Ghostbusters 101 Crosses Over Old, New Teams in March

Coming out March 22 is the first issue of a new series, Ghostbusters 101, that promises to feature both the 1984 male team and the more recent group of women bearing the title. I don’t envy writer Erik Burnham and artist Dan Schoening taking this on. They’ve been working on the licensed comic for five years, so they know their stuff, but they have quite the challenge in balancing the audiences for the two teams — those who want to […]

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Good Books to Order for February 2017

The latest Diamond Previews catalog lists a lot of books worth checking out. Here are a few of them, along with others I had something to say about. You can order them now through your local comic shop for delivery in February or later. The Fuse: Constant Orbital Revolutions Image Comics, $14.99, DEC16 0799, due out February 8 The fourth (and final for a while) Fuse collection reprints issues #19-24, a tale of fighting terrorism that also provides the answer […]

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Melanie Gillman Announces Upcoming YA Queer Western Romance

Melanie Gillman (As the Crow Flies) is one of those cartoonists whose every project I will read, because they do such beautiful work in colored pencils with such eye-opening, inspiring topics. Gillman has just announced their next book, Stage Dreams, a “queer western romance YA graphic novel with Lerner/Graphic Universe”. As they describe it, it’s “all about queer gals going on adventures (and smoochin’)!” I'm really excited to be working on a new book that's all about queer gals going […]

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Liberty Belle in DC Super Hero Girls

In addition to the DC Super Hero Girls graphic novels I’ve reviewed previously, I have just discovered that they also put out a digital-first comic. DC Super Hero Girls: Past Times at Super Hero High comes out every two weeks on Wednesday, with issue #5 just out. Issues are a dollar for 22 screens. The story is by writer Shea Fontana, the same as the graphic novels, making for nice consistency. GN artist Yancey Labat illustrates the first issue before […]

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Tales From the Crypt Comic Back From the Dead!

I’m tempted to make a zombie joke here, since Tales From the Crypt is best known as a 1950s E.C. horror comic, one of the key exhibits in the notorious Congressional hearings about how “comics are making kids into juvenile delinquents!” You may have also heard of it due to the 1990s HBO TV series with a puppet Crypt Keeper. Papercutz’s Super Genius imprint is now releasing an all-new bi-monthly comic book, inspired by the “spirit and style” of the […]

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Princess Princess Ever After Back to Print, Sold by Scholastic

Princess Princess Ever After is turning into quite the hit for Oni Press. It’s the story of two princesses (originally a webcomic) by Katie O’Neill. One is more traditional-looking, a blonde in a pretty dress. The other is dark-skinned and more adventurous, rescuing the first girl from a tower prison. Then they rescue a prince. Find out more at this Mary Sue writeup (with preview pages). It’s a fairy tale with a twist, since the two princesses fall for each […]

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Small Favors to Return From Oni’s Limerence Press

I can’t think of a better pairing. Colleen Coover’s Small Favors, a lesbian porn comic about a magical shrinking fairy and the woman she befriends, will be coming back into print in April 2017 from Limerence Press, which aims to release female & LGBTQ-friendly, sex-positive erotica. They’re best-known for Oh Joy Sex Toy, which has a similarly light-hearted approach to sex as this series. Colleen Coover is better known these days for her work on the Eisner Award-winning Bandette and […]

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Drink Your Comics! Revival Beer Released

Arcade Brewery, a Chicago craft beer maker, has just released Ten Pin Creep: A Revival Mystery. It’s one of their 6-Pack Stories, a six-pack of beer where each bottle’s label has a different part of the story. It’s written by Tim Seeley and illustrated by Mike Norton, and it’s a spinoff of their Image series Revival. The beer is an Imperial Red Ale, and only 225 cases were made. This is the third in the series. Previously in 2014, Jason […]

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