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This Week’s Comics: Emily’s Amazing World

Prepare for a summer packed with fun with this week’s new releases. Archie Comics releases a digest collection of the friends from Riverdale enjoying their summer break with Archie Comics Spectacular Summer Daze. IDW Publishing begins their major crossover event with the first issue of Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War, and Vertical releases the second volume of their all ages series Cardfight Vanguard.

The List:

Archie Comics Spectacular Summer Daze TP, $5.99
Betty And Veronica Friends Double Digest #239, $4.99
Jughead And Archie Double Digest #3, $3.99
Mega Man #38 (Ben Bates Character Packed Variant Cover), $2.99
Mega Man #38 (Patrick Spaziante Regular Cover), $2.99
Sonic Mega Man Worlds Collide Volume 3 Chaos Clash TP, $11.99

Amazing World Of Gumball #1 (Cover A Missy Pena), $3.99 **Weekly Pick**
Amazing World Of Gumball #1 (Cover B Zachary Sterling), $3.99
Bravest Warriors #21 (Cover A Mady Martin), $3.99
Bravest Warriors #21 (Cover B Amber Ren), $3.99
Peanuts #19 (Cover A Charles M. Schulz), $3.99

Iznogoud Volume 9 The Grand Vizier Iznogoud GN, $13.95

Emily And The Strangers Breaking The Record #1 (Of 3), $3.99 **Weekly Pick**

Batman ’66 #12, $3.99

Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War #1 (Of 6)(Cover A Derek Charm), $3.99
Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War #1 (Of 6)(Cover B Derek Charm), $3.99
My Little Pony Friends Forever Volume 1 TP, $17.99
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #20 (Cover A Andy Price), $3.99
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #20 (Cover B Chad Thomas), $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures #12 (Cover A Dario Brizuela), $3.99

Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man #27, $2.99

Asterix Omnibus Volume 9 HC, $27.95
Asterix Omnibus Volume 7 SC, $19.95

Classics Illustrated Volume 19 Tom Sawyer HC, $9.99
Geronimo Stilton Volume 14 The First Mouse On The Moon HC, $9.99
Smurfs Volume 18 The Finance Smurf SC, $5.99
Smurfs Volume 18 The Finance Smurf HC, $10.99

Cardfight Vanguard Volume 2 GN, $10.95

The Picks:

Amazing World Of Gumball #1 – BOOM! Studios brings another popular Cartoon Network property to the world of comics. Follow the crazy adventures of Gumball, a cat, and his adopted brother Darwin, a goldfish, as they navigate their wacky world at school and at home. With their younger sister, the brainy Anais, working mom Nicole, and stay-at-home dad Richard, there is no end to the bizarre escapades these two boys with their wild imaginations can come up with. The comic will follow the cartoon in its use of mixed media with cartoonish characters interacting with more realistic images. The zaniness of the Amazing World of Gumball has gained it fans Of all ages, so I’d expect this title to be another hit for BOOM!

Emily And The Strangers Breaking The Record – Dark Horse Comics brings back Emily and her strange friends for another mini series, which picks up where Emily and the Strangers left off. Emily and her new band, the Strangers, have won the battle of the bands. They received a record contract with Awesomely Awesome Records, but now Emily, who only just figured out how to get along with her friends, has to manage dealing with a major corporation, and a lengthy contract that could be less than ideal for the band. Emily’s goth look and counter-culture attitude has gained her a wide audience, though tweens to teens probably appreciate her the most. And of course there are her cats, giving four more reasons to pick up this series.

Images © Boom! Studios and Dark Horse Comics 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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