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This Week’s Comics: Batter Up Little Samurai

Lori Henderson
Peanuts batter up

Catch some high flying new releases from this week’s new comics. Get your fill of Moose and Squirrel stories with the Rocky and Bullwinkle Classics from IDW PUblishing. For younger readers, the ever silent Hello Kitty has a Surprise from Perfect Square. Or if you prefer something not so cute, Perfect Square also has a new [...]

Review: Monsters & Titans: Battling Boy On Tour

J. Caleb Mozzocco
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Monsters & Titans: Battling Boy On Tour By Paul Pope Image Comics; $24.99 The first volume of Paul Pope’s Battling Boy, the artist’s long-awaited, long-in-the-works graphic novel series for young readers from publisher First Second, was one of the most anticipated works of 2013. The book itself was just one way for fans of Pope’s [...]

Links: Snoopy returns to the moon

Brigid Alverson
The Beagle Has Landed

Artist and co-writer Vicki Scott talks about working on the latest Peanuts original graphic novel, The Beagle Has Landed, in which Snoopy takes a trip to the moon. There’s a preview at the link as well. Right here at SLJ, Marvel Comics editor Sana Amanat talks about why she created Kamala Khan, the Muslim teenager [...]

Review: The Glorkian Warrior Delivers A Pizza

J. Caleb Mozzocco
glorkian warrior

The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza By James Kochalka First Second; $17.99 In writing about the heroic journey in his influential Hero With a Thousand Faces, pop comparative mythologist Joseph Campbell cited “the call to adventure” as the beginning of a mythic quest. James Kochalka’s Glorkian Warrior, a pink-skinned, three-eyed alien dude with a “super [...]

This Week’s Comics: Pizza for Moose and Squirrel

Lori Henderson
Glorkian Warrior Pizza

This week’s new comics deliver the fun! Cinebook is back with new volumes of Iznogoud. IDW collects their prequel to the soon-to-be-released movie Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return, and Yumcha Studios has the second volume of their tasty action series Dim Sum Warriors. The List: BONGO COMICS Simpsons Illustrated #10, $3.99 BOOM! STUDIOS Bravest Warriors [...]

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: Knights of Sidonia Volume 1-2

Lori Henderson
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Ten centuries have passed since the Earth and its solar system was destroyed by the Gauna, a massive, nearly indestructible, yet barely sentient life form. Mankind escaped out into space, in massive seed ships that carry the remnants of humanity who search for a new planet to call home, without the threat of the Gauna [...]

Interview: David Gallaher and Steve Ellis on The Only Living Boy

Brigid Alverson
OLB.Banner1

David Gallaher and Steve Ellis’s The Only Living Boy, which debuts as a webcomic today, is the story of a 12-year-old who suddenly finds himself, literally, the only living boy left in the world. Some sort of calamity (we’re not sure what yet) has wiped out the rest of humanity. But Erik is not alone: [...]

Review: Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Slaves of the Republic

Mike Pawuk

Star Wars: The Clone Wars- Slaves of the Republic Written by Henry Gilroy Illustrated by Scott Hepburn, Ramon Perez, and Lucas Marangon Published by Dark Horse Comics, 2009 ISBN 978-1595823496 136 pp $9.99 For ages 8-up Dark Horse Comics may be losing their beloved Star Wars license at the end of the year, but they’ve [...]

Links: Dates set for Sisters and Amulet; new Jimmy Gownley book debuts

Brigid Alverson
Sisters

Scholastic has announced a release date of August 26 for two new graphic novels, Raina Telgemeier’s Sisters and the sixth volume of Kazu Kibuishi’s Amulet. Amelia Rules creator Jimmy Gownley visited several Catholic schools near his hometown of Girardville, Pennsylvania, to tell students about his new book, The Dumbest Idea Ever (which our own J. [...]

Preview: Hello Kitty: Surprise!

Brigid Alverson
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We have a special treat for you today: A complete Hello Kitty short story, “The Egg,” from Hello Kitty: Surprise, which will be out on April 1. This is the third Hello Kitty book from Viz’s Perfect Square imprint. All three books feature a collection of short stories from different creators (this one is by [...]