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This Week’s Comics: Licensed Love

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Licensed comics abound in the new releases this week. Continue your favorite cartoon adventures with Jem and the Holograms #14 from IDW Publishing or the final issue of BOOM! Studios’ Adventure Time Ice King. Video games more your speed? Plants Vs Zombies from Dark Horse Comics starts the “Boom Boom Mushroom” arc with issue #10, or jump in […]

‘Awkward,’ ‘March,’ ‘Anna Banana’ Get Eisner Nominations

The nominations for the Eisner Award, the most prestigious award in comics, were announced today. The nominees were selected by a panel of six judges, and the final awards will be voted on by professionals in the comics field. Here’s the list for the kids’ and YA categories: Best Publication for Early Readers (up to […]

Wondercon 2016: Kodansha Comics: Attack on Titan Anthology

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Manga publisher Kodansha Comics had both a booth and a panel at Wondercon 2016. This is the first time a manga publisher has attended since the show first moved down to Southern California in 2012. Kodansha Comics was there to promote their new comic Attack on Titan Anthology and to introduce their line of books […]

Links: A Fresh Retro Take on Mickey Mouse

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IDW Publishing is already bringing over Italian comics featuring the classic Walt Disney characters; at Emerald City Comic Con, they announced they are going to be translating French Disney comics as well, from the publisher Glénat. They’re kicking it off with Mickey’s Craziest Adventures, by Lewis Trondheim and Nicolas Keramidas, which purports to be a […]

Preview: ‘World of Archie Comics Double Digest’ #58

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World of Archie Comics Double Digest #58, which will be out on April 20 in comic shops, has a lead story in the traditional style but with a plot you wouldn’t see in an old-school Archie comic: When Betty and Veronica learn that Archie and his father have gone fishing and left poor Mary Andrews […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Teen Titans Go!’ #15

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Saturday morning comics time! Here’s an exclusive look at Teen Titans Go! #15, which will be out next Wednesday in fine comic shops everywhere. This one is about… the pants of fear: Raven and Cyborg create a pair of spooky-looking leggings from a pattern in one of Raven’s arcane books. But Robin’s in for quite […]

This Week’s Comics: Girl Power

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It’s all about the girls this week. Action Lab Entertainment releases the first issue of Book 5 of Princeless: Make Yourself. Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman ‘77 is back with Special #3 from DC Comics, and IDW Publishing continues the tales of the Mane Six with My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. And check out the […]

Interview: Ray Friesen on Pirate Penguin and Ninja Chicken

Ray Friesen’s Pirate Penguin vs. Ninja Chicken (Book 2): Escape from Skull Fragment Island! debuts today. Friesen has been making comics for a long time—he was first paid for his work, as he explains below, when he was just four years old. Now a grownup, he has a number of comics and graphic novels to […]

Preview: ‘Pirate Penguin vs. Ninja Chicken,’ Book 2

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Here’s an early look at Pirate Penguin vs. Ninja Chicken (Book 2): Escape from Skull-Fragment Island, which debuts tomorrow from Top Shelf. Stay tuned for our interview with creator Ray Friesen; in the meantime, enjoy some Pirate Penguin and Ninja Chicken silliness in our preview!

Review: The Creeps: Night of the Frankfrogs

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Chris Schweizer, known for his Crogan Adventures, has switched gears and started a middle grade horror series. The Creeps will appeal to kids looking for a mix of adventure and fright. But no worries, readers will still be able to sleep with the lights off. The Creeps: Night of the Frankenfrogs By Chris Schweizer. Amulet […]