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Review: The Crossover

In 2015, Kwame Alexander “picked up” a Newbery award for his groundbreaking title, The Crossover. The book had everything in it. Verse, basketball action, heart and soul. It was really no wonder it was chosen for the most esteemed award in children’s literature. But I wondered how this title would look as a graphic novel.

Middle School. The Worst Years of My Life.

Stargazing by Jen Wang

Esther Keller looks at five graphic novels about navigating the highs and lows of middle school.

Review: ‘Betty & Veronica: Senior Year’

Jamie Lee Rotante and Sandra Lanz take Betty and Veronica all the way through the one year of school they’ve never completed: Senior year.

Review: ‘AstroNuts Mission One: The Plant Planet’

AstroNuts Mission One: The Plant PlanetWriter: Jon ScieszkaArtist: Steven WeinbergChronicle Books; $14.99 Let’s get this out of the way: AstroNuts isn’t quite a comic book in the traditional sense, despite the fact that a majority of its action is effected through artwork and that much of its dialogue comes in balloons. Lacking panels and containing […]

Review: ‘Scooby-Doo 50th Anniversary Giant #1’ and ‘Scooby-Doo Team-Up #50’

On September 13th of 1969 CBS’s new Saturday morning line-up debuted a brand-new cartoon about a cowardly, gluttonous great dane and four mystery-solving teenagers, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? That makes this year Scooby and the gang’s fiftieth anniversary, and DC Comics, which has been publishing various Scooby comics continuously since 1997, would be remiss if […]

Review: ‘Pumpkinheads’

The long-awaited collaboration from the super-team of Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks is finally here, and it’s a winning romantic comedy set among the autumnal kitsch of a commercial pumpkin patch.

Review: ‘Rey and Pals’

Cartoonist Jeffrey Brown gives the new generation of Star Wars heroes and villains the Vader and Son treatment in Rey and Pals.

Review: ‘Superman of Smallville’

Everyone’s gotta start somewhere, and for Superman, that somewhere was Smallville. Art Baltazar and Franco reintroduces us to the Man of Steel when he was still just a boy in their new original graphic novel, Superman of Smallville.

Review: Science Comics: Cats, Nature and Nurture

First Second’s line of Science Comics looks at the not-so-humble cat, from prehistory to the domestic breeds of today.

Review: ‘Operatic’

Kyo Maclear and Byron Eggenschwiler reveal the music genre best-suited to provide the soundtrack to the lives of teenagers in their innovative and excellent Operatic