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This Week’s Comics: Unbeatable Kid Sherlock

Making a list for this year’s summer vacation? Don’t forget to check this week’s list of new releases! Dark Horse Comics releases a new edition of Faith Erin Hick’s Adventures of Superhero Girl with new stories and art by Hicks and friends. IDW Publishing releases the final issue of Jem and the Holograms while Titan Publishing starts a new arc in issue #6 of Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Year Three.

The List:

Hero Cats #17 (Skyworld), $3.99
Kid Sherlock #1 (Cover A Sean Miller), $3.99 **Weekly Pick**

Spookhouse #5, $3.99

Betty And Veronica By Adam Hughes #3 (Cover A Adam Hughes Betty), $3.99

Adventures of Superhero Girl HC (Expanded Edition), $16.99
Plants Vs Zombies Volume 7 Battle Extravagonzo HC, $9.99

Gotham Academy Second Semester #10, $2.99
Scooby-Doo Where Are You #82, $2.99

Donald Duck #21 (Cover A Giorgio Cavazzano), $3.99
Jem And The Holograms #26 (Cover A Jen Bartel), $4.99
Michael Recycle #4 (Of 4)(Cover A Alexandra Colombo), $3.99
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic Volume 12 TP, $19.99
Popeye Classics #59 (Cover A Bud Sagendorf), $4.99

Disney Gravity Falls Shorts Cinestory #2, $3.99
Disney Pixar Cars 3 Movie GN, $8.99

Marvel Universe Avengers Ultron Revolution #11, $2.99
Ms. Marvel #19, $3.99
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #21, $3.99 **Weekly Pick**

Smurfs Volume 23 Can’t Smurf Progress HC, $12.99

Doctor Who The Eleventh Doctor Year Three #6 (Cover A Wellington Alves), $3.99

SpongeBob Comics #69, $3.99

The Picks:

kid sherlockKid Sherlock #1 – Action Lab Entertainment puts a new spin on the Holmes and Watson relationship. New student John Watson is having problems fitting in at Baker Elementary. It doesn’t help that he’s a dog and has gained the attention of the class bully Kyle. On the playground, he makes friends with Sherlock Holmes, a young boy who is quite clever but so lost in his own thoughts that he is oblivious to the people around him. Watson joins Sherlock as he investigates the mysteries around school, starting with identifying the bad smell that has been afflicting their classroom. There have been several different iterations of the Holmes and Watson relationship, including Sherlock as a dog, but this is the first one where Watson is the dog! This series is a great way to introduce young readers to some classic characters.

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl 21Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #21 – Marvel Comics gives Squirrel Girl’s male sidekicks the spotlight. Squirrel Girl, Nancy and Mary go to the Negative Zone for the weekend, leaving the city in the hands of Koi Boi, Chipmunk, Hunk and Brain Drain. But things go south the moment Squirrel Girl leaves. A crime wave begins that Koi Boi and Chipmunk Hunk are powerless start, and Brain Drain is kind of a pain to be around. Though friendship, fights, and friendship fights, the boys must figure out a way to keep the city the same as how Squirrel Girl left it. This stand-alone issue focuses on the supporting cast and develops them in fun and surprising ways. Unbeatable Squirrel Girl never fails to entertain, and this issue is just another example.

Images © Action Lab Entertainment and Marvel Comics 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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