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It’s a new DC comic day! What’s everyone getting? What are you excited to read? 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.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Immortality isn’t all that it seems in LIVE FOREVER – Free comics!

Input – India’s rare first graphic novel is being reprinted – This is really interesting.


The Beat – Betty and Veronica: The Leading Ladies of Riverdale
The Beat – Daily Lives of High School Boys

The Daily Lives of High School Boys

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Killadelphia #1

It’s a new week and we’re still reeling from last night’s Watchmen reveal. Wow! While we recover, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Faith Erin Hicks retells Anakin Skywalker’s The Phantom Menace journey – Free comics!

Jakarta Post – Female comic superhero fights India’s sex traffickers, challenges stigma – We should check this out.

The Financial Express – Vanni | A new graphic novel revisits Sri Lanka’s disastrous civil war – This sounds interesting.


ICv2 – Blade Runner 2019 Vol. 1 Welcome to Los Angeles
Monkeys Fighting Robots – Books of Magic #14
ICv2 – Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor – Old Friends
AIPT – Killadelphia #1
The Beat – Pound for Pound
Batman News – Tales From the Dark Multiverse: Infinite Crisis #1
AIPT – X-Force #2

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Another weekend and another comic adaptation is in theaters! Who’s seeing Atomic Blonde? If you’ve already seen it, what do you think? Sound off in the comments!

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

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CBLDF – Cartoonist Uses Webcomics to Combat Inequality in India – Great to see comics used like this.

ICv2 – Diamond Joins ComicBooks for Kids – Awesome to see something like this.


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Herts Advertiser – The Mighty Thor: Asgard/Shi’ar War

Herts Advertiser – Monsters Unleashed

ICv2 – Peepland TPB

Herts Advertiser – Rocket Raccoon: Grounded

Talking Comics – Secret Empire #7

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BOOMBOX_Lumberjanes_029_B_IncentiveIt’s a new week and after a slower weekend of news due to vacations, we’re back with a week full and packed of news and interesting comic related stories.

While you await all of that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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Comichron – May 2016 top-sellers: DC Rebirth, Civil War II attempt to reverse 2016’s sluggish start – An interesting month in sales.

The Quint – A Comic Book on Life in India: Of Poverty, Prejudice, Desperation – Very interesting read.

The Inquisitr – AMC Threatens to Sue Facebook Fan Page – A shame to see this if true.

The Beat – Artist Buzz calls for #occupyartistalley movement to stop rip-off print vendors – Is this the year this issue blows up?


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The Spider- Daredevil #8

CBR – Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy #1

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It’s new comic book day tomorrow! The first new comic book day of 2016! What are folks looking forward to? We’ll have our picks in just a few hours.

Until then, here’s some comic book news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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GamePolitics – The Public Domain Once Again Loses In The New Year – Very unfortunate.

Publisher’s Weekly – Superfan Promotions Hires Horvath, Turner – Congrats!

CBLDF – Cartoonist Discusses Self-Censorship Epidemic in India – Very interesting and unfortunate to see.

DC Comics Blog – Ten Moments that Mattered: DC Fans Take Action…and Succeed! – Last time DC listened to their fans, Jason Todd died…

ArtsBeat – Charlie Hebdo Releases Special Anniversary Edition – One year after the horrific events.


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ICv2 – Aldonah.Zero Season One Vol. 1 TP

CBR – Justice League #47

CBR – Lazarus #21

Review: Betty and Veronica #275

b&v275The most recent story arc has taken the girls from what is the most common denominator for all Archie characters – the fictional town of Riverdale.  Betty and Veronica have been sent to explore the world on exchange and exchange students have been sent to Riverdale in their place.  It is a simple enough concept, but surprisingly a pretty novel one for the residents of Riverdale who seem to live inside their own world without interacting with the outside (other than having some aspects of the outside coming in.)

While this seemed like a pretty fun idea to start with, the story arc is becoming overly convoluted in its storytelling.  Betty and Veronica have previously decided that the experiences which they are having are not as otherworldly as they had hoped, and so therefore decide to switch identities as they arrive to India.  This leads to a sequence of extraordinary occurrences for the two of them, or at least extraordinary in that they are living through each other’s eyes.  At the meantime b&v275aback in Riverdale, their absence is not felt as much as Veronica stand-in Violette (from France) and Betty stand-in Banni (from India) have the same same influence on the boys as the originals did.  Meanwhile Archie works odd jobs around the neighborhood in order to be able to afford a trip to India to bring the girls back (which is a bit unrealistic considering how many lawns he would have to mow for that much money.)

While the issue holds together pretty well, it also has a lot of missed opportunity.  Instead of all the plot twists, the creative team could have just focused on the travel aspect of the story, and made it compelling enough without having to keep Archie relevant in the title (this is after all the girls’ book.)  Equally the switching of identities is fun enough, but they are already in India, and there are enough stories to be told there anyway without having to replay the Prince and the Pauper.  It is more the missed potential which drags this story down a bit as it still reads well enough, but the creative team would have been better to follow the lead of their own characters, and to stay our of Riverdale for a while.

Story: Michael Uslan Art: Dan Parent
Story: 7.7 Art: 8.0 Overall: 7.7 Recommendation: Read

Archie Comics provided Graphic Policy with a free copy for review

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ArtsBeat – Belgian Court Refuses to Ban ‘Tintin in the Congo’If you’re pro-free speech, got to support this decision, no matter of your opinion of the material.

CBLDF – Political Cartoonist Charged with Treason in India – Jesus…

Spandexless – Iranian Cartoonist in Exile Delivers Message in A Graphic Novel – I’ll need to check this out.

CBR – “The Walking Dead” Devours Basic Cable RecordsThe first episode was so good.

Bleeding Cool – Snippets from ComicsPro Annual Meeting 2012 – Oh how I wish I had been a fly on the wall…


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CBR – Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #6

CBR – Punishermax #22

CBR – Wolverine and the X-Men: Alpha and Omega #2

Publishers Weekly – Comics Reviews February 2012

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It’s a new week and Cyber Monday.  Good luck everyone getting some deals after this weekend’s marathon shopping.  While you wait for the deals to roll in, here’s the news you might have missed.

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BBC – Changing habits illustrate decline of India’s comics – An interesting read.

Kotaku – Just in Time for Christmas, the Batcave Will Be Arkham City’s Newest Challenge Map – Some more awesome for Batman: Arkham City.

Kotaku – Sunday Comics: By Any Other Name – Each week Kotaku posts some great webcomics.

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Nerfreader – Amulet 3: The Cloud Searchers

CBR – The Shade #2

Indian Government Publishing Comic Books to Raise Health Awareness

The Times of India is reporting that the Indian government has turned to comic books to raise awareness about health in the country.  The government health department is using the comics to target and educate school age children.  One topic is aimed at young girls and plans teach them as to the proper age for marriage and pacing of child birth.  In some areas of India up to 60% of girls are married before the age of 18.

This is just one step in a multi-pronged initiative to raise health awareness in young children.

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