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This Week’s Comics: Imbalance in the Resistance

Avatar Imbalance headerHighlights from this week’s new releases include the third volume of the comics anthology Phoenix Colossal Comics Collection from David Fickling Books. First Second travels to the arctic for their next Science Comics Polar Bears Survival on the Ice while Marvel Comics tries to beat the cold with Marvel Super Hero Adventures Captain Marvel Frost Giants Among Us.

The List:

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
Princeless Volume 7 Find Yourself #2 (Cover A Emily Martin), $3.99

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Archie’s Big Book Volume 5 Action Adventure TP, $19.99

BOOM! STUDIOS
Adventure Time Volume 16 TP, $14.99
Gunnerkrigg Court Volume 5 TP, $16.99
Lumberjanes #57 (Cover A Kat Leyh), $3.99
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #34 (Cover A Jamal Campbell), $3.99
Over The Garden Wