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Coming Attractions: Graphic Novels at Book Expo 2019

Sunny Rolls the Dice

NYC Book Expo 2019 has come to a close. And while it ran for 3 days, piggybacked by Book Con, at the Jacob Javitz center in NYC, I was only able to attend 1 day. I would have surely enjoyed another day, and would have probably seen so much more, but I thoroughly enjoyed my time there and came home with piles of books to read.

‘Sheets’ Sequel Due Next Year

The Lion Forge Free Comic Book Day giveaway comic contains a new story by Brenna Thummler with the same characters as her graphic novel Sheets. In A Sheets Story, Marjorie, her father, and her younger brother visit her grandmother, who wants to sew with her. Her ghost friend Wendell has tagged along as well. It’s […]

Ghosts: A Not-So-Scary Roundup

It’s that time of year, when we start thinking about ghosts and goblins and jack-o-lanterns and things that go bump in the night. There are plenty of comics and graphic novels with ghosts in them, but not all are scary. Here are some great reads that happen to have spirits in them. Ghosts by Raina […]

Review: ‘Sheets’

Sheets

Sheets by Brenna Thummler Lion Forge, $12.99 Ages 9-12 Marjorie is trying to keep the family business, a laundromat, together. Her mother passed away, and Dad has mostly checked out. She has to cope with self-centered customers and a pushy, smarmy neighborhood businessman. Then the ghosts appear. The spirits all look like the classic children’s […]

Preview: ‘Encounter’ by Art Baltazar and Franco!

We’ve had a flurry of cool new kids’ and YA comics lately, and this one is pretty exciting: The Tiny Titans team of Art Baltazar and Franco are launching a new superhero comic, Encounter, published by Lion Forge. Here’s the 411: A brand new series by Tiny Titans creators Art Baltazar and Franco! Encounter is […]

Review: ‘The Scarecrow Princess’

The Scarecrow Princess Writer/artist: Federico Rossi Edrighi Lion Forge; $15.99 Lion Forge’s Young Adult/teen imprint Roar has imported and translated Italian artist Federico Rossi Edrighi’s fantasy graphic novel The Scarecrow Princess, in which slightly surly teenager Morrigan Moore moves to a new town and finds herself swept up in an obscure harvest myth involving a […]

Interview: Adam Staffaroni on Lion Forge’s Roar Comics

Lion Forge Comics launched about two years ago as a digital-first comics publisher with a line of licensed comics based on 1980s TV shows. Last year they announced an all ages imprint, Roar Comics, which includes comics adaptations of Punky Brewster and Saved by the Bell as well as original titles. The comics are already […]

Wondercon 2014: Roar Comics For Everyone

When we arrived at Wondercon on Saturday, we hadn’t planned on attending the Lion Forge/Roar Comics panel, but it was taking place in the room where the panel we wanted to attend was going to be, so we sat down early. I was vaguely aware of Lion Forge as a company that was bringing back […]