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This Week’s Comics: Guardians of Rosa Parks

Lori Henderson

Kill time waiting for fireworks with some of the titles on this week’s comics list. Dark Horse Comics releases the second part of the Avatar the Last Airbender story, The Rift. DC Comics teams Scooby and the gang with Wonder Woman in the latest Scooby-Doo Team-Up, and IDW Publishing finishes their first Dexter’s Laboratory mini-series, as well as releasing the first volume of Dexter’s Laboratory Classics.

The List:

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Betty And Veronica #271 (Dan Parent Regular Cover), $2.99
Betty And Veronica #271 (Jeff Shultz Marilyns Variant Cover), $2.99
Sonic Universe #65 (SEGA Variant Cover), $2.99
Sonic Universe #65 (Tracy Yardley Regular Cover), $2.99
World Of Archie Double Digest #41, $6.99

BOOM! STUDIOS
Garfield #27 (Cover A Andy Hirsch), $3.99
Garfield Volume 4 TP, $13.99

DARK HORSE COMICS
Avatar The Last Airbender Volume 8 The Rift Part 2 TP, $10.99

DC COMICS
Batman ’66 Meets The Green Hornet #2 (Of 6), $2.99
Scooby-Doo Team-Up #5, $2.99
Tiny Titans Return To The Treehouse #2 (Of 6), $2.99

DIAL BOOKS
I Am Rosa Parks HC, $12.99 **Weekly Pick**

IDW PUBLISHING
Ben 10 Classics Volume 2 It’s Ben A Pleasure TP, $17.99
Dexter’s Laboratory #4 (Of 4)(Cover A Ryan Jampole), $3.99
Dexter’s Laboratory #4 (Of 4)(Cover RI Tony Fleecs), AR
Dexter’s Laboratory #4 (Of 4)(Cover SUB Christine Larsen), $3.99
Dexter’s Laboratory Classics Volume 1 TP, $19.99

MARVEL PRESS
Guardians Of The Galaxy An Origin Story HC, $12.99 **Weekly Pick**

PAPERCUTZ
Garfield And Co Box Set Volumes 5-8 HC, $29.99
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Volume 1 Rita Repulsa’s Attitude Adjustment SC, $7.99
Smurfs Box Set Volumes 13-15 GN, $17.99

The Picks:

I Am Rosa Parks This Weeks Comics: Guardians of Rosa ParksI Am Rosa Parks HC – Dial Books releases the third in their “I Am” biography series for young readers. Rosa Parks is well known for being the woman to stand up for herself and other African Americans by staying seated on a Montgomery Alabama bus in December 1955. Her arrest not only sparked a movement to end the discriminatory practice of relegating blacks to the back of buses but also launched the country’s Civil Rights Movement. Rosa Parks tells her own story, allowing her to present her heroic deeds in terms that children can understand and appreciate. Writer Brad Meltzer, writer of conspiracy thrillers and host of the History Channel’s Decoded, has created a series of biographies, illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos, that are a friendly and fun way to bring American history to life for young children. And I’m all for making history more interesting to kids. This should be part of every graphic novel and young reader collection.

Guardians of the Galaxy Origin 228x300 This Weeks Comics: Guardians of Rosa ParksGuardians Of The Galaxy An Origin Story HC – Marvel Press releases another origin story for their next entry into the Cineverse, featuring appearances by Rocket Raccoon, a raccoon with a rocket launcher, Groot the talking tree, Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, the most dangerous woman in the universe, and their leader Star-Lord, the interplanetary policeman for the heroic space squad, The Guardians of the Galaxy. Marvel continues to try to familiarize fans of all of ages of this lesser known team of super heroes as the movie’s release date gets closer. And with a team that features a talking tree and a raccoon with a rocket launcher, how could kids not be curious? This would be a great addition to any graphic novel collection or elementary to middle school library.

Images © Dial Books and Marvel Press Respectively.

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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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