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This Week’s Comics: Halloween Genius

Lori Henderson

Find magic and adventures in this week’s new releases! IDW continues its My Little Pony Micro-series, this time featuring the ruler of Equestria, Princess Celestia. Papercutz releases the 12th volume in their Disney Fairies series, Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure, and Seven Seas releases the final volume of Young Miss Holmes, a wonderful series that imagines what the Sherlock Holmes stories would be like if he had a niece just as smart as him!

The List:

APE ENTERTAINMENT
Genie The Genius #1 (Of 3), $2.99  **Weekly Pick**

BOOM! STUDIOS
Adventure Time Candy Capers #3 (Of 6)(Cover A Jay Fosgitt), $3.99
Adventure Time Candy Capers #3 (Of 6)(Cover B Tyler Parker), $3.99
Herobear And The Kid Inheritance #2 (Of 5)(Cover A Mike Kunkel), $3.99

CINEBOOK
Lucky Luke Volume 35 The Singing Wire TP, $11.95
Lucky Luke Volume 36 The Daltons Redeem Themselves TP, $11.95

DARK HORSE COMICS
Halloween Legion The Great Goblin Invasion HC, $14.99  **Weekly Pick**

DC COMICS
Batman Li’l Gotham #6, $2.99

IDW PUBLISHING
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic Volume 2 TP, $17.99
My Little Pony Micro-Series #8 (Celestia)(Cover A Amy Mebberson), $3.99
My Little Pony Micro-Series #8 (Celestia)(Cover B Sabrina Alberghetti), $3.99

MARVEL COMICS
Marvel Universe The Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes #18, $2.99
Phineas And Ferb Magazine #20 (Disney Publishing Worldwide), $4.99

PAPERCUTZ
Disney Fairies Volume 12 Tinker Bell And The Lost Treasure SC, $11.99

SCHOLASTIC
Star Wars Jedi Academy HC, $12.99

SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT
Young Miss Holmes Collected Volume 3 TP (Casebook 5-7), $19.99

UNITED PLANKTON PICTURES
SpongeBob Comics #24, $2.99

The Picks:

Genie the Genius 1 This Weeks Comics: Halloween GeniusGenie The Genius #1 – Ape Entertainment releases another fun series for younger readers. A trip to the museum sends fifth-grader Andy Andrews on the adventure of a lifetime, when he frees a junior-level genie from a dusty old lamp. They travel back in time to the Cretaceous to see live dinosaurs, all in the name of homework, taking pictures and having a blast along the way. But there is also plenty of danger on the land, sea, and air! This mini-series has a lot of elements that kids love: magic, adventure, and dinosaurs. It fits in with Ape Entertainment’s other titles in their Kidzoic line and will appeal to elementary to young tween readers.

Halloween Legion 200x300 This Weeks Comics: Halloween GeniusHalloween Legion The Great Goblin Invasion HC – Dark Horse starts the Halloween hijinks early in this new adventure. There is a place where it is always October, and Halloween is in the air. From this eternal October comes a team of extraordinary guardians who protect the sleepy rural town of Woodland from supernatural menaces. Whether it’s Mummies raising undead alligators or floating heads, The Skeleton, the Witch, the Ghost, and the Devil are always there to protect the residents. But can they defend the town from a full-on UFO invasion? Mixing the action of superheroes with spooky creatures from Halloween lore has created a fun adventure story that tweens to teens will enjoy.

Images © Ape Entertainment and Dark Horse Comics 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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