This Week’s New Comics: Crossover Craziness
Weather the April showers with some of the collected editions coming out this week! DC Comics releases the final volume of the Tiny Titans series with #8. Marvel Comics has a hard cover edition of their adaptation of Road to Oz, and finally, the long awaited full color omnibus of Osamu Tezuka’s Unico comes out this week from Digital Manga Publishing. This title was funded through the crowd-sourcing site Kickstarter and gained so many backers that DMP could add two more all ages titles, Astrocat and Triton of the Sea. Watch for those titles in the coming months.
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Jughead’s Double Digest #191, $3.99
Kevin Keller #8 (Bill Galvan Variant Cover), $2.99
Kevin Keller #8 (Dan Parent Regular Cover), $2.99
Mega Man #24 (Patrick Spaziante Regular Cover), $2.99 ^^AA PIck^^
Mega Man #24 (Team Mega Man Variant Cover), $2.99
Mega Man #24 (Team Sonic Variant Cover), $2.99
Adventure Time With Fionna And Cake #4 (Of 6)(Cover A Natasha Allegri), $3.99
Adventure Time With Fionna And Cake #4 (Of 6)(Cover B Terry Blas & Kimball Davis), $3.99
Bravest Warriors #7 (Cover A Tyson Hesse), $3.99
Bravest Warriors #7 (Cover B Nick Edwards), $3.99
Garfield #12 (Cover A Gary Barker), $3.99
Batman Li’l Gotham #1 (Dustin Nguyen Regular Cover), $2.99 ^^AA Pick^^
Tiny Titans Volume 8 Aw Yeah Titans TP, $12.99
DIGITAL MANGA PUBLISHING
Unico GN, $34.95
Disney Pixar Cars Magazine #13 (Disney Publishing Worldwide), $4.99
Marvel Super Heroes #8 (Disney Publishing Worldwide), $4.99
Oz Road To Oz HC, $24.99
UNITED PLANKTON PICTURES
SpongeBob Comics #19, $2.99
Mega Man #24 – Archie Comics brings together their two video game icons in the biggest crossover event of the year! Sonic the Hedgehog, the Blue Blur, meets Mega Man, the Blue Bomber, for the first time, and it’s an all out battle! Considering the way they are going at each other, it may also be their last! Why are these two heroes trying to take each other down? Only their respective villains, Drs. Eggman and Wily, know, and they’re not talking. They’re loving every minute of it! Get in on the action with this first issue and pick your side; Team Sonic or Team Mega Man. Sonic the Hedgehog is a perennial favorite and Mega Man moved quickly to join his fellow video game icon. This is a must for any elementary or teen library or collection. Video game lovers should check this out as well!
Batman Li’l Gotham #1 – This all-ages digital first series from DC Comics finally comes to print! It’s Batman, Robin and the rest of the Gothamites as they take on a different holiday every month. This first issue starts with Batman teaching Robin about the true meaning of Halloween. Then it’s Thanksgiving. Batman, Robin and the families of Gotham City gather around the table for a holiday feast, but it is interrupted by a march against the city by the birds of Gotham, led by the Penguin! This print issue collects the first two issues of the digital comic. This series has been getting a lot of good buzz with both kids and adults who enjoy the fun stories and beautiful water-colored art. Definitely pick up up this series, in print or digital, if you are a Batman fan or have fans in your home.
Images © Archie Comics and DC Comics respectively.
Filed under: All Ages
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!
SLJ Blog Network
A Podcast Experiment: SPEED ROUND w/ Marla Frazee, Dan Santat, Doug Salati, and Amina Luqman-Dawson.
Review of the Day: There Was a Party for Langston, King of Letters by Jason Reynolds, ill. Jerome and Jarrett Pumphrey
Spider-Man Fake Red | Review
Back in the (Literary) Saddle, a guest post by Jessica Burkhart
The Classroom Bookshelf is Moving