Magical Boy | This Week’s Comics
Magical Boy from Graphix tops this week’s list of new comic, manga, and graphic novel releases as well as the final volume in an epic fantasy sci-fi series from Random House Books Young Readers. Other highlights include All My Friends, the final standalone book by Hope Larson from Farrar Straus and Giroux. IDW Publishing has a new Star Wars one-shot The High Republic Adventures Galactic Bake-Off Spectacular, while Papercutz releases Loud House Love Out Loud Special for Valentine’s Day.
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
World Of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #116, $8.99
Power Rangers #15 (Cover A Gerald Parel), $3.99
Looney Tunes #264 (Cover A Derek Fridolfs), $2.99
FARRAR STRAUS AND GIROUX
All My Friends GN, $12.99
Magical Boy Volume 1 GN, $15.99 **Weekly Pick**
Owly Color Edition Volume 4 A Time To Be Brave GN, $10.99
My Little Pony Transformers The Magic Of Cybertron TP, $15.99
Sonic The Hedgehog Volume 9 Chao Races And Badnik Bases TP, $15.99
Star Wars Adventures The Weapon Of A Jedi GN, $9.99
Star Wars The High Republic Adventures Galactic Bake-Off Spectacular #1 (Cover A Jason Loo), $5.99
Asterix Omnibus Papercutz Edition Volume 5 SC, $14.99
Loud House Love Out Loud Special SC, $7.99
Loud House Volume 14 Guessing Games SC, $7.99
Smurf Tales Volume 3 The Crow In Smurfy Grove And Other Stories GN, $14.99
PIXEL + INK
Dolphin Girl Volume 2 Eye Of The Baloney Storm GN, $12.99
RANDOM HOUSE BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
5 Worlds Volume 5 The Emerald Gate GN, $12.99 **Weekly Pick**
Magical Boy Volume 1 GN – Graphix puts its own twist on the Magical Girl genre with this new series. Max, assigned female at birth, is a trans man trying to get through high school as himself. He thought all he had to worry about were classes, crushes, and coming out. But when his mom reveals an eons old family secret, his life is turned upside down. He’s descended from a long line of Magical Girls tasked with defending humanity from a dark, ancient evil! With the help of a sassy feline sidekick and loyal gang of friends, Max must take on his destiny, save the world and become the next Magical Boy. Filled with humor and heart, this fantasy series will appear to comic readers of all ages.
5 Worlds Volume 5 The Emerald Gate GN – Random House Books for Young Readers brings this series to an epic conclusion. Oona, Jax and An Tzu travel to the treacherous world of Grimbo (E), the location of the last beacon. Oona is given a clue to the green beacon’s location when Jax saves an old friend. They embark on their most dangerous journey yet on this strange watery world. But Stan Moon has one more trick up his sleeve as his frightening powers and mysterious connection to An Tzu continue to grow. As the final battle looms, Oona continues to count on her friends, but a terrible betrayal would mean the 5 Worlds would be lost to evil forever. Fans of this highly acclaimed fantasy sci-fi series will not want to miss this final installment.
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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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