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All ages comics and manga for 12/14/11

Lori Henderson

It’s less than two weeks until Christmas, and the list is mostly monthlies. Archaia continues its team-up with the Jim Hensen Compnay and releases a nice hardback featuring The Storyteller with stories from names that have done right by the Hensen properties. Vertical releases the second (and last) volume of Osamu Tezuka’s Princess Knight, making the two-volume series a great gift to put under the Christmas tree. And check out the picks for another farewell to a well-known series and a little Christmas spirit.

The List:

ARCANA STUDIO
Scrooge And Santa GN (resolicited), $14.95 ^^AA List^^

ARCHAIA ENTERTAINMENT
Jim Henson’s The Storyteller HC, $19.95

ARCHIE COMICS
Archie #627 (Archie Meets KISS Part 1)(Francesco Francavilla Variant Cover), $2.99
Archie & Friends Double Digest #11, $3.99
Jugheads Double Digest #176, $3.99
Veronica #210 (Veronica Presents Kevin Keller 4)(Dan Parent Regular Cover), $2.99
Veronica #210 (Veronica Presents Kevin Keller 4)(Dan Parent Variant Cover), $2.99

BOOM! STUDIOS
Roger Langridge’s Snarked #3, $3.99

DC COMICS
All-New Batman The Brave And The Bold #14, $2.99

MARVEL COMICS
Super Heroes #21 (Marvel Adventures), $2.99

ONI PRESS
Salt Water Taffy Volume 5 Caldera’s Revenge Part 2 GN, $5.99 ^^AA List^^

VERTICAL
Princess Knight Volume 2 GN (by Osamu Tezuka), $13.95

The Picks:

Scrooge and Santa Cover 201x300 All ages comics and manga for 12/14/11Scrooge And Santa GN – A Christmas classic gets updated for the 21st Century. Ebenezer Scrooge, a young CEO who is also the world’s richest man, has everything, and wants more! He concocts a plan to kidnap Santa Claus and take over his toy business, intending to charge parents the world over for Santa’s toys. The ghosts of past present and future visit him on Christmas Eve, but he doesn’t listen. It takes the FBI seizing his assets and trying to arrest him to make Scrooge reconsider. With the help of his assistant, Bonnie Cratchit, and the Christmas ghosts, Scrooge must get Santa back to the North Pole in time to save Christmas! This new take on an old classic is filled with fun and adventure, and the art has an animated feel to it, making it that much more appealing to kids. Kids of any age will enjoy this title.

swt5cov 209x300 All ages comics and manga for 12/14/11Salt Water Taffy Volume 5 Caldera’s Revenge Part 2 GN – Jack and Benny’s first multi-volume adventure ends here. Jack is a prisoner aboard the ghost ship Nutmeg, and it’s up to Benny and Angus to rescue him. Benny unravels the mystery of The Hidden History of Chowder Bay with the help of an old friend, but will he be in time to save Jack from Caldera? This title has been really popular with kids and critics alike, so it’s kind of sad to see it finally come to an end. One can only hope that is really is the “first” of many multi-volume adventures with Jack and Benny.

Images © Arcana Studio and Oni 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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