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This Week’s New Comics: Action Labs Tackles NFL Rush Zone

A short month gets a short list to end it, but we still have some fun books this week! Archaia Entertainment releases the second volume of The Dark Crystal Creation Myths. BOOM! Studios has the next trade of Adventure Time comics, and Kodansha Comics has the third omnibus of Kitchen Princess, a title that went out of print with the closing of Del Rey Manga. Don’t miss out on this great-for-tweens title this second time around.

The List:

NFL Rush Zone Season Of The Guardians #1 (Arizona Cardinals Variant Cover), $3.99
NFL Rush Zone Season Of The Guardians #1 (Chad Cicconi & Dave Dwonch Regular Cover), $3.99  ^^AA Pick^^
NFL Rush Zone Season Of The Guardians #1 (Denver Broncos Variant Cover), $3.99
NFL Rush Zone Season Of The Guardians #1 (San Diego Chargers Variant Cover), $3.99

Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Volume 2 Creation Myths HC, $19.95
Pantalones TX Don’t Chicken Out HC (resolicited), $19.95 ^^AA Pick^^

Adventure Time Volume 2 TP, $14.99
Peanuts #6 (Cover A Charles Schultz), $3.99

Kitchen Princess Omnibus Volume 3 TP, $19.99

Marvel Super Heroes #7 (Disney Publishing Worldwide), $4.99
Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man #11, $2.99

Courtney Crumrin #10, $3.99

The Picks:

NFL Rush Zone Season Of The Guardians #1 – The popular cartoon from Nicktoons gets its own ongoing comic from Action Lab Entertainment! Ish, short for Ishmael, is the first NFL Guardian, protector of the 32 Megacores of the NFL. He possesses the strange power known as the Rush Zone. With the help of his friends, a cast of NFL personalities, and the ever-loyal Rusherz, a race of humanoid alien beings who resemble the NFL teams logos, Ish battles a horde of Blitz Botz and their megalomaniacal overlord Wild Card. Not being a fan of football, and having kids that do not watch Nicktoons, I was completely unaware of this cartoon series. It seems to be doing well, having started a second season, and now this new ongoing series. But with the popularity of football in the US, it really comes as no surprise. Fans of the cartoon, and football fans everywhere will no doubt enjoy this title. This first issue also comes with variant covers for all 32 NFL teams.

Pantalones TX Don’t Chicken Out HC – Archaia Entertainment releases the wacky with this new graphic novel from animator Yehudi Mercado. In the rural Texas town of Pantalones, a band of misfit kids led by Chico Bustamante spend their time trying to outwit, outrun, and out-prank the ever-vigilant, taco-truck-riding Sheriff Cornwallis. That is, until Chico meets the Sheriff’s giant chicken. He aims to ride the Chicken or die trying! Filled with spoof ads and a story in the vein of Adventure Time and the Simpsons, Pantalones TX will appeal to both boys and girls as well as their parents. This is a great title for elementary to teen libraries and collections.

Images © Action Lab Entertainment and Archaia Entertainment respectively.

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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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