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Teen Detective ‘Goldie Vance’ Is Coming From Hope Larson and Brittney Williams

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The teen detective genre is getting a shot in the arm with the announcement of Goldie Vance, a miniseries written by Hope Larson, who recently adapted Madeline L'Engle's A Wrinkle In Time, with art by Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat's Brittney Williams. The series comes this April from BoomBox, Boom Studios' "Hey talented people, do what you want" imprint.

The series follows 16-year-old Marigold "Goldie" Vance, who lives in a Florida resort managed by her father, and hopes to become the resort's resident detective.

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Jason Mantzoukas to Write ‘Battling Boy’ Movie

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Actor/writer Jason Mantzoukas has been tapped to write the screenplay for a Paramount/Plan B motion picture based on Battling Boy, the 2013 graphic novel by Paul Pope. You may best know Mantzoukas as an actor from The League, or his recurring roles on shows like Parks and Recreation and Transparent, or as a podcaster on How Did This Get Made? As a writer his credits include a couple of episodes of The League, as well as several episodes of Children's Hospital and, fascinatingly, the Ice Cube/Kevin Hart vehicle Ride Along (but not its upcoming sequel).

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Andy Hirsch Takes Squabbling Siblings To The Old West In ‘Varmints’ [Exclusive]

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The Old West probably wasn't a great place to be a kid, but that's never stopped it seeming like the perfect place for kids to have adventures. That's certainly part of the appeal of Andy Hirsch's upcoming middle-grade graphic novel Varmints, from First Second. Originally created as a webcomic, Varmints sees the bickering brother-and-sister team of Opie and Ned using all their wits to take on a crime kingpin in an effort to avenge their Ma.

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Marvel Editor Sana Amanat Talks Ms. Marvel and Trump on ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’

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Marvel editor Sana Amanat was on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Tuesday night, where she talked to Meyers about her own history as a comics fan, the importance of representation, and what Kamala Khan might have to say to Donald Trump.

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Thirty Names, Without One Woman: Comic Book Creators Withdraw from Nomination for the Angouleme Grand Prix in Protest

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The Angoulême Grand Prix is a prestigious lifetime achievement award for comic book creators; this week, the Festival d’ Angoulême announced the 30 nominees for 2016, the Grand Prix’s 43rd year, and already several have withdrawn their names from consideration. The reason? Of the thirty nominees, not one was a woman.

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Reading with Mr. Ambassador: Gene Luen Yang Is First Graphic Novelist to Be Named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

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The Library of Congress, the Children's Book Council, and Every Child a Reader announced this week that Gene Luen Yang has been appointed the fifth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. An Eisner Award winner for The Eternal Smile and American Born Chinese, a Printz Award winner for American Born Chinese, a two-time National Book Award Finalist for American Born Chinese and Boxers and Saints, and current writer of DC Comics’ Superman, Yang is the first graphic novelist to hold the post.

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KaBoom Announces Ongoing ‘Over the Garden Wall’ Series

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This April, Boom Studios' all-ages imprint KaBoom is launching Over The Garden Wall as an ongoing series, written by Jim Campbell and show writer Amalia Levari, with art by Campbell and Cara McGee. Over the Garden Wall began life as an animated miniseries created by Patrick McHale for Cartoon Network, which led to a one-shot tie-in comic from Kaboom, which led in turn to a comic miniseries, and now this ongoing book.

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Comics Alliance Best of 2015: All the Winners

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We asked you to vote for the best comics, creators, and more in 2015, and over the last few weeks we've been sharing the results. Now you can check out all the winners in one place!

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James Gunn Says ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Is ‘One of the Best Marvel Movies Ever’

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Earlier today we posted Disney’s new behind-the-scenes featurette from the super-secret set of Captain America: Civil War, but how about some intel from someone who has already seen the film? Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has not only had the pleasure of seeing Civil War (likely an unfinished cut), but he thinks it’s one of the best Marvel movies…ever.

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‘Hellboy In Hell’ Comes To An End In 2016

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Since 2012, Hellboy has been making his way through the afterlife, but next year, it looks like his time in Hell is coming to an end. In an interview at Vulture, Mike Mignola revealed that Hellboy In Hell, the latest chapter of the ongoing narrative chronicling the life (and death) of the BPRD's most celebrated agent, will end at #10, and that he has no immediate plans for another comics project thereafter.

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