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All ages comics and manga list for 5/26/10

Lori Henderson

Summer is coming, really, it is! Not that you could tell by the crazy weather we’re having. You can get in some innings of baseball with Archie Comics in their latest Betty & Veronica Double Digest. Del Rey has a new manga that should be appropriate for this list. Fairy Navigator Runa looks like it will be lot’s of magical girl action. Or you can check in with what’s been going on with Nancy Drew over at Papercutz as they release the 20th volume of this newest regeneration of everyone’s favorite girl detective.

The List:

ARCHAIA ENTERTAINMENT

Fraggle Rock #2 (of 4)(Jake Myler Cover), $3.95  ^^AA Pick^^
Fraggle Rock #2 (of 4)(Neil Kleid Cover), $3.95

ARCHIE COMICS
Archie #609, $2.99
Betty & Veronica Double Digest #181, $3.99

BONGO COMICS
Futurama Comics #49, $2.99
Simpsons Summer Shindig #4, $4.99

BOOM! STUDIOS
Disneys Hero Squad Ultraheroes #5 (Cover A Jake Myler), $2.99
Disneys Hero Squad Ultraheroes #5 (Cover B Jake Myler), $2.99
Wizards Of Mickey #5 (Cover A Magic Eye Studios), $2.99
Wizards Of Mickey #5 (Cover B Marco Mazzarello), $2.99

DC COMICS
Billy Batson And The Magic Of SHAZAM #16, $2.50
Super Friends #27, $2.50

DEL REY MANGA
Fairy Navigator Runa Volume 1 GN, $10.99

PAPERCUTZ
Bionicle Volume 8 Legends Of Bara Magna GN, $8.99
Nancy Drew Volume 20 High School Musical Mystery GN, $8.99 

RANDOM HOUSE BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
Sons Of Liberty Volume 1 TP, $12.99  ^^AA Pick^^

The Picks:

Fraggle%20Rock%202 All ages comics and manga list for 5/26/10Fraggle Rock #2 – A lot was coming out when this title debuted last month. It only got a mention in the opening paragraph of the post. So I decided to give it the full treatment this month. Fraggle Rock is another creation of Jim Henson, in a more kid-friendly muppet style. This issue has the Fraggles trying to help a cat that is lost get home…in space! There’s also a backup story about how to party. With characters named Gobo, Wembley, Mokey and Boober this is definitely a title for the younger crowd. But with smart writing from the likes of Lulu Award winner Leigh Dragoon, adults can enjoy it too.

Sons%20of%20Liberty%201 All ages comics and manga list for 5/26/10Sons of Liberty Volume 1 – This title combines American history with superhero flair to create a story full of action and historical people and events. Graham and Brody are young slaves on the run in Colonial America, until a chance encounter with the son of Ben Franklin gives them super powers. Now, they must decide if they should keep their abilities a secret, or follow their mentor’s idea, one that involves African martial art known as dambe and masks. Younger readers will enjoy the action, while older readers can also appreciate the historical aspects as the story shines a light on some of America’s darker past. Also check out this interview with the authors at Graphic Classroom.

Images © Archaia Entertainment and Random House Books respectively.

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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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