All ages comics and manga for 8/5/09
Not much is going on in the kids comics and manga front this week. It’s mostly just continuing titles and a few trades. Antarctic Press has a trade for it’s first volume of Land of Oz adaptation, and Archie continues it’s popular Sonic the Hedgehog Archives, with vol 11 out this week. The only newcomer to the list is Vizkids adaptation of Dragon Ball, the original saga by Akira Toriyama. Keep reading for more information of this and my other picks.
Land Of Oz Pocket Manga TP Vol 1, $14.95
Betty #181, $2.50
Betty & Veronica Double Digest #173, $3.99
Sonic The Hedgehog Archives TP Vol 11, $7.95
Tales From Riverdale Digest #34, $2.69 ^^AA Pick^^
Finding Nemo Reef Rescue #2 (of 4)(Cover A Amy Mebberson), $2.99
Finding Nemo Reef Rescue #2 (of 4)(Cover B Erica Leigh Currey), $2.99
Muppet Robin Hood #3 (of 4)(Cover A David Petersen), $2.99
Muppet Robin Hood #3 (of 4)(Cover B Christoher Schons), $2.99
Scooby Doo #147, $2.50
Astro Boy Movie Prequel Underground #4 (Cover A), $3.99
Astro Boy Movie Prequel Underground #4 (Cover B), $3.99
Doctor Who Classics Series 2 #9 (Steve Parkhouse Regular Cover), $3.99
Dragon Ball Chapter Book Vol 1 The Adventure Begins, $4.99 ^^AA Pick^^
Dragon Ball Chapter Book Vol 2 Dragon Balls In Danger, $4.99
Hikaru No Go TP Vol 16, $7.95
Legend Of Zelda GN Vol 6 Four Swords Part 1, $7.99
Pokemon Adventures TP Vol 2 (2nd Edition), $7.99
Tales From Riverdale Digest #34 – I’m making this title a pick because it deals with a subject that’s gotten a lot of press lately; texting. Betty is at tennis camp trying to improve her game, but her texting habit may get in the way of her game. Texting is very popular right now, especially with teens. It can be a good way to get quick, short messages to people, but there can be too much of a good thing, and this story sounds like a good example of that. Taking things in moderation is a good lesson for kids to learn about texting, before they start doing things like driving. It’s a good lesson for adults too.
Dragon Ball Chapter Book Vol 1 The Adventure Begins – The manga Dragon Ball has been a huge success in the US, but the book itself has a 13+ rating, leaving a lot of younger kids out of the fun that the original manga provides. Viz has solved this problem by creating a series of chapter books in much the same way as their Naruto series. Goku is a young boy living by himself up in the mountains, untouched by civilization. He lives a simple life, just as his grandfather taught him. One day, a girl named Bulma comes up the mountain searching for something called a dragon ball. By collecting all 7 dragon ball, a great dragon can be summoned who will grant the summoner one wish. Goku has one of these dragon balls. Bulma begs Goku to let her have it, but Goku is unwilling to let the treasure left to him by his late grandfather so easily. The Naruto chapter books did a good job of adapting the manga to a younger audience, and I expect no less from these Dragon Ball chapter books.
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About Lori Henderson
Lori Henderson is a mother of two teenage daughters and an avid reader. She blogs about manga at her personal blog Manga Xanadu as well as contributing and editing for Manga Village. She blogs about all things fandom (mainly Doctor Who) at her other personal blog Fangirl Xanadu. She's been at it so for over 5 years now and counting!
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