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Preview: ‘Primer’

Today we have a preview of Primer, a new middle-grade graphic novel from DC, written by Jennifer Muro and Thomas Krajewski with art by Gretel Lusky. While most of DC’s middle-grade books feature characters from the established DC superhero universe, Primer stars a brand-new superhero, Ashley Rayburn, the daughter of a career criminal who may have found a new home with her foster parents, Kitch, a laid-back art teacher, and Yuka, a scientist working on a top-secret project. In this preview, Ashley finds what Yuka has been working on—and gets her superpowers. The book will be released on June 23. Enjoy!

Brigid Alverson About Brigid Alverson

Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.


  1. I am a reading specialist looking for middle school comics for a student who is interested in Poison Ivy character. Can you suggest some good ones?

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