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Review: Hansel & Gretel

Esther Keller
Hansel and Gretel

A new spin on an old story. In 2007 Lorenzo Mattotti created the illustrations for this book as part of an exhibition curated by Toon Books’ Francoise Mouly in honor of the Metroplitan Opera’s debut of Hansl and Gretl. Neil Gaiman, inspired by the illustrations, wrote down his version of the story. Hansel & Gretel [...]

This Week’s Comics: Dexter’s Saga

Lori Henderson
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This week’s new comics list takes a walk on the wild side. Action Lab releases the second issue of Hero Cats, while BOOM! Studios continues the adventures of magical girl Bee and her sidekick Puppycat. IDW rains the animal kingdom down with a new My Little Pony Friends Forever and a Super Secret Crisis War [...]

Halloween ComicFest: The All Ages Edition

Lori Henderson
Fright Fest 2014

Everyone knows about Free Comic Book Day, the first Saturday in May when comic shops give away free comics to encourage people to pick up a comic book and see what they were missing. But did you know there was another day, in the fall where you could pick up more free comics? Halloween ComicFest [...]

Video: Christopher Hart Draws a Funny Vampire

Brigid Alverson
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Just in time for Halloween, Christopher Hart has a new how-to book that explains the niceties of zombie eyes, four-eyed aliens, and vampire angst. While Hart has made a name for himself doing how-to-draw-manga, Monstrously Funny Cartoons is a return to his gag-comic roots, and he’s very at home here. (Full disclosure: I edited Hart’s [...]

Preview: Costume Quest

Brigid Alverson
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Costume Quest is a new, Halloween-themed graphic novel from Oni Press that’s apparently based on a video game, although you don’t have to be familiar with the game to enjoy the book—I can testify to this personally. Here’s the blurb: Hot on the heels of the freshly announced video game Costume Quest 2, Oni Press [...]

Links: New York Comic Con… and Beyond!

Brigid Alverson
Wonder Woman

I had a busy time last week at New York Comic Con, which has now become the biggest comic convention in the U.S., with 151,000 attendees. I did a quick roundup of the kids’ comics news for Publishers Weekly, shared my picks for the five coolest things at NYCC (with some added commentary on the [...]

Preview: Mishka and the Sea Devil

Brigid Alverson
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Mishka and the Sea Devil is a new release from the small publisher Action Lab (known around these parts as the publisher of Princeless) that came out during New York Comic Con last week. I can’t find a catalog page on the site for it, but here’s the info from their marketing e-mail: Eleven days [...]

This Week’s Comics: Real Life Skylanders

Lori Henderson
In Real Life

Halloween is still two weeks away. There should not be Christmas comics yet! DC Comics has the right idea with the release of the first trade of Batman ’66. First Second releases a box set of Olympians, putting all six volumes together in a nice slipcover box, and Titan Comics continues the adventures of Doctor [...]

Review: Snoopy’s Thanksgiving

J. Caleb Mozzocco
snoopy's thanksgiving

Snoopy’s Thanksgiving By Charles M. Schulz Fantagraphics; $9.99 Now here’s something to be thankful for—the fourth in Fantagraphics’ growing line of seasonal-themed gift books collecting classic Peanuts material. Snoopy’s Thanksgiving, as the title indicates, is concerned with next month’s big holiday. While there was, of course, an animated  Peanuts holiday special about Thanksgiving—1973′s A Charlie [...]

Preview: Uncle Grandpa #1

Brigid Alverson
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This week, BOOM! Studios adds another Cartoon Network comic to its kaBOOM line with the release of Uncle Grandpa #1. It’s a goofy collection of short strips and gags by an assortment of creators, with a strong Mad Magazine vibe. Check out our preview to see for yourself; the comic is out in comic shops [...]