It’s the beginning of a new year, and like so many bank accounts, this weeks list is looking very bare. It’s a week for media based books though. DC has their anthology of Cartoon Network-based stories, and Tokyopop has a "cinemanga" of Camp Rock, a popular Disney Channel movie. And I just can’t help not promoting another issue of Doctor Who: Forgotten. This series has been terrific, as it introduces the Doctor’s past as he tried to keep a hold of his future. Really good stuff.
Cartoon Network Block Party #52, $2.50
Doctor Who Forgotten #5 (Nick Roche Regular Cover), $3.99
Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four #43, $2.99 ^^AA Pick^^
Classics Illustrated Deluxe SC Vol 3 Frankenstein, $13.95
Hardy Boys HC Vol 15 Live Free Die Hardy, $12.95
Hardy Boys GN Vol 15 Live Free Die Hardy, $7.95
Camp Rock Cinemanga GN, $7.99
WALKER & COMPANY
Twilight Zone HC The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street, $16.99
Twilight Zone SC The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street, $9.99 ^^AA Pick^^
Twilight Zone HC The Odyssey Of Flight 33, $16.99
Twilight Zone SC The Odyssey Of Flight 33, $9.99
Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four #43 – The Marvel Adventures are titles created for younger audience. They are not part of the larger Marvel Universe, and all stories are self contained. This title takes on Marvel’s First Family. All the Fantastic Four wanted was a nice, quiet weekend at Suite Salem Bed and Breakfast. But strange rooms at the Inn, an unsettling County Fair and Baron Mordo’s stealing of the FF’s essence to animate his gargoyle simulacums make it anything but a vacation! The family dynamics seen in the Fantastic Four is something not seen alot in comics, and are certainly very different from team dynamics. The balance of family and saving the world is not easy to achieve, but can be quite entertaining watch.
Twilight Zone: The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street – Another media-based title, these Twilight Zone stories have the advantage of great writing to carry them. The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street is a classic story and episode. It is a stark look into man’s psyche, and the need we seem to have for an "other" to fight against. Real or not. A mysterious flash causes a power outage on a Saturday afternoon. Soon, the residents of Maple Street are fighting monsters of their own making… Even though it was written with the "red scare" of the 1950′s in mind, the themes in this story can be used in any time period. Both thought provoking and entertaining, this is another title that is a must for a school library.