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This Week’s Comics: Jellaby Diaries

Lori Henderson
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February winds down with a not-to-shabby list this week. Action Lab Entertainment completes the release of its Encore Edition of the first Princeless series. Pocket Books releases the second trade of Peanuts classic comic strips tailored to appeal to middle school kids, and IDW Publishing has a special issue of Samurai Jack with their Special [...]

This Week’s Comics: Dinonauts

Lori Henderson
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With Polar Vortex part deux on the way, pick up some good comics now to settle in with! Two girls apparently aren’t enough for Archie, as Archie Comics releases the trade of the “Archie Marries Valerie” storyline with Archie’s Valentine: A Rock and Roll Romance. Dynamite Entertainment continues their flashback for all ages with L’il [...]

Review: The Aerosmurf

J. Caleb Mozzocco
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The Aerosmurf Written and drawn by Peyo Papercutz, $5.99 The latest volume of Papercutz’s welcome translations and publication of Peyo’s Smurfs comics takes its title from the name of the first story in the 56-page collection, but this one (the sixteenth in the series, already!) is much more of an anthology than some of the [...]

Preview: Benny Breakiron, vol. 2

Brigid Alverson
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The second volume of Benny Breakiron, the other comic by Smurfs creator Peyo, is out next week, and here’s the 411: Madame Adolphine is a kind, gentle old lady, and a good friend of the super-strong Benny Breakiron. So why is she robbing a bank, banging a man on the head with a mallet, and [...]

Preview: Stardoll, vol. 1

Brigid Alverson
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Papercutz launches a new series this week: Stardoll is all about “friends, fashion, and fun.” Here’s the blurb: Meet Claire Leo… she, along with her new friends Ashley, Kaya, Ruby and Sue-Ni, attends the Los Angeles High School of Fashion and Design (FAD) and hopes to make her dreams come true. In Claire’s, case that [...]

Preview: Power Rangers Megaforce, vol. 3

Brigid Alverson
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The latest volume of Papercutz’ Power Rangers graphic novel includes two stories—and one features a 15-foot-tall villain made of trash! The book is out on Sept. 10, but you can check out this sneak preview right now. Enjoy!

Preview: Annoying Orange, vol. 3

Brigid Alverson
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The third Annoying Orange graphic novel is out today from Papercutz, and it’s as full of laughs as the first two. Here’s the blurb: Annoying Orange, Pear, Apple, Passion Fruit, and the rest star in five all-new juicy stories that explore the darker side of the supermarket. The forgotten scandals, the crazy kidnappings, the mysterious [...]

Preview: The Aerosmurf

Brigid Alverson
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It’s the heroic story of the conquest of the air—done Smurf style. Flying Smurf talks Handy Smurf into helping him make an airplane, but the magnificent flying machine makes a mess of Smurfette’s garden. She goes off to get a bit of peace and quiet—and is kidnapped by Gargamel, leaving Flying Smurf to be her [...]

Preview: Disney Fairies #12

Brigid Alverson
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Here’s an early look at Disney Fairies #12, the latest volume in Papercutz’ Disney Fairies series, which I believe is imported from Italy. These books are charming, self-contained stories with lively characters and colorful art. Check out this sample; the book goes on sale on Tuesday. (Click each image three times to enlarge.)

Exclusive: Papercutz to Publish Rio Graphic Novels

Brigid Alverson
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The children’s graphic novel Papercutz, already home to the Smurfs, Annoying Orange, and Lego Ninjago graphic novels, is adding another licensed property to its lineup: A series of graphic novels based on the movie Rio, which will fill in the story between the original movie, which came out in 2011, and the sequel, Rio 2, [...]