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Review: ‘DC Super Hero Girls: Finals Crisis’

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DC Super Hero Girls: Finals Crisis Writer: Shea Fontana Artist: Yancey Labat DC Comics; $9.99 Mattel’s DC Super Hero Girls line of action figures launched last year, accompanied by online animated shorts, and then a TV special and a series of young reader novels. Given the source material that inspired the toy line/burgeoning media franchise–it’s […]

Review: ‘An Olympic Dream: The Story of Samia Yusuf Omar’

An Olympic Dream: The Story of Samia Yusuf Omar By Reinhard Kleist Self Made Hero, $22.95 One of the most inspiring stories to come out of this year’s Olympics is that of swimmer Yusra Mardini, a refugee from Syria who helped rescue a group of refugees in a rubber dinghy by swimming for three hours, […]

This Week’s Comics: Zodiac Labyrinth

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Beat the doldrums of summer with some of this week’s new releases. Amulet Books releases the second volume of their series Poptropica,The Lost E xpedition. Oni Press gets closer to completing the miniseries Another Castle with the release of issue #4 while BOOM! Studios continues their mega crossover with DC Comics in the third issue […]

Review: ‘March’ Book 3

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Volume One of March opens on the Edmund Pettus Bridge. John Lewis and Hosea Williams are leading the protesters and facing the state troopers. Hosea Williams turns to John Lewis and asks: “Can you swim?” “No,” answers John Lewis. “Neither can I,” says Williams. “Then we better pray.” This dramatic scene is powerful and stays […]

Interview: Cecil Castellucci and Jose Pimienta Hit the Road in ‘Soupy Leaves Home’

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Cecil Castellucci, the writer of The Plain Janes, The Year of the Beasts, and Odd Duck, announced her newest project last month: Soupy Leaves Home, a YA graphic novel about a Depression-era girl who runs away from home and completely reinvents herself, disguising herself as a boy and riding the rails as a hobo. I […]

Links | ‘March’ Wins VLA Diversity Award

The Virginia Library Association has announced the winners of their first Graphic Novel Diversity Award; the winner in the Youth category is March Book 2, by Rep. John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell. The honor books are Flutter, Volume Two: Don’t Let Me Die Nervous, by Jennie Wood, Jeff McComsey and Chris Goodwin; Honor […]

This Week’s Comics: The Obvious Picks

March 3

Whether heading back to school or celebrating the last weeks of summer, the new releases this week are sure to put a smile on every reader’s face. Action Lab Entertainment starts the jump scares early with #3 of Ghoul Scouts: Night of the Unliving Undead. IDW Publishing debuts the return of the Adventures of Augusta […]

Review: ‘Windmill Dragons’

Windmill Dragons Writer/artist: David Nytra TOON Books; $18.95 Cartoonist David Nytra’s first graphic novel for TOON Books, 2012’s The Secret of The Stone Frog, featured two young children falling asleep and waking up in a surreal, superbly detailed, intricately illustrated black-and-white Wonderland-like world that suggested a half-dozen or so different classic children’s books. The sister […]

Links: Comic-Con, Manga, and Pokemon Go

Comic-Con International, the largest comic con in the U.S., took place in San Diego last month, and children’s and teens’ comics and graphic novels were a huge presence, with guests including novelist Margaret Atwood, who was promoting her first graphic novel, Angel Catbird; the creators of the Pokemon manga, Hidenori Kusaka and artist Satoshi Yamamoto; […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Archie Back to School Annual’ #271

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Can Archie really be heading back to Riverdale High for his 271st year? No, it’s just the crazy naming/numbering scheme of the Archie Comics digests. This one features a brand-new back-to-school story as well as a vintage one where Jughead punks everyone by not getting in trouble. The digest goes on sale in comic shops […]