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Review: ‘Dog Man’

Dog Man

Dog Man Writer/artist: Dav Pilkey Scholastic; $12.99 If you’ve read Captain Underpants, Dav Pilkey’s 12-novel, almost 20-year-old series of illustrated children’s novels, then you are already well aware of George Beard and Harold Hutchins, the two fourth-graders from Piqua, Ohio whose homemade comics the Captain sprung from. If you haven’t, don’t worry; you don’t need […]

Preview: ‘Archie 75th Anniversary Celebration Digest’ #1


Archie Comics celebrates its 75th year in the biz by launching a new digest series. Out this week in comic shops, Archie 75th Anniversary Celebration Digest #1 features classic stories, vintage covers, and commentaries from artists and writers. Enjoy!

Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?’ #73


Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #73 gets all meta: Four color fear! When Velma’s favorite graphic novel character leaps off the comic page to terrorize the city, it’s up to the Mystery Gang to become dark fright detectives to stop this imaginary character from becoming a real life super-villain. Yes, that’s right, it’s a comic about […]

This Week’s Comics: Prehistoric Edition

Lucy & Andy Neanderthal

So much good stuff is coming out this week, it’s hard to know where to start—or stop! DC Comics releases the first annual for Gotham Academy, in which a case threatens to break up the detective club. First Second has the second volume of Secret Coders, titled Paths and Portals, a great introduction to programming. […]

Preview: ‘Bad Machinery,’ vol. 1

Yesterday we posted an interview with John Allison, the creator of Bad Machinery, and today we have a look at the book itself. Oni is publishing it in large-format books and will soon be releasing some smaller (6″ x 9″) editions as well. We’re happy to present a preview that includes several slices of the […]

Interview: John Allison on ‘Bad Machinery’

Bad Machinery 1

John Allison’s Bad Machinery is a cheeky, funny story about English schoolchildren who solve mysteries, and now it’s coming out in a new, easier-to-read format. Bad Machinery started out as a webcomic, and you can still read the original in its entirety at Allison’s site (start here, and set aside some time). Then Oni Press […]

Links: ‘Ghosts’ in the NYT


The latest sign that Kids’ Comics Have Arrived: Raina Telegemeier’s Ghosts gets a major review in the New York Times. Not sure where to start with Marvel’s Star Wars comics? Gavia Baker-Whitelaw posts a handy guide, with explanations of where the different series fit in with the continuity of the movies. If you missed your […]

This Week’s Comics: Mighty Morphin Atomic Robo

Atomic Robo Temple of Od

Heroics abound on this week’s list of new comic releases. Action Lab Entertainment rounds out the Hero Cats‘ world tour in Asia with issue 12. Marvel Comics brings together superheroes and computer science in Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #11, and IDW Publishing brings the most requested Disney superhero to US comics with Duck Avenger #0. The […]

Review: ‘The Great Antonio’

The Great Antonio

The Great Antonio By Elise Gravel TOON Books Level 2, grades 1-2 If you’re looking for a historically accurate biography of the Canadian strongman Antonio Barichievich, this is probably not the book for you. Elise Gravel starts out with some whimsical speculation that he was raised by bears, and in several places she brings up […]

Review: ‘Blip!’

Blip Cover

Blip! By Barnaby Richards TOON Books Level One, grades K-1 A robot’s spaceship crash-lands on a strange planet, where he encounters strange creatures, both friendly and scary, and eventually finds a friend. That’s the very simple plot of this very complicated comic, which is due out next month from TOON Books. Like many TOON books, […]