Occulted | This Week’s Comics
Occulted from Iron Circus Comics tops this week’s list of new comics, manga, and graphic novels for readers 12 and under, along with a new horror anthology from First Second Books. Other highlights include Dear Rosie from Crown Books For Young Readers. IDW Publishing celebrates the 40th Anniversary of My Little Pony with a Special #1 comic of decades-spanning stories, while Little Brown Ink releases the graphic novel Buzzing.
Sort Of Super Volume 1 The Magma Cup GN, $13.99
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Archie Showcase Jumbo Digest #14 Archie And Friends Christmas In July, $9.99
CROWN BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
Dear Rosie GN, $13.99
Steve L. McEvil Volume 2 Steve L. McEvil And The Second Wind HC, $13.99
Batman And Scooby-Doo Mysteries #10 (Cover A Dario Brizuela), $2.99
Looney Tunes #273 (Cover A Derek Fridolfs), $2.99
FIRST SECOND BOOKS
Eerie Tales From The School Of Screams GN, $14.99 **Weekly Pick**
Pea Bee And Jay The Big Bully GN, $8.99
My Little Pony 40th Anniversary Special #1 (Cover A Keisha Okafor), $8.99
Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Complete Adventures TP, $14.99
IRON CIRCUS COMICS
Occulted GN, $15.00 **Weekly Pick**
LITTLE BROWN INK
Buzzing GN, $12.99
TOKYOPOP – DISNEY MANGA
Night Before Christmas Battle The For Pumpkin King #4 (Of 5)(Cover A Deborah Allo), $4.99
Kirby Manga Mania Volume 6 GN, $9.99
Occulted GN – Iron Circus Comics releases a graphic memoir about the power of literary freedom. In 1997, the comet Hale-Bopp soared across the sky. To Amy Rose, who was raised in a cult located near the Heaven’s Gate compound, it was supposed to be the start of an amazing new future. Instead, it brought news of a horrible tragedy. Sent away from her mother and the temple by the acerbic and emotionally manipulative leader, Amy lived off-site, forbidden from going to school or visiting the library because the leader told her there was nothing to learn about a world that was going to end. But with news of the deaths, Amy heard a new word that explained everything: cult. Risking everything, she goes on secret trips to an abandoned, off-limits library that teaches her everything she was not meant to know. That the community she grew up in was built on a lie, and that to escape, banned books could give her all the information she needed to escape. This inspiring tale of bravery and rebellion is just what readers need right now.
Eerie Tales From The School Of Screams GN – First Second Books releases a middle grade horror anthology that will scare and delight. Davis and Emily know that school can not only be tough and scary, but also eerie. But it’s not because of the tough tests or merciless vice principal. School is scary because their teacher wants her students to present the spookiest, most chilling stories they can think of to the class. With five horrifying stories, including “The Face in the Forest” and “The Village that Vanished,” readers should be ready to have their skeletons scared out of their skin! Fans of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Goosebumps! will love this new anthology.
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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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