Stories of the Islands | This Week’s Comics
Stories of the Islands from Holiday House tops this week’s list of new comics, manga, and graphic novels for readers 12 and under, along with a graphic novel from 1First Comics. Other highlights include Science Comics: Frogs: Awesome Amphibians. Keenspot Entertainment releases the second issue of Happy Astronaut while Marvel Comics releases a new It’s Jeff! Collection, The Jeff-Verse #1.
Witchfinder General’s Intern HC GN, $21.99 **Weekly Pick**
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
World Of Betty And Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #30, $9.99
Ranger Academy #2 (Cover A Miguel Mercado), $3.99
DARK HORSE COMICS
Avatar The Last Airbender Azula In The Spirit Temple Volume 0 TP, $12.99
FIRST SECOND BOOKS
History Comics World War II Fight On The Home Front GN, $12.99
Science Comic Frogs Awesome Amphibians GN, $12.99
Stories Of The Islands GN, $14.99 **Weekly Pick**
My Little Pony #18 (Cover A Agnes Garbowska), $3.99
My Little Pony Camp Bighoof #4 (Cover A Kate Sherron), $3.99
Happy Astronaut #2 (Cover A Matt Rodgers), $5.99
Witch Hat Atelier Kitchen Volume 1 GN, $12.99
It’s Jeff The Jeff-Verse #1 (Cover A Gurihiru), $5.99
Asterix Papercutz Edition Volume 40 Asterix And The White Iris GN, $9.99
School For Extraterrestrial Girls Volume 1 Girl On Fire GN, $12.99
Doom’s Day Camp The Story Eater GN, $13.99
Middle Distance A Graphic Memoir GN, $19.99
SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT
My Cat Is Such A Weirdo Volume 1 GN, $15.99
Yokai Cats Volume 6 GN, $14.99
Stories Of The Islands GN – Holiday House releases a graphic novel that puts a new spin on three Indonesian folktales. Once upon a time… A princess was cursed to live as a snail. Two sisters were trapped by the father’s wrath, and a mother and daughter faced a hungry giant. If no one comes to save them, how will they get their happily ever after? By saving themselves of course! The girls of these fairy tales don’t need to be saved. Instead they take back their stories as they follow their hopes, dreams, and journeys for independence from malevolent forces, both natural and unnatural. Each tale features spectacular landscapes and deep emotions as they are reimagined for a new generation. It’s also a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection.
Witchfinder General’s Intern HC GN – 1First Comics collects their all-ages magical adventure into a new hardback graphic novel. Drew Jackson’s father didn’t want him to have just any DC summer internship. He wanted him to intern for a Cabinet position. Drew’s fortunes seem to change when he starts his dream summer intern job at the Pentagon in one such position; the United States Witchfinder General. The problem? The Department of Witchfinding is in the sub-sub-sub-basement that everyone’s forgotten again. Because, the U.S. of A. doesn’t need to worry about witches anymore…right? Middle grade readers will enjoy this book of fun ghostly adventures.
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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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