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All ages comics and manga for 01/05/11

Lori Henderson

The new year is off to a good start with a long list of kid’s titles. Ape Entertainment has more Shrek goodness with a new trade, as well as the end of their original title Scratch 9. Campfire releases more graphic novels of classic stories, that this time features dinosaurs, with Lost Continent and People That Time Forgot. But don’t forget to keep your library up-to-date with Twin Spica, a Best Comics for Kids 2010 title!

The List:

APE ENTERTAINMENT
Megamind #1, $3.95 ^^AA Pick^^
Scratch 9 #4 (Of 4), $3.95
Shrek Once Upon A Slime TP, $6.95

ARCHIE COMICS
Betty & Veronica Double Digest #187, $3.99

BONGO COMICS
Simpsons Super Spectacular #12, $2.99

BOOM! STUDIOS
Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers #2 (Cover A Leonel Castellani), $3.99
Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers #2 (Cover B James Silvani), $3.99
Uncle Scrooge #399, $2.99

CAMPFIRE
Lost Continent GN (Campfire Graphic Novels), $9.99
Master Of The World GN (Campfire Graphic Novels), $9.99
People That Time Forgot GN (Campfire Graphic Novels), $9.99

DC COMICS
Looney Tunes #194, $2.99
Scooby Doo Where Are You #5, $2.99

GRAPHIC UNIVERSE
On The Case With Holmes & Watson Volume 6 Adventure Of The Sussex Vampire GN, $6.95

KIDS CAN PRESS
Sam And Friends Mystery Volume 1 Dracula Madness GN, $7.95 ^^AA Pick^^

MARVEL COMICS
Avengers Earths Mightiest Heroes #3 (Of 4), $3.99
Ozma Of Oz #3 (Of 8), $3.99

VERTICAL
Twin Spica Volume 5 GN, $10.95

VIZ MEDIA
Panda Man And The Treasure Hunt TP, $7.99
Prince Of Tennis Volume 40 GN, $9.99

The Picks:

MEGAMIND CVR 01 194x300 All ages comics and manga for 01/05/11Megamind #1 – This four-issue mini-series continues the adventures of Megamind, a brilliant super villain with a less than successful track record. In this first issue, Megamind hatches a plan to usurp nemesis Metro Dude at his crowning as the imminent prom king. His plan goes awry, and he’s force to challenge the teenaged superhero to a dance off in front of the entire class. The movie Megamind was a hit with kids and parents, so this mini-series, which continues Megamind’s misadventures, should be a hit as well. The twist of following the super villain instead of superhero, and comedy that comes when things go terribly wrong should bring a smile to any kid’s face.

Sam Friends 1 231x300 All ages comics and manga for 01/05/11Sam and Friends Mystery Volume 1: Dracula Madness GN – Sam is a sheepdog with a nose for sniffing out a mystery. Jennie is Sam’s next-door neighbor, and has a special connection to her; she can read Sam’s thoughts. Together with Jennie’s friend Beth, they check out the creepiest house in town, where the dog detective smells a mystery. Is the owner of the McIver really Dracula? Sam takes her friends on an adventure to find out the truth. This mystery has just enough spookiness to appeal to kids without being too frightening, while the three strong females leads should make it appealing to girls.

Images © Ape Entertainment and Kids Can Press 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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