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Graphix Announces New Books by Telgemeier, Kibuishi, and More!

Brigid Alverson
SunnySideUp

Scholastic celebrated the 10th anniversary of its graphic novel imprint Graphix last week with a raft of announcements that should make fans of their existing books happy: New titles from Raina Telgemeier, Kazu Kibuishi, and Mike Maihack, plus the news that they have added not only Craig Thompson (Blankets) but also the brother-sister team of [...]

Exclusive Preview: Looney Tunes #223

Brigid Alverson
LooneyTunes 223_CVR_ds

Saturday morning cartoons may be a thing of the past, but Wile E. Coyote’s struggle remains eternal! This month, Looney Tunes #223 brings us inside the headquarters of Acme Products, Inc., as Wile applies for a job—as a product tester. The comic is out this coming Wednesday, February 4, in comics shops, but we have [...]

This Week’s Comics: Power Puff Ares

Lori Henderson
Power Puff Girls Super Smash Up 1

Gaming comics are really becoming a thing, as seen on this week’s list of new releases. Archie Comics has a slew of Sonics, with Boom, Universe, and a trade collecting the story “The Chase.” Also out is the eighth volume trade of Mega Man, and Skylanders finishes its first mini-series from IDW. The List: ARCHIE [...]

Review: My Neighbor Seki

Lori Henderson
My Neighbor Seki

Everyone gets bored in class. It’s easy to get wrapped up in your own thoughts or amuse yourself with doodles or other things. But Toshinari Seki takes self-amusement to new levels with some unbelievable projects! Review: My Neighbor Seki Volume 1 By Takuma Morishige All Ages Vertical Comics, January 2015. ISBN: 978-1939130969 166 pgs, $10.95 [...]

Review: Rocket Raccoon #1-4

Lori Henderson
Rocket Raccoon 1

Guardians of the Galaxy was the surprise movie hit of last summer, introducing fans to a new group of superheroes that included a talking raccoon and a walking tree. Marvel Comics finally did the smart thing and gave Rocket Raccoon and Groot their own series in the Marvel Cineverse continuity. They also put the book [...]

Links: Disney Comics Come to IDW

Brigid Alverson
Uncle Scrooge

Disney comics are back! It’s been a few years since Disney ended their agreement with BOOM! Studios, which was publishing original comics and reprints featuring Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and other Disney characters. Now IDW, which has a strong line of licensed comics (My Little Pony, PowerPuff Girls, Samurai Jack) has announced they will be [...]

Review: Olympians: Ares: Bringer of War

Lori Henderson
Ares Bringer of War

Ares, the god of war, is the subject of the newest volume in the Olympians series. Continuing from the previous volume Aphrodite, this volume picks up ten years into the Trojan War. Ares’s story is told through this conflict, as the gods draw lines and involve themselves in the human conflict. Olympians: Ares: Bringer of [...]

Review: Princess Ugg, vol. 1

J. Caleb Mozzocco
princess ugg

Princess Ugg Vol. 1 Written and drawn by Ted Naifeh Oni Press, $15.99 Ted Naifeh, the cartoonist creator of the charming Courtney Crumrin comics, has returned with a new heroine who has little in common with her noseless, sharp-featured, black-and-white forebearer. Her name is Princess Ulga—”Ugg” is a derisive nickname her peers at Princess School [...]

Exclusive Preview: He-Man: The Eternity War #2

Brigid Alverson
HeMan_Eternity_War_2

Most of our previews are for comics for young children; this one is pitched at an older audience (it’s rated 12+) but it’s based on a toy many of us remember from our childhoods: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. He-Man: The Eternity War has He-Man, She-Ra, and Teela leading their troops in a [...]

This Week’s Comics: Rocket March

Lori Henderson
Rocket Raccoon 7

Get your fill of superheroes from this week’s new releases. Capstone Publishing releases a double dose of DC stories with some Batman You Choose Stories and DC Super Heroes Origin stories. DC Comics also has some Batman action with the first collected trade of Beware the Batman. Check out the picks for two more superheroes—one [...]