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Roundtable: Gotham Academy


It’s an exciting time for superhero comics. DC and Marvel have both begun paying attention to the diversity of their fans and are starting to publish comics with wider audiences in mind. DC in particular has always had something for younger kids (though not nearly enough), but in October 2014 they initiated a significant push towards reaching […]

Review: ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ 3-in-1 Volume 1

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Yu-Gi-Oh! became popular in US due to the cartoon and trading card game, but it started out as a manga. It was brought over here by Viz Media as part of the debut of Shonen Jump manga magazine and was one of the anchor titles. Yu-Gi-Oh! emphasizes the importance of friendship while also indulging in […]

Review: ‘Peanuts: It’s Tokyo, Charlie Brown!’


Peanuts: It’s Tokyo, Charlie Brown! Writer: Vicki Scott Artists: Vicki Scott and Paige Braddock BOOM! Studios; $14 There’s an interview with cartoonist Vicki Scott presented among the pages of behind-the-scenes material in the back of her original graphic novel, It’s Tokyo, Charlie Brown!, in which she mentions looking to the animated specials for inspiration in […]

This Week’s Comics: Little Warriors to the End

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Sweltering heat getting you down? The pick up some of the cool comics on this week’s list! Sonic the Hedgehog #276 from Archie Comics starts a new story arc but is still feeling the effects of the Worlds Unite crossover. Angry Birds gets a superhero makeover with the first issue of the miniseries Super Angry […]

Review: ‘Big Nate: Welcome to My World’

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Big Nate: Welcome to My World By Lincoln Peirce AMPKids, $9.99 Ages 8 to 12 Lincoln Peirce’s Big Nate is an enjoyable comic, for sure, but it’s hard to see why it is so phenomenally popular. There isn’t anything particularly unusual about his formula: Big Nate is a sixth-grader with a somewhat overdeveloped ego and […]

Interview: Chris Giarrusso on ‘G-Man’

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I feel like the three volumes of G-Man comics and the illustrated diary format recently published just snuck up on me.  Has Chris Giarrusso really been writing that long and that much? Having read snippets of his work at conferences, I always wanted to read more, and this summer I finally got the chance. After […]

Links: Dragons and Robots and Frankenfrogs, Oh My!

Hero Complex has a preview of Ben Hatke’s new book, Little Robot, as well as an interview with Hatke, who is also the author of the Zita the Spacegirl books. And here’s an in-depth interview with Ben by Alex Dueben. Archaia, which has published a number of comics based on Jim Henson’s The Storyteller, has […]

Preview: ‘Archie’ #3


As you have probably heard by now, Archie Comics rebooted their flagship series two months ago with a new look and a new, more “realistic” sensibility. The first story arc is written by Mark Waid (Daredevil) and illustrated by Fiona Staples (Saga), and we discussed the first issue thoroughly in our Archie Roundtable last month. […]

Previews: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #61


Let’s kick off this Labor Day weekend with an advance peek at Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #61. Here’s the executive summary: Usually, Shaggy and Scooby are the ones running scared, so the mystery’s even more mysterious when Velma’s being hounded by a courtroom creature her teammates can’t see! Velma’s not the type to cry wolf […]

This Week’s Comics: Family Goosebumps

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The end of summer is just around the corner, as are some of books on this week’s list. Action Lab Entertainment finishes the runs of Adventures of Aero-Girl and Kids of the Roundtable, while IDW Publishing finishes the first arc of Jem and the Holograms.  Capstone Press has something for younger readers with books featuring stories […]