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DC will launch Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries in March as a comic series consisting of 24 biweekly digital chapters that will be collected into 12 monthly print comics (and, presumably, trade paperbacks at a later date). Batman has joined the Mystery, Inc., kids to fight crime before, including in Scooby-Doo Team-Up, vol. 1, and this comic is co-written by the writer of that series, Sholly Fish.
More Batman: Jeffrey Brown, author of the Jedi Academy books, will provide his own kid-friendly take on the Caped Crusader (and friends) with Batman and Robin and Howard, due out in November.
BOOM! Studios has acquired the license to make comics based on the card game Magic: The Gathering. The first comic series will be simply titled Magic, and the creative team will be writer Jed MacKay (Marvel’s Black Cat), artist Ig Guara (Marvel’s Ghost-Spider), colorist Arianna Consonni, and letterer Ed Dukeshire. The first issue is scheduled for April 2021.
In other news…
Friends Forever, the third book in Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham’s “Real Friends” series, will be published in August with a first printing of 1 million. That’s Raina numbers!
Creator Jay Odin talks about his upcoming middle-grade graphic novel Lemonade Code at the Neighborhood Comics podcast.
The Texas Library Association has released its 2021 Maverick Graphic Novels Reading List, which recommends graphic novels for readers in grades 6-12.
Sean Kleefeld on The Black Panther Party (Kleefeld on Comics)
Grace Lin on Rise of the Halfling King, vol. 1: Tales of the Feathered Serpent (New York Times)
Sara Smith on vol. 2 of Spy X Family (The Graphic Library)
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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, a newspaper reporter, and assistant to the mayor of a small city. In addition to editing GC4K, she is a regular columnist for SLJ, a contributing editor at ICv2, an editor at Smash Pages, and a writer for Publishers Weekly. Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.
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