Shake off that Halloween candy sugar rush with some of the great comics coming out this week. Archie Comics kicks off Sonic the Hedgehog’s 20th anniversary with the release of the new magazine Sonic Super Special, a quarterly magazine with everything for the Sonic Universe fan. Houghton Mifflin releases Gifts From the Gods, a nicely illustrated book filled with fascinating stories about the origins of everyday words, and Top Shelf releases the second volume of the hilarious Dragon Puncher for everyone to enjoy!
Archie & Friends Double Digest #10, $3.99
Sonic Super Special Magazine #1, $9.99
Sonic The Hedgehog #230 (Ben Bates Regular Cover), $2.99
Sonic The Hedgehog #230 (Sega Game Art Cover), $2.99
Simpsons Classics #30, $3.99
Darkwing Duck Volume 4 Campaign Carnage TP, $16.99
Peanuts #0, $1.00 ^^AA Pick^^
Roger Langridge’s Snarked #2, $3.99
Scooby Doo Where Are You #15, $2.99
HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY
Gifts From The Gods HC, $18.99
Tokyo Mew Mew Omnibus Volume 1 TP, $14.99 ^^AA list^^
TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS
Dragon Puncher Volume 2 Dragon Puncher Island HC, $9.95
Peanuts #0 – BOOM! Studios brings back a timeless classic as Charles Schulz’s Peanuts begins a new monthly comic book run. The gang is back in this special sneak peek issue with two new stories. The first features Violet Gray, a character that many may know on sight, but not by name, and the second is a wordless strip that features the beloved Snoopy and Woodstock. The issue also has some original comic reprints and a quick look at the graphic novel Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown. This title will appeal to kids of all ages as well as adults who grew up with the original strips. You can count on BOOM! Studios to be faithful to the original work.
Tokyo Mew Mew Omnibus #1 – Kodansha releases a manga classic for tweens and teens. During an earthquake at an endangered species exhibit, Ichigo is bathed in a strange light, where her DNA is merged with that of an almost extinct wildcat. Joined by four other girls who DNA is also merged with near extinct animals, she learns that they are part of the “Mew Project,” a secret project whose mission is to protect the world from aliens who are using animals to attack humans! This magical girl title was originally published by Tokyopop in the 00s and is being re-released with a new translation and in a 2-in-1 omnibus format. This would be a great addition to any middle school or high school library.
Images © Boom! Studios and Kodansha Comics respectively.