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All ages comics and manga for 5/16/12

Lori Henderson

Grab some great graphic novels this week! Action Lab Entertainment collects its critically acclaimed series Princeless, while Graphic Universe releases the next volume of Miss Annie. If you prefer your comics in the floppy format, then don’t miss the newest issues of Sonic Universe and Adventure Time, but don’t pass up this week’s picks!

The List:

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT

Princeless Volume 1 Save Yourself TP, $14.95

APE ENTERTAINMENT
Richie Rich Digest Volume 2 Pursuit Of Pesos And Other Stories TP, $6.99
Scouts Drafted GN, $6.99 ^^AA Pick^^

ARCHIE COMICS

Archie Double Digest #229, $3.99
Jughead #213, $2.99
Sonic Universe #40, $2.99

BOOM! STUDIOS
Adventure Time #4 (Cover A Kassandra Heller), $3.99
Adventure Time #4 (Cover B Chris Houghton), $3.99

DC COMICS
Green Lantern The Animated Series #2, $2.99

GRAPHIC UNIVERSE
Miss Annie Volume 2 Rooftop Cat GN, $6.95

NBM
Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde Volume 1 The Selfish Giant And The Star Child HC (New Printing), $17.99
Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde Volume 1 The Selfish Giant And The Star Child SC (New Printing), $9.99
Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde Volume 5 The Happy Prince HC, $16.99 ^^AA Pick^^

ONI PRESS
Crogans Loyalty HC, $14.99

The Picks:

SCOUTS CVR 01 194x300 All ages comics and manga for 5/16/12Scouts Drafted GN – Ape Entertainment expands its kids line with a new graphic novel. Mike Manly’s parents have signed him up for the Shrub Scouts. Unfortunately, it’s for the most unlucky troop on the planet! Mike’s only way out of the “Weasel Troop” is to earn all the merit badges needed to graduate. It’s going to take all of his luck and then some to get through this! This title looks to be filled with a lot of fun, and kids will no doubt relate to Mike’s predicament. Ape Entertainment has been doing a great job of bringing out new and different stories to appeal to kids and show them that not all comics are about superheroes. Give this title a perusal.

Happy Prince 232x300 All ages comics and manga for 5/16/12Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde Volume 5: The Happy Prince – Creator Craig Russell turns Oscar Wilde’s well-known fairy tales into stories that can be enjoyed by readers of most any age. This volume features what is probably the most famous and well-loved of the nine. The Happy Prince lived a life of opulence but died young, and his soul inhabits a ruby encrusted statue covered in gold leaf. Seeing the poverty his people live in, he prevails on a barn swallow heading south for the winter to remove his gold leaf and give to the poor citizens. While not generally considered for children, Russell’s adaptation brings the story within reach of a younger audience. That said, I wouldn’t recommend it to younger children without a parent reading along, as the story has a sad ending. Tweens could handle it, as it is comparable to other titles in their age range. Also available in a new printing is the first volume in this series, The Selfish Giant, which is this title’s only rival.

Images © Ape Entertainment and NBM 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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