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This Week’s Comics: Sci-Fu Shoes

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Highlights from this week’s list of new releases include a new Phoebe and Her Unicorn, Volume 7 Unicorn of Many Hats. Archie Comics finds a new foe for Cosmo in issue #3, while Lion Forge introduces a new superhero, Encounter, an alien who can change shape and fights crime on Earth.

The List:

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
Jupiter Jet #4, $3.99

AMP! COMICS FOR KIDS
Big Nate Silent but Deadly TPB, $9.99
Peanuts I’m Not Your Sweet Babboo TP, $9.99
Phoebe And Her Unicorn Volume 7 Unicorn Of Many Hats GN, $9.99

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #287, $6.99
Cosmo #3 (Cover A Tracy Yardley), $3.99

BOOM! STUDIOS
Adventure Time Comics Volume 4 TP, $14.99
Rocko’s Modern Life #4 (Cover A Jorge Monlongo), $3.99

DC COMICS
Scooby-Doo Where Are You #91, $2.99

FIRST SECOND
New Shoes HC, $17.99  **Weekly Pick**
Star Scouts Volume 2 League Of Lasers GN, $14.99

IDW PUBLISHING
DuckTales #7 (Cover A Marco Ghiglione), $3.99

JOE BOOKS
Disney Princess Comics Collection Dream Big Princess Edition TP, $19.99
Disney The Princess And The Frog #1 (One Shot), $4.99
Disney The Princess And The Frog The Story Of The Movie In Comics GN, $5.99

LION FORGE
Encounter #1, $3.99

MARVEL COMICS
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #30, $3.99

ONI PRESS
Sci-Fu GN, $12.99  **Weekly Pick**

TITAN PUBLISHING GROUP
Doctor Who The Twelfth Doctor Year Three #13 (Cover A Blair Shedd), $3.99

UNITED PLANKTON PICTURES
SpongeBob Comics #78, $3.99

The Picks:

New ShoesNew Shoes HC – First Second releases a heartwarming tale for young readers. Francis the donkey is the best shoemaker in the village, using the finest coconut wood for the soles, and wild tiger grass for the uppers. He embellishes his work with colorfully embroidered designs and patterns. But when he receives a very special order from Miss Manatee, calypso queen and his personal hero, Francis goes on a quest to make the perfect pair of shoes. With no tiger grass, he must journey deep into the jungle, and leave his village for the first time. Through Francis’ adventure, young readers will see a variety of animals and learn a valuable lesson about embracing other people’s differences. Early reader collections will want to pick this one up.

ScifuSci-Fu GN – Oni Press brings out the ultimate mash-up mix from cartoonist Yehudi Mercado. In 1980s Brooklyn, young mix-master Wax scratches the perfect beat and accidentally responds to an intergalactic challenge that summons a UFO. He along with his sister, The D, best friend Cooky P, and current crush Pirate Polly, are transported to the robot-dominated planet of Discopia. Mistaken by the locals as a master of Sci-Fu, Wax must learn to master the intergalactic musical martial art with the help of true Sci-Fu master Kabuki Snowman. He must stop the Five Deadly Dangers and their leader Choo Choo, so he and his friends can save the Earth. This genre-smashing title could only come from the mind of the creator of Pantalones, TX and Rocket Salvage. Tweens will love it.

Images © First Second and Oni Press 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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