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Dog Man is back with a new book, musical, and more!

Dog Man: Twenty Thousand Fleas Under the Sea

Dog Man is back! The #1 global bestselling and acclaimed book series by author and illustrator Dav Pilkey makes a rollicking return on March 28th with a new book, Dog Man: Twenty Thousand Fleas Under the Sea, releasing simultaneously in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and throughout Asia. Pilkey’s hit series which launched to multiple starred reviews six years ago, has more than 60 million copies in print to date with translations in 44 languages. The last installment in the series, Dog Man: Mothering Heights, published nearly two years ago, dominated both children’s and adult bestseller lists, and was the #1 bestselling book overall in the U.S. in 2021. TheaterWorksUSA recently announced the March 4th return of the hit show Dog Man: The Musical at New World Stages in New York City, with performances also set to begin in Australia in June. A feature film adaptation of Dog Man is in the works from DreamWorks Animation.

To mark the launch of the highly-anticipated new Dog Man graphic novel, Scholastic announced today its campaign to celebrate the joy of reading which includes “Dog Man Day” events in stores, schools, libraries, and major conventions and venues around the world. Highlights of upcoming events, community outreach, free comics, and exclusive Dog Man giveaways include:

  • The month of March kicks off with the release of the anniversary edition of Dav Pilkey’s The Adventures of Captain Underpants featuring an all-new bonus 32-page Dog Man comic, Dog Man and the League of Misfits. This special edition marks 25 ½ years since the launch of the phenomenally popular Captain Underpants series which has more than 90 million copies in print to date with translations in 43 languages.
  • To celebrate the publication of Dog Man: Twenty Thousand Fleas Under the Sea and the return of Dog Man on stage, the cast of Dog Man: The Musical will make a special appearance at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City in late February, as well as a special performance and book giveaway for kids from New York City Title 1 schools in attendance at New World Stages on March 30th. This special performance is part of TheaterWorksUSA’s not-for-profit mission and “Cause for Applause” Fund that makes theater accessible for all children. 
  • Starting March 28th and continuing throughout the spring, national retailers Barnes & Noble, Indigo, Books-a-Million, and independent bookstores will host “Dog Man Day” celebrations throughout North America. Additionally, multiple Dog Man costume characters will make “surprise and delight” appearances at major venues and conventions throughout the year. To find a “Dog Man Day” celebration near you, visit www.celebratedogman.com and click on the Epic Event locator.
  • To encourage community engagement and bring families together to celebrate reading, Scholastic has created thousands of “Supa Epic Event Kits” for public and school libraries hosting “Dog Man Day” events. Each kit is filled with fun giveaways including “Dive into Reading with Dog Man” collectible posters, comic creators, and more. To access free downloadable activities online, visit www.celebratedogman.com.
  • Dav Pilkey has written and illustrated a 16-page original comic, Wally’s World, which will be available for free* exclusively at independent bookstores in the U.S., U.K., and Canada. Target and Barnes & Noble will offer exclusive editions of Dog Man: Twenty Thousand Fleas Under the Seafeaturing free trading cards and colorable pull-out poster respectively.  (*Limited quantities, while supplies last)
  • Scholastic Book Fairs, in partnership with the Scripps Howard Fund, will distribute free copies of Dog Man: Twenty Thousand Fleas Under the Sea, to 25,000 students and teachers in Title 1 schools. The giveaway is part of the Fund’s “If You Give a Child a Book…” literacy campaign, which provides free book fairs for low-income students in The E.W. Scripps Company’s 41 markets around the U.S. The Fund is a leader in supporting childhood literacy, journalism education, and community giving. The free book giveaway to underserved students is made possible by and courtesy of Dav Pilkey.
  • To celebrate reading and bring excitement to tens of thousands of classrooms, Scholastic Book Clubs, for the first time ever, will be distributing Dog Man Day celebration kits in its distinctive Book Club boxes specially designed with Dav Pilkey’s iconic characters.
  • On May 6th “Free Comic Book Day,” comic bookstores will be giving away copies of a free comic featuring characters from both Dog Man and Captain Underpants series.
  • More exciting news about Dav Pilkey’s books will be announced on Dav Pilkey’s Epic Comic Club, a free online platform where kids can create their own comics in a safe environment, and access exclusive content including Dav Pilkey’s read-aloud and how-to-draw videos, and more. Launched in August 2022, Dav Pilkey’s Epic Comic Club has reached kids, parents, caregivers, and educators in 153 countries to date.

Dog Man: Twenty Thousand Fleas Under the Sea is coming March 2023

Dog Man: Twenty Thousand Fleas Under the Sea

Readers and retailers rejoice! Scholastic has announced that 2023 will be a big and exciting year for kids and families everywhere with the publication of a new Dog Man graphic novel. Dog Man: Twenty Thousand Fleas Under the Sea, the newest book in the #1 global bestselling and critically-acclaimed series will release on March 28, 2023, simultaneously in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and throughout Asia. This eleventh installment in the series follows Dog Man: Mothering Heights which dominated both children’s and adult bestseller lists, and was the #1 bestselling book overall in 2021, selling more than 2 million copies to date in the U.S. alone. In just over five years since Dog Man launched to multiple starred reviews, there are more than 50 million copies of the Dog Man books in print with translations in 42 languages. DreamWorks Animation is currently developing a movie adaptation of Dog Man.

