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All ages comics and manga list for 2/11/09

It’s a decent showing this week, coming on the heels of NYCC.  There are plenty of mystery titles to sate that hunger with Cinebook, Papercutz, and new to the list publisher Transfuzion bring out old favorites and new sleuths.  Doctor Who Classics continues with its latest issue as well as Marvel’s adaptation of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz.  Keep watching MAD Magazine as well, as it prepares to hit the big 500!

Archie & Friends #128, $2.25
Betty & Veronica Double Digest #168, $3.69
Sonic The Hedgehog #197, $2.25

Blake & Mortimer GN Strange Encounter, $15.95  ^^AA Pick^^

Cartoon Network Action Pack #34, $2.50
MAD Magazine #499, $4.99
Super Friends #12, $2.50

Doctor Who Classics Series 2 #3 (Dave Gibbons Regular Cover), $3.99

Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #48, $2.99
Marvel Adventures Super Heroes #8, $2.99
Wonderful Wizard Of Oz #3 (of 8), $3.99

Hardy Boys HC Vol 15 Live Free Die Hardy, $12.95

Mr Holmes & Dr Watson Their Strangest Cases GN, $17.99  ^^AA Pick^^


Blake & Mortimer GN Strange Encounter – This is another title from Cinebook of European origin, and created in Post WWII, but the premise is still relevant today.  Professor Philip Mortimer, a nuclear physicist and Captain Francis Blake, head of MI-5, the British version of the FBI, investigate extraordinary objects and phenomena, all in the realm of science.  Much like Fringe or Eleventh Hour.  In this volume, Blake and Mortimer go to America to investigate a 177-year old body which appears to have only died recently.  Aliens are hinted at with the appearance of Men in Black with laser guns, and lights appearing from the sky.  Anyone interested in strange phenomena, UFOs or X-Files-like shows will no doubt enjoy this book.

Mr. Holmes & Dr. Watson Their Strangest Cases GN – I’m a big mystery fan, and love reading Sherlock Holmes mysteries, especially when I was in Middle School.  This book is a collection of comic strips detailing some of the more unusual cases of the Greatest Detective in the World.  Holmes and Watson face up against a thumbless voodoo priest, a spectral pirate, a Victorian vampire and the return of Hound of the Baskervilles!  These strips add a touch of the supernatural to the Master Detective’s repertoire.  Drawn by the legendary artist Gil Kane, the art is sure to please as well as the stories.  Both Mystery lovers and fans of the supernatural will find something to enjoy in this book.

Lori Henderson About Lori Henderson

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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    Intriguing Books Present African-American Heroes
    by Lee Littlewood

    Black History Month is an excellent time to introduce children to heroes, who helped abolish oppression for many African-Americans. These books are not only informative, but absorbing and entertaining as well.

    “Ain’t Nothing But a Man: My Quest to Find the Real John Henry” by Scott Reynolds Nelson with Marc Aronson; National Geographic; 64 pages; $18.99.

    “John Henry told the captain, ‘A man ain’t nothing but a man. Before I let your steam drill beat me down, I’ll …

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    Posted by: Paul Armstong
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    Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:21 AM

    A great Children’s book for Black History Month is Shackles by SC Poet Laureate Marjory Wentworth. It starts out as an adventure story – when three boys start digging up the back yard for Pirate treatuse. As they live outside of Charleston, SC there’s all kinds of history in the ground. And what they unearth are shackles from the Slavery Era. Set on Sullivan’s Island, where Toni Morrision recently visited to commemorate the millions of slaves who were thrown there up arriving in America (some estimate as much as 1/2 of the entire Slave trade landed here making it the Ellis Ilsand for many African Americans) And so, the boys – Caucasian all – are sent by their mother to ask Mr. Brown, an African American neighbor, who can explain the history of his people. A real gem!

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