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All ages comics and manga for 1/20/10

Lori Henderson

Rainy weather (like we’re having in California) is the perfect to for settling into a cozy spot with a blanket, a mug of hot chocolate, and a good book.  This week’s list has quite a few that qualify.  Image finishes up the first G-Man mini-series, and Marvel has some trades coming out, including one that’s a pick.  Over in manga Udon has the second volume Swans in Space, and Yen Press brings out the first volume of a series that’s another pick. 

ARCHIE COMICS
Jughead #199, $2.50
Pals N Gals Double Digest #138, $3.99
Sonic Universe #12, $2.50

BONGO COMICS
Simpsons Comics #162, $2.99

BOOM! STUDIOS
Muppet Peter Pan #4 (Cover A David Petersen), $2.99
Muppet Peter Pan #4 (Cover B Amy Mebberson), $2.99
Uncle Scrooge #387 (Cover A Wanda Gattino), $2.99
Uncle Scrooge #387 (Cover B Scott Gross), $2.99

DC COMICS
Batman The Brave And The Bold #13, $2.50
Tiny Titans #24, $2.50

IDW PUBLISHING
Robot Galaxy #3 Power Of The Seventh Ring, $3.99
Robot Galaxy #4 New Warriors, $3.99

IMAGE COMICS
G-Man Cape Crisis #5 (of 5), $2.99

MARVEL COMICS
Marvel Fairy Tales TP, $14.99 ^^AA Pick^^
Wolverine First Class Class Actions TP, $14.99

UDON ENTERTAINMENT
Swans In Space Volume 2 GN (of 3), $8.99

YEN PRESS
One Fine Day Volume 1 TP, $10.99  ^^AA Pick^^

Picks:

Mavel Fairy Tales TP – This book is a kind of mash up of Marvel characters and fairy tales and myths from all over the world.  Originally published as three different series’ featuring one Marvel group, such as Spiderman, the Avengers and the X-men, this trade collects them all into one book.  See the Avengers do Alice in Wonderland, Spiderman with a re-telling of Little Red Riding Hood and the X-men re-telling the Friendship of the Tortoise and the Eagle.  The fairy tales are fun to read, and the characters remain true to the Marvel origins as well as the fairy tale they are fit into.  The variety of fairy tales told is also an asset.  They aren’t all just western tales.  Stories from Africa and Asia are used as well.  This would be a good addition to any graphic novel collection.

One Fine Day vol 1 – This title was among the original titles that started serialization in Yen Press’ Yen Plus magazine.  It follows the adventures of a dog, a cat and a mouse, who often appear as human children, except with ears and tails, who live with a magician.  Their adventures are really just everyday activities, such as baking cookies or going to the pharmacy for medicine.  But because it’s taken from their animalistic and innocent point of view, these simple activities become like adventures.  The stories are sweet and fun.  Both kids and adults can relax and enjoy them.

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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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