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This Week’s Comics: Mysterious Birds and Ponies

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Highlights from this week’s new releases include Volume 2 of Scarlet Rose from Charmz, First Second’s newest addition to their Science Comics series, Rockets: Defying Gravity, and a new series from the creators of Geronimo Stilton, Melowy Volume 1, The Challenge in the Forest from Papercutz. The List: ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT Ghoul Scouts I Was […]

Preview: ‘World of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest’ #79

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Summer vacation is around the corner, so it’s time for some warm-weather hijinks with the Riverdale gang. What’s this? Archie is thrilled to be starting his summer vacation—too bad he failed biology and has to be tutored by Miss Grundy! Archie soon realizes Ms. Grundy is a lot more fun outside of school… but will […]

Exclusive: BOOM! Studios Announces ‘The Great Wiz and the Ruckus’

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We’re breaking some great graphic novel news this morning: BOOM! Studios will publish the original graphic novel The Great Wiz and the Ruckus by animator Joey McCormick, with colors by Whitney Cogar, under their KaBOOM! imprint in February 2019. Get a load of that cover! Here’s what the story is about: Red, a blind Wiz […]

Happy Anniversary, Toon Books!

Jaime Hernandez, Kevin McCloskey, Françoise Mouly, Sergio García Sánchez, Ricardo “Liniers” Siri, Brigid Alverson at TCAF 2018

This year’s Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) celebrated ten years of Toon Books, the publisher of high-quality comics for children founded by Françoise Mouly, with a panel featuring Mouly and the following artists, moderated by Good Comics for Kids’ own Brigid Alverson. Kevin McCloskey is a professor of illustration at Kutztown University and created the […]

Review: ‘Star Wars: Lost Stars’ Vol. 1

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Star Wars: Lost Stars Vol. 1 Writers: Claudia Gray and Yusaku Komiyama Artist: Yusaku Komiyama Yen Press; $13 Rated T for Teen This is a manga adaptation of Claudia Gray’s 2015 prose novel of the same name, and as I read, I couldn’t help but wonder if Crossed Stars might not have been a better […]

Comic Book Clubs for Libraries

TCAF 2018 poster art by Emily Carroll

At the recent Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF), I had the pleasure of attending a panel on “How to Launch a Comic Book Club”. I am part of a comic club in Madison, Wisconsin, so I was curious to see how this was similar and different. Led by Philippe Leblanc, the panel was more of […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘The Little Book of Knowledge: Sharks’

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IDW has been publishing a series of French imports titled The Little Book of Knowledge, and unlike the similar books you may have read as a child, they cover a wide range of topics, from tattoos to New Hollywood. Their latest one, though, is about sharks, and it is (the publisher assures me) “perfect for […]

Preview: Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #289

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The brand-new lead story of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #289 is ripped straight from… the Brady Bunch? Archie decides his room is too small so he moves to the attic—but the catch is he has to fix it up himself. Expect some classic Archie laffs! This digest is scheduled to go on sale on May […]

This Week’s Comics: Celebrate with Ice Cream

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It’s a short list moving into the long weekend, but there are still some good titles to highlight. Archie Comic Publications is “ready” to play with issue #5 of Cosmo. Boom! Studios plays with time in Adventure Time Beginning Of The End #1 while Yen Press drops another W.I.T.C.H three part story, A Crisis on […]

Review: ‘The Dangerous Journey’

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The Dangerous Journey Writer/artist: Tove Jansson Drawn and Quarterly; $16.95 The latest of Tove Jansson’s works to be republished in North America by Drawn and Quarterly is also the beloved artist’s last. Originally published in 1977, Jansson’s final picture book The Dangerous Journey is a particularly interesting last work, as it can now be read—whether […]