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All ages comics and manga for 6/24/09

Lori Henderson

Determining if a title is appropriate to go on this list is difficult most times, as many publishers don’t give age ratings, or as in Marvel’s case, has different rating system.  I tend to miss some titles since they use a four tiered system, so you’ll notice two new titles on the list, one that has been going on for a while, but may be welcome to those who have to deal with Wolverine fans.  Wolverine First Class is for tweens (9-12), and will let them get their Wolverine fix without grown-ups having to worry.  IDW has some new books for the younger kids, and Archie is slowing moving up to the much anticipated #600.

ARCHIE COMICS
Archie #598, $2.50
Archie Digest #255, $2.69
Sonic Universe #5, $2.50

BONGO COMICS
Bart Simpson Comics #48, $2.99

BOOM! STUDIOS
Cars Rookie #3 (Of 4)(Cover A), $2.99
Cars Rookie #3 (Of 4)(Cover B), $2.99
Incredibles Family Matters #3 (Of 4)(Cover A), $2.99
Incredibles Family Matters #3 (Of 4)(Cover B), $2.99

DC COMICS
Batman The Brave And The Bold #6, $2.50

HARPER COLLINS
Magic Trixie GN Vol 3 Magic Trixie & The Dragon, $7.99  ^^AA Pick^^

IDW PUBLISHING
Pebbles HC Book 1 Pebbles Conquers Camp, $15.99
Pebbles HC Book 2 Daddys Girl, $15.99

MARVEL COMICS
Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #52, $2.99
Wolverine First Class #16, $2.99
X-Men Forever #2, $3.99  ^^AA Pick^^

Picks:

Magic Trixie GN Vol 3 – From the creator of Scary Godmother, Trixie is a young witch with magical powers that she can’t quite control yet.  In this volume, Trixie gets to go to the circus and see real dragons.  A gift of a dragon scale gets her friends thinking she bragging that she has a dragon for a pet. But when she accidentally turns her little sister into a dragon, and she disappears, Trixie’s troubles really begin.  Monsters and life lessons aren’t always two things you think of going together, but Jill Thompson knows how to pull it off.

X-Men Forever #2 – Placed in an alternate universe from the main X-men titles, this series allows veteran comic writer Chris Claremont to continue storylines he created for Uncanny X-men and X-men just before leaving Marvel in 1991.  Magneto is dead, and the X-men have volunteered to find his last disciple, Fabian Cortez.  With the world watching, the stakes are high for the team.  It features a team of well known characters with Cyclops, Jean, Storm, Nightcrawler, Wolverine, Kitty, Beast, Rogue and Gambit, so there will already be some familiarity.  It’s rated A for tweens, which means some violence and drama, and puts it at the upper end of this list.  But Claremont’s flair for combining superheroes and drama are one of the things that made X-men popular in the first place.

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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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