Usagi Yojimbo Leaves Dark Horse

This is a change I was not expecting. Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo is an incredibly long-running, award-winning, wonderfully drawn series about a samurai rabbit in an historical Japan where everyone is an animal. It has been published by Dark Horse since 1996 (although previous runs were put out by Fantagraphics and Mirage in the decade before that). IDW has just announced that, beginning in June, the series will be published by them. Usagi Yojimbo will now be monthly, in full […]

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Lumberjanes Special Twice the Price for Not That Many More Pages

Boom! Studios has announced (and made available for order in the newest Previews catalog) a one-shot Lumberjanes special comic. Lumberjanes: Somewhere That’s Green is written by Seanan McGuire with art by Alexa Bosy. In it, the ‘Janes succumb to cabin fever and set out into the storm on a quest to reunite what look like lost kittens with their mother, and instead stumble upon a mysterious and fiercely guarded secret garden in the middle of the forest. Discover a new […]

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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 is up at Good Comics for Kids, 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 of friends, for different […]

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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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