INTERVIEW: Gene Luen Yang on Being Named National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature

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The author of American Born Chinese sits down to talk with us about his new role as the first comics alumnus to hold the prestigious position of ambassador of young people’s literature.

Preview: Archie’s Many Loves Get Twisted in BETTY & VERONICA COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #239

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  Love is in the air at Riverdale, and Archie, Betty, and Veronica are breathing deeply!  Valerie from the Josie & the Pussycats band has caught Archie’s eye this Valentine’s Day, but Betty and Veronica have something to say about that.  Check out the Comics Beat’s exclusive preview of Betty & Veronica Comics Double Digest #239! […]

New canon? Website attempts to list 100 Best Comics of the First Half of the 2010s

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I’ve heard some pretty strong arguments against having any “canon” in comics, and I tend to agree. What canon there is is mostly defined by the strong tradition of comics strips to superheroes to undergrounds, as exemplified by the Masters of American Comics show of a decade ago. I think a few old farts still argue about the Comics Journal’s Top 100 Comics of the Twentieth Century, but we’ve come a long way in just 15 years. These canons just aren’t diverse enough to reflect where comics have gone in just a very short time.