This Week’s Comics: Power Puff Ares
Gaming comics are really becoming a thing, as seen on this week’s list of new releases. Archie Comics has a slew of Sonics, with Boom, Universe, and a trade collecting the story “The Chase.” Also out is the eighth volume trade of Mega Man, and Skylanders finishes its first mini-series from IDW.
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Betty And Veronica Friends Comics Digest #242, $4.99
Betty And Veronica Comics Digest #230, $4.99
Mega Man Volume 8 Redemption TP, $11.99
Sonic Boom #4 (Tracy Yardley Regular Cover), $3.99
Sonic Boom #4 (Diana Skelly Sticks With Stones Being Chased By Bones Variant Cover), $3.99
Sonic The Hedgehog Volume 2 The Chase TP, $12.99
Sonic Universe Volume 8 Scourge Lockdown TP, $11.99
Bart Simpson #94, $2.99
Abigail And The Snowman #2 (Of 4)(Cover A Roger Landridge), $3.99
Adventure Time #36 (Cover A Justin Hillgrove), $3.99
Adventure Time #36 (Cover B Ale Giorini), $3.99
Amazing World Of Gumball 2015 Special #1 (Cover A Evan Palmer), $4.99
Amazing World Of Gumball 2015 Special #1 (Cover B Missy Pena), $4.99
Olympians Volume 7 Ares The Bringer Of War SC, $9.99 **Weekly Pick**
Angry Birds Comics #8 (Cover A Marco Gervasio), $3.99
Angry Birds Transformers #3 (Of 4)(Cover A Marcelo Ferreira), $3.99
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #27 (Cover A Andy Price), $3.99
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #27 (Cover B Tony Fleecs), $3.99
Powerpuff Girls Super Smash-Up #1 (Of 6)(Cover A Derek Charm), $3.99 **Weekly Pick**
Skylanders #5 (Of 5)(Cover A Fico Ossio), $3.99
Super Dinosaur Volume 4 TP, $12.99
Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man Web Warriors #3, $2.99
Olympians Volume 7 Ares The Bringer Of War – First Second goes to war with the Olympian Ares. The seventh volume of this series focuses on Ares, the god of war, at the end of the fabled Trojan War. While the humans tried to end their ten-year-long battle over a woman, the gods are fighting their own battles—especially Athena and Ares, the two warrior gods whose battle strategies are as different as day and night. This is another strong entry in an already great series. The perspective on the Trojan war is different from what is usually shown, and Ares is a more interesting character than you might think. Check out a preview at the link and my full review here.
Powerpuff Girls Super Smash-Up #1 – IDW keeps the Cartoon Network Crossover Craziness going. With the Super Secret Crisis War over, the Powerpuff Girls relax with a rare VIP tour of Dexter’s Laboratory. Dee Dee, up to her usual antics, accidentally activates Dexter’s newest invention, and the fate of the entire multiverse is suddenly at stake! Then Courage the Cowardly Dog gets a bonus story by Jeremy Whitley, creator of the Glyph- and Eisner-nominated Princeless. In the vein of great team-ups such as Batman: Brave and the Bold and Scooby-Doo, the Powerpuff Girls are teaming up with more of your favorite Cartoon Network characters, including some that weren’t in the Super Secret Crisis War. Fans of PPG and CN will want to scoop this issue up!
Images © First Second and IDW Publishing
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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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