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Interview: Pénélope Bagieu on ‘California Dreamin': Cass Elliot Before The Mamas & the Papas’

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She is probably best known by the name Mama Cass, or perhaps by Cass Elliot, but the little girl who grew up to take on those names was first named Ellen Cohen by her parents. It is Ellen, and her journey to become Cass and one of the Mamas in The Mamas & The Papas […]

Review: ‘Cici: A Fairy’s Tale,’ Vols. 1-3

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A lot is changing in Cici’s life: Her parents are separating, her wacky abuela is moving in, and on her tenth birthday, she wakes up with fairy wings! With the wings also come magical powers that Cici must learn to use and control as she sees her family and friends as they truly are and […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Betty & Veronica’ Summer Annual #253

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The lead story of Betty & Veronica Summer Annual #253, out this week, focuses on the supporting character Brigitte, with a new lead story in the classic Archie style by Dan Parent. There are also some older stories that are great for leisure reading. Check out our exclusive preview—and enjoy!

This Week’s Comics: Midnight Over Misfit City

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Find new worlds to explore in this week’s list of new releases. IDW Publishing adds to their Funko Universe series with the entry of the original Ghostbusters, making ghosts and giant marshmallow men cute, while bringing to an end their cartoon crossover series Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures with issue 6. Vertical Comics continues their […]

Review: ‘Mickey Mouse: Dark Mines of The Phantom Metal’

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Mickey Mouse: Dark Mines of The Phantom Metal Writer/artists: Andrea “Casty” Castellan, Romano Scarpa and others IDW Publishing; $12.99 The latest trade collection of IDW’s Mickey Mouse comics takes its very dramatic title from the lead story, which is the most fantastic and exotic of the three long-form action-adventure stories contained within the 120-page, six-by-nine-inch […]

Interview: Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham on ‘Real Friends’

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I’m a sporadic social networker. On the rare day, when I have a few minutes of down time, I will go online and try and catch up on either Twitter or Facebook. So the other day, when I had a few minutes (read: procrastinating), I realized that the release date of Shannon Hale and LeUyen […]

Exclusive Preview: Archie 75th Anniversary Digest #9

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The Archie folks have been celebrating their 75th anniversary with a series of digests featuring retro stories. Archie 75th Anniversary Digest #9, which comes out on May 10, brings back the “Love Showdown” story from 1994 that dangled the possibility that the Betty-Veronica-Archie lover triangle could be resolved once and for all. This one’s a […]

An Introduction to Graphic Novels for Children

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On May 5, I made a presentation for Mass Library Systems about graphic novels for children. This page, which will be updated as more links come in, is designed to serve as a resource for librarians and others who are interested in the field. I’m starting with a list of the recommended books, with links […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?’ #81

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Here’s a sneak preview of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #81, which features a troll—a real troll, not the internet kind: Everyone knows trolls live under bridges, and when the Mayor’s grand opening for the city’s newest bridge is cut short because of a huge, fearsome troll who claims the bridge as his new home, it’s […]

This Week’s Comics: Friendship and Free Comics

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It’s Free Comic Book Day and there is plethora of new releases to check out while at your local comic book store this weekend. Alterna Comics releases a trio of titles covering sci-fi, superheroes, and supernatural adventure with new issues of Adam Wreck, Amazing Age, and Lilith Dark. IDW Publishing kicks off Funko Month with […]