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First Second Books to Teach Kids About History Through Comics

First Second Books to Teach Kids About History Through Comics

First Second Books has announced a new line of comics aimed at middle grade readers and focusing on notable events in American history, aptly titled History Comics. The School Library Journal had the official PR on the comics, which are set to start hitting stores in 2020 and serve as a compliment to First Second’s […]

First Second May 2018 Solicits

Animus, Chasma Knights, and This One Summer: First Second May 2018 Solicits

New graphic novels Animus, by Antoine Revoy, Chasma Knights, by Kate Reed Petty and Boya Sun, and This One Summer, by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki, are getting releases through First Second this May. Details below. MAR181662 ANIMUS GN VOL 01 (W/A/CA) Antoine Revoy Two children confront the sinister forces residing in a haunted playground in this horror-manga-inflected graphic novel from artist Antoine Revoy. The residents of a quiet Japanese neighborhood […]

First Second March 2018 Solicits: Comics Friends Forever Plus New Graphic Novels

Comics Friends Forever is a celebration of comics being published by First Second Comics for Free Comic Book Day 2018. Plus, new graphic novels Brazen, New Shoes, and, Science Comics: Robots & Drones. All of this is brought to you by their March 2018 solicits. Details below. JAN180005 FCBD 2018 COMICS FRIENDS FOREVER (A) Vera Brosgol & Various […]

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First Second Books To Publish Tillie Walden’s ‘On A Sunbeam’ Webcomic

First Second Books has announced a print edition of On A Sunbeam, the critically acclaimed webcomic by rising star cartoonist Tillie Walden. ON A SUNBEAM is finally seeing print. Coming out as a book next fall from @01FirstSecond in the US!!! https://t.co/L9AmRvXQJy — Tillie Walden (@TillieWalden) October 2, 2017 The news was announced in an […]



Galleys Of Faith Erin Hicks’ Nameless City At SDCC From First Second

Next year, First Second will be publishing The Nameless City, a graphic novel trilogy from Faith Erin Hicks. An unlikely friendship forms between Nameless City native Rat, and Kai, whose country has recently conquered her city.  The two of them must find common ground between their cultures and foil a sinister conspiracy.  Hicks has created […]


Cooking Up An Undead Romance – Talking With Andi Watson

By Cameron Hatheway On February 24th, Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula  by Andi Watson debuts from First Second Books. Revolving around an overworked princess finding help in the unlikeliest of places, Watson takes the reader on a journey throughout the Underworld with werewolves, mummies, and fantastical dishes aplenty. Watson was nice enough to answer some […]

Heart-Wrenching Realities In Hidden: A Child’s Story Of The Holocaust

From First Second, Hidden: A Child’s Story of the Holocaust written by Loic Dauvillier, with illustrations by Marc Lizano caught my eye because I’ve gravitated to the subject matter for many years. The sweet simplistic style of the book is very reminiscent of a children’s book. However, what lies inside, is a heart-wrenching tale filled […]

Bleeding Cool’s 11 Best Graphic Novels Of 2014

By Rich Johnston and Hannah Means-Shannon Following on from last year’s “Best” lists to create a Bleeding Cool tradition, Rich Johnston and Hannah Means-Shannon put their heads together to pick out the landmark works in the comics medium of 2014, here specifically presenting the best graphic novels. This category has been delineated based on personal […]



Things To Do In New York And Philadelphia This Week If You Like Comics

Tuesday, September 16th The ninety-ninth meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 7 pm at Parsons The New School, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room (off the lobby). The event is free and open to the public. Presentations will be by Mana Neyestani […]

Orbiting Around Wayward, POP, Silver Surfer, Sundowners, GI Joe Vs. Transformers, And Andre The Giant With Jamie Smart Of Moose Kid Comics

[audio:http://www.orbitalcomics.com/images/blog/The-Orbiting-Pod-Episode-163.mp3] Bleeding Cool welcomes back The Orbiting Pod, the podcast of Orbital Comics in London. They say: Welcome to Episode 163 of The Orbiting Pod! This week, we stray off he path and go Wayward #1, check the charts for the latest POP #1, call it a night with Silver Surfer #5, talk it out […]


Farel Dalrymple’s The Wrenchies Is A Beautifully Brutal Masterpiece

By Cameron Hatheway In a post-apocalyptic world where demons, zombies and agents of the damned roam the earth, only one gang known as the Wrenchies are brave enough to kick evil’s ass and save what’s left of humanity. Oh, and they’re only a bunch of kids. In The Wrenchies from First Second Books (due out […]

First Second To Publish Bastien Vivès’ Last Man Series

Bastien Vivès‘ graphic novel published earlier this year, Polina, a ballet epic set in Moscow and Berlin was a bit of a smash hit, especially in bookstores after picking up stellar reviews. Now his manga-esque series Last Man, first published in 2013 and now onto its fourth volume has been picked up by First Second to be translated into […]


James Kochalka’s Glorkian Warrior Delivers Fun

By Cameron Hatheway When destiny calls, will you pick up the phone and answer? One brave Glorkian Warrior does, and the rest of his evening unfolds into a wild adventure of epic proportions while delivering a peanut butter and clam pizza (don’t knock it until you’ve tried it). James Kochalka first came up with the […]