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Preview: ‘Archie and Me Digest’ #7

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Let’s start off the week with some laffs! Here’s a preview of Archie and Me Digest #7, with a brand-new lead story with a tried-and-true plot: Archie breaks his father’s treasured vinyl record. This preview also includes some older stories, including one by classic Archie artist Bob Bolling. The digest goes on sale on Wednesday. […]

This Week’s Comics: Fungal Field of Dreams

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Highlights from this week’s new releases include BOOM! Studios heading down to Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock for issue #1 of a new story. Lerner Publishing Group continues their wordless series Game for Adventure with volume 3 Chavo the Invisible while Random House for Young Readers releases the second volume of 5 Worlds, The Cobalt Prince. […]

Review: ‘The Altered History of Willow Sparks’

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The Altered History of Willow Sparks by Tara O’Connor Oni Press, $19.99 Ages 13 and up The classic idea of a magical transformation, and the lesson of being careful what you wish for, is revisited in this high school-set graphic novel that does a terrific job with individual moments but doesn’t fully assemble them into […]

Review: The Witch Boy

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On the surface, Witch Boy is a fantasy story about a reclusive family who practice magic. But below the surface, it’s a story of gender roles. Whether or not readers will dig that deep is entirely up to them. Whether or not they discuss it, again, is up to them. But young readers will have […]

Announcement and Interview: First Second to Publish ‘Marshmallow and Jordan’

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We’ve got big news today: First Second’s announcement of a new middle-grade graphic novel, Marshmallow and Jordan, by newcomer Alina Chau. Chau has a beautiful watercolor style (you can see more of her work at her website), and Marshmallow and Jordan has an intriguing premise: After a severe car accident, Jordan uses a wheelchair full-time. […]

Review: ‘Scales & Scoundrels Vol.1: Into the Dragon’s Maw’

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Scales & Scoundrels Vol. 1: Into the Dragon’s Maw Writer: Sebastian Girner Artist: Galaad Image Comics; $9.99 Rated E for Everyone If Scales & Scoundrels‘ alliterative two-word title with an ampersand reminds you of a particular tabletop role-playing game, that’s more than likely intentional. Indeed, writer Sebastian Girner and artist Galaad’s fantasy series opens with […]

Preview: ‘Betty & Veronica Friends Comics Digest’ #261

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Let’s start off the week with a preview! Betty and Veronica go on a college tour in the new lead story to Betty & Veronica Friends Comics Digest #261, and things go sideways when the school mascot gets into the act. Then we have a couple of pages of classic B&V tales. The digest goes […]

Free Comic Book Day Comic Highlights

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As Esther previously wrote, this coming Saturday, May 5, is this year’s Free Comic Book Day. There are 50 different comics that could potentially be available at participating stores, so this is necessarily a brief rundown of the Gold Sponsor All Ages titles. Also, please remember that this national holiday for comics is free to […]

This Week’s Comics: Ghost Dogs and Cute Kittens

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May the Fourth be with you as you enjoy Free Comic Book Day this weekend! Besides getting some free comics, support your LCS by also picking up some titles from this week’s new releases. First Second releases the first volume Chasma Knights, a new series about making old toys new again. Lion Forge has a […]

Exclusive Preview: Lion Forge to Publish Brenna Thummler’s ‘Sheets’

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Marjorie Glatt, the lead character of Brenna Thummler’s Sheets, feels invisible—most of the time. Her mother has recently died, and her father has disappeared into his own pain, leaving the 13-year-old to care for her brother and run the family business—a laundromat that her mother started when she was 19. At school, she drifts along […]