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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Read Black Panther Comics for Free

Marvel has announced that for the next week, you can get a free digital bundle of Black Panther comics. Long Live the King! This February, Marvel is celebrating Wakanda Forever and the reign of King T’Challa by offering a FREE digital bundle of the following five Black Panther comics for a limited time. The titles are (credits added by me): Black Panther #1 (the current series, by Ta-Nehisi Coates & Daniel Acuña) Black Panther #1 (the 2005 series, by Reginald […]

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Faith Erin Hicks’ New Book May Seem Familiar — An Interview

It’s been a great pleasure for me to follow the work and career of Faith Erin Hicks. I love her style, and she’s done some terrific reads over the years — The Nameless City trilogy, Friends With Boys, The Adventures of Superhero Girl, Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong. I’m eagerly anticipating her upcoming Pumpkinheads, written by Rainbow Rowell, coming this fall. After that, there’s another “new” book — but long-time fans will recognize it. First Second will release One Year […]

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Bolivar Sequel Announced

I really enjoyed Sean Rubin’s Bolivar, a charming picture book/graphic novel about a dinosaur living under the radar in New York City. Now comes word that a follow-up is coming in November 2019. Bolivar Eats New York is labeled a Discovery Adventure, exploring New York through the food of its boroughs. Sybil learns that Bolivar only likes corned beef sandwiches, so she informs him that he’s been missing out on one of the great attributes of New York City and […]

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My Condolences to Friends and Family of Batton Lash

Word is trickling out through friends who would know that Batton Lash has passed away from brain cancer. The always-dapper Lash was the author and artist of Wolff and Byrd, Counselors of the Macabre, later renamed Supernatural Law, since 1979. He stuck with it through comic strip, issues, webcomic, and waxing and waning movie interest, finally moving to Kickstarter to put out book collections. He ran Exhibit A Press with his wife Jackie Estrada, who is administrator of the Eisner […]

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Nightlights Sequel Now Available for Order

Lorena Alvarez’s Nightlights was a gorgeous, unsettling story about art and nightmares. Now there’s been a sequel announced, Hicotea: A Nightlights Story. The young artist Sandy returns and On a school field trip to the river, Sandy wanders away from her classmates and discovers an empty turtle shell. Peeking through the dark hole, she suddenly finds herself within a magical realm. Filled with sculptures, paintings, and books, the turtle’s shell is a museum of the natural world. But one painting […]

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Next Lumberjanes Original Graphic Novel Promoted for Free Comic Book Day

Expanding from the comic series, collections, and prose books (and even a film in development — that would be a fun casting game), Boom! Box put out a Lumberjanes original graphic novel, The Infernal Compass, recently. Now they’ve announced a second, The Shape of Friendship, by the same creative team, writer Lilah Sturges and artist polterink (aka Claudia Rinofner). It is due in stores next November, but the first chapter will be printed as one of Boom!’s Free Comic Book […]

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