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All ages comics and manga for 8/22/12

Lori Henderson

It’s might and magic on the list this week. Capstone Press releases their Free Comic Book Day titles with Incredible Rockhead and Zinc Alloy. Image Comics continues the adventures of the super theropod Super Dinosaur, and Marvel Comics weaves some Disney magic with Disney Fairies Magazine and Disney Pixar Cars Magazine.

The List:

ARCHIE COMICS
Archie #636 (Gisele Lagace Variant Cover), $2.99
Archie #636 (Gisele Lagace Regular Cover), $2.99
Archie And Friends Double Digest #19, $3.99
Best Of Archie Comics Volume 2 TP, $9.99
Jugheads Double Digest #184, $3.99

BONGO COMICS
Bart Simpson Comics #74, $2.99

BOOM! STUDIOS
Adventure Time #7 (Cover A Chris Houghton), $3.99
Adventure Time #7 (Cover B Jason Ho), $3.99

CAPSTONE PRESS
Incredible Rockhead Volume 1 Rock Paper Scissorlegz GN, $8.95
Zinc Alloy Volume 1 The Incredible Boy-Bot GN, $8.95

DC COMICS
All-New Batman The Brave And The Bold Volume 2 Help Wanted TP, $12.99

IMAGE COMICS
Super Dinosaur #13, $2.99

LERNER PUBLISHING GROUP
Mortensen’s Escapades Volume 2 The Santa Fe Jail GN, $6.95 ^^AA Pick^^

MARVEL COMICS
Disney Fairies Magazine #8 (Disney Publishing Worldwide), $4.99
Disney Pixar Cars Magazine #8 (Disney Publishing Worldwide), $4.99
Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man #5, $2.99

ONI PRESS

Courtney Crumrin #5, $3.99

PAPERCUTZ
Classics Illustrated Volume 16 Kidnapped HC, $9.99
Disney Fairies Volume 9 Tinker Bell And Her Magical Arrival GN, $7.99
Disney Fairies Volume 9 Tinker Bell And Her Magical Arrival HC, $11.99

STAN LEE’S KID’S UNIVERSE
Rock Star Super Diva GN, $5.99

TOON BOOKS
Maya Makes A Mess HC, $12.95 ^^AA Pick^^

The Picks:

Mortensens Escapades 2 248x300 All ages comics and manga for 8/22/12Mortensen’s Escapades Volume 2 The Santa Fe Jail GN – Lerner brings more European comics across the pond for American kids to enjoy! Mortensen is a time-traveling detective. With his handy time gun, he takes on mysteries only his unique talents can solve. A genius scientist has been kidnapped, and Mortensen is given the assignment to deliver the ransom to the Santa Fe Jail. Before he can get there, he is drugged by a mysterious woman and packed into a cargo plane that is about to nose dive into the jungles of Tanzania. Mortensen must survive long enough to find the clues that will lead him to the missing scientist and stop the kidnappers who are also time travelers. Filled with intriguing mysteries and exotic locations in both the past and the present, Mortensen’s Escapades is a series kids will love! Best for late Elementary and Middle school libraries and collections.

Maya makes a mess All ages comics and manga for 8/22/12Maya Makes A Mess HC – Toon Books looks at dinner manners. Maya doesn’t have the best table manners. In the middle of family dinner with her scolding parents, Maya unexpectedly receives an invitation to dine with the Queen. With her messy manners put to the ultimate test, Maya has to improvise her own set of rules, with uproarious results! Written by Eisner Award winner Rutu Modan, this book is filled with humor and wonderfully imagined detail. Inspired by her own childhood as well as her daughter’s less than perfect table manners, Modan has created a story that kids will just gobble up! Elementary libraries and collections will want to check this title out.

Images © Lerner Publishing Group and Toon Books 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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