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This Week’s New Comics: Boo Shaker

Lori Henderson

It’s gonna be a busy weekend, with both Easter and Wondercon! Pick up some good comics to read between panels, or to stuff the Easter basket! BOOM! Studios has another easy reader featuring the friends of Ice Age. Dark Horse Comics continues their re-release of the tween friendly manga Angelic Layer by the well-known manga creators CLAMP, and IDW Publishing has the next issue in the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic ongoing series, which starts a new story arc!

The List:

ARCHIE COMICS
Betty And Veronica Double Digest #211, $3.99
Life With Archie #28 (Fernando Ruiz Regular Cover), $3.99
Life With Archie #28 (Ramon Perez Variant Cover), $3.99

BONGO COMICS
Bart Simpson Comics #81, $2.99
Futurama Comics #66, $2.99

BOOM! STUDIOS
Ice Age The Hidden Treasure (One Shot), $3.99
Peanuts #7 (Cover A Charles M. Schulz), $3.99

DARK HORSE COMICS
Angelic Layer Omnibus Volume 2 TP, $19.99

DC COMICS
Superman Family Adventures #11, $2.99

FIRST SECOND
Olympians Volume 5 Poseidon Earth Shaker GN, $9.99 ^^AA Pick^^

IDW PUBLISHING
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #5 (Cover A Amy Mebberson), $3.99
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #5 (Cover B Stephanie Buscema), $3.99
Popeye Classics #8 (Cover A Bud Sagendorf), $3.99

MARVEL COMICS
Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man #12, $2.99

TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS
Johnny Boo Volume 5 Johnny Boo Does Something HC, $9.95 ^^AA Pick^^

The Picks:

Olympians Poseidon This Weeks New Comics: Boo ShakerOlympians Volume 5 Poseidon Earth Shaker GN – First Second reaches the 5th volume of their excellent series Olympians! The latest book about the Greek Gods from George O’Connor focuses on Poseidon, the King of the Seas and Earth Shaker. Read famous myths about Theseus and the Minotaur, Odysseus and Polyphemos, the founding of Athens, and how Poseidon came to lord over the Oceans. The Olympians! series has been a fantastic read, and this latest entry is no different. O’Connor has a fascinating take on this most mysterious god and spins a great story that tries to explain who he is and why. Also check out my review of this volume here at Good Comics for Kids!

Johnny Boo Something This Weeks New Comics: Boo ShakerJohnny Boo Volume 5 Johnny Boo Does Something HC – Johnny Boo is back and Top Shelf has got him! The most dreaded thing a parent can hear from their kid is “There nothing to do.” Johnny Boo shows there’s always something to do! In this volume he has a Boring Adventure and discovers Yawn Power, writes an angry letter to Ice Cream Magazine, gets a squiggly new hairdo, falls to the bottome of Ice Cream Hole #25 and celebrates the maybe-birthday of his pet ghost Squiggle! Whew! That’s a lot of nothing-to-do’s. James Kolchalka continues to entertain kids and parents alike with Johnny Boo and his incredibly inventive stories. Elementary libraries and collections will want this if they haven’t started a Johnny Boo collection already!

Images © First Second and Top Shelf Productions 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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