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Preview: Jughead Double Digest #193

Brigid Alverson
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Hey Jughead fans, this one’s for you! Jughead Double Digest #193 is out in comics shops tomorrow (and everywhere else in two weeks) but we have the first few pages here! Here’s a preview, and the issue info is at the bottom of the post. Enjoy! JUGHEAD DOUBLE DIGEST #193 Thump! Jughead has a hidden [...]

Preview: Jinx, vol. 2: Little Miss Steps

Brigid Alverson
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Li’l Jinx started out as a gag comic that ran in different Archie Comics publications; the one-page stories revolved around the rather strong-willed Jinx, her father, and a small coterie of friends. The comics were funny but not particularly deep. In writing the teen-age Jinx stories, J. Torres has kept the humor but given the [...]

Links: Kevin Keller’s first kiss

Brigid Alverson
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Archie Comics’ openly gay character Kevin Keller gets his first kiss in August—and provokes the ire of a Riverdale mom, whose reaction Veronica catches on video. Archie writer and artist Dan Parent discusses the storyline at USA Today, and Archie co-CEO Jon Goldwater notes that the remarkable thing about Kevin’s kiss is not that he [...]

Cover Reveal: Jughead Double Double Digest #196

Brigid Alverson
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The Archie Comics folks have something new going on this year: Each of their Double Digests will double in size, to 320 pages, for one of their releases. Chris Sims took a look at the Archie Double Double Digest for Comics Alliance, and it’s a handful. As I’m a big Jughead fan, I was thrilled [...]

Links: Pippi moves in

Katherine Dacey
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In November, Drawn & Quarterly will be releasing Pippi Moves In, a collection of Pippi Longstocking comics written by Astrid Lindgren and illustrated by Ingrid Vang Nyman. The comics originally appeared in Swedish magazine Humpty Dumpty in the late 1950s, ten years after Lindgren and Nyman collaborated on the original books. Readers curious to see [...]

Links: FCBD follow-up

Katherine Dacey
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John Jakala compares Marvel’s Free Comic Book Day offering Avengers: Age of Ultron Point One with its original incarnation as Avengers 12.1 and discovers a key difference: in the original version, Spider-Woman is naked. “Why not [choose] something that would be appropriate for all ages, such as an issue of the old Marvel Adventures: The [...]

Links: The Muppets take Marvel

Katherine Dacey

Good news for Muppets fans: Marvel will be publishing The Four Seasons, a four-issue mini-series drawn by Roger Langridge. The story, which Langridge drew for BOOM! Studios, was briefly stuck in limbo after Marvel/Disney assumed ownership of the Muppets license. Look for issue one of The Four Seasons in July. In an upcoming Sabrina/Archie crossover [...]

Links: One comic to rule them all

Katherine Dacey
JRRTOLK

Bluewater Comics will be releasing a biography about J.R.R. Tolkein. Subtitled The True Lord of the Rings, the comic will explore Tolkein’s career and influences in depth. Chris Wilson has the details. Remember He-Man and the Masters of the Universe? DC Comics will be publishing a new, six-issue series inspired by the popular Reagan-era toy [...]

Links: Scott Pilgrim’s precious little hardcover

Katherine Dacey
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Coming soon to a comic store near you: a brand-new edition of Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life. The second edition will be hardbound, with a snazzy new cover design by creator Bryan Lee O’Malley and colors by award-winning artist Nathan Fairbairn. Look for the first volume in stores in August 2012. For his latest Comics [...]

Links: Stan Lee’s not-so-Mighty return?

Katherine Dacey
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J. Caleb Mozzocco gives mixed marks to Stan Lee’s Mighty 7, a new kid-friendly superhero series published by Archie Comics. “It is a pretty bad comic book, and I’d go so far as to say that it’s a remarkably, even exceptionally bad comic book,” Mozzocco opines. “But there’s still an irrepressible, hard-to-hate charm about the [...]