Nell Of Gumbling | This Week’s Comics
Nell Of Gumbling My Extremely Normal Fairy-Tale Life tops this week’s list of new comics, manga, and graphic novels for readers 12 and under, along with a new 30th Anniversary issue of the Blue Blur’s best girl. Other highlights include Amulet Books’ Cosmic Adventures of Astrid and Stella Volume 3: Get Outer My Space. Disney Hyperion continues the graphic adaptation of Heroes of Olympus with Volume 3: The Mark of Athena, while Harper Alley releases Lunch Buddies Battle in the Backyard.
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
World Of Betty And Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #29, $9.99
Cosmic Adventures Of Astrid And Stella Volume 3 Get Outer My Space GN, $12.99
Phoebe And Her Unicorn Volume 18 Unicorn For A Day GN, $12.99
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #112 (Cover A Taurin Clarke), $4.99
Heroes Of Olympus Volume 3 The Mark Of Athena GN, $14.99
Lunch Buddies Battle In The Backyard GN, $8.99
My Little Pony #17 (Cover A Brianna Garcia), $3.99
Sonic The Hedgehog Amy’s 30th Anniversary Special #1 (Cover A Aaron Hammerstrom), $5.99 **Weekly Pick**
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Saturday Morning Adventures Continued #5 (Cover A Jack Lawrence), $3.99
Geronimo Stilton Reporter Volume 14 The Gem Gang HC, $9.99
RANDOM HOUSE CHILDRENS BOOKS
Nell Of Gumbling My Extremely Normal Fairy-Tale Life GN, $13.99 Weekly Pick
Clifford The Big Red Dog The Movie Graphic Novel GN, $8.99
TOKYOPOP – DISNEY MANGA
Night Before Christmas The Battle For Pumpkin King TP, $15.99
Kara Guardian Of The Realms #8 (Of 11), $4.99
Nell Of Gumbling My Extremely Normal Fairy-Tale Life GN – Random House Children’s Books releases a new graphic novel-diary hybrid about a girl and her perfectly average magical life. The Magical Land of Gumbling might seem like something out of a fairy tail, but to Nell Starkeeper, it’s just home. As she prepares to start seventh grade, she dreams of getting the apprenticeship with the world-famous artist Wiz Bravo. But these dreams are dashed when she’s instead matched with boring old Mrs. Birdneck in the town archives while her rival, the perfect Leabelle, gets to work with Wiz, something mean girl Viola won’t let Nell forget. Things seem to go from bad to worse as her best friend Myra, a fairy, is more interested in hanging out with Leabelle and saving the town from strangers who keep talking about turning Gumbling into a fancy resort than being friends with Nell anymore. Nell must somehow find a way to save everything that makes her world magical, while figuring out where she belongs in it. Author Emma Steinkellner is also the creator of the graphic novel The Okay Witch.
Sonic The Hedgehog Amy’s 30th Anniversary Special #1 – IDW Publishing continues the celebrations for Sonic the Hedgehog with an issue featuring Amy Rose. Amy and her woodland friends are having a picnic where she shows them her Fortune Cards. The first card foretells danger as Metal Sonic interrupts the party. In order to save her friends and stop Dr. Eggman, she must use her cards as a guide. Step aside Sonic, as this cool, sweet and pink hedgehog not only saves the day, but still makes it back in time for tea! Fans of Amy Rose will love seeing this classic character getting the spotlight with a story of her own.
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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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