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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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Maker Comics: Bake Like a Pro! and Fix a Car!

I adore First Second’s Science Comics line. Most all of them are terrific true-life graphic novels about interesting topics. Not only are they educational, they’re entertaining, and well worth reading. Now the publisher has expanded their non-fiction line with the new Maker Comics, which are similar, but focused on craft and skills instead of intellectual knowledge. The first two books are very different in topics, but both are equally informative and practical, covering things most people would benefit from learning. […]

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20-Some Things I Learned From DC Comics Absolutely Everything You Need To Know

Review by KC Carlson DC Comics Absolutely Everything You Need To Know is a brand-new, 200-page book, published by DK, packed with information about the entire DC Universe (and its history). However, unlike previous DC Comics books from DK, it has a somewhat skewed sense of the minutia of the DCU that matches up with mine, so I’m finding it particularly entertaining and quite funny/absurd in places. I suspect the books’ four authors — Liz Marsham, Melanie Scott, Landry Q. […]

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Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Comic #1

Well, that was disappointing. I had high hopes for translating a beloved TV show to comics, but there were so many things about this issue that didn’t work for me. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Comic #1 was written by Harold Buchholz, Joel Hodgson, Matt McGinnis, Seth Robinson, Sharyl Volpe, and Mary Robinson. The wrapper segment art is by Todd Nauck, with the old comic parody art by Mike Manley. First, I didn’t realize how much I appreciated the introductory […]

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MST3K Comics Are Going to Happen!

Dark Horse originally announced over a year ago that they would be releasing a Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) comic series. Now comes a couple of covers and a release date. Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Comic will run six issues, with the first on sale September 9. Created for comics by series creator Joel Hodgson, Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Comic finds Jonah Heston, Crow T. Robot, Tom Servo, and Gypsy thrust into the 2-D world of public domain […]

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Geeky Fab 5: It’s Not Rocket Science

Geeky Fab 5 has an explicit purpose — to show girls taking part in STEM activities. I support that, and this book achieves its goal, although it’s more about determination and teamwork than actual math or science. We hear about girls coding, for example, but don’t see much of the actual practice. Lucy and her sister Marina have just moved to the town of Normal. Lucy’s new school friends are Zara, Sofia, and A.J. Between them, they have a variety […]

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First Second Launches Maker Comics Next Year

This seems like an excellent companion to the Science Comics line, only more practically focused. These “do-it-yourself” comic guides will appear under the umbrella title Maker Comics. The first two releases are as follows, with both due February 5, 2019. Maker Comics: Bake Like a Pro! by Falynn Koch (Science Comics: Bats) includes recipes! Maker Comics: Fix a Car! by Chris Schweizer These are both excellent survival skills for growing up. I hope there’s a future book about how to […]

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There’s More to European Comics Than SciFi and Fantasy Babes

Humanoids, best known for publishing the works of Moebius, Milo Manara, and Jodorowsky in English (as well as bringing back Barbarella), is branching out from the typical European science fiction and fantasy graphic novels. Life Drawn is a new literary imprint dedicated to “deeply personal stories that run the gamut from political travelogues to coming-of-age and coming-out stories”; it also marks the company’s 20th anniversary of publishing in the US. The first four books are as follows, although I’m most […]

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