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Preview: Uglydoll: My Hero

Brigid Alverson
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Here’s a look at the latest Uglydoll graphic novel from Viz, Uglydoll: My Hero? This is the fourth in their series of whimsical graphic novels about the plush toys created by the husband-and-wife team of David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim (you can read all about it in my interview with David). The graphic novel just [...]

Preview: Hello Kitty: Surprise!

Brigid Alverson
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We have a special treat for you today: A complete Hello Kitty short story, “The Egg,” from Hello Kitty: Surprise, which will be out on April 1. This is the third Hello Kitty book from Viz’s Perfect Square imprint. All three books feature a collection of short stories from different creators (this one is by [...]

Preview: Scribblenauts #8

Brigid Alverson
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Here’s a sneak peek at the upcoming issue of DC’s Scribblenauts Unmasked: A Crisis of Imagination, their digital-first comic based on the Scribblenauts game. Written by Josh Elder (Mail Order Ninja) and drawn by Adam Archer, these short comics feature the game characters Maxwell and Lily interacting with a huge range of characters from DC [...]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #3

Brigid Alverson
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Here’s a preview of Scooby-Doo Team-Up #3, which will be out in comic shops on March 5. This series pairs up Scooby-Doo and the Mystery, Inc., gang with Batman and Robin, and more superheroes may be coming in future issues. Our own J. Caleb Mozzocco talked to series writer Sholly Fisch last December about how [...]

Preview: Adventure Time #25

Brigid Alverson
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Adventure Time celebrates its 25th issue, out today, with a guest artists Dustin Nguyen, Jess Fink, Jeffrey Brown, and Jim Rugg joining the regular team of writer Ryan North and artists Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb for a special issue that kicks of with… dinosaurs! And if you haven’t seen it already, check out this [...]

Preview: Sabrina: The Magic Within, vol. 4

Brigid Alverson
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Back in the middle of the manga boom, the Archie folks moved the character Sabrina the Teenage Witch to a manga style, written and mostly drawn by Tania del Rio. The format stayed the same, though—full-color monthly comics, not the black-and-white digests manga readers are accustomed to. Last year, they started re-releasing the comics as [...]

Preview: Betty and Veronica Double Digest #220

Brigid Alverson
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In the lead story of Betty and Veronica Double Digest #220, Veronica gets a necklace with a special power: When she kisses someone, she can see their first kiss. What could possibly go wrong? The digest will be out in comics shops today and in other outlets in a couple of weeks. Here’s a sneak [...]

Preview: Jughead Double Digest #199

Brigid Alverson
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Jughead is my favorite Archie character. His standoffish attitude makes it easier for the writers to put him in ridiculous situations that just wouldn’t work for the other characters. In the lead story of Jughead #199, for instance, he randomly moves a sign and somehow changes Riverdale forever. The digest will be out in comics [...]

Previews: Ring out the old year with Betty and Veronica

Brigid Alverson
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We have a double dose of previews from Archie Comics today to finish out 2013 in style. Because tomorrow is a holiday, both these titles are available in comics shops today, and you will find them in other outlets in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, enjoy! Catalog information is after each preview. BETTY [...]

Preview: The Midas Flesh #1

Brigid Alverson
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Remember the myth of King Midas, whose touch turned everything to gold? The Midas Flesh takes that story and runs with it: Midas never had a chance to have second thoughts, because everything that touched anything he touched turned to gold as well, until the entire earth was just one lump of gold. Thousands of [...]