Doctor Who: The Seventh Doctor Collection Out Now

Out now is the collection of the Doctor Who: The Seventh Doctor miniseries from Titan Comics. “Operation Volcano”, written by Andrew Cartmel and illustrated by Christopher Jones, collects the three previous issues. Optimistically, it’s subtitled Volume 1. I’d like it if there were more. As I said in my reviews of issue #1 and issue #3, this series did a lot of things right. The official description: An unknown alien intelligence in orbit around the Earth. Astronauts under attack. A […]

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Comic Book Clubs (TCAF Panel)

At the 2018 Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF), I had the pleasure of attending a panel on “How to Launch a Comic Book Club”. I am part of a comic club in Madison, Wisconsin, so I was curious to see how this was similar and different. Led by Philippe Leblanc, the panel was more of a discussion group, which I appreciated. It was informative hearing the questions others had as well as Leblanc’s suggestions. Unfortunately, co-moderator Helen Anderson, who hosts […]

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IDW Names New Leader With Company Ties

This past summer, IDW started changing up its leadership team. The CEO and founder was replaced. The head of the entertainment arm left. Now comes news of more changes: President and Publisher Greg Goldstein is stepping down so that former Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall can return to IDW Publishing as President, Publisher, and Chief Creative Officer. Ryall “will be charged with ongoing creative expansion efforts within the company, as well as continuing to work closely with partners and licensors.” The chairman […]

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Copperhead Appears Cancelled

Copperhead was a space western series written by Jay Faerber, illustrated by Scott Godlewski, and published by Image Comics. It launched in fall 2014, and I kind of liked that its lead character was a woman sheriff new in town. I drifted away from the series, though, as it started wandering into political conspiracies, con artists on the run, and other elements I found overly familiar. There have been four collected editions so far, each reprinting four or five issues: […]

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Top Ten Graphic Novels for Kids 2018

As with last year, I was honored to be one of the judges putting together the “Top 10 Graphic Novels 2018” list for School Library Journal (since I blog for their Good Comics for Kids site). Here is their list of this past year’s top ten (with links to my reviews where I’ve covered them — clearly I have some catching up to do!). Aquicorn Cove by Katie O’Neill Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol Check, Please!: #Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu […]

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High Crimes Available Again, an Extreme Thriller

I don’t know what happened to Monkeybrain Comics — the digital publisher had a substantial launch in 2012 and put out some exceptional titles from well-known names, but with the exception of a few Bandette issues, hasn’t released anything since 2016 — but one of their best series, High Crimes, has a new edition coming from Image Comics next year. High Crimes, written by Christopher Sebela (Crowded, Heartthrob) with art by Ibrahim Moustafa (Mother Panic, James Bond: Solstice), is a […]

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We May Finally Get a Collection of the Infamous Five Years Later Legion of Super-Heroes

A fan on Facebook found this listing on the international sales site for Penguin Random House. Apparently, we’re finally going to get a collection of the infamous “Five Years Later” Legion of Super-Heroes run next July. Also known as Volume 4 of the series, it was published from 1989-1994 (when the series was rebooted by Zero Hour after 61 issues). It was drawn by Keith Giffen and co-written by him and a fan couple, Tom and Mary Bierbaum. Giffen had […]

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A New Andi Watson Is Always Worth Reading

I’m thrilled to hear that Gina Gagliano at Random House Graphic will be publishing a new Andi Watson graphic novel! I have loved everything of his I’ve read, from the early works such as Slow News Day and Breakfast After Noon to the more recent kid-focused books Glister and Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula. Forest of Shadows, due 2020, is about a boy who “finds himself in a magical forest filled with untrustworthy creatures and spirits” when he gets lost, […]

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