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Links: Dragons and Robots and Frankenfrogs, Oh My!

Hero Complex has a preview of Ben Hatke’s new book, Little Robot, as well as an interview with Hatke, who is also the author of the Zita the Spacegirl books. And here’s an in-depth interview with Ben by Alex Dueben. Archaia, which has published a number of comics based on Jim Henson’s The Storyteller, has […]

Preview: ‘Archie’ #3


As you have probably heard by now, Archie Comics rebooted their flagship series two months ago with a new look and a new, more “realistic” sensibility. The first story arc is written by Mark Waid (Daredevil) and illustrated by Fiona Staples (Saga), and we discussed the first issue thoroughly in our Archie Roundtable last month. […]

Previews: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #61


Let’s kick off this Labor Day weekend with an advance peek at Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #61. Here’s the executive summary: Usually, Shaggy and Scooby are the ones running scared, so the mystery’s even more mysterious when Velma’s being hounded by a courtroom creature her teammates can’t see! Velma’s not the type to cry wolf […]

This Week’s Comics: Family Goosebumps

Goosebumps Slappy Tales

The end of summer is just around the corner, as are some of books on this week’s list. Action Lab Entertainment finishes the runs of Adventures of Aero-Girl and Kids of the Roundtable, while IDW Publishing finishes the first arc of Jem and the Holograms.  Capstone Press has something for younger readers with books featuring stories […]

YALSA GGNT Top Eight Manga: World Trigger Volume 1-2

World Trigger 1

The Earth is being attacked by monsters from another dimension. Called “Neighbors,” they are powerful and have technology greater that Earth possesses. But just as hope seems lost, a mysterious group called Border appears and begins fighting off the Neighbors with their strange weapons, known as triggers, that gave them the ability to fight off […]

Review: The Courageous Princess

courageous princess

The Courageous Princess was part of my library’s core Graphic Novel collection. Though I hadn’t more than glanced through the title at the time, I had purchased it, because at the time it was one of the few female heroines in comics. And I liked it even more that this female heroine wasn’t scantily dressed […]

Preview: ‘Over the Garden Wall’ #1


Over the Garden Wall, a sort of a twisted fairy tale story about two half-brothers trying to find their way home, started out as an animated miniseries on Cartoon Network, and BOOM! Studios published a one-shot comic in their all-ages KaBOOM line. Now they are back with a four-issue series, and the first issue came […]

First Second Announces Science Comics, ‘The Prince and the Dressmaker’

The Prince and the Dressmaker

We had two interesting announcements from First Second Books in the past few days. First of all, Jen Wang’s The Prince and the Dressmaker was announced on the Diversity in YA Tumblr: The Prince and the Dressmaker is about a young 19th Century prince named Sebastian who secretly loves to wear dresses. He hires an […]

This Week’s Comics: Zodiac Dumplins

Zodiac Starforce 1

Get on the sunny side of this week’s new releases. Action Lab Entertainment releases the second trade of Hero Cats. Graphix has a new semi-autobiography in Sunny Side-Up, while Titan Comics releases two classic Dreamworks comics, Shrek and Madagascar, in one volume, Dreamworks Classics Volume 1. The List: ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT Hero Cats Volume 2 […]

Review: Space Dumplins


Craig Thompson is most noted for his award winning titles Blankets and Habibi. In a departure from his adult titles, Thompson has ventured into the world of comics for kids in this excellent futuristic space adventure. Space Dumplins By Craig Thompson. Graphix. August 2015. ISBN 9780545565417 HC, $24.99. 320pp. Grades 4 and up Violet loves […]