Links: New ‘Avatar’ Series Announced
Dark Horse has announced a new Avatar: The Last Airbender trilogy, Avatar: The Last Airbender: North and South, by Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru—the team that have done the last few Avatar graphic novels. The first volume is due out in September 2016.
G. Willow Wilson has won the Second Annual Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics for her work on Ms. Marvel, and Heidi Macdonald has a video of Wilson accepting the award at The Beat.
The Smithsonian Adventures is a new series of educational graphic novels based on the different museums of the Smithsonian Institution. Co-author Steve Hockensmith talks about the first volume, The Wrong Wrights, which brings out some little-known facts about the history of flight—including the importance of the Wright Brothers’ sister, Katharine.
First Second editorial director Mark Siegel looks back at the first ten years of First Second books and the growing acceptance of the graphic novel medium.
Here’s an excerpt from an upcoming interview with Faith Erin Hicks, whose new book The Nameless City will be out soon.
Writer Joshua Williamson talks about his new Haunted Mansion miniseries, which is based on the Disney ride of the same name.
Beth Behrs, costar of the TV show 2 Broke Girls, is co-writing a YA comic, Dent, with her childhood friend, actor Matt Doyle, about a superpowered 14-year-old in a post-apocalyptic world.
Jim Zubkavich has written a Guardians of the Galaxy comic that will be distributed to hospitals via Disney’s partnership with the Child Life Council.
The Mighty Zodiac #1 (Comic Book Resources)
A Library Girl on Jughead #2 and #3 (A Library Girl’s Familiar Diversions)
Joe Gualtieri on Molly Danger (Trouble With Comics)
Lori Henderson on vol. 1 of School Judgment: Gakkyu Hotei (Manga Xanadu)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Sweaterweather (Comics Worth Reading)
Matthew Warner on vol. 2 of Yo-kai Watch (The Fandom Post)
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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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