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This Week’s Comics: Stretching Folklore

Highlights from this week’s comics include the start of the new mini series from Action Lab Entertainment’s Ghoul Scouts, I was a Tweenage Werewolf #1. Archie Comics releases the first trade of their new Classic Archie series, Your Pal Archie, while Toon Books continues their “Laugh and Learn” series, this time looking at the slowest of insects with Snails Are Just My Speed.

The List:

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
Ghoul Scouts I Was A Tweenage Werewolf #1, $3.99
Hero Cats #21, $3.99
Miraculous Tales Of Ladybug And Cat Noir Volume 7 De-Evilize TP, $9.99

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Archie And Me Comics Digest #5, $6.99
Betty And Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #261, $6.99
Your Pal Archie Volume 1 TP, $17.99

BONGO COMICS
Bart Simpson Bust-Up GN, $16.99

BOOM! STUDIOS
Adventure Time #74 (Cover A Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb), $3.99
Mech Cadet Yu #7 (Cover A Takeshi Miyazawa), $3.99

IDW PUBLISHING
Atomic Robo And The Spectre Of Tomorrow #5 (Of 5)(Cover A Scott Wegener), $3.99
Donald And Mickey The Big Fat Flat Blot Plot TP, $12.99
Jem And The Holograms Dimensions #4 (Cover A Hannah Templer), $3.99
Skylanders Quarterly Spyro And Friends #3 (Biting Back)(Cover A David Baldeon), $4.99
Star Wars Adventures #7 (Cover A Sean Galloway), $3.99
Stretch Armstrong And The Flex Fighters #2 (Of 3)(Cover A Aluir Amancio), $3.99 **Weekly Pick**
Uncle Scrooge The Bodacious Butterfly Trail TP, $12.99

TITAN PUBLISHING GROUP
Doctor Who The Tenth Doctor Year Three #14 (Cover A Iolanda Zanfardino), $3.99

TOON BOOKS
Snails Are Just My Speed GN, $12.95

TOON GRAPHICS
Dragon Slayer Folktales From Latin America SC, $9.99  **Weekly Pick**

VIZ MEDIA
Splatoon Manga Volume 2 GN, $9.99

YEN PRESS
Barakamon Volume 15 GN, $15.00

The Picks:

Stretch 2Stretch Armstrong And The Flex Fighters #2 – IDW Publishing releases another TV(Netflix) tie-in with the return of a classic toy property Stretch Armstrong! Teenagers Stretch, Omni-Mass and Wingspan may look like average high school students by day, but by night they become the crime fighters The Flex Fighters in the futuristic Charter City. When Mantoid arrives in the city, everyone believes he is a threat, but the Flex Fighters aren’t too sure. They try to convince the Extreme Hazard Unit not to exterminate Mantoid, have little success, leaving them with one option: Monster Jail Break! Even though this is based on a the Netflix animated series, IDW still has a good track record of breathing life into Hasbro’s classic toys. I’m sure this series will be no different.

Dragon SlayerDragon Slayer Folktales From Latin America SC – Jaime Hernandez, creator of Love and Rockets, turns his sights on Latin American myths in this new volume from Toon Graphics. This book for young readers looks at stories such as a how a kitchen maid would fare against a seven-headed dragon, what happens when a woman who marries a mouse, and what a young man can learn from a thousand leaf cutter ant. Hernandez transforms these beloved myths into contemporary comics that reads of all ages can enjoy and use to explore the folklore of a region that we don’t get to hear much about. This is a must for graphic novel collections.

Images © IDW Publishing and Toon Graphics respectively.

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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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