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This Week’s Comics: Amazing Agent Smurf

If you’ve got kids home from school break, then get them out from behind a screen and in front of some of this week’s new comics! BOOM! Studios releases the third volume of their new Peanuts series. Marvel assembles the first arc of Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble into an easy-to-carry-and-read digest, and IDW releases a new issue of My Little Pony Friends Forever.

The List:

Archie #653 (Dan Parent Regular Cover), $2.99
Archie #653 (Ramon K. Perez Sugar Sugar Variant Cover), $2.99
Sonic Universe #61 (SEGA Variant Cover), $2.99
Sonic Universe #61 (Tracy Yardley Regular Cover), $2.99

Peanuts Volume 3 TP, $13.99
Regular Show Skips #5 (Of 6)(Cover A Mad Rupert), $3.99
Regular Show Skips #5 (Of 6)(Cover B Felicia Choo), $3.99

Batman Li’l Gotham #12, $2.99
Scooby-Doo Where Are You #43, $2.99

My Little Pony Friends Forever #3 (Cover A Amy Mebberson), $3.99
My Little Pony Friends Forever #3 (Cover SUB Tony Fleecs), $3.99
Powerpuff Girls #7 (Cover A Derek Charm), $3.99
Powerpuff Girls #7 (Cover SUB Phil Moy), $3.99

Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble #6, $2.99
Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble Volume 1 Digest TP, $9.99

Smurfs Volume 17 The Lazy Smurf HC, $10.99
Smurfs Volume 17 The Lazy Smurf SC, $5.99 **Weekly Pick**

Amazing Agent Luna Omnibus Volume 4 TP, $16.99 **Weekly Pick**

SpongeBob Comics #30, $2.99

The Picks:

Smurfs, volume 17: The Lazy Smurf SC – Papercutz puts a smurfy spin on an American classic. After awakening from an especially refreshing nap, Lazy Smurf discovers that 100 years have gone by. The whole village has changed, and not for the better, with only elderly smurfs hobbling around. With Lazy being the only one young enough to get the chores done, he finds himself having to do something that isn’t his strong suit: Work! Lazy must discover the truth before disaster—and Gargamel—strike. Washington Irving’s classic tale of Rip Van Winkle gets the Smurf treatment in this retelling that also shows kids the importance of responsibility. This book would be a great addition to any elementary and middle school libraries.

Amazing Agent Luna Omnibus Volume 4 TP – Seven Seas Entertainment’s original shojo-spy series takes a dark turn in the latest omnibus. An ultimatum is given to Luna’s control agent, Jennifer Kajiwara: Either Luna succeeds on her newest mission or Project Luna will be terminated—permanently. But as Luna delves deeper into the shadowy organization know as Knightfall, not only is her mission at risk, but so is her makeshift family, sending her down a dark path from which she may never return. This omnibus collects Amazing Agent Luna volumes 8 and 9 and directly ties in with events from the two-volume prequel Amazing Agent Jennifer, though the story still stands on its own without reading it. Amazing Agent Luna is one of the most successful of the OEL manga titles and is still going strong. It’s great for a tween library or collection.

Images © Papercutz and Seven Seas Entertainment 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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