DC Ink and Zoom Titles Updated Release Schedule

Launching a new imprint, particularly to target a market you’ve had trouble approaching in the past, is hard. That’s why I’m not surprised, now that we’re in 2019, to see that the DC Ink and DC Zoom schedules have changed a bit. I wrote about the planned first releases last summer, but now that the first books will be out in just a couple of months, I thought I’d check back into the scheduled titles. With DC Zoom, for middle […]

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Click Sequel Camp Coming in April

My review of Click by Kayla Miller should be live at Good Comics for Kids this coming week, but the short version is that I found it an interesting take on friendship. Many graphic novels for kids that deal with the topic are about fitting in with a popular crowd. See, for example, Real Friends, All’s Faire in Middle School, The Altered History of Willow Sparks, or to a lesser extent, Smile. Click is different, in that Olive has plenty […]

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Archie Puts Out More Sabrina Comics

What do you do when you’ve got a TV show based on your comic property, and yet you can’t get any issues of the comic book series out because the writer is busy with the TV work? If you’re Archie Comics, you plaster Sabrina’s name on your flagship title to jump on the bandwagon. According to Decider, Archie (which relaunched to be more Riverdale-like with issue #700 in November) will become Archie and Sabrina with issue #705, due in May. […]

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Archival Quality a Diversity Award Winner

This weekend at the Long Beach Comic Expo, the 2018 winner of the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics was announced. The award, named after the late comic book and animation writer who was one of the founders of Milestone Media, spotlights underrepresented voices in comics and celebrates diversity in stories and creators. The winner was Archival Quality by Ivy Noelle Weir and Christina “Steenz” Stewart. The book is a mystery with ghosts and a theme of recovering mental […]

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Love and Capes to Return!

Yesterday, on Valentine’s Day, Thom Zahler announced that he would be releasing more of his superhero romantic comedy Love and Capes, and I was thrilled. I’m a huge fan, so much so that it was one of the four titles I picked for my site header image. The story of Mark and Abby has progressed from revealing his secret identity through marriage plans, starting life together, and expecting a baby. It’s always been funny, heartwarming, and charming, as you can […]

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Three of Top Ten Feminist Books for Young Readers Are Comics

The American Library Association has a feminist task force as part of the Social Responsibilities Round Table that was founded “to address sexism in libraries and librarianship”. Among other things, they run the Amelia Bloomer Project, which recommends “well-written, well-illustrated books for young readers with significant feminist content.” They have announced their picks for this year, and out of the top ten, three are graphic novels! Those are As the Crow Flies by Melanie Gillman (Iron Circus) Crush by Svetlana […]

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Recent News and Cover Reveals for Upcoming Kids and YA Comics

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been writing about a number of upcoming graphic novels aimed at kids and the young adult audience over at Good Comics for Kids. A bunch of well-regarded stories are getting sequels or new installments in a series. The Witch Boy Series Continues — The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag was followed by The Hidden Witch, and next comes The Midwinter Witch in November 2019. Moving away from the Halloween connection, this one features […]

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My Convention Season Starts With C2E2

C2E2, the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, will take place in Chicago next month, Friday, March 22 – Sunday, March 24, 2019. I’ll be attending, as it’s the biggest show in the Midwest region, and the timing to travel to San Diego or New York rarely works out for me. Top of the guest list for me are two Doctors, David Tennant and Matt Smith, plus a Clueless reunion with Alicia Silverstone (also Batgirl), Breckin Meyer (also Robot Chicken), Paul […]

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