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History Comics: The National Parks: Preserving America’s Wild Places

There is a ton of material packed into the 128 pages of History Comics: The National Parks: Preserving America’s Wild Places, with new information on almost every page. A Sasquatch introduces us to how national parks can include scenic vistas, natural wildernesses, and historic sites, answering an eagle’s questions about who creates parks and why there are so many different kinds. Along this journey, the reader visits the first parks, Yosemite and Yellowstone, and meets a wide variety of historical […]

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Ghosts of Science Past

Trevor sleeps through biology class until spirits show him how amazing scientific discovery can be, just in time for tomorrow’s quiz. Ghosts of Science Past is a creative blend of A Christmas Carol, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, graphic biography, and true science comics. The ghost of Charles Darwin starts Trevor off on his adventure. He explains the scientific method before warning him he “will be haunted by three scientists” that will guide him to learning what he needs to […]

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Webcomics & Fan Creations

It’s difficult to catalog the various online and fan versions of Sherlock Holmes, as if they make it into print, it’s often a one-time or limited-audience release, so I welcome more information for this section. The following are alphabetical by creator/alias. “simulated earth (it does not matter)” is a fan comic by Baku based on the Sherlock & Co. podcast. Consulting Detectives by Basil (Ghostbees) was a comic strip updated from 2012-2016. It features canon-style Holmes and Watson, often sniping […]

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History Comics: The Great Chicago Fire: Rising From the Ashes

History Comics: The Great Chicago Fire: Rising From the Ashes was one of the first releases from this new comics line from publisher First Second, who has had great success with their Science Comics. As written by Kate Hannigan and illustrated by Alex Graudins, this is the story of two siblings (and a puppy, for additional cuteness) who get caught up in the 1871 fire that devastated Chicago and left a third of the city homeless. Trying to do a […]

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Graphic Science: Seven Journeys of Discovery

Darryl Cunningham has a unique style for his non-fiction comics, which include How to Fake a Moon Landing (a collection of arguments for science and against popular myths) and The Age of Selfishness (about Ayn Rand and the international financial crisis). His graphic journalism would, without the pictures, work effectively as essays, although the images contribute to the ease of reading and the compelling arguments. His pages manage to combine passion and facts over panels of remarkably blocky people and […]

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Comics Will Break Your Heart

It’s a famous phrase, at least amongst comic creators. “Comics will break your heart,” reportedly said Jack Kirby, expressing how many people love and are hurt by a tough business with little room for success. It’s also the title of a comic-centered teen romance novel by incredibly productive and talented cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks. (I previously wrote about a few of her inspirations for the story.) It’s a great choice, as Hicks uses the kind of background fans are familiar […]

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Free Comic Book Day 2019: The Best of the Silver Comics

Following up my thoughts on the gold comics from today’s Free Comic Book Day giveaways, here are the handful of silver titles I recommend. A Sheets Story (Lion Forge) — A short story in the world of Brenna Thummler’s Sheets graphic novel, about a laundromat girl and her ghost friend. Marjorie, her father, and her younger brother are going to visit grandmother, and Marjorie’s feeling the pain of awkward adolescence. It’s a complex story that unfolds in unexpected ways, and […]

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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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