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This Week’s Comics: Johnny Who

Lori Henderson

Can’t make it to San Diego Comic con this year? Crowd into your local comic shop and pick up some of this week’s new comics! Chronicle Books releases a new volume in the “Darth” series from Jeffrey Brown with Goodnight Darth Vader. Hyperion Books releases the 4th volume of their graphic adaptation of the Artemis Fowl series with The Opal Deception, and IDW Publishing releases a horror story one-shot for gear heads with Monster Motors.

The List:

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Betty And Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #225, $6.99
Diary Of A Girl Next Door Betty HC, $13.99
Jughead And Archie Double Digest #4, $4.99
Life With Archie #36 (Magazine Format), $9.99
Life With Archie Comic #37 (Jill Thompson Cover), $4.99

BOOM! STUDIOS
Amazing World Of Gumball #2 (Cover A Missy Pena), $3.99
Amazing World Of Gumball #2 (Cover B Zachary Sterling), $3.99
Bravest Warriors #22 (Cover A Mike Bear), $3.99
Bravest Warriors #22 (Cover B Sibylline Meynet), $3.99
Peanuts #20 (Cover A Charles M. Schulz), $3.99

CHRONICLE BOOKS
Goodnight Darth Vader HC, $14.95

DARK HORSE COMICS
Axe Cop The American Choppers #3 (Of 3), $3.99

DC COMICS
Batman ’66 #13, $3.99

HYPERION BOOKS
Artemis Fowl Volume 4 The Opal Deception HC, $21.99
Artemis Fowl Volume 4 The Opal Deception SC, $12.99

IDW PUBLISHING
Monster Motors (One Shot)(Cover A Nick Roche), $5.99
My Little Pony Friends Forever #7 (Cover A Amy Mebberson), $3.99
My Little Pony Friends Forever #7 (Cover SUB Tony Fleecs), $3.99
Popeye Classics #24 (Cover A Bud Sagendorf), $3.99
Super Secret Crisis War Johnny Bravo #1 (Cover A Erica Henderson), $3.99 **Weekly Pick**
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures #13 (Cover A Dario Brizuela), $3.99

MARVEL COMICS
Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man #28, $2.99

TITAN PUBLISHING
Doctor Who The Eleventh Doctor #1 (Alice X. Zhang Regular Cover), $3.99 **Weekly Pick**
Doctor Who The Tenth Doctor #1 (Alice X. Zhang Regular Cover), $3.99

The Picks:

SSCW Johnny Bravo 197x300 This Weeks Comics: Johnny WhoSuper Secret Crisis War Johnny Bravo #1 – The first tie-in to IDW Publishing’s massive crossover event is here! A robot from another dimension has arrived in Aron City. It is searching for a hero to challenge for its evil masters, but instead, it finds Johnny Bravo. Nothing could prepare the robot for this encounter, as exposure to Johnny’s obliviousness drives it mad. This issue also includes a two-page backup story that delves into the formation of the League of Extraordinary Villains! Hinted at during the announcement of the event at Wondercon, this issue not only heralds the return of a Cartoon Network favorite from the 1990s, Johnny Bravo, it also adds some pieces to the to this inter-dimensional conflict. This is not an issue to be missed!

Doctor Who 10th 1 197x300 This Weeks Comics: Johnny WhoDoctor Who The Eleventh Doctor #1/The Tenth Doctor #1 – Titan Publishing takes over the Doctor Who license from IDW Publishing, kicking it off with two new comics featuring everyone’s favorite time-traveling alien. The two most popular Doctors return to comics, each with their own ongoing series. In the wake of Donna Noble’s tragic exit, the 10th Doctor thought he was through with new companions until he meets Gabby Gonzalez, a girl in a dead-end job dreaming of bigger, better, and brighter things, while trying to stop an infestation of psychic aliens on the eve of the Day of the Dead celebrations. When Doctor Who 11th 1 197x300 This Weeks Comics: Johnny WhoAmy and Rory aren’t around, the 11th Doctor still finds ways of getting into trouble, starting with Alice Obiefune, a grieving young girl who has just lost her mother. Somehow she is tied to the career of a 70s musician, an amnesiac alien, and a terrifying cosmic threat. Feelings run strong among fans over the 10th and 11th Doctors. Even I didn’t feel right choosing one over the other (though I prefer 11), so Titan’s move to print two series concurrently featuring each Doctor is a smart one.

Images © IDW Publishing and Titan Publishing 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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