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This Week’s Comics: Archie Jump

Enjoy the light from the longest day of the year with some of this week’s comics. Bongo Comics cashes in on green energy with the lastest issue of Simpsons Comics. BOOM! Studios releases an annual for Regular Show with a trio of stories, and IDW Publishing’s My Little Pony series, Friends Forever, teams Trixie with Rainbow Dash for some tricks in the sky and on the ground!

The List:

Archie #656 (Dan Parent Regular Cover), $2.99 **Weekly Pick**
Archie #656 (Ramon K. Perez Roses Are Red Variant Cover), $2.99
Archie Funhouse Double Double Digest #6, $5.99

Simpsons Comics #212, $2.99

Adventure Time #29 (Cover A Mike Holmes), $3.99
Adventure Time #29 (Cover B Luchie Hua), $3.99
Regular Show 2014 Annual #1 (One Shot)(Cover A Allison Strejlau), $4.99

Axe Cop The American Choppers #2 (Of 3), $3.99

Scribblenauts Unmasked A Crisis Of Imagination #6, $2.99
Teen Titans Go #4, $2.99

Doodle Jump Comics #1 (Of 6)(Cover A Meredith Gran), $3.99 **Weekly Pick**
Doodle Jump Comics #1 (Of 6)(Cover B Steve Uy), $3.99
Doodle Jump Comics #1 (Of 6)(Cover C James Silvani), $3.99

Littlest Pet Shop #2 (Of 5)(Cover A Nicanor Pena), $3.99
Littlest Pet Shop #2 (Of 5)(Cover SUB Kate Leth), $3.99
My Little Pony Friends Forever #6 (Cover A Amy Mebberson), $3.99
Popeye Classics #23 (Cover A Bud Sagendorf), $3.99
Powerpuff Girls #10 (Cover A Troy Little), $3.99
Samurai Jack #9 (Cover A Andy Suriano), $3.99

The Picks:

Archie #656 – Archie Comics introduces a new character to the Riverdale gang. Harper, Veronica’s cousin, is already a talented fashion designer, but she is considering coming to Riverdale and attending Riverdale High. Her arrival is a bit of a surprise when the gang learns she is physically disabled, complete with sparkly bright pink wheelchair. It is soon obvious to everyone that her disabilities aren’t a disadvantage but instead make her stronger and add to her dynamic personality. Harper’s creation came out of a conversation between long time Archie creator Dan Parent and Jewel Kats, an award-winning author of children’s books that star disabled heroines. This is another great step for Archie to take.

Doodle Jump Comics #1 – Dynamite Entertainment brings the popular mobile game to the world of comics. Doodler, the odd-looking hero of Doodle Jump, lands in a mysterious and inhospitable wintry world. In his search to find a way home, he gets some help from an ethusiastic new friend, while dodging killer penguins and the weather. Written by Meredith Gram of Adventure Time: Marcelline and the Scream Queens, with art by Steve Uy, and with the game described as “Pac Man meets Ugly Dolls,” this issue should be a lot of fun for readers of any age.

Images © Archie Comics and Dynamite 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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