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Deb Lucke’s ‘Lunch Witch’ Launches Papercutz Line Of Original Kids’ Comics

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All-ages publisher Papercutz announced that it's moving into the original graphic novel business with The Lunch Witch, written and illustrated by Deb Lucke. The Lunch Witch tells the story of Grunhilda, a witch who becomes a school lunch lady when the magic business dries up. The publisher says the title offers a good representation of the type of original work they intend to publish.

Papercutz previously specialized in licensed works, including Garfield, Disney Fairies, Power Rangers, Lego Ninjago, and Nancy Drew, and translations of all-ages European comics, including The Smurfs. The publisher's founder, Terry Nantier, has a strong background in graphic novels as one of the three founders of NBM. Deb Lucke is a writer and illustrator of children's books

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Link Ink: ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’ TV Spot, A ‘Street Fighter’ Toy Kickstarter And Al Jaffee Talks ‘MAD’ Fold-Ins

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Each weekday, ComicsAlliance brings you a carefully selected variety of links from around the web about comics and comics-related media, including movies, video games, toys, and whatever else might be worth noting. Quite frankly, these are items you may just need to know about to have a productive day. Take a look at today's hand-picked links after the jump.

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The New ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ Graphic Novel Returns To 1993 And It’s Just About Morphenomenal [Review]

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I'm going to out on a limb here and say that of all the major comic book news sites, ComicsAlliance is the one that has the most expertise on the subject of the Power Rangers. When the discussion turns to American adaptations of tokusatsu shows where multicolored heroes ride around in giant robots that can do karate, we can speak with an authority that is truly unquestionable. And as a result, we've been pretty interested in the new Mighty Morphin Power Rangers graphic novels from Papercutz ever since they were announced.

Written by Stefan Petrucha with art by PH Marcondes and Laurie E. Smith, the first volume is out now, and while this might sound like faint praise, it's a whole lot better than I was expecting. It might not quite top being Morphenomenal, but it's certainly Morphinabove Average.

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‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,’ ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ And ‘Hello Kitty’ Among Free Comic Book Day 2014 Offerings

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From the looks of what Diamond Comic Distributors has release so far, Free Comic Book Day 2014 on May 3, will once again be a most family-friendly affair.

Diamond unveiled what it's calling its "gold-level title" list today, 12 books from publishers including DC Comics, Marvel, Image, Archie, Dark Horse, Viz Media, Bongo Comics, Boom! Studios and Fantagraphics. The fare is almost all kid-friendly stuff, with Hello Kitty, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Spongebob Squarepants, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and Uncle Scrooge comics all on tap.

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‘WWE Superstars’ #1 Is Straight Up Crazo [Review]

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I've loved pro wrestling almost as long as I've loved comics, but it takes a lot to get me interested in those two things joining together. Books like Super Pro KO and The Legend of Ricky Thunder are absolutely fantastic, don't get me wrong, but when it comes to making comics that are actually based on the real-life stars of World Wrestling Entertainment, I've been burned pretty much every single time. That said, if there's one thing that could've gotten me excited about WWE Superstars, the latest attempt at bringing pro wrestling to the page, it was the announcement that it was being written by one of my all-time favorites, Mick Foley.

That was more than enough to get me to read it, and I'm glad I did, because this book is ridiculously entertaining -- and part of that comes from the fact that it is also one thousand percent bonkers.

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Link Ink: ‘Arrow’ Gets Assassins In Season 2, Buell On ‘Power Rangers’ And ‘Nausicaa 2?’

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Read on for Thursday links aplenty.

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New ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ Comics Coming From Papercutz In May [SDCC 2013]

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With multiple volumes of Power Rangers: Samurai and Power Rangers: Megaforce graphic novels under its belt, Papercutz has turned its attention to the original and perhaps most recognizable property in Americanized tokusatsu: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Come May 2014, the regular Papercutz PR team of writer Stefan Petrucha and artist PH Marcondes will debut their first of many planned MMPR graphic novels -- the first since Marvel and Hamilton's respective miniseries circa 1995.

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Link Ink: DC Domo Tees, Hot ‘Batman ’66′ Toys And New ‘XY’ Pokemon

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Read more for the Monday-iest links of the day.

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Link Ink: ‘The Walking Dead’ At Universal Studios, Digital ‘Tales Designed To Thrizzle’ And A ‘Ninja Turtles’ Update

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Theme Parks: Universal Studios' two theme parks will get their own versions of The Walking Dead Escape from Comic-Con as part of "Universal's Halloween Horror Nights" this fall.

Upcoming: Papercutz will app

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Link Ink: More ‘Marvel Heroes,’ Higgs Boson Explained And Batman’s Taxes

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Gaming: Gazillion's COO David Brevik gives fans their latest look at the Marvel Heroes MMO in the game's first developer diary.

Upcoming: Buck Rogers will return to new comic book adventures from Hermes Press as written and illustrated by Howard Chaykin.

Science: PHD Comics explains this wee

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