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Review: ‘Star Scouts’

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Star Scouts by Mike Lawrence First Second, $14.99 Ages 8-12 Avani doesn’t get along with the other girls in the Flower Scouts troop in her new neighborhood. They only want to talk about boys and makeup, while she’s interested in rodeo, which means they put her down with country wisecracks. Then Avani is abducted by […]

Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?’ #84

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Nothing says “Saturday morning” like Scooby-Doo, amirite? Here’s a sneak peek at Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #84, coming to comics shops on August 9: Medieval theme restaurant Joust in Thyme has it all: minstrels wandering between tables, live jousting tournaments…and the terrifying ghost of an 800-year-old knight! There’s only one way Sir Scooby and Sir […]

This Week’s Comics: Surfside Mech

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It’s the last days to enjoy sun, sand, and surf with the new releases from this week’s new comics list. Dynamite Entertainment brings out the snarkiest crossover ever with Grumpy Cat Garfield #1. IDW Publishing brings back the best character in Skylanders with Spyro and Friends Quarterly Full Blast #1 while Super Genius puts a […]

Review: ‘Ten Thousand Years in Hell’

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Ten Thousand Years in Hell Writer/Artist: Maurice Tillieux Fantagraphics; $19.99 The title story in Ten Thousand Years in Hell, a new collection of a pair of Gil Jordan, Private Detective stories from the early 1960s, takes its title from a courtroom scene. Jordan and his comic relief sidekick Crackerjack are before a tribunal in a […]

Links: San Diego and Beyond!

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Comic-Con is over for another year, and there was plenty of excitement, as usual! Here’s a quick roundup of announcements from the show: Yen Press will launch a new middle-grade graphic novel imprint, JY, which will follow up on the success of Svetlana Chmakova’s Awkward and Brave, publishing her next graphic novel, Crush. Also in […]

Review: ‘Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures’

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Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures Writer: Matthew K. Manning Artists: Jon Sommariva and Sean Parsons IDW Publishing; $19.99 Last year’s unlikely Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossover series played it safe and straight, and was perhaps as earnest a story featuring such wildly divergent franchises as possible. That had the unfortunate side effect of making it […]

Exclusive Preview: Archie’s Funhouse Back to School Annual #27

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I know, I know, it isn’t even August yet, but the stores are already full of backpacks and calculators and the smell of freshly sharpened pencils is in the air. So we might as well have some fun with it. To end your weekend and start your week off right, here’s an exclusive preview of […]

This Week’s Comics: Not-So-Secret Pal

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Hit the genre highlights with some of the new releases from this week’s list. BOOM! Studios goes behind the scenes to look at the personal story of the original Power Rangers with Go Go Power Rangers #1. DC Comics sends Scooby and the Gang to the old west as they team up with Jonah Hex […]

Interview: Martin Cendreda on ‘An Apple and an Adventure’

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BOOM! Studios has started publishing picture books from time to time, and they are always interesting—every one is different. The latest is Martin Cendreda’s An Apple and an Adventure, an alphabet book that stars a young girl having fun with her animal and dinosaur friends. This ABC book has a really old-fashioned look, with an […]

Review: ‘Invincible Iron Man: Ironheart Vol. 1—Riri Williams’

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Invincible Iron Man: Ironheart Vol. 1—Riri Williams Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Stefano Caselli Marvel Comics; $24.99 Rated T+ for Teens and Up Thanks to his prominence in the Marvel Studios movies, Iron Man Tony Stark has become one of the pillars of the modern Marvel comics universe, one of several centers at the middle […]