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Review: ‘Mickey and Donald’s Christmas Parade’

Mickey and Donalds Christmas Parade

Mickey and Donald’s Christmas Parade Writers: Byron Erickson, Otto Veenhoven, Kirsten de Graaf and others Artists: Mau Heymans, Robert van der Kroft, Stefano Ambrosio IDW Publishing; $14.99 Halloween is just over, but IDW Publishing has already assembled and released a solid collection of Christmas comics from around the world under the title of Mickey and […]

Reviews: Three Series from Lerner/Graphic Universe

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Lerner Books publishes a variety of graphic novels under its Graphic Universe imprint. Here’s a look at three light-hearted series for younger elementary grade readers. Q & Ray Case #1: The Missing Mola Lisa Q & Ray Case #2: Meteorite or Meteor-Wrong? Q & Ray Case #3: Foul Play at Elm Tree Park By Trisha […]

Review: ‘Hey, Kiddo’

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One of my favorite questions that I get from my students, aside from “Did you read every book in this library?” is “What’s your favorite book?” It’s a hard question to answer, because it does change from book to book. And I tell them that. But I do tell them that there are only a […]

Preview: ‘Archie and Me Comics Digest’ #12


Welp, Halloween is over and that means it’s time for the Christmas comics to start rolling out. Here’s a look at Archie and Me Comics Digest #12, featuring a preview of the new lead story done in the classic style, along with a full story from the classic era. The digest goes on sale on […]

This Week’s Comics: Mad Reporter

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With the growing-shorter nights comes a shorter list of new releases this week. But with the longer nights, you can enjoy more spooky-themed titles. Charmz releases the second volume of Ghost Friends Forever. IDW Publishing finishes their Halloween-themed Star Wars series with Star Wars Adventures Tales From Vader Castle #5 while Oni Press releases the […]

Review: ‘Usagi Yojimbo/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete Collection’

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Usagi Yojimbo/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete Collection Writer/artists: Stan Sakai and Peter Laird Dark Horse Books; $17.99 Last year IDW, the publisher that currently holds the license to publish comics starring Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters, enlisted Stan Sakai to create a brand-new, full-color crossover between the TMNT and […]

Ghosts: A Not-So-Scary Roundup

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It’s that time of year, when we start thinking about ghosts and goblins and jack-o-lanterns and things that go bump in the night. There are plenty of comics and graphic novels with ghosts in them, but not all are scary. Here are some great reads that happen to have spirits in them. Ghosts by Raina […]

Books in Brief: Sequels, Strips, and More

Cobalt Prince

5 Worlds: The Cobalt Prince By Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel, Xanthe Bouma, Matt Rockefeller, and Boya Sun Random House Graphic Grades 4 and up The story picks up where volume 1 left off. Oona is trying to escape the Toki and to find her sister. The girls are eventually reunited, but ultimately many truths are […]

Preview: ‘World of Archie Jumbo Digest’ #83


We’re kicking off the week with a preview of World of Archie Jumbo Digest #83, featuring a complete story and a slice of the brand-new lead story as well. Enjoy!

This Week’s Comics: Skulls Backstage

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Highlights from this week’s comics include the sci-fi misadventures of Sanity and Tallulah from Disney imprint Hyperion. Graphix releases the second volume in the Witch Boy series, Hidden Witch, while Oni Press lets the monkeys out their graphic novel Banana Sunday. The List: ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT NorthStars Volume 1 Welcome To Snowville HC, $9.99 ALBATROSS […]