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This Week’s Comics: Monster Hearts

Lori Henderson

With the weather being so wacky, some good comics are perfect to take your mind off the heat and humidity! Can’t get enough of Adventure Time? How about a whole encyclopedia of fun facts and info about the land of Ooo? Abrams released the hardcover this week. If you prefer something more old school, as the kids like to say, BOOM! Studios has the next issue of the Peanuts ongoing series while IDW Publishing releases some Popeye Classics.

The List:

ABRAMS
Adventure Time Encyclopedia HC (resolicited), $19.95

AMP! COMICS FOR KIDS
Cul De Sac Mighty Alice Goes Round And Round TP, $9.99
Pearls Before Swine Beginning Pearls TP, $9.99

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Betty And Veronica Double Digest #214, $3.99

BONGO COMICS
Bart Simpson Comics #85, $2.99

BOOM! STUDIOS
Peanuts #10 (Cover A Charles Schultz), $3.99

IDW PUBLISHING
Popeye Classics #12 (Cover A Bud Sagendorf), $3.99
Popeye Classics #12 (Cover B Matt Kaufenberg), $3.99
Popeye Volume 3 TP, $17.99

MARVEL COMICS
Disney Junior Magazine #15 (Disney Publishing Worldwide), $4.99
Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man #16, $2.99
Phineas And Ferb Magazine #19 (Disney Publishing Worldwide), $4.99

TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS
Monster On The Hill GN, $19.95 **Weekly Pick**

YEN PRESS
Kingdom Hearts Final Mix Volume 1 TP, $12.00 **Weekly Pick**

The Picks:

Monster on the Hill This Weeks Comics: Monster HeartsMonster On The Hill GN - Top Shelf has a new monstrous series for all ages. In a fantastical 1860s England, monsters terrorize the townships. Each monster is unique and they become a source of local pride and even bring in tourists. All except for one. Stoker-on-Avon has a monster that isn’t as impressive as the others. He’s actually downright depressing! It’s going to take the combined efforts of the eccentric Dr. Charles Wilkie and plucky street urchin Timothy to get the morose Rayburn up to monstrous snuff before a greater threat turns the town to kindling. Top Shelf has been the source of a lot of quirky all ages books that appeal to young and young at heart, and this title looks like it will fit right in. And it has monsters. Who doesn’t love monsters? A great addition to any all ages or graphic novel collection.

Kingdom Hearts 1 This Weeks Comics: Monster HeartsKingdom Hearts Final Mix Volume 1 TP - Disney and Square Enix mash up their most iconic characters in this reissue from Yen Press. Sora, a young boy, is set adrift from this world and friends by a terrible storm. While searching for them, he crosses paths with Court Wizard Donald and Captain Goofy from Disney Castle, who are searching for their missing king Mickey. Their fateful encounter start them on a journey to the many magical Disney kingdoms to find their friends and lock the keyholes of each realm and stop the Heartless. Based on a video game franchise from the early 2000s, Kingdom Hearts is also a license rescue from Tokyopop, who originally published the series as individual volumes. Disney fans of all ages will love the twists Square Enix put on each of the realm. Fans of the video game will also feel at home with the series as it mimics the game play well.

Images © Top Shelf and Yen Press 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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