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This Week’s Comics: Myth and Science

This week’s new releases are ready to take you on a journey through time and magic. BOOM! Studios releases the official sequel to the original fantasy film with Jim Henson’s The Power of the Dark Crystal #1. First Second Books sets out to sweep readers through time with Time Museum Volume 1, while Marvel Comics concludes its mini-series of magical birds and mysterious visitors in Enchanted Tiki Room #5.

The List:

Pink Panther Snow Day #1 (Cover A Adrian Ropp), $3.99

Big Nate What’s A Little Noogie Between Friends TP, $9.99
Kid Beowulf Volume 2 The Song Of Roland GN, $12.99 **Weekly Pick**

Jughead #13 (Cover A Derek Charm), $3.99
Jughead And Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #25, $6.99
Jughead Volume 2 TP, $17.99

Adventure Time Comics Volume 1 TP, $14.99
Backstagers #7 (Of 8)(Cover A Veronica Fish), $3.99
Jim Henson’s The Power Of The Dark Crystal #1 (Of 12)(Cover A Jae Lee & June Chung), $3.99
Mega Princess #4 (Of 5)(Cover A Brianne Drouhard), $3.99
Over The Garden Wall #11 (Cover A Kiernan Sjursen), $3.99

Batman ’66 Meets Wonder Woman ’77 #2 (Of 6), $3.99
Scooby-Doo Team-Up #23, $2.99

Science Comics Bats Learning To Fly HC, $19.99 **Weekly Pick**
Time Museum Volume 1 GN, $14.99

Angry Birds Flight School #1 (Cover A Philip Murphy), $3.99
My Little Pony Annual 2017 #1 (Cover B Jay P. Fosgitt), $7.99
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #51 (Cover A Tony Fleecs), $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #7 (Cover A Freddie E. Williams II), $4.99

Disney Pixar Cars #1 (One Shot), $3.99

Care Bears Volume 2 Puzzling Path GN, $9.99

Enchanted Tiki Room #5 (Of 5)(Brian Kesinger Regular Cover), $3.99
Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur #16, $3.99

Disney Manga Kilala Princess Volume 4 GN, $10.99

The List:

Kid Beowulf 2Kid Beowulf Volume 2 The Song Of Roland GN – AMP! Comics for Kids continues their series of myths and monsters. Beowulf and Grendel, 12-year-old twin brothers have been banished from their homeland, and are hunted by two assassins. They have traveled to Francia to seek refuge from their Uncle Ogier, but Francia has troubles of its own, with King Charlemagne ailing, his knights in exile, and an invading Saracen horde knocking at the border. It’s up to Beowulf and Grendel to give Francia’s young hero Roland a good kick in the pants and help him unite the country before it’s too late. Myths have been getting quite the makeover recently with Percy Jackson and George O’Connor’s Olympians. It’s exciting to see this great new twist on the old English epic poem that also breathes new life into it.

Science BatsScience Comics Bats Learning To Fly HC – First Second Books puts the remarkable but misunderstood bat in the spotlight. Injured by humans on a nature hike, a little brown bat is taken to a bat rehabilitation center. While his wing is healing, he meets many different species of bats, who teach him how they fly, what they eat, and where they like to live. Bats have long had a bad reputation with humans, but these cute and fluffy flying mammals, sometimes called “Sky Puppies,” deserve to have that set straight with science!

Images © AMP! Comics for Kids and First Second Books 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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