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Highlights from this week’s new releases include the beginning of a new 4 issue mini series for Garfield with Homecoming #1. IDW Publishing releases the second part of a new story featuring a young Han Solo and Chewbacca in Star Wars Adventures #11, while Titan Comics celebrates the 30th anniversary of the 7th Doctor story marking the 25th anniversary of the Daleks, with Doctor Who: The Seventh Doctor #1.

The List:

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
Princeless Raven The Pirate Princess Year Two Volume 5 Get Lost Together TP, $14.99

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Archie #31 (Cover A Audrey Mok), $3.99
World Of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #79, $6.99

BOOM! STUDIOS
Garfield Homecoming #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Andy Hirsch & Sara Talmadge), $3.99
Rocko’s Modern Life #5 (Cover A Jorge Monlongo), $3.99
Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #10 (Cover A Dan Mora), $3.99

IDW PUBLISHING
Star Wars Adventures #11 (Cover A Derek Charm), $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures Volume 15 TP, $19.99

IMAGE COMICS
Moonstruck #6, $3.99
Scales And Scoundrels #10, $3.99

KNOPF BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
Cardboard Kingdom Volume 1 GN, $12.99  **Weekly Pick**

MARVEL COMICS
Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur #31, $3.99  **Weekly Pick**

TITAN COMICS
Doctor Who The Seventh Doctor #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Alice X. Zhang), $5.99

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT
Valiant High #2 (Of 4)(Cover A David Lafuente), $3.99

VERTICAL COMICS
Flying Witch Volume 6 GN, $10.95

The Picks:

Cardboard KingdomCardboard Kingdom Volume 1 GN – Knopf Books For Young Readers, an imprint of Random House, introduces a new graphic novel series for middle grade readers. It follows a neighborhood of kids who spend their summer transforming ordinary cardboard into fantastical homemade costumes and their ordinary block into a cardboard kingdom. As the sixteen kids of this neighborhood encounter knights and rogues, robots and monsters, they also end up exploring the conflicts they have with each other, their families and even their own identities, all before school starts again. Fans of Raina Telgemeier, Awkward, and All’s Faire in Middle School will love the imagination and heart in the Cardboard Kingdom.

Moon Girl 31Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur #31 – Marvel pits it’s smartest middle school superhero against the dangers of disappearing bees and nicotine. Lunella, while trying to warn her mother off of using pesticides that contain nicotine, a chemical harmful to bees, comes across a plot by the supervillain Swarm, himself made up of mutated bees, to get all the students and teachers at Public School 20 hooked on cigarettes. It’s up to Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur to stamp out Swarm and expose the dangers of nicotine just in time to commemorate the World Health Organization’s No Tobacco Day! It’s a one-shot worthy of an Afterschool Special.

Images © Knopf Books For Young Readers and Marvel Comics 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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