It’s a short list this week but with some really interesting entries. Antarctic Press, a company that has the occasional all ages titles has another one this week, Chip, which is about a little gargoyle statue taking on a big job: fighting crime! The Simpsons take on some of the classics in literature with their new trade and Boom! Studios has a hard cover of their Disney’s Hero Squad Utraheroes first trade for that extra wear and tear.
Cat Named Haiku, $5.95 ^^AA Pick^^
Betty & Veronica Double Digest #179, $3.99 ^^AA Pick^^
Jughead #200 (Dan Parent Regular Cover), $2.50
Sonic Universe #14, $2.50
Chip #1 (of 2), $3.99
Simpsons Comics #164, $2.99
Simpsons Get Some Fancy Book Learnin TP, $14.99
Disneys Hero Squad Ultraheroes Volume 1 Save The World HC, $24.99
Uncle Scrooge #389 (Cover A), $2.99
Uncle Scrooge #389 (Cover B), $2.99
Scooby Doo #154, $2.50
A Cat Named Haiku – Cats always make for a good read for kids. This title puts a twist on the usual kid’s title, but using the Japanese form of poety called haiku to tell the story. Haiku is a cat with a perchance for mischeif. This story tells of a day in his life, where he learns a lesson in friendship, all in the 7 syllable-5 syllable-7 syllable format of haiku. This just sounds so intriguing, and will a cat as the subject, you just know it will be good. It’s also a good introduction to the Japanese form of poetry in a way that kids can relate to and enjoy.
Betty & Veronica Double Digest – Girls CAN be geeks too! In this issue, the "nerdettes" get to help the school improve their scores on science, math, technology, and more. Other stories include Betty and Veronica skating for charity, and Archie having to step in for a magician hired to do a magic show for charity that seems to have stepped out. The first story in this digest is the one that really deserves the most attention. Girls can and do enjoy the sciences and aren’t given nearly enough encouragement or credit for it. Any story that portrays girls and science in a positive light should be given to every girl to show them yes they can!