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This Week’s Comics: Friendship and Free Comics

It’s Free Comic Book Day and there is plethora of new releases to check out while at your local comic book store this weekend. Alterna Comics releases a trio of titles covering sci-fi, superheroes, and supernatural adventure with new issues of Adam Wreck, Amazing Age, and Lilith Dark. IDW Publishing kicks off Funko Month with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Funko Universe #1, while Tundra Books releases a new Narwhal and Jelly, Volume 2: Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt for emerging readers.

The List:

ALTERNA COMICS
Adam Wreck #1 (Of 3), $1.50
Amazing Age #1 (Of 5), $1.50
Lilith Dark #1 (Of 4), $1.50

AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY PRODUCTIONS
Underdog #1 (Cover A Bill Galvan Classic Homage), $3.99

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Reggie And Me #5 (Of 5)(Cover A Sandy Jarrell), $3.99

BOOM! STUDIOS
Adventure Time #64 (Cover A Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb), $3.99
Amazing World Of Gumball Original Volume 3 Recipe For Disaster GN, $14.99
Brave Chef Brianna #3 (Of 4)(Cover A Bridget Underwood), $3.99
Goldie Vance #12 (Cover A Brittney Williams), $3.99

FIRST SECOND
Real Friends GN, $12.99 **Weekly Pick**

IDW PUBLISHING
Angry Birds Comics Game Play #3 (Of 6)(Cover A Philip Murphy), $3.99
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #53 (Cover A Tony Fleecs), $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Funko Universe #1 (Cover A Nico Pena), $4.99
Uncle Scrooge #26 (Cover A Giorgio Cavazzano), $3.99

MARVEL COMICS
Marvel Universe Avengers Ultron Revolution #10, $2.99

PAPERCUTZ
Barbie Starlight Adventure Volume 1 HC, $12.99
Little Mermaid GN, $13.99
Trolls Volume 2 Put Your Hair In The Air GN, $7.99
Zodiac Legacy Volume 1 Tiger Island HC, $12.99

RANDOM HOUSE BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
5 Worlds Volume 1 The Sand Warrior GN, $12.99 **Weekly Pick**

TITAN PUBLISHING GROUP
Doctor Who Ghost Stories #2 (Of 4)(Cover A Mariano Laclaustra), $3.99

TUNDRA BOOKS
Narwhal And Jelly Volume 2 Super Narwhal And Jelly Jolt HC, $12.99

VERTICAL COMICS
Nichijou Volume 8 GN, $10.95

The Picks:

Real FriendsReal Friends GN – First Second releases a graphic novel about real friends and why it’s worth finding them. Friendship can be an emotional roller coaster ride, especially early in life when one is still learning to navigate it’s tricky waters. We follow little Shannon from kindergarten through fifth grade as she experiences the happiness and heartache of making first friends and deals with cliques and bullies as she struggles to stay in “The Group.” This honest and heartfelt story from bestselling author Shannon Hale and artist LeUyen Pham is a good illustration, as well as a reminder, of how hard it can be to learn what real friends are, and why finding them is worth the journey.

Five Worlds 15 Worlds Volume 1 The Sand Warrior GN – Random House Books for Young Readers releases a graphic novel that takes not one, not two, but five worlds to tell it all! Unless five ancient and mysterious beacons are lit, it could mean the end of the Five Worlds. Three unlikely heroes will need to come together, discovering there’s more to themselves and their worlds, when war breaks out. Oona Lee, the clumsiest student at Sand Dancer Academy, is a fighter with a big destiny. An Tzu, a boy from the poorest slums, has a surprising gift and knack for getting out of sticky situations. Jax Amboy is a star athlete beloved by an entire galaxy—but what good is that without real friends? These three are forced to go on an epic quest filled with magic and adventure that will change them and their worlds forever.

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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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