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It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

CBLDF – U.S. Identified as “Problematic” for Journalists – When the President labels them “enemies” then, yeah.

Wizard World – Wizard World Adds Four 2019 Cons, Cancels One – It’s still going?

CNET – Marvel to release video of all Stan Lee MCU movie cameos – That could be nice.

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Little Girls

Nicholas Aflleje and Sarah Delaine Head out for a Tour to Promote Little Girls

Little Girls

In celebration of Little Girls hitting shelves, debut creators Nicholas Aflleje and Sarah DeLaine will go on a 12 city national book tour this May—with events featuring live band performances—to promote the release of this haunting new standalone graphic novel.

Little Girls tour dates and locations:

April 27 – Jacksonville, Florida
Coliseum of Comics – Riverside
featuring Sleepless and Glazed

May, 6 – Orlando, Florida
BAMF! Comics & Collectibles
featuring Vivian K and Body Heat

May, 7 – Charlotte, North Carolina
Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find
featuring Petrov and more

May, 8 – Washington, D.C.
Fantom Comics
featuring BRNDA and more

May, 9 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Brave New Worlds – Old City
[bands TBA]  

May, 11 – Brooklyn, New York
Anyone Comics
[bands TBA]  

May, 12 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
New Dimension Comics – Waterfront
at 3 Rivers Comicon

May, 13 – Chicago, Illinois
Challengers Comics + Conversation
featuring KACHI the BAND and Gentle Heat

May, 14 – St. Louis, Missouri
Apotheosis Comics & Lounge
featuring Jr. Clooney and more

May, 16 – Dallas, Texas
Red Pegasus Games & Comics
featuring Two Knights and more

May, 17 – Austin, Texas
Austin Books & Comics
featuring Luvweb and Mean Girls

May, 18 – New Orleans, Louisiana
Crescent City Comics
[bands TBA]

About the Little Girls graphic novel:

Something hunts people on the outskirts of town…

Sam and Lielet are two new friends living in Ethiopia. They’re dealing with the kind of problems that all kids have: judgmental social cliques, condescending adults, alienation… and a legendary brain-eating monster straight out of folklore. Sure, it’s not going to be easy, but all they have to do is live through it. Showcasing a quietly unsettling plot and building tension similar to Nick Drnaso’s Sabrina and Adrian Tomine’s Killing and Dying, Aflleje and DeLaine construct a poignant story of otherness and mystery.

Little Girls (ISBN: 9781534310599, Diamond Code: FEB190018) hits comic shops on Wednesday, April 24 and bookstores on Tuesday, April 30. 

Something hunts people on the outskirts of town in… Little Girls

Image Comics has announced an eerie, hauntingly original graphic novel, Little Girls, by debut creators Nicholas Aflleje and Sarah DeLaine, set to hit shelves in March 2019.

In Little Girls, readers meet Sam, who has been an outsider all her life. That might have been the case even if her father hadn’t dragged her all around the globe, but it sure didn’t help. Every year, another school and another word for foreigner. Why would things be any different in Harar, Ethiopia? Well, for one thing, there’s Lielet—an outspoken and rebellious local girl who has all the makings of a lifelong friend. Then there is the city itself—a crossroad of cultures and traditions woven together through time that make it feel like anything’s possible. Also, there’s something hunting people on the outskirts of town…

As the disappearances start piling up, Sam and Lielet decide they might be the only ones willing to do anything about it. But as these two young friends bravely strike out into the dark on an exciting new adventure, they soon find that the night has teeth.

Little Girls, OGN (ISBN: 978-1-5343-1059-9) hits comics shops on Wednesday, March 26th and bookstores on Tuesday April 2nd. It can be pre-ordered via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Indiebound, and Indigo.

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