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This Week’s Comics: Steven Madness

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Don’t look for love in all the wrong places—you can find it here on this week’s list of new releases! Graphix releases the second volume of Bunny Vs Monkey, now with a laser-firing hovercraft, kitten cannon, and hamster mobile. Marvel Comics has a new issue of Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #17, with thrilling scenes of students learning […]

Interview: Joey Weiser Talks ‘Mermin’

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Joey Weiser’s Mermin started out as, literally, a “fish out of water” story: A strange sea creature washes up on a beach, a boy takes him home, and we get to watch Mermin—the mer-man from Mer—cause general chaos at his new friend Pete’s home and school. But from the very beginning there are hints of […]

Review: Snow White

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I’ve always had a soft spot for retold or fractured fairy tales. I marvel at the ingenuity of an author to take an existing story, keep it recognizable, and give it a unique spin. There’s a long history of fractured fairy tales from Gail Carson Levine’s Ella Enchanted to Margaret Peterson Haddix’s Just Ella. And […]

Review and Preview: ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Serpent’s Heir’

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How to Train Your Dragon: The Serpent’s Heir Writers: Dean DeBlois and Richard Hamilton Artist: Doug Wheatley Colorist: Wes Dzioba Cover artist: Pierre-Olivier Vincent Dark Horse, $10.99 Age 10 up. A preview of the graphic novel follows this review. Whenever I review a book that’s connected to a movie or other media property, the first […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?’ #78

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Time for some space hijinks with Scooby and the gang! In this week’s exclusive preview of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #78, the Mystery, Inc., crew goes to space camp—and things start going sideways when a mysterious space alien shows up: Sci-fi turns into sci-fright! Outer space camp goes scary when an angry alien tries to […]

This Week’s Comics: Myths and Magic

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The shortest month starts out with a short list of new releases this week. Goldie Vance takes on her rival Sugar Maple in a new story arc starting in BOOM! Studios’ Goldie Vance #9. Jem and the Holograms gets a superhero makeover in the 2017 Annual from IDW Publishing, and just as Peter Capaldi announces he will […]

Review: ‘Olympians, vol. 9: Artemis’

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It feels like yesterday that I was hearing about a new graphic novel series featuring the Greek gods in comic form, and now we’re up to number nine in a planned series of 12. And still it doesn’t disappoint! I admit, I’ve been negligent with this series and have missed a couple of titles—I keep […]

New York Times to Eliminate Graphic Novels Best Seller List

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Thursday’s news of the shrinking of the New York Times graphic novel best seller lists was quickly eclipsed by other events in the news. So, in case you missed it, New York Times Book Review editor, Pamela Paul, announced that a number of the New York Times best seller lists will be discontinued. Among the […]

Review: ‘Superman Vol. 1: Son of Superman’

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Superman Vol. 1: Son of Superman Written by Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason Art by Patrick Gleason, Doug Mahnke, Jorge Jimenez and others DC Comics; $16.99 Rated T for Teen The now twice-monthly Superman title is maybe the all-around best book of DC Comics’ 2016 “Rebirth”-branded relaunch initiative, in which they renumbered all their […]

This Week’s Comics: Voltron ’66

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Pick up some YALSA 2017 Great Graphic Novels for Teens-inspired titles from this week’s new releases. It’s little surprise that BOOM! Studios’ Lumberjanes returns with two volumes that are continued in this week’s issue #34, but IDW’s Jem and the Holograms debuts with their first volume while issue #23 finishes up the latest story arc. […]