If you’ve been putting off checking out DC’s Batman: The Brave and the Bold and Billy Batson and the Magic of SHAZAM, then wait no longer. DC has been cleaning house and both of these titles are being swept away, and will end before the end of year. Del Rey Manga, meanwhile, continues its kid-friendly properties with the second volume of Ben 10: Alien Force. Tween friendly manga Hikaru no Go is on countdown to ending with only 3 volumes left, while Pokemon Adventures keeps going strong. Check out the picks for some classic literature and superhero action.
Simpsons Classics #25, $3.99
Disneys Hero Squad Ultraheroes #7 (Cover A), $2.99
Disneys Hero Squad Ultraheroes #7 (Cover B), $2.99
Muppet Show Comic Book #8 (Cover A), $2.99
Muppet Show Comic Book #8 (Cover B), $2.99
Wizards Of Mickey #7 (Cover A), $2.99
Wizards Of Mickey #7 (Cover B), $2.99
Alice In Wonderland GN (Campfire Graphic Novels), $9.99
Frankenstein GN (Campfire Graphic Novels), $9.99
Harry Houdini GN (Campfire Graphic Novels), $9.99 ^^AA Picks^^
Moby Dick GN (Campfire Graphic Novels), $11.99
Robinson Crusoe GN (Campfire Graphic Novels), $9.99
Treasure Island GN (Campfire Graphic Novels), $11.99
Batman The Brave And The Bold #19, $2.99
Billy Batson And The Magic Of SHAZAM #18, $2.99
DEL REY MANGA
Ben 10 Alien Force Doom Dimension Volume 2 GN, $7.99
Archie Pureheart The Powerful Volume 1 TP, $19.99 ^^AA Pick^^
Spider-Man #4 (Marvel Adventures), $2.99
Hikaru No Go Volume 20 TP, $9.99
Pokemon Adventures Volume 8 TP (2nd Edition), $7.99
Campfire Graphic Novels – Normally I would pick just one title from a publisher, but somehow, that just didn’t seem right this time. The Campfire line of graphic novels from Steerforth endeavours to captivate its audience just as a storyteller at a campfire does. Their releases this week come from their Classics line, which adapts literature classics Such as Robinson Crusoe and Moby Dick, as well as their own editions of oft-adapted Frankenstein and Alice in Wonderland. Kids can be resistant to reading something they consider old, but the graphic novel format seems to hold more attraction even for the reluctant reader. I would recommend middle school teachers and librarians to really look this line over.
Archie: Pureheart the Powerful vol 1 – Everyone’s had a chance to be a superhero, even veryboy Archie. In anticipation of Archie Comics reviving Pureheart the Powerful, IDW has reprinted the original six issues as well as the earlier stories that appeared in Life With Archie. Pureheart must contend with villains such as Evilheart (Reggie), and is helped by friends Captain Hero (Jughead) and Superteen (Betty). Anyone can enjoy these parody stories with their batty and bizarre villains and campy heroes. This would be a great addition to any size library.