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This Week’s Comics: Musical Monsters on Ice

Enjoy both brains and brawn with this week’s new releases. Dial Books has the next volume of their Ordinary People Change the World series with I Am Albert Einstein. IDW Publishing releases the second volume of their new Samurai Jack series, as well as a new series based on the video game and toy franchise Skylanders.

The List:

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Mega Man #41 (Patrick Spaziante Regular Cover), $3.99
Mega Man #41 (Vince Riley Movie Poster Variant Cover), $3.99
Sonic Universe #68 (Jonathan H. Gray/Jim Amash/Matt Herms Tabloid Variant Cover), $3.99
Sonic Universe #68 (Tracy Yardley & Ben Hunzeker Regular Cover), $3.99
World Of Archie Comics Digest #43, $4.99

BONGO COMICS
Simpsons Illustrated #13, $3.99

BOOM! STUDIOS
Adventure Time #32 (Cover A Kostas Kiriakakis), $3.99
Adventure Time #32 (Cover B Tait Howard), $3.99
Garfield #30 (Cover A Andy Hirsch), $3.99
Jim Henson’s The Musical Monsters Of Turkey Hollow HC, $24.99 **Weekly Pick**
Regular Show #15 (Cover A Andy Hirsch), $3.99
Regular Show #15 (Cover B Katie McDermott), $3.99

DC COMICS
Batman ’66 Meets The Green Hornet #5 (Of 6), $2.99
Looney Tunes #221, $2.99
Teen Titans Go Titans Together TP (New Printing), $12.99
Tiny Titans Return To The Treehouse #5 (Of 6), $2.99

DIAL BOOKS
I Am Albert Einstein HC, $12.99

FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
Snoopy’s Thanksgiving HC, $9.99

GRAPHIX
Baby Sitters Club Volume 2 The Truth About Stacey SC (New Printing), $10.99
Bird And Squirrel Volume 2 On Ice GN, $8.99 **Weekly Pick**

IDW PUBLISHING
Angry Birds Comics #5 (Cover A Paco Rodriques), $3.99
Angry Birds Comics #5 (Cover SUB Jarrod Gecek), $3.99
Ben 10 Classics Volume 3 TP, $17.99
Samurai Jack Volume 2 The Scotsman’s Curse TP, $19.99
Skylanders The Kaos Trap HC, $9.99

KIDS CAN PRESS
Pirates Of The Silver Coast HC, $17.95
Pirates Of The Silver Coast SC, $8.95

TITAN PUBLISHING
Doctor Who The Eleventh Doctor #3 (Verity Glass Regular Cover), $3.99
Doctor Who The Eleventh Doctor #3 (Photo Subscription Cover), $3.99

The Picks:

Jim Henson’s The Musical Monsters Of Turkey Hollow HC – BOOM! Studios and Archaia bring another Jim Henson gem back from obscurity. Hundreds of years ago, a meteor crashed in a brook on the outskirts of the now picturesque town of Turkey Hollow. Timmy Henderson, a young boy who lives in town, is practicing his guitar one Thanksgiving when he is accompanied by strange, unearthly, musical sounds. He discovers seven furry, goofy monsters who arrived with the meteor—which turns out not to have been a meteor at all, but an egg! Timmy befriends the creatures, each of whom has their own unique musical sound, and they begin to follow him around. But not everyone takes a liking to the visitors, and it’s up to Timmy to protect his new friends and save Thanksgiving! This story was created in 1968 as a script for a TV special, but Henson couldn’t find a network to commit to the protect, so it was shelved until Archaia dug it up. With the Harvey and Eisner Award-winning illustrator Roger Langridge adapting and illustrating the project, this is sure to be another hit!

Bird And Squirrel Volume 2 On Ice GN – Graphix releases the second graphic novel in the Bird & Squirrel series. When last we left Bird & Squirrel, they were “On the Run” south to escape winter. They overshoot the mark a bit and end up crash landing in the South Pole during a raging blizzard. They are found by a penguin named Sakari, who thinks Bird has come to rid her village of a hungry Killer Whale. Squirrel, however, discovers that he is actually to be fed to the Killer Whale as a sacrifice. Bird and Squirrel hatch a crazy plan to escape, and with some good timing, a little luck and a lot of help from Sakari, they just might make it out alive. Bird and Squirrel springs from the mind of James Burks, who has worked on numerous animation projects for kids and families. His first graphic novel for kids, Gabby and Gator, was published by Yen Press and was a made a Junior Library Guild selection. With quirky characters, silly situations, and brightly colored panels, this volume promises to be another engaging, fast-paced story for tweens to enjoy.

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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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