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Links: ‘Incredibles 2′ Comics and Graphic Novel on the Way

The cover of Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2: Crisis in Mid-Life! & Other Stories #1, with art by Gurihiru

Dark Horse plans to publish both a young-readers graphic novel and a three-issue comic miniseries based on Incredibles 2, in advance of the movie, which will be out on June 15. Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2: Heroes at Home, by Liz Marsham (Disney Princess Beginnings) and Nicoletta Baldari (Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny), will be released […]

Preview: ‘World of Archie Jumbo Digest’ #77

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Here’s an early look at World of Archie Jumbo Digest #77, which as always with the digests features a new lead story in the traditional house style. In this issue, Archie tries to find a way to reconcile his love of video games and his need for money. The issue goes on sale on Wednesday. […]

Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo Team-Up’ #36

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Here’s some more Saturday morning cartoon fun: An exclusive preview of Scooby-Doo Team-Up #36. Who does the gang join forces with this time? Glad you asked! You think Scooby and the gang have seen it all? Just wait till the gang’s latest case leads them to the wackiest corners of the DC Universe, where they […]

Preview: ‘Looney Tunes’ #242

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Time for some Saturday morning cartoon fun with our preview of Looney Tunes #242! Here’s the executive summary: How do you sneak past the dog who sees everything? You find a way to put them to sleep. Ralph Wolf finds a surefire method to make Sam Sheepdog sleep on the job by counting the sheep […]

This Week’s Comics: ScienceStruck

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Highlights from this week’s new comic releases include BOOM! Studios finishing their latest run of the Jim Henson’s The Storyteller series with Fairies #4. Charmz releases the third volume of  Chloe, Frenemies,  while IDW Publishing concludes their mini-series with Samurai Jack: Quantum Jack #5, which includes a revelation fans of Samurai Jack won’t want to miss. […]

Review: ‘Blue Bottle Mystery: An Asperger Adventure’

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Blue Bottle Mystery: An Asperger Adventure Written by Kathy Hoopmann Illustrated by Rachael Smith Adapted by Mike Medaglia Jessica Kingsley Publishers If I were Ben, the protagonist of this story, I’d point out that there really is no mystery, in the sense of a problem to be solved. That’s Ben—very literal-minded, careful about details, wary […]

Review: ‘The King of Kazoo’

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The King of Kazoo By Norm Feuti Scholastic Graphix, 2016 Grades 3-6 Cornelius, the King of Kazoo, wants to be famous—like his distinguished predecessors—but he’s not sure what he will be famous for. Cluelessness seems his most notable attribute: When his daughter Bing runs in to tell him that a tunnel has mysteriously appeared in […]

Preview: ‘Fraggle Rock’ Omnibus

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Here’s some nostalgic fun for your Saturday morning! Archaia first published its original Fraggle Rock comics (based on the mid-1980s TV show created by Jim Henson) in 2010-11, then collected them into two beautiful hardcover books, Fraggle Rock Vol. 1 and Fraggle Rock Vol. 2: Tails and Tales. Now they are collecting the collections into […]

This Week’s Comics: Sci-Fu Shoes

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Highlights from this week’s list of new releases include a new Phoebe and Her Unicorn, Volume 7 Unicorn of Many Hats. Archie Comics finds a new foe for Cosmo in issue #3, while Lion Forge introduces a new superhero, Encounter, an alien who can change shape and fights crime on Earth. The List: ACTION LAB […]

Teens, Graphic Novels, and Mental Health: An Interview with Dr. Jennifer Jenks

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I recently wrote an article on graphic novels and mental health for School Library Journal, and one of the people I spoke to while researching it was Dr. Jennifer Jenks, MD, a psychiatrist who treats teenagers as well as children and adults. She had many interesting things to say about the broader issues of teens, […]