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More Classics Done Manga Style

Lori Henderson
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In a previous post I wrote about the Manga Classics Readers from One Peace Books, titles adapted in Japan and brought over here. Well, another publisher, Udon Entertainment, in association with Morpheus Publishing Limited, has created a new line called Manga Classics. The line will adapt literary classics so faithfully that they “will please even [...]

Review: Afterlife With Archie: Escape From Riverdale

J. Caleb Mozzocco
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Afterlife With Archie: Escape From Riverdale Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Art by Francesco Francavilla Archie Comics; $17.99 Rated Teen + There are two common stereotypes of Archie Comics in the 21st century, both of which the publisher’s new zombie-apocalypse-in-Riverdale series Afterlife With Archie adhered to…and defied. One is that as keen as the publisher is [...]

Preview: Scribblenauts Unmasked: A Crisis of Imagination #6

Brigid Alverson
Scribblenauts 6 Print Cover

Scribblenauts is a great video game that’s a little bit like Mad Libs—the characters, Maxwell and Lily, have to solve various problems, and the player helps by writing words that become objects in the game. Scribblenauts Unmasked is a special version of the game with characters from the DC Universe—all the characters from the DC [...]

This Week’s Comics: Angry Momo

Lori Henderson
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As kids take off for the summer, keep them reading with some of the fun books on this week’s list! BOOM! Studios has a new original graphic novel featuring the Peanuts gang in The Beagle Has Landed Charlie Brown. Papercutz returns to the glory of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers with the first volume, [...]

Review: Dragon Girl: The Secret Valley

Esther Keller
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Over the last couple of weeks, I started to notice ads for a new summer release, How to Train Your Dragon 2. The first movie, which was released four years ago, was a rousing success. As a librarian, I remember the constant requests for the series of books in which the movie was based on. [...]

Interview: Writer Joel Enos talks Ben 10

Brigid Alverson
Ben 10 Parallel Paradox

Last year, Viz announced that it would publish graphic novels based on Ben 10, the Cartoon Network show, and the third of these, Ben 10: Parallel Paradox, was published under Viz’s Perfect Square imprint in April—we ran a preview of it back then. Parallel Paradox brings back Elena Validus, a character from Ben’s past, and [...]

Sleepless Knight: Cover reveal and interview with the three-headed monster

Brigid Alverson
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James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost, the creative trio behind Adventures in Cartooning and its sequels, got kids excited about drawing comics, and now they have a new book that goes in a different direction: Sleepless Knight, which will be out later this year, is a story comic, not an instructional book, in which [...]

Banned Comics Week is Coming

Eva Volin
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If your computer was turned on last week and you’re at all tuned into the comics scene, then you’ve probably heard that the Banned Books Week planning committee and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) are teaming up to bring us BBW with a twist: Banned Comics Week. Frankly, I think this mash-up is [...]

Preview: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #46

Brigid Alverson
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Zoinks! It’s another Scooby Doo comic coming our way! A trip to the beach turns into an Atlantis adventure for Scooby, Shaggy, and the rest of Mystery, Inc. in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #46. Here’s the blurb: When Shaggy and Scooby dig up a mysterious artifact on the beach, they take it to the local [...]

This Week’s Comics: Dragon Scratch

Lori Henderson
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Too much good stuff coming out this week! Amulet Books leads off with the second volume of Misadventures of Salem Hyde. IDW Publishing releases the first collection of their new Samurai Jack series, and the Tiny Titans return for a six-issue mini-series in Return to the Treehouse from DC Comics. The List: AMULET BOOKS Misadventures [...]