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Links: Dates set for Sisters and Amulet; new Jimmy Gownley book debuts

Brigid Alverson
Sisters

Scholastic has announced a release date of August 26 for two new graphic novels, Raina Telgemeier’s Sisters and the sixth volume of Kazu Kibuishi’s Amulet. Amelia Rules creator Jimmy Gownley visited several Catholic schools near his hometown of Girardville, Pennsylvania, to tell students about his new book, The Dumbest Idea Ever (which our own J. [...]

Preview: Hello Kitty: Surprise!

Brigid Alverson
HLK_GN03_body_p17

We have a special treat for you today: A complete Hello Kitty short story, “The Egg,” from Hello Kitty: Surprise, which will be out on April 1. This is the third Hello Kitty book from Viz’s Perfect Square imprint. All three books feature a collection of short stories from different creators (this one is by [...]

This Week’s Comics: Hitting It Big

Lori Henderson
Samurai Jack 6

It’s all the hits all of the time with this week’s new releases! Action Lab Entertainment has a new printing of their big hit Princeless, volume 1. BOOM! Studios has a new issue of their big hit Adventure Time, and IDW Publishing spreads the magic with a new issue of their big hit My Little [...]

Review: Pokemon Black and White Pocket Comics

Lori Henderson
Pokemon BW Pocket Comics

Pokemon is an enduring franchise that not only keeps its original fans but continues to pull in new ones. With so many Pokemon already, and new ones being introduced with each new generation, there’s a lot to know and learn about these creatures. Pokemon Black and White Pocket Comics By Santa Harukaze All Ages Viz [...]

Review: Jellaby: The Lost Monster

J. Caleb Mozzocco
jellaby lost monster

Jellaby: The Lost Monster By Kean Soo Capstone; $12.95 Cartoonist Kean Soo’s big, purple, vaguely quotation mark-shaped monster returns in a new edition of the 2008 graphic novel, ready and waiting for new grade-schoolers to discover him—along with any older readers who might have missed the book the first time around. Soo’s Jellaby began life [...]

New Manga Steals Readers Hearts

Lori Henderson
PhantomThiefJeanne_01_cover

Viz Media has released a new series from Arina Tanemura, the creator of much-loved titles such as Full Moon, The Gentleman’s Alliance Cross, and Sakura Hime. Phantom Thief Jeanne  is about magical girl Maron Kusakabe, a regular high school girl by day, and phantom art thief at night! She steals paintings from private art collections [...]

Exclusive: Kevin Eastman draws variant cover for Scratch9

Brigid Alverson
scratch9-9-worlds-issue-01-cover-01-eastman-variant for web

Scratch9 is back! Rob Worley’s tale of a cat who gets to actually meet his previous eight incarnations first came out in 2010 (and we included it in our list of the best comics of the year). He followed up with some short stories, Cat Tails, and now he’s launching a new series, Cat of [...]

Preview: Scribblenauts #8

Brigid Alverson
Scribblenauts_8_SF_Cover

Here’s a sneak peek at the upcoming issue of DC’s Scribblenauts Unmasked: A Crisis of Imagination, their digital-first comic based on the Scribblenauts game. Written by Josh Elder (Mail Order Ninja) and drawn by Adam Archer, these short comics feature the game characters Maxwell and Lily interacting with a huge range of characters from DC [...]

This Week’s Comics: Amazing Agent Smurf

Lori Henderson
Amazing Agent Luna 4

If you’ve got kids home from school break, then get them out from behind a screen and in front of some of this week’s new comics! BOOM! Studios releases the third volume of their new Peanuts series. Marvel assembles the first arc of Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble into an easy-to-carry-and-read digest, and IDW releases a [...]

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: Kitaro

Lori Henderson
Kitaro

Yokai are the traditional monsters of Japan. They are the things that go bump in the night; the footsteps you hear behind you even though no one is there, or the creaking around the house late at night. They can take on any shape, be it human or animal, and even inanimate objects can come [...]