Super Boba Café | This Week’s Comics
Super Boba Café Volume 1 from Amulet Books tops this week’s list of new comics, manga, and graphic novels for readers 12 and under, along with a new graphic novel from Dark Horse Comics. Other highlights include Look On the Bright Side from First Second Books. Oni Press releases Secrets of Camp Whatever Volume 3: The Witching Hour, while Tundra Books releases Pluto Rocket Volume 2: Joe Pidge Flips A Lid.
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Volume 18 No Brainer HC, $14.99
Super Boba Cafe Volume 1 GN, $16.99 **Weekly Pick**
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Archie Giant Comics Shimmer TP, $10.99
Archie Milestones Jumbo Digest #22 Jughead Christmas Special, $9.99
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #113 (Cover A Taurin Clarke), $4.99
DARK HORSE COMICS
Turtle Bread A Graphic Novel About Baking Fitting In And The Power Of Friendship GN, $19.99 **Weekly Pick**
Gargoyles #10 (Cover A David Nakayama), $3.99
Negaduck #2 (Cover A Jae Lee), $3.99
FIRST SECOND BOOKS
Look On The Bright Side GN, $14.99
My Little Pony Best Of Applejack #1 (Cover A Brenda Hickey), $6.99
Sonic The Hedgehog Volume 15 Urban Warfare TP, $16.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Saturday Morning Adventures Continued #6 (Cover A Jack Lawrence), $3.99
Secrets Of Camp Whatever Volume 3 The Witching Hour TP, $17.99
Ralph Azham Volume 4 The Dying Flame GN, $14.99
Pluto Rocket Volume 2 Joe Pidge Flips A Lid GN, $9.99
Super Boba Cafe Volume 1 GN – Amulet Books releases a graphic novel about a secret teashop, an earthquake-causing monster, and a magical summer for one girl. Aria is the granddaughter of Jing Li, the owner of a sleepy independent boba café. She believes her grandmother needs help getting customers to the café, when really, Jing Li is the keeper of the monster of San Francisco. To keep it appeased, she must spend nine hours a day preparing a giant boba to feed it. When Aria posts news of the café and Jing’s new kittens on social media, the café becomes overrun. The more Nainai (Grandma) Li tries to keep the café closed, the more demand increases. She finally relents, but the hill monster is left hungry and small earthquakes start to plague the city. Now, it’s up to Aria to try to reason with the monster without either becoming its new favorite meal or causing the Big One! This title is perfect for fans of Snapdragon and Front Desk.
Turtle Bread: A Graphic Novel About Baking, Fitting In, and The Power of Friendship – Dark Horse Comics releases the debut graphic novel from author and star of The Great British Bake-Off Kim-Joy. Yan is looking for a place to belong. Her struggles with social anxiety and low self-esteem make it hard for her to maintain a job or relationships. When she stumbles on the Baking Club, she takes the chance to join, hoping to share her passion with people who love baking as much as she does. Intimidated at first, Yan soon discovers that she’s not the only one struggling with mental health issues and that her friends may need her just as much as she needs them. This touching story about community, healing, and finding yourself also features recipes for some of Kim-Joy’s favorite bakes!
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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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