Links: ‘Incredibles 2’ Comics and Graphic Novel on the Way
Dark Horse plans to publish both a young-readers graphic novel and a three-issue comic miniseries based on Incredibles 2, in advance of the movie, which will be out on June 15. Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2: Heroes at Home, by Liz Marsham (Disney Princess Beginnings) and Nicoletta Baldari (Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny), will be released on June 12, and the first issue of Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2: Crisis in Mid-Life! & Other Stories will be out on July 11. The comic series will feature writers Christos Gage and Landry Q. Walker and artists Gurihiru, J.Bone, and Andrea Greppi and Roberta Zanotta.
I rounded up the most recent kids’ comics news at ICv2, including a new graphic novel from BOOM! Studios, Papercutz’s new STEM line, Amigo Comics’ new kids’ imprint, and Dark Horse’s announcement that they will publish an omnibus edition of Jennie Wood and Jeff McComsey’s gender-shifting graphic novel Flutter.
If you didn’t make it to Emerald City Comic Con this year (or even if you did but couldn’t be everywhere at once), check out Amie Wright’s writeup of the highlights of ECCC’s the professional programming for librarians and teachers.
Holy Crossover, Batman! Archie Comics has just announced Archie Meets Batman ’66, in which the Riverdale gang has a close encounter with the 1960s version of the Caped Crusader, the Boy Wonder, and various other Gotham City personalities. The creative team on this six-issue series includes writers Jeff Parker and Michael Moreci, veteran Archie artist Dan Parent as penciller, J. Bone as inker, colors by Kelly Fitzpatrick (Shade the Changing Girl), and lettering by Jack Morelli; the first issue is due out in July.
Bookstore owner Leslie Hawkins has a brief, touching essay about a customer finding Ms. Marvel and the importance of representation.
Naomi Hurtienne Magola on Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel (No Flying, No Tights)
Stergios Botzakis on As the Crow Flies (Graphic Novel Resources)
Jennifer Wharton on vol. 1 of Astra: Lost in Space (No Flying, No Tights)
Sarah Stevenson on The Big Bad Fox (Finding Wonderland)
Sarah Stevenson on Buddha: An Enlightened Life (Finding Wonderland)
Gloria Romano on Capstone’s classic fiction series (No Flying, No Tights)
Jennifer Wharton on vol. 1 of Children of the Whales (No Flying, No Tights)
Sarah Stevenson on The Dam Keeper (Finding Wonderland)
Stergios Botzakis on Lighter Than My Shadow (Graphic Novel Resources)
Katie Rose McEneely on Marco Polo: Dangers and Visions (No Flying, No Tights)
Stergios Botzakis on Nightlights (Graphic Novel Resources)
Sarah Stevenson on Pashmina (Finding Wonderland)
Travis Jonker on Peter & Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths (100 Scope Notes)
Stergios Botzakis on Roller Girl (Graphic Novel Resources)
Anonymous on Sparks! (Publishers Weekly)
Sarah Stevenson on Spinning (Finding Wonderland)
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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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