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Preview: Roger Langridge’s Abigail and the Snowman #1

Brigid Alverson
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Roger Langridge’s new series Abigail and the Snowman kicked off on the very last day of 2014, which means you can find the comic in comics shops or on comiXology right now! This series sounds like it has a bit of Jellaby, a bit of Amelia Rules, maybe even a bit of Frosty the Snowman [...]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #8

Brigid Alverson
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Let’s kick off the new year with a preview of one of the best new kids’ comics of 2014! Scooby-Doo Team-Up is basically one big series of crossovers; in Scooby-Doo Team-Up #7 (previewed here) Scooby and his Mystery Inc. colleagues met up with the Flintstones, and in Scooby-Doo Team-Up #8, available January 7 in comic [...]

Review: Tao the Little Samurai, vols. 1 and 2

Brigid Alverson
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Tao the Little Samurai #1: Pranks and Attacks! Tao the Little Samurai #2: Ninjas and Knock Outs! Written by Laurent Richard, illustrated by Nicolas Ryser Lerner Graphic Universe, 2014 Gr. 2-5 Tao the Little Samurai is your basic mischievous schoolboy story with a martial arts setting. It’s a charming, very well drawn, sort of funny [...]

Review: Pippi Won’t Grow Up

J. Caleb Mozzocco
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Pippi Won’t Grow Up Written by Astrid Lindgren Drawn by Ingrid Vang Nyman Translated by Tiina Nunnally Drawn & Quarterly, $14.95 Writer Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Longstocking returns to comics in another new volume from publisher Draw & Quarterly, containing Tiina Nunnally’s translation of Lindgren and artist Ingrid Vang Nymann’s original 1950s comics starring the world’s [...]

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: Strobe Edge Volume 1-6

Lori Henderson
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Ninako Kinoshita has no idea what love is. Her friends think they know, and they try to tell her it’s her feelings for Daiki, a boy she’s known since middle school. But it’s not until she talks to Ren Ichinose, the handsome, enigmatic guy that all the girls worship, that she starts to understand. Ren [...]

The Jungle Comes to Life in ‘Love: The Tiger’

Brigid Alverson
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Here’s something new to look forward to in January: Love: The Tiger, a wordless nature story that follows a tiger through the jungle for a day. Created by Frédéric Brrémaud and Disney veteran Federico Bertolucci, the book is a European import and won the Special Jury Awards at the 2011 Lucca Comics Festival. It’s also [...]

This Week’s Comics: Capture Lizzarks

Lori Henderson
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If you aren’t already sick of shopping and have some gift money/certificates to spend, then check out this week’s new releases. Archie Comics starts a new story arc in Sonic Universe. BOOM! Studios says good bye to the creative team that has been working on the series since the beginning of Adventure Time, and Yen [...]

Preview: Voltron: From Days of Long Ago

Brigid Alverson
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This preview is unusual: It’s the beginning of the end of the Voltron story. The original Voltron cartoon show turned 30 this year, and Viz put out a special anniversary book, Voltron: From Days of Long Ago, to celebrate; I interviewed the editors at Robot 6, and we mentioned it in our gift guide as [...]

Review: El Deafo

Esther Keller
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This title made it to our Top 10 2014 Best Graphic Novel list for good reason, it’s been cited on many other lists as well, including the Parents Magazine best books of the year. El Deafo By Cece Bell. Color by David Lasky Abrams. September 2014. ISBN 978-1-4197-1217-3 $10.95 244 pp. Recommended for grades 4 [...]

This Week’s Comics: Equestria Girls Anna and Froga

Lori Henderson
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As the end of the year draws near, so does the end of some of the new releases on this week’s list. Dynamite Entertainment finishes their series based on the Bob’s Burgers cartoon. BOOM! Studios ends two of their property titles. The Adventure Time spin-off Banana Guard Academy comes to a close as does the [...]