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All ages comics and manga list for 2/18/09

Lori Henderson

It’s another short week, but it definitely not short on good titles!  Sabrina Vol 2 (the Manga as it’s been called) ends it 40 issue run this week.  It’s been very popular, and lot of people will be sorry to see it go.  Watch for trades to add to your library!  Marvel releases it’s all ages version of the Avengers, a title middle school libraries may want to consider adding to their graphic novel collection (see below for more).  And Top Shelf has another hardcover release to help parents and librarians alike with kids who are tough on their books.

ARCHIE COMICS
Archie Double Digest #196, $3.69
Betty & Veronica #240, $2.25
Sabrina Vol 2 #100, $2.25

BONGO COMICS
Simpsons Comics #151, $2.99
Simpsons Comics Treasure Trove #3, $3.99

DC COMICS
Scooby Doo #141, $2.50
Tiny Titans #13, $2.50

MARVEL COMICS
Marvel Adventures Avengers #33, $2.99
Marvel Adventures Avengers TP Vol 8 The New Recruits Digest, $9.99  ^^AA Pick^^
Marvel Adventures Two-In-One #20, $4.99

TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS
Johnny Boo HC Vol 2 Twinkle Power, $9.95  ^^AA Pick^^

Picks:

Marvel Adventures Avengers TP Vol 8 – This trade collects issues 28-31 of the regular series.  Stories include Thor trying to go on a date with Storm, while his father, the Norse god Odin, wants to set him up with a Frost Giant’s daughter, the Avengers try to rescue a cat in a tree that also resides in another dimension, Tigra watches the Avengers from afar, but for what reason?, and finally Tigra, now an Avenger, joins the team at the beach in California, where a fishing competition between Iron Man and Luke Cage dredges up not just some monster fish, but Namor, the Prince of Atlantis!  These stories definitely have a feel for being more than just superheros fighting villains, and should appeal to the younger audience it’s targeted for.  As a trade, this will be easy for libraries and teachers to add to their library.  Marvel Adventures Avengers sounds like an interesting title and should be given a serious look.  It appears to be more than just a "Jr. Avengers".

Johnny Boo HC Vol 2 – Johnny Boo returns for his second book, and now he’s got boo power!  But his pet ghost Squiggle has Squiggle power.  Which is better?  Is there a greater power?  Squiggle goes on a quest to learn about twinkle power, but instead a strange secret is learned about Johnny Boo’s hair.  This is a title that will appeal most to the younger end of the All Ages scale. The collection of short, fun stories and simple art will drawn them in, while parents, teachers, and librarians will appreciate the appropriateness of the content.  The light humor is a good distraction for kids now being pressured with state tests.

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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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