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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 [...]

Exclusive Web Comic | ‘A Tale of Two Pennies’

Michael May
A Tale of Two Pennies

Sometimes, blogging about good comics for kids means presenting some actual good comics for kids. Troy Wilson (Perfect Man) and Caleb Hystad (Raven Tales) have given Good Comics for Kids permission to post first, in its entirety, their adorable tale of a girl and two pennies. Hystad is an animation director best known for the [...]

Review: The Dumbest Idea Ever

J. Caleb Mozzocco
dumbest idea ever

The Dumbest Idea Ever By Jimmy Gownley Scholastic; $24.99 Everyone knows where comic books come from—comic book creators make them, publishers sell them and comic book stores sell them (Or libraries let you borrow them.) But where do comic book creators come from? Jimmy Gownley’s new autobiographic graphic novel The Dumbest Idea Ever explains where at [...]

Check out SLJ/LJ’s hottest graphic novels webcast

Brigid Alverson
Betty Diary

If you want an advance look at some of the best upcoming graphic novels of 2014, join me on March 19, when I’ll be moderating the SLJ/LJ webcast “From Superheroes to Vampires: The Hottest Graphic Novels of 2014.” I’ll be talking about upcoming releases from DC, Vertigo, Kodansha, Dark Horse, and Archie with some of [...]

Links: Big news at Archie; Disney teases new Marvel comic

Brigid Alverson
Glorkian Warrior

James Kochalka talks about his newest book, The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza, which is being published by First Second—at the same time his newest Johnny Boo book is coming out from Top Shelf. Film and television writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is joining Archie Comics as chief creative officer; his job is to develop existing Archie [...]