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All ages comics and manga for 10/28/09

Lori Henderson

Halloween is just around the corner, which is reflected in this week’s picks.  Also check out the second volume in the POP Wonderland Series from Dark Horse, this time featuring Little Red Riding Hood.  The second issue of Boom! Studio’s Muppet Peter Pan is out this week, while DC Comics must deal with The Attack of the Caped Creature in Batman: Brave and the Bold.  Meanwhile, Archie Comics has Betty and Veronica on a different holiday watch!  Nooo! It’s too early for Christmas!

ARCHIE COMICS

Archie Double Digest #203, $3.99
Betty & Veronica #244, $2.50

ARDDEN ENTERTAINMENT
Casper & The Spectrals #1, $2.99  ^^AA Pick^^

BONGO COMICS
Bart Simpson Comics #50, $2.99
Simpsons Classics #22, $3.99

BOOM! STUDIOS
Muppet Peter Pan #2 (Cover A David Peterson), $2.99
Muppet Peter Pan #2 (Cover B Amy Mebberson), $2.99

DARK HORSE
POP Wonderland Series Vol 2 Little Red Riding Hood HC, $16.95

DC COMICS
Batman The Brave And The Bold #10, $2.50
Billy Batson And The Magic Of SHAZAM #9, $2.50

DISNEY PRESS
Fairest Of Them All Tale Wicked Queen HC, $15.99  ^^AA Pick^^

MARVEL COMICS
Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #56, $2.99
Wolverine First Class #20, $2.99
X-Men Forever #10 (Tom Grummett Regular Cover), $3.99

Picks:

Casper & The Spectrals #1 – It’s Casper the Friendly Ghost’s 60th Anniversary, and to help celebrate, Ardden Entertainment updates the character, along with his supernatural friends, Wendy the Witch and Hot Stuff with this new series.  Within New York City is another city where all the supernatural creatures such as demons, witches, ghosts and goblins live called Spooky Town.  An ancient evil has arisen, known only as Volbragg, and threatens both Spooky Town and New York City.  It’s up to Casper and his friends to band together and fight the evil.  Casper has been a staple in kids comics for years, so it’s good to see his return, with a story and style that will appeal to a new generation.

Fairest of Them All: Tales of the Wicked Queen – Have you ever wondered why the Wicked Queen from Snow White was so wicked?  Well, now’s your chance to find out in this new novel for tweens.  Starting when she was just a young bride, we meet the Queen as she worries about marrying the King and becoming Snow White’s new mother.  See her own humble background, and who that man in the mirror really is.  Written by Serena Valentino, a creator who has worked for Slave Labor Graphics, this story weaves original work with lines and scenes from the original 1937 movie, creating a story that is familiar yet new at the same time.  Disney fans as well as those who love the villains will really enjoy this title.

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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!

Comments

  1. Brendan Deneen says:

    Thanks so much for showcasing our updated version of Casper the Friendly Ghost, Wendy the Witch and Hot Stuff the Little Devil! We’re incredibly proud of the book!

    Best,

    –Brendan

    Brendan Deneen
    Co-President
    Ardden Entertainment

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