Links: Disney Comics Come to IDW
Disney comics are back! It’s been a few years since Disney ended their agreement with BOOM! Studios, which was publishing original comics and reprints featuring Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and other Disney characters. Now IDW, which has a strong line of licensed comics (My Little Pony, PowerPuff Girls, Samurai Jack) has announced they will be releasing Disney comics on a monthly schedule as well as publishing collected editions, Micro Fun Packs (a bundle of comics with a toy, designed to be sold in toy departments of mass-market stores like Target) and deluxe Artists Editions. The monthly comics will be a mix of classic and new stories, and while the Uncle Scrooge, Donald Duck, and Mickey Mouse comics will be renumbered starting at #1, Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories will resume the current numbering scheme, making IDW’s first issue #723.
Viz Media is bringing back Shotaro Ishinomori’s original Legend of Zelda manga under their Perfect Square imprint.
Gotham Academy creators Becky Clooonan, Brenden Fletcher, and Karl Kerschl explain how their teenage heroines are a lot like Batman and Robin. And in case you’re still wavering, Matt Santori-Griffith has ten reasons why you should read Gotham Academy.
Hidden: A Child’s Story of the Holocaust, has won the 2015 Sydney Taylor Book Award in the Older Readers category.
The latest Humble Bundle deal features Archie Comics, and if you’re not familiar with Humble Bundle, now is a good time to get acquainted. At Comicosity, Kelley Allen, Humble Bundle’s director of eBooks, explains how it all works.
Street artists in San Francisco have been covering up anti-Muslim bus ads with comics featuring Kamala Khan, the current Ms. Marvel, who is a Muslim teenager, along with slogans like “Free speech isn’t a license to spread hate.”
We’ve got lots this week, in case you’re snowed in and bored!
Abigail and the Snowman #2 (Comicosity)
Adventure Time #36 (Comicosity)
The Amazing World of Gumball 2015 Special #1 (Comicosity)
Angry Birds/Transformers #3 (CBR)
Betty and Veronica Comics Double Digest #230 (Comicosity)
Munchkin #1 (CBR)
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #27 (CBR)
Powerpuff Girls Super Smash-Up #1 (Comicosity)
Skylanders #5 (Comicosity)
Sonic Boom #4 (CBR)
Rob McMonigal on Groo: Friends and Foes #1 (Panel Patter)
Kelly Richard on Lumberjanes #10 (Comicosity)
Brigid Alverson on March: Book Two (Robot 6)
Michael Cavna on March: Book Two (Comic Riffs)
Richard Bruton on Princeless: The Pirate Princess #1 (Forbidden Planet)
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About Brigid Alverson
Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good E-Reader.com. Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.
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