This Week’s Comics: Baba Yaga’s Nine Lives
It’s a small list for the first of the month, but there are still plenty of good stories to choose from. IDW Publishing releases the collected trade of their first original Powerpuff Girls series, Super Smash-Up. BOOM! Studios is all about Regular Show, while Marvel piles on the kid-friendly titles with the Avengers, X-men, and Guardians of the Galaxy all being represented.
Regular Show #26 (Cover A Afonso Ferreira), $3.99
Regular Show #26 (Cover B Terry Blas), $3.99
Regular Show Volume 2 Noir Means Noir Buddy GN, $14.99
Baba Yaga’s Assistant GN, $16.99 **Weekly Pick**
Bat-Mite #3 (Of 6), $2.99
Looney Tunes #226, $2.99
Scratch9 Cat Of Nine Worlds TP, $24.99 **Weekly Pick**
My Little Pony Friends Forever #19 (Cover A Amy Mebberson), $3.99
Powerpuff Girls Super Smash-Up Volume 1 TP, $19.99
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad #5 (Of 5)(Marcio Takara Regular Cover), $3.99
Giant-Size Little Marvel AvX #3 (Skottie Young Regular Cover), $3.99
Groot #3 (Declan Shalvey Regular Cover), $3.99
Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble Season Two #10, $2.99
Baba Yaga’s Assistant GN – Candlewick Press brings the story of a Russian folklore icon to Western readers. Masha is not like other children. She needs an adventure, so she braves a haunted wood filled with terrifying beasties to match wits with the witch Baba Yaga. Armed with the many things her grandma taught her, she gets into Baba Yaga’s house-on-chicken-legs, intent on becoming her assistant. To earn her place, Masha must pass a series of tests, outfox a territorial bear, and make dinner—despite children being on the menu. With a smart female lead and a strange and spooky witch to outwit, this is a title tweens will love.
Scratch9 Cat Of Nine Worlds TP – Scratch9 is back with a whole new adventure. Scratch, the cat with the ability to summon any of his nine lives, is in a bit of a fix. His evil opposite Strick has sent him back in time to the ice age. While his ability won’t help against Strick, he’s gonna need it as he claws his way through history to get back to his best girl Penelope and make the world safe again. This trade paperback is Scratch9’s first full-length graphic novel, continuing his exploits from the floppy comics. In the tradition of such animal superheroes as Mighty Mouse, Underdog, and the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoons, Scratch9 is an exciting adventure readers of all ages will enjoy.
Images © Candlewick Press and Hermes Press 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!
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