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All ages comics and manga for 4/4/12

Lori Henderson

The first week in April brings a nice shower of titles. DC Comics releases two of their non-superhero all ages books, Looney Tunes and Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? Marvel Comics prepares for the premiere of the Avengers cartoon and movie with Marvel Universe Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Adventures Comic Readers, but it’s Lerner Publishing that has some great titles for all ages readers. A new volume of Chicagoland Detective Agency as well as new titles Lou and Miss Annie look to be really fun books. Check them out as well as this week’s picks!

The List:

APE ENTERTAINMENT
Richie Rich Gems #45, $3.99

ARCHIE COMICS
Archie Meets KISS HC (Collectors Edition), $29.99
Archie Meets KISS TP, $12.99
Sonic The Hedgehog #235, $2.99
World Of Archie Double Digest #16, $3.99

DC COMICS
Looney Tunes #206, $2.99
Scooby-Doo Where Are You #20, $2.99

LERNER PUBLISHING GROUP
Chicagoland Detective Agency Volume 3 Night Of The Living Dogs GN, $6.95
Lou Volume 1 Secret Diary GN, $8.95
Miss Annie Volume 1 Freedom GN, $6.95
Summer Camp Science Mysteries Volume1 In Search Of The Fog Zombie GN, $6.95 ^^AA PIck^^

MARVEL COMICS
Marvel Universe Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Adventures Comic Reader #1, $3.99
Marvel Universe Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Adventures Comic Reader #2, $3.99
Toy Story #2 (Of 4), $2.99

VIZ MEDIA
Pokemon Black And White Volume 6 GN,$4.99
Pokemon The Movie White Victini And Zekrom GN, $7.99 ^^AA Pick^^

The Picks:

Summer Camp Science Mysteries 1 All ages comics and manga for 4/4/12Summer Camp Science Mysteries Volume1 In Search Of The Fog Zombie GN – Science and a mystery in one story—two great things that go great together! When nine-year-old twins Angie and Alex Rayex arrive at Camp Dakota, the rumors start flying: There is a Fog Zombie prowling the area through the thick fog that settles on the lake. The kids are skeptical at first, until they start to find mysterious notes and clues that lead to the possibility of the zombie’s existence. They will have to use their science smarts to get to the truth. My younger daughter’s struggles with science this year may be coloring my selection, but science really is an important subject, and anything that will make it more fun and interesting to kids will alway get my endorsement. Besides a fun story, this title also has experiments at the back of the book to further interest and entertain kids. Elementary and middle school libraries and collections should check this series out. Also check out the review by Snow here at GCFK!

Pokemon Victini Zekrom  All ages comics and manga for 4/4/12Pokémon The Movie White: Victini and Zekrom – The first completely Pokémon Black and White movie adaptation comes out from Viz! While visiting the town of Eindoak, Ash and his friends meet the Victory Pokémon Victini. But someone else lurking in town wants to trap Victini and use its powers for his own misguided plans. Ash must find and awaken the legendary Pokémon Zekrom, the spirit of Ideals, in order to save him. While this volume is called White, it does feature the black legendary Pokémon Zekrom. With only slight differences from the movie, this adaptation is perfect for Pokémon fans. Older elementary and middle school libraries and collections will want to add this to their Pokémon collection, or even use it to start one!

Images © Lerner Publication Group and Viz Media 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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