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Interview: Cecil Castellucci and Jose Pimienta Hit the Road in ‘Soupy Leaves Home’

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Cecil Castellucci, the writer of The Plain Janes, The Year of the Beasts, and Odd Duck, announced her newest project last month: Soupy Leaves Home, a YA graphic novel about a Depression-era girl who runs away from home and completely reinvents herself, disguising herself as a boy and riding the rails as a hobo. I […]

Links | ‘March’ Wins VLA Diversity Award

The Virginia Library Association has announced the winners of their first Graphic Novel Diversity Award; the winner in the Youth category is March Book 2, by Rep. John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell. The honor books are Flutter, Volume Two: Don’t Let Me Die Nervous, by Jennie Wood, Jeff McComsey and Chris Goodwin; Honor […]

This Week’s Comics: The Obvious Picks

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Whether heading back to school or celebrating the last weeks of summer, the new releases this week are sure to put a smile on every reader’s face. Action Lab Entertainment starts the jump scares early with #3 of Ghoul Scouts: Night of the Unliving Undead. IDW Publishing debuts the return of the Adventures of Augusta […]

Review: ‘Windmill Dragons’

Windmill Dragons Writer/artist: David Nytra TOON Books; $18.95 Cartoonist David Nytra’s first graphic novel for TOON Books, 2012’s The Secret of The Stone Frog, featured two young children falling asleep and waking up in a surreal, superbly detailed, intricately illustrated black-and-white Wonderland-like world that suggested a half-dozen or so different classic children’s books. The sister […]

Links: Comic-Con, Manga, and Pokemon Go

Comic-Con International, the largest comic con in the U.S., took place in San Diego last month, and children’s and teens’ comics and graphic novels were a huge presence, with guests including novelist Margaret Atwood, who was promoting her first graphic novel, Angel Catbird; the creators of the Pokemon manga, Hidenori Kusaka and artist Satoshi Yamamoto; […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Archie Back to School Annual’ #271

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Can Archie really be heading back to Riverdale High for his 271st year? No, it’s just the crazy naming/numbering scheme of the Archie Comics digests. This one features a brand-new back-to-school story as well as a vintage one where Jughead punks everyone by not getting in trouble. The digest goes on sale in comic shops […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Looney Tunes’ #232

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It’s the old exploding carrot trick! International spy Pete “The Puma” Puma is no match for Bugs Bunny in this week’s preview of Looney Tunes #232. It’s out in comic shops next Wednesday, but you can get an early preview here. Enjoy!

This Week’s Comics: Miraculous Cats and Lady Bugs

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Need to cool down from all this summer heat? Pick up some cool books from this week’s new releases. Joe Books gets the coolest with Frozen #1, an ongoing series featuring new adventures in Arendale. BOOM! Studios starts a new series, Adventure Time Comics, letting cartoonists have their way with the Land of Ooo and […]

Review: ‘Compass South’

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The worst part of this book? That I already finished. After all, when I first noticed it was 224 pages, I thought, even in comic form this might keep me busy for a little while—but before I knew it the book was done and I wanted more! The good news? There are three more planned […]

Review: ‘Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 1: BFF’

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 1: BFF Writers: Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder Artist: Natacha Bustos Marvel; $17.99 Rated T for Teen Meet Lunella LaFayette, a super-genius nine-year-old fourth grader and amateur inventor who lives with her parents on Yancy Street in New York City…and only reluctantly attends a public school that can’t teach […]