There’s a good variety of comics and manga on the list this week. With Valentine’s Day next week, Ape Entertainment is ready with a new one shot for Richie Rich classic comics, the Valentine’s Special 2012. Archie Comics has given Kevin Keller his own ongoing series, and what’s the one thing he’s bad at? Dating! Kodansha has the next volume of the very cute Shugo Chara Chan series.
Richie Rich Valentines Special 2012 (One Shot), $3.99
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Archie Double Digest #226, $3.99
Betty And Veronica Double Digest #198, $3.99
Kevin Keller #1 (Dan Parent Regular Cover), $2.99
Kevin Keller #1 (Dan Parent Variant Cover), $2.99
Kevin Keller Volume 1 HC, $19.99
Mega Man #10, $2.99
Adventure Time #1 (Cover A Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb), $3.99 ^^AA Pick^^
Adventure Time #1 (Cover B Chris Houghton), $3.99
Peanuts #2 (Of 4)(Charles Schultz Regular Cover), $3.99
Jungle Book GN (Campfire Graphic Novels), $12.99
Leonardo Da Vinci The Renaissance Man GN (Campfire Graphic Novels), $9.99
Perseus Destiny’s Call GN (Campfire Graphic Novels), $11.99
All-New Batman The Brave And The Bold #16 (Final Issue), $2.99 ^^AA Pick^^
Bone Quest For The Spark Novel Volume 2 HC, $22.99
Bone Quest For The Spark Novel Volume 2 SC, $10.99
Deltora Quest Volume 4 GN, $10.99
Gon Volume 3 GN (Kodansha Edition), $10.99
Shugo Chara Chan Volume 2 GN, $10.99
Ernest And Rebecca Volume 2 Sam The Repulsive HC, $11.99
Adventure Time #1 – Boom! Studios scores a new phenomenon. Finn the Human, a 13-year-old boy, and Jake the Dog, a 28-year-old dog with stretching powers, live together in a treehouse in the Land of Ooo. They are always on the lookout for adventure as they fight the evil Ice King and protect the bubblegum/human hybrid, Princess Bubblegum. This series is based on the wildly popular Cartoon Network TV show, but the stories feature all new adventures. Kids love the strange, random characters and landscape. At least, my kids do. This is a series both boys and girls will enjoy, and it would fit in a library from elementary on up to high school.
All-new Batman: The Brave and The Bold #16 – We say goodbye (again) to a beloved all ages title from DC. Here’s a subject you wouldn’t expect to see in a Batman series: Valentine’s Day! Love is in the air, but so is a whole of sheer magical insanity, because Batgirl has a not-so-secret admirer: Bat-Mite! The biggest problem with comics that are based on animated properties is that, no matter how good the comic is, when the animated show ends, so does the comic. At least, that seems to be the way DC Comics does things. Batman: The Brave and the Bold was unlike any other Batman series currently running at DC, and one of the very few that younger readers could enjoy. Let’s hope that whatever takes its place (assuming a new series does) will be just as accessible.
Images © Boom! Studios and DC Comics respectively.