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Exclusive Preview: ‘Archie Comics Double Digest’ #270

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Here’s some Archie fun to start your holiday weekend! In Tom DeFalco and Dan Parent’s new lead story for Archie Comics Double Digest, Archie tries to crash a model shoot! Check it out and sample a classic Archie tale in our exclusive preview. The comic goes on sale on July 6. Enjoy!

This Week’s Comics: Super Hero Dreams

Super Hero Girls Final Crisis

A long weekend, BBQ, and fireworks can only be topped off by some books from this week’s new releases. Arcana Studio releases the “Totally Pawesome Edition” of Cat Named Haiku with lots of special features. Graphix goes super silly in Gary’s Garden, while Space Goat Publishing goes back to school with Monster Elementary. The List: […]

Links: Taking Stock of Papercutz

When Papercutz launched, 11 years ago, graphic novels for children were a much smaller category than they are now. At Publishers Weekly, I talked to Terry Nantier and Jim Salicrup, who saw the manga boom and the potential audience for graphic novels. They borrowed the format and look of manga, and they started out selling […]

The Year of Pokemon

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Earlier this year, Nintendo announced a new Pokèmon game, Sun and Moon, would be coming out in the fall. To keep the excitement for this and for the 20th Anniversary for the game franchise going, Viz Media has made some announcements of their own while also adding to their already extensive line of Pokèmon titles. […]

Review: ‘Andre The Giant: Closer To Heaven’

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Andre The Giant: Closer To Heaven Writer: Brandon Easton Artist: Denis Medri IDW Publishing; $12.99 In 2014 the first substantial biography of the late professional wrestler Andre The Giant was published, and it came in the form of an original graphic novel. That was cartoonist Box Brown’s Andre The Giant: Life and Legend, a beautifully […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Betty & Veronica Friends Comics Annual ‘ #249

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Cheryl Blossom takes center stage in the lead story of Betty & Veronica Friends Comics Annual #249, and we have an exclusive first look. When Cheryl gets a pet monkey, Veronica goes ape! The digest will be out in comic shops on Wednesday, but in the meantime, enjoy our exclusive first look.

This Week’s Comics: Out and About

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Retreat from the first of summer heat with some of the cool new releases this week. Dark Horse Comics finishes up another run of Aw Yeah Comics with Action Cat And Adventure Bug #4. Dynamite Entertainment gives Grumpy Cat and Pokey their Pinky and the Brain moment in issue #5, and Joe’s Books has cinestory […]

Links: ‘Blue Monday’ Returns; ‘Awkward’ Wins Award

Blue Monday

Image Comics has announced it will publish a new, color edition of the first volume of Chynna Clugston Flores’s classic graphic novel Blue Monday. Jordie Bellaire is the colorist for the book, which will be out in July. “I grew up reading Blue Monday in my teenage years, and it is the foundation for exposing […]

Review: ‘Moominmamma’s Maid’

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Moominmamma’s Maid Writer/artist: Tove Jansson Drawn and Quarterly; $9.95 The late Finnish writer, artist, and cartoonist Tove Jansson’s Moomin characters have delighted readers of all ages in several very distinct corners of the globe for generations now. In our corner of the globe, Canadian publisher Drawn and Quarterly has been re-packaging and republishing Jansson’s comic […]

Summer Reading Picks

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Memorial Day has passed. The summer solstice is here. You’ve broken out the grill. The sweltering weather has started (at least here in NYC), and visions of beaches, pools, and vacation are dancing in our heads. Depending on where in the country you live, the kids are either finished school or wrapping it up and […]