The phenomenal success of Dog Man has also helped to drive the comic book industry, and Dav Pilkey’s global domination continues on November 29, 2022 with the release of Cat Kid Comic Club: Collaborations, the newest book in his #1 worldwide bestselling Cat Kid Comic Club graphic novel series, a spin-off of Dog Man. With more than 90 million copies in print to date, the Captain Underpants series will soon mark its 25th anniversary. To celebrate the milestone of Pilkey’s popular series widely-credited for helping to create the illustrated children’s chapter book category, Scholastic will publish on March 7, 2023 a special anniversary edition of the first Captain Underpants book, The Adventures of Captain Underpants, featuring a bonus 32-page all-new comic mash-up starring Dog Man and Captain Underpants, bringing together two iconic characters in a never-before-told story.

 Dav Pilkey’s Epic Comic Club

To engage and bring together its millions of fans worldwide, Scholastic also announced the official launch of Dav Pilkey’s Epic Comic Club, a new global online platform where kids can create their own comics. The COPPA-compliant site, www.EpicComicClub.com, opens up with a special message from Dav Pilkey encouraging kids to have fun making comics, and features a place where kids can upload their stories in a safe and moderated environment, along with an “Epic Comic Club Wall” to showcase their comic creations. The online hub includes free monthly downloadable activities including comic starters, customizable official membership cards, collectible character badges, special sneak peeks, exclusive book news, and more. The Epic Comic Club site also will serve as a destination for educators, booksellers, parents, and caregivers around the globe to access free resources including tips on how to start their own Epic Comic Clubs at home, in bookstores, classrooms, or libraries. Additionally, Scholastic has created a special section on its existing HomeBase platform as another portal where kids can submit their comics and access more games inspired by Dav Pilkey’s beloved characters.

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Future State: Teen Titans #1

It’s a new week and we’ve got a lot coming at you including interviews, reviews, previews, and so much more. So sit back and kick off your week with our wrap up of news and reviews from around the web.

Gamesradar – 1.25 million copies of Dog Man: Grime & Punishment sold in four months – What was that about comics dying?

Pacific Tribune – Flipping through downtown San Jose’s comic book history – Some interesting local comic history.

The Hollywood Reporter – Pepe the Frog’s Disturbing Internet Journey Explored in ‘Feels Good Man’ Documentary – This sounds really interesting.


Geek Dad – Batman/Catwoman #2
Monkeys Fighting Robots – Comic Scene: History of Comics
Comics Bulletin – DCeased: Dead Planet #7
Talking Comics – Future State: Teen Titans #1

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Origins #2

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone getting? What are you excited for? Sound of in the comments below! While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Portland Monthly – Middle-Grade Graphic Novels Are Storming the Best-Seller Lists – They have for quite a long time.

GeekTyrant – DOG MAN Movie in Development at DreamWorks Animation – This will potentially be huge.


But Why Tho – Acursian
The Batman Universe – Batman #105
Talking Comics – Origins #2
ICv2 – Remina

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Dog Man: Grime and Punishment

It’s one of two new comic days today! What are you all excited to get? What’s on your must-read pile? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

GamesRadar – Dog Man: Grime and Punishment sells 459k copies after two weeks on shelves – That’s pretty solid!

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: In AMERICAN ROAD TRIP deployment changes more than the soldier – Free comics!


The Beat – The Witches

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Atlas at War

Wednesdays (and now Tuesdays) are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this week.

Atlas at War (Dead Reckoning) – The graphic novel collects fifty hard to find war stories published by Marvel between 1951 and 1960.

Cyberpunk 2077 Trauma Team #1 (Dark Horse Comics) – The highly anticipated video game comes to comics.

Dark Nights: Death Metal Trinity Crisis #1 (DC Comics) – Really, this should have been part of the main series, so we’re highlighting it so you don’t dismiss it as just another one-shot tie-in.

Dog Man Vol. 9 (Graphix) – The series is huge and this latest volume is being printed in the millions. Comics aren’t dying, they’ve got a whole new generation hooked.

Dry Foot #1 (Mad Cave Studios) – It’s Miami in the 1980s and a group of kids are attempting to escape the violence and drugs of the city.

Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio (Abrams Comicarts) – A graphic novel depiction of the tragic day that reflects on the violence we see today.

Rise of Ultraman #1 (Marvel) – We’re intrigued to see how this Marvel take on the classic manga/anime character turns out.

Stargazer #1 (Mad Cave Studios) – If you like alien abduction stories, this is a great first issue of an intriguing mystery.

Student Ambassador Vol. 1 (Iron Circus Comics) – An eight-year-old wins a photo op with the President of the United States but is pulled into an international incident when another eight-year-old takes his father’s crown and stumbles into trouble.

Vampire: The Masquerade #2 (Vault Comics) – The first issue was a bit heavy on the terms from the classic roleplaying game but nailed the characters and world down.

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SM_Cv4_dsIt was new comic book day yesterday. What’d folks get? What’d you like? What’d you dislike?

We’re at Gen Con which kicks off today! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to get live updates from the con.

While you wait for all that to begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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iO9 – The Blackest Superhero Story That Marvel Comics Ever Published  – A solid read.

Nerds of Color – Being Latinx in Comics: Ignorance, Erasure, Whitewashing, Oh My! – If you read one thing this week.


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Comic Vine – Batman #4

Newsarama – Batman #4

ICv2 – Dog Man Book 1

Comic Attack – Ex-Mortis #7

Newsarama – Harley Quinn #1

The Beat – Harley Quinn #1

Newsarama – Invincible Iron Man #12

Comic Vine – Jeff Steinberg: Champion of Earth #1

Newsarama – Justice League #2

Newsarama – Marvel Tsum Tsum #1

Comic Attack – Mycroft Holmes and the Apocalypse Handbook #1

The Beat – Nightwing #2

The Beat – Suicide Squad: Rebirth #1

Newsarama – Suicide Squad: Rebirth #1

The Beat – Superman #4

Newsarama – Superman #4