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Review: ‘Poppies of Iraq’

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Poppies of Iraq Writers: Brigitte Findakly and Lewis Trondheim Artist: Lewis Trondheim Drawn and Quarterly; $21.95 By virtue of the circumstances of her birth, Brigitte Findakly had quite an interesting and important story to tell. By virtue of her profession and that of her husband, she had the perfect way to tell it. The result […]

Guest Post: Thoughts on NYPL/NYCC and the Sanctuary of Stories

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Today I am happy to welcome Peter Gutierrez back to the site. Peter is a writer and media consultant who has a lot to say about comics and literacy, and he is reporting today on the New York Comic Con sessions at the New York Public Library. With a couple of weeks to reflect, I’m […]

Preview: ‘Archie Holiday Annual’ #283

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It’s almost Halloween, and you know what that means: Time to start thinking about the holidays! The Archie folks are kicking things off with Archie Holiday Annual #283, featuring an original story by Dan Parent and Bill Golliher. The comic comes out on Wednesday. Enjoy!

Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo Team-Up’ #31

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Let’s get small this Monday morning with a preview of Scooby-Doo Team-Up #31! Scooby and the gang get positively microscopic when they pay a visit to The Atom: Normally, ghosts make Shaggy want to curl up small to hide. But that won’t help him his time—not when the Atom shrinks Scooby and the gang down […]

This Week’s Comics: Tea Ponies

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Keep the creepy crawlies away with some of the magic from this week’s list of new releases. AMP! Comics For Kids releases a new volume of Phoebe and Her Unicorn, In the Magic Storm. Boom! Studios keeps the Lumberjanes going strong with some time bending shenanigans in issue #43, while IDW Publishing releases the second […]

Presentation: Adult Graphic Novels for Teens

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On Tuesday, I had the privilege of attending the Mass Library Systems Teen Summit, where I made a presentation on “Adult Graphic Novels for Teens.” Here’s the PowerPoint deck, which is mostly book recommendations. I started out with a brief discussion of the topic and what sorts of adult books work well for teens—keeping in […]

Review: ‘The Unstoppable Wasp Vol. 1: Unstoppable’

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The Unstoppable Wasp Vol. 1: Unstoppable Writers: Jeremy Whitley and Mark Waid Artists: Elsa Charretier and Adam Kubert Marvel Entertainment; $12.99 Rated T+ for teens 13 and up Marvel has spent the last few years introducing a wide variety of new legacy characters in an effort to help diversify their traditionally white, male, and straight […]

Preview: ‘Teen Titans Go!’ #24

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Here’s a cure for the Monday blues: A preview of Teen Titans Go! #24, in which our try to build team spirit with a party game but end up in another dimension: Things get “Twisted” when the Titans borrow a game Starfire brought from home. Who knew they’d merge into one giant pizza-eating, self-destructive bundle […]

This Week’s Comics: Spoooktacular Wrap Up

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Keep your spooky spirits up with some of the titles from this week’s list of new releases. Archie Comics piles on the Halloween fun with not one but two titles; Archie Halloween Spectacular #1 and Betty and Veronica Halloween Annual Digest #257 while Dark Horse Comics goes trick-or-treating with volume 8 of Plants Vs Zombies […]

NYCC News: ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Avatar,’ and ‘Dinosaucers’

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New York Comic Con, which took place last weekend, was the last big comic con of 2017, and publishers finished out the season with plenty of news and announcements. We already posted about First Second’s Maker Comics, but here are a few more NYCC announcements. Dark Horse announced that Faith Erin Hicks, the creator of […]