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This Week’s Comics: Hello Tales

Halloween is on its way, so prepare for the spooky season with Betty and Veronica Double Digest #216 from Archie Comics and Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #38 from DC Comics. Marvel debuts the latest title based on their TV series Avengers Assemble, while Perfect Square, the kids’ imprint from Viz Media, starts out with Ben 10 Omniverse, vol. 1: Ghost Ship. But if you need a break from the scaries, Viz Media has the perfect thing with the new edition of the My Neighbor Totoro Picture Book.

The List:

Archie #648 (Fernando Ruiz Regular Cover), $2.99
Archie #648 (Walter Simonson Variant Cover), $2.99
Archie Comic Super Special #4, $9.99
Archie Double Digest #244, $3.99
Archie’s Even Funnier Kids Joke Book TP, $6.99
Betty And Veronica Double Digest #216, $3.99
Sonic Saga Volume 4 House Of Cards TP, $11.99
Sonic The Hedgehog #253 (Ben Bates Regular Cover), $2.99
Sonic The Hedgehog #253 (T.Rex Variant Cover), $2.99

Garfield #18 (Cover A Gary Barker & Lisa Moore), $3.99

Looney Tunes #215, $2.99
Scooby-Doo Where Are You #38, $2.99

Fairy Tale Comics HC, $19.99 **Weekly Pick**

KISS Kids #2 (Of 4)(Cover A Jose Holder), $3.99

Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble #1 (Joe Caramagna Regular Cover), $3.99

Ben 10 Omniverse Volume 1 Ghost Ship GN, $7.99

Hello Kitty Here We Go GN, $7.99 **Weekly Pick**
My Neighbor Totoro Picture Book HC (New Edition), $19.99
Pokemon Adventures Diamond And Pearl Platinum Volume 9 GN, $9.99
Pokemon Black And White Volume 12 GN, $4.99
Pokemon Pocket Comics Black And White GN, $9.99
Uglydoll SHHHHHHHH GN, $7.99

The Picks:

Fairy Tale Comics HC – First Second brings together 17 different cartoonists for a comic adaptation of some classic fairy tales, including well-known favorites such as Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, and Snow White as well as some lesser known tales such as The Boy Who Drew Cats, The Prince and the Tortoise, and Baba Yaga. Artist-story pairings include Raina Telgemeier doing Rapunzel, Brett Helquist’s version of Rumpelstiltskin, and Charise Mericle Harper’s rendition of The Small Toothed Dog. This is a must have for tween and graphic novel collections.

Hello Kitty Here We Go GN – Viz Media’s Perfect Square kids imprint brings the world of Hello Kitty to the world of comics. In this wordless series, Kitty goes on lots of adventures including exploring an underground realm, moonlighting as an international super-spy, climbing the Himalayas, traveling back in time, and discovering the joys of a good book and that bows look good on anyone, even Yeti! This is Hello Kitty’s first foray into the world of comics even though many of her friends have had their own series. The wordless series makes this book accessible to young kids and emerging readers as well as long time fans. It’s fun, and cute, and should be in graphic novel collections.

Images © First Second and Viz Media respectively.

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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