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This Week’s Comics: Mighty Friends

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Need to hide from the heat of another scorching summer weekend? Pick up some cool comics to read in between even cooler SDCC announcements! Bongo Comics lets Lisa loose in the latest Simpson Comics #231. Lion Forge finishes their mini series for the 80s property Madballs, while Vertical Comics wallows in cuteness with the third […]

Review: ‘Nichijou,’ vol. 1

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Nichijou, vol. 1 Writer/artist: Keiichi Arawi Vertical Comics; $10.95 When it comes to manga about high school, Keiichi Arawi’s Nichijou occupies a perfect sweet spot on the strangeness spectrum. It’s far, far away from the non-stop nonsense of, say, Cromartie High School or, to name a personal favorite, School Rumble. But it’s not, despite the […]

Manga Publishers Expand Catalogs with New License Announcements from Anime Expo 2016

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Over the Fourth of July weekend, Anime and Manga fans converged on the Los Angeles Convention Center for the 24th annual Anime Expo. While anime has been the focus of the convention, in recent years manga publishers have been coming to the more specialized event to announce their new licenses. This year, five manga publishers […]

Comic-Con: ‘Mouse Guard Movie,’ ‘Mega Princess,’ and More!

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Comic-Con kicks off this week with preview night on Wednesday and the show starting in earnest on Thursday. But publishers have already started rolling out the announcements, so here’s a look at what we’re hearing about so far. Mouse Guard is going to be a movie. Well, it’s in the early stages, but it’s a […]

This Week’s Comics: Powerpuff Dragons

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Stock up on summer reading with some of the titles from this week’s new releases. BOOM! Studios closes out their girl detective series Goldie Vance with issue #4. Joe Books continues the adventures of Disney’s Finding Dory with an all-new comic series featuring new tales, while IDW adapts award-winning Disney animated shorts in Mickey Mouse […]

Scholastic to Publish Philip Pullman’s First Graphic Novel

Big news from Scholastic Graphix: They will publish The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship, the first graphic novel by Philip Pullman, who is best known for the His Dark Materials trilogy. The story of a time-traveling ship is currently being serialized in the British comic The Phoenix. As Pullman explains in […]

Links: Pokemon Goes to the Library

A recent Facebook post from the Thomas J. Harrison Pryor Public Library in Oklahoma.

Things are a little slow this week, as the collective comics industry is busy getting ready for Comic-Con in San Diego. Expect a tsunami of press releases starting Monday; in the meantime, here’s what’s going on. If you’re still puzzling about the Pokemon Go phenomenon, check out the great library-focused explainer by Carla Spina right […]

Review: ‘Birdsong’

Birdsong Writer/artist: James Sturm Toon Books; $12.95 Level One Cartoonist James Sturm’s contribution to Toon Books’ line of comics for kids of all ages is, in fact, not a comic book at all. It is related to the medium though, and is Sturm’s attempt to introduce young readers to the Japanese “paper theater,” an important […]

Interview: Hope Larson on ‘Compass South’

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Hope Larson and Rebecca Mock’s Compass South: Four Points is an adventure-filled graphic novel starring not one but two sets of red-headed twins who are making their way to San Francisco in the mid-19th century in hopes of convincing a rich man that they are his children. This is no travelogue, though; the twins are […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?’ #71

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Scooby and the gang join the army—to look for a ghost that’s haunting the base—in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #71. Check out our exclusive preview below, and then read the rest of the story when the comic comes out on Wednesday. Enjoy!