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This Week’s Comics: A Festival of Mummies

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Highlights from this week’s new releases include Fruit Ninja Volume 1 Frenzy Force, from Andrews McMeel’s Amp imprint, which tells the story behind the popular game. First Second travels to The Melody Kingdom in the third volume of the Cucumber Quest series, while Kids Can Press lets the dogs out in their companion series to Binky the Cat with Gordon Bark to the Future.

The List:

AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY PRODUCTIONS
Three Stooges Slaptastic Special #1 (Cover A Brendon Fraim & Brian Fraim), $3.99

ANDREWS MCMEEL
Fruit Ninja Amp Volume 1 Frenzy Force GN, $9.99

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Archie And Me Comics Digest #7, $6.99
Archie Giant Comics Surprise TP, $7.99
Betty And Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #263, $6.99

BONGO COMICS
Mighty Moe Szyslak #1 (One Shot), $3.99

BOOM! STUDIOS
Garfield 2018 Vacation Time Blues #1 (Cover A Andy Hirsch), $7.99
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #27 (Cover A Jamal Campbell), $3.99
Rugrats Volume 1 TP, $14.99
Steven Universe #16 (Cover A Grace Kraft), $3.99

FIRST SECOND
Cucumber Quest Volume 3 The Melody Kingdom GN, $14.99

IDW PUBLISHING
Goosebumps Download And Die #3 (Cover A Michelle Wong), $3.99
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #66 (Cover A Tony Fleecs), $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #22 (Cover A Freddie E. Williams II), $4.99

KIDS CAN PRESS
Gordon Bark To The Future GN, $7.99
Hot On The Trail In Ancient Egypt GN, $11.99  **Weekly Pick**

LION FORGE
Wrapped Up #7 (Cover A Scoot McMahon), $3.99  **Weekly Pick**

The Picks:

Hot on the Trail of Ancient EgyptHot On The Trail In Ancient Egypt GN – Kids Can Press takes readers on a journey back to Ancient Egypt. Twins Josh and Emma have had a boring summer, having to spend it with their little sister Libby while their friends are off on vacation. But when Libby runs into the creepy Good Times Agency and opens a travel guide for ancient Egypt, they are suddenly transported there! They get split up when Josh is taken away to help build a pyramid for the kings, and after they are reunited, they are accused of being tomb robbers! The only way home is to finish reading the guidebook. Will they do it in time? Filled with excitement and adventures, and lots of facts about life in ancient Egypt, including politics, government, philosophy, and the daily lives and celebrations of the people, Hot On The Trail In Ancient Egypt is a great book to give curious readers young and old.

Wrapped Up 7Wrapped Up #7 – Lion Forge shows dad mummies can be cool too. Milo sneaks on board a ship heading to a cursed island where a martial arts tournament that will decide the fate of the world is going to take place. The only one who can save the world is Master Mummy, and expert in martial arts and…Milo’s dad?! Is he master enough to win the tournament and stop all the evil ninjas also aboard the ship intent on stopping him? Wrapped Up is a fun series from Lion Forge’s Cubhouse imprint. The stories are mostly stand alone, so readers can jump on anywhere.

Images © Kids Can Press and Lion Forge 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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