Ben Mortara and the Thieves of the Golden Table | This Week’s Comics
Ben Mortara and the Thieves of the Golden Table from Source Point Press tops this week’s list of new comics, manga, and graphic novels for readers 12 and under along with a new graphic novel series from Amulet Books. Other highlights include the second volume of Bright Family from Andrews McMeel, Family Vacation. First Second Books releases a new volume of Science Comics, The Periodic Table of Elements Understanding the Building Blocks of Everything while Knopf Books for Young Readers introduce a new graphic novel series with volume 1 of Meesh The Bad Demon.
Batcat Volume 1 GN, $13.99 **Weekly Pick**
Bright Family Volume 2 Family Vacation GN, $12.99
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Archie Decades The 1960s TP, $11.99
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #106 (Cover A Taurin Clarke), $3.99
Gargoyles #4 (Cover A David Nakayama), $3.99
FIRST SECOND BOOKS
Science Comics The Periodic Table Of Elements Understanding The Building Blocks Of Everything GN, $12.99
Travis Daventhorpe For The Win Volume 1 GN, $13.99
Dog Man Volume 11 Twenty Thousand Fleas Under The Sea GN, $14.99
Godzilla Best Of King Ghidorah #1 (Cover A James Biggie), $6.99
KNOPF BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
Meesh The Bad Demon Volume 1 GN, $13.99
RANDOM HOUSE BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
Pacey Packer Unicorn Tracker Volume 1 GN, $7.99
Pacey Packer Unicorn Tracker Volume 4 Dragon Rider GN, $7.99
SOURCE POINT PRESS
Adventures Of Cthulhu Jr. And Friends TP, $19.99
Ben Mortara And The Thieves Of The Golden Table #1 (Of 4), $4.99 **Weekly Pick**
El Toro And Friends Volume 6 Tacos Today HC, $12.99
Kara Guardian Of The Realms #2 (Of 11), $3.99
Batcat Volume 1 GN – Amulet Books releases a new graphic novel series about accepting yourself. Batcat loves being all alone. Up in their tree house on Spooky Island, they pass the time playing video games, watching TV and stargazing. They aren’t bothered by others asking them annoying questions or hogging their controller or remote. But when an annoying, ice cream-stealing ghost starts haunting them, all they want it the unwanted guest gone permanently. A visit to the local Island Witch gets them a Ghost-B-Gone spell, but they run into trouble trying to gather the ingredients. The bats in the Cavernous Caves won’t help because they’re too round to be a bat, and the cats of the Whispering Cemetery will help only if they commit to being a true cat. But Batcat is neither, and that’s what makes them special, right? This new series for emerging readers shows being in between is perfectly alright.
Ben Mortara And The Thieves Of The Golden Table #1 (Of 4) – Source Point Press introduces a new globe-trotting adventurer in the vein of Indiana Jones. Archaeology Professor Ben Mortara is presented with a career-defining opportunity. If he can solve the mystery of the magical Map of Solomon, the location of a powerful treasure, the Golden Table of Solomon would be revealed. However, the ancient artifact with unusual and valuable powers is being sought after by many other forces that seek the treasure and its power for themselves. Ben, with the help of a mysterious benefactor and his trusty and resourceful assistant Salman, set out to explore ancient palaces and secret chambers in search of the map. With a mix of action and fantasy, middle school readers will enjoy this thrilling adventure.
Filed under: All Ages
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