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Review: The Wendy Project

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I particularly adore when authors (and artists) take a (classic) work and they tear it apart and create something new—but recognizable. There’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, countless fractured fairy tales, and this year I read a dystopian version of Peter Pan. So picking up a copy of The Wendy Project was a natural choice […]

Review: ‘Cosmic Commandos’

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Cosmic Commandos Writer/artist: Christopher Eliopoulos Dial Books; $13.99 Jeremy is loud, arrogant, and always ready to leap into action without thinking. His likes include video games and complaining about the unfairness of his life, while his dislikes include school (especially homework), reading, and his brother. Justin is quiet, polite, and thinks before acting. His likes […]

Review: Knife’s Edge

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After reading volume 1 of the Four Points series, I was left hanging. So were my students. One student, Albert* (Name changed), asked me when volume 2 was coming out. I told him the wait was a while, and he asked me to let the author and artist know that he was willing to help […]

Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo Team-Up’ #29

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Here’s some more preview fun to get us ready for the week: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #29, with Top Cat joining in the fun: Hoagy’s Alley—haunted?! Scooby will have to form an unlikely cat-and-dog alliance with Top Cat’s gang of con-artist felines to unmask the freeloading phantom—unless, of course, the ghost is real! The comic will be […]

Preview: ‘Betty & Veronica Friends Fall Annual Digest’ #255

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It’s been a heavy week, so we’re wrapping up with a few lighthearted previews. First up: Betty & Veronica Friends Fall Annual Digest #255. The Riverdale gang is going back to school, just like everyone else, and in the brand-new lead story, Veronica is shocking her friends by beating out her fellow students on an […]

This Week’s Comics: World of Fantasy Sports

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The Dog Days of August hit this week’s list of new releases, but despite the meager selection, there are still some good titles to check out. BOOM! Studios extends their BOOM! Box title Misfit City to six issues, giving readers more time with this exciting series. IDW Publishing releases the legacy numbering of Uncle Scrooge […]

Interview: Eric Kallenborn on Graphic Novels in the Classroom

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I spoke to Eric Kallenborn when I was researching The People’s Comics: Using the Graphic Format to Teach About Current Events, which is the cover story of this month’s School Library Journal. Eric is an English teacher at Alan B. Shepard High School in Palos Heights, Illinois, and he has a lot to say about […]

Review: Two Phoebe and Her Unicorn Books

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Unicorn Crossing: Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure Phoebe and Her Unicorn in The Magic Storm (out October 2017) By Dana Simpson Andrews McMeel Publishing Ages 7-12 Dana Simpson’s Phoebe and Her Unicorn books are delightful stories about a young girl Phoebe, and her unicorn, Marigold. Phoebe is pretty much of an everygirl, while Marigold […]

Preview: ‘Archie Comics Double Digest’ #281

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We’re back with a sample of Archie Comics Double Digest #281, featuring a visit from Archie’s seldom-mentioned Uncle Roy! The comic is out on Wednesday. Enjoy!

Preview: ‘Teen Titans Go’ #23

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We’re chilling out after a tough weekend with a couple of exclusive previews of next week’s comics. First up: Teen Titans Go #23: The Justice League is stopping by Titans Tower, but this time it’s not about saving the world. Nope, today it’s about “Misadventures in Babysitting.” Then, when the Teen Titans make their heroic […]