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Review: Lowriders in Space

Esther Keller
Lowriders in Space

Back Matter. At a recent panel on Nonfiction Books at the NYC School Librarian Conference, I heard authors and publishers talk about the back matter in books. And it was pretty much agreed that the back matter had some of the most interesting tidbits in the book. Sometimes it pays to read the back matter [...]

Links: Archie Studies, Reading Lists, and More

Brigid Alverson
Bad Machinery 3

John Allison is shutting down Bad Machinery, his all ages webcomic (being published in gorgeous oversized editions by Oni Press), and he talks to CBR’s Steve Sunu about how webcomics have changed over the years, how Bad Machinery has evolved, why he is going with a traditional publisher, and what’s around the corner. Cathy Camper [...]

This Week’s Comics: Pokemon Picts

Lori Henderson
Pokemon XY 1

Put a smile on your favorite comic book fan with titles from this week’s new releases. IDW Publishing re-releases Adventures in Oz, a collection of short stories set in Oz by creator Eric Shanower. Papercutz has a new Annoying Orange volume, and you’ll never guess what they’re parodying in My Little Baloney, while Titan Comics’ [...]

Preview: Archie Comics Annual #256

Brigid Alverson
ArchieComicsAnnual_256-0

Although the title makes it sound like Archie Comics have been around since Colonial times, I’m pretty sure that the Archie Comics Annual #256 is the latest in a series of Archie digests that got its name changed somewhere along the way. Anyway, here’s a quick preview; it came out yesterday in comic shops. Enjoy!

Review: Pokemon Adventures Ruby & Sapphire Volume 15-21

Lori Henderson
Pokemon Ruby Sapphire 15

Ruby is a Pokémon trainer determined to have the most beautiful Pokémon and win all the Pokémon Contests in the Hoenn region. Sapphire is a Pokémon trainer determined to have the strongest Pokémon and win all the badges from the gyms in the Hoenn region. When these two cross paths, it becomes a race to [...]

Links: Recommended Reading

Brigid Alverson
Capture Creatures 1

Becky Dreistadt and Frank Gibson, whose new series Capture Creatures launches this week from kaBOOM!, discuss their creative process and show the stages of a single page, step by step. In an interview on New Hampshire Public Radio, writer and editor Jason Rodriguez talks about the nonfiction comics anthology he edited, Colonial Comics: New England, [...]

What to Read Next: Raina Telgemeier

Esther Keller
Sisters

While Raina Telgemeier has been extremely popular over the last few years, this year I cannot keep any of her books on the shelf. I have multiple copies of each of her titles, and all of them are checked out with waiting lists. In a day, I have five to six requests for her books. [...]

Preview: Looney Tunes #222

Brigid Alverson
LooneyTunes 222_CVR_ds

Our Saturday morning preview this week is based on a classic Saturday morning cartoon: Looney Tunes #222, which is out in comic shops on December 3. Here’s the 411: Bugs in space! Marvin the Martian visits his outer space neighbor Bugs Bunny to borrow a cup of sugar – and to take over the universe! [...]

This Week’s Comics: Warriors of Madagascar

Lori Henderson
penguins_2

Camping out for Black Friday deals? Stop by the comic shop first to pick up some new releases to keep the kids happy! IDW Publishing releases a new crossover, Angry Birds Transformers. Papercutz continues the adventures of the original Power Rangers with their second volume of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and Vertical Comics has the [...]

Preview: Capture Creatures #1

Brigid Alverson
CapCreatures01-coverA

Fresh comics this week from BOOM! Studios’ kids’ imprint, kaBOOM! Frank Gibson and Becky Dreistadt are no strangers to lovers of indy comics and webcomics; their Tiny Kitten Teeth is a charming webcomic done in a retro, Little Golden Books sort of style. Now they are teaming up for a new comics series, Capture Creatures, [...]