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This Week’s Comics: Cardfighter Cleopatra

It’s Free Comic Book Day this weekend, and publishers have made sure there are plenty of titles to check out! Boom! Studios has not one but two specials with the 2014 Annual for Adventure Time, and Garfield Pet Force. IDW Publishing debuts their first issue of Dexter’s Laboratory, a new My Little Pony Friendship is Magic storyline that leads the ponies into a mirror universe, and Titan Publishing steps into the all ages arena with the first volume of Dragons Riders of Berk, based on the TV Series and movie How To Train Your Dragon.

The List:

Betty And Veronica Double Digest #223, $5.99
Jughead And Archie Double Digest #1, $3.99
Mega Man #36 (Patrick Spaziante Regular Cover), $2.99
Mega Man #36 (Brent McCarthy Trial Of Dr Wily Variant Cover), $2.99

Adventure Time 2014 Annual #1 (Cover A Becky Dreistdat), $4.99
Garfield Pet Force 2014 Special #1 (Cover A Gary Barker), $4.99

Batman ’66 #10, $3.99
Scribblenauts Unmasked A Crisis Of Imagination #4 (Adam Archer Regular Cover), $2.99

Cleopatra In Space Volume 1 Target Practice HC, $22.99
Cleopatra In Space Volume 1 Target Practice SC, $12.99 **Weekly Pick**

Dexter’s Laboratory #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Ryan Jampole), $3.99
Dexter’s Laboratory #1 (Of 4)(Cover SUB Derek Fridolfs), $3.99
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #18 (Cover A Andy Price), $3.99
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #18 (Cover B Sabrina Alberghetti), $3.99

Disney Kingdoms Seekers Of The Weird #4 (Of 5)(Mike Del Mundo Regular Cover), $3.99

Annoying Orange Volume 5 Transfarmers Fruit Processors In Disguise HC, $11.99

Dragons Riders Of Berk Volume 1 GN, $6.99

Cardfight Vanguard Volume 1 GN, $10.95 **Weekly Pick**
Cardfight Vanguard Volume 1 GN (Special Edition Boxed Set), $19.95

The Picks:

Cleopatra In Space Volume 1 Target Practice SC – Graphix introduces a new action hero for kids. A young Cleopatra, yes THAT Cleopatra, from ancient Egypt, finds a mysterious tablet. It zaps her to the far, far future, where she learns of an ancient prophecy. She is destined to save the galaxy from the tyrannical rule of the evil Xaius Octavian. But she’ll need help first. She enrolls in Yasiro Academy where she learns what it takes to be a great leader with the help of her teacher Khensu, all while trying to figure out how she’s going to get her homework done, make friends and avoid detention. Cleopatra in Space is a fun take on a normally serious and tragic historic figure. Filled with humor and plenty of action, this is a perfect title for any middle school library or graphic novel collection. Check out the review on Good Comics for Kids here.

Cardfight Vanguard Volume 1 GN – Vertical takes another step into the all ages realm with this new manga. Aichi Sendo was never the type to stand up for himself. But when a precious trading card of his is stolen, the once timid Aichi, who has never played the card game Vanguard before, must face Kai, a seemingly insurmountable adversary. With his favorite card and some cherished memories, this unlikely warrior is ready to stand up for himself and change his life for the better. This series is based on a trading card game which is just starting out here in the US, and was the basis for the anime that was popular on the streaming site Crunchyroll. Get acquainted with this series now, because you’re sure to be hearing about it more in the future!

Images © Graphix and Vertical, Inc. 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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