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Preview: Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #282

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Let’s kick off the unofficial start of fall with a pumpkin-themed Archie preview: In the new lead story of Archie Comics Jumbo Digest #282, Archie grows a ginormous pumpkin—and now he has to figure out how to move it. Hilarious complications ensue! The comic goes on sale on Wednesday. Enjoy!

This Week’s Comics: Mighty Jack Awakens

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Celebrate the fruits of the labors of others this long weekend with some titles from this week’s list of new releases. Graphix releases the second volume of Dog Man, the new series from the creator of Captain Underpants. Titan Comics prepares for its next mulit-Doctor event with Doctor Who: The Lost Dimension Alpha #1, while […]

Links: New Rogue One Comic on the Way

IDW, which will launch a line of all-ages Star Wars Adventures comics in September, will also publish a graphic novel, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, in December. Another graphic novel, The Force Awakens, will be out later this month. Darryl Cunningham talks about his new book, Graphic Science, which collects mini-biographies of seven people […]

Review: ‘Surfside Girls: The Secret of Danger Point’

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Surfside Girls: The Secret of Danger Point Writer/artist: Kim Dwinell Top Shelf Productions; $19.99 Former real-life surfside girl turned animator Kim Dwinell makes her graphic novel debut with a pretty powerful argument for the old saw that you should write (and, here, draw) what you know. Surfside Girls: The Secret of Danger Point is a […]

Review: ‘Plum Crazy: Tales of a Tiger-Striped Cat’ Vol. 1

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Plum Crazy: Tales of a Tiger-Striped Cat, Vol. 1 Writer/artist: Natsumi Hoshino Seven Seas Entertainment; $11.99 Long before the manga boom of yesteryear, when the shelf space devoted to translated manga in big-box book stores first began to dwarf that allotted to American comic book collections, it was fairly common to hear worldly comics aficionados […]

Preview: Jughead and Archie Comics Annual #27

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We’re starting off this week with another preview: A sneak peek at Jughead and Archie Comics Annual #27. In the lead story, scripted by Archie veteran Dan Parent, Archie breaks the school’s football trophy and has to scramble to fix the damage before anyone notices. The comic is out in comic shops on Wednesday. Enjoy!

This Week’s Comics: Moving Out

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This week’s list makes up for last week’s famine with a feast of new releases. Arcana Studios makes pizza scary with Pizza Tree from the Poulton father and son team. BOOM! Studios premieres a new series for tweens with Hi-Fi Fight Club #1, while First Second releases the next Science Comics; Plagues: The Microscopic Battlefield. […]

Review: The Wendy Project

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I particularly adore when authors (and artists) take a (classic) work and they tear it apart and create something new—but recognizable. There’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, countless fractured fairy tales, and this year I read a dystopian version of Peter Pan. So picking up a copy of The Wendy Project was a natural choice […]

Review: ‘Cosmic Commandos’

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Cosmic Commandos Writer/artist: Christopher Eliopoulos Dial Books; $13.99 Jeremy is loud, arrogant, and always ready to leap into action without thinking. His likes include video games and complaining about the unfairness of his life, while his dislikes include school (especially homework), reading, and his brother. Justin is quiet, polite, and thinks before acting. His likes […]

Review: Knife’s Edge

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After reading volume 1 of the Four Points series, I was left hanging. So were my students. One student, Albert* (Name changed), asked me when volume 2 was coming out. I told him the wait was a while, and he asked me to let the author and artist know that he was willing to help […]