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This Week’s Comics: LeafGreen Banana Guard

Hunker down against the weather with some new comics out this week. Writer Neil Gaiman and artist Adam Rex follow-up their bestselling children’s book Chu’s Day with Chu’s First Day of School. Nobrow Press releases a whole lot of Hilda and the… books, and Papercutz has a new Disney’s Fairies volume, adapting the new film Tinker Bell and the Secret of the Wings.

The List:

Archie #657 (Art Baltazar & Franco Little Archie And His Pals Variant Cover), $2.99
Archie #657 (Dan Parent Regular Cover), $2.99
Betty And Veronica Comics Annual #224, $5.99

Adventure Time Banana Guard Academy #1 (Of 6)(Cover A Aimee Fleck), $3.99 **Weekly Pick**
Adventure Time Banana Guard Academy #1 (Of 6)(Cover B Michele Petrucci), $3.99
Lumberjanes #4 (Cover A Noelle Stevenson), $3.99

Scooby-Doo Where Are You #47, $2.99

Chu’s First Day Of School HC, $17.99

Angry Birds Comics #2 (Cover A Giorgio Cavazzano), $3.99

Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble #10, $2.99
Marvel Universe Guardians Of The Galaxy Cosmic Team-Up Digest TP, $9.99

Hilda And The Bird Parade GN, $24.00
Hilda And The Black Hound GN, $24.00
Hilda And The Midnight Giant GN, $24.00
Hilda And The Troll GN, $18.95

Disney Fairies Volume 15 Tinker Bell And The Secret Of The Wings GN, $7.99
Nancy Drew Diaries Volume 2 GN, $9.99

Pokemon Adventures Black And White Volume 4 GN, $9.99
Pokemon Adventures Volume 23 FireRed LeafGreen GN, $9.99 **Weekly Pick**

SpongeBob Comics #34, $2.99

The Picks:

Adventure Time Banana Guard Academy #1 – It seems BOOM! Studios isn’t happy unless they have two Adventure Time comic series coming out per month. The Banana Guards are the protectors of the Candy Kingdom. There is a lot to being a Banana Guard, but being a Banana is not necessary. Root Beer Guy brings a crazy adventure as he searches the Land of Ooo for new recruits, and only the best will do! This series is written by Kent Osborne, the head writer of the Adventure Time animated series and creator of Root Beer Guy, so you know it will not only be good but will fit into the series canon. Keep up with the ever-expanding universe of Adventure Time and don’t miss this new mini-series.

Pokemon Adventures Volume 23 FireRed LeafGreen GNPokémon Adventures moves on to the next game as Ruby and Sapphire ends and Red and Blue return with Green joining the adventure. Green is finally about to meet her long-lost parents when they are sucked into a vortex created by a mysterious Pokémon! Red and Blue are there, ready to help, but first, they must improve their battle skills. Readers who followed this series from the beginning will recognize Red, Blue and Green. While Team Rocket returns as well, they aren’t the comedy relief the cartoon made them. Jump in on this great series with the start of a new arc.

Images © Boom! Studios and Perfect Square 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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