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Cover of The Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries

DC will launch Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries in March as a comic series consisting of 24 biweekly digital chapters that will be collected into 12 monthly print comics (and, presumably, trade paperbacks at a later date). Batman has joined the Mystery, Inc., kids to fight crime before, including in Scooby-Doo Team-Up, vol. 1, and this comic is co-written by the writer of that series, Sholly Fish.

Cover of Batman and Robin and Howard

More Batman: Jeffrey Brown, author of the Jedi Academy books, will provide his own kid-friendly take on the Caped Crusader (and friends) with Batman and Robin and Howard, due out in November.

Cover of BOOM! Studios' Magic: The Gathering comic

BOOM! Studios has acquired the license to make comics based on the card game Magic: The Gathering. The first comic series will be simply titled Magic, and the creative team will be writer Jed MacKay (Marvel’s Black Cat), artist Ig Guara (Marvel’s Ghost-Spider), colorist Arianna Consonni, and letterer Ed Dukeshire. The first issue is scheduled for April 2021.

In other news…

Cover of Friends Forever

Friends Forever, the third book in Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham’s “Real Friends” series, will be published in August with a first printing of 1 million. That’s Raina numbers!

Creator Jay Odin talks about his upcoming middle-grade graphic novel Lemonade Code at the Neighborhood Comics podcast.

The Texas Library Association has released its 2021 Maverick Graphic Novels Reading List, which recommends graphic novels for readers in grades 6-12.

Reviews

Sean Kleefeld on The Black Panther Party (Kleefeld on Comics)
Grace Lin on Rise of the Halfling King, vol. 1: Tales of the Feathered Serpent (New York Times)
Sara Smith on vol. 2 of Spy X Family (The Graphic Library)

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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 E-Reader.com. 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.

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