, asking for more comics and toys featuring female superheroes, pointing out that “Marvel Comics made a movie about a talking tree and raccoon awesome, but you haven’t made a movie with Wonder Woman.” At the time, DC responded on Twitter, saying “Thanks […]

Exclusive Preview: He-Man: The Eternity War #5

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He-Man and She-Ra in He-Man: The Eternity War #5 as the battle continues: Skeletor has returned! After his dramatic appearance last issue, the question remains: Will he fight alongside He-Man and She-Ra…or against them? This comic is rated 12+ on comiXology. It will be out in comic shops on April 29, but you can enjoy […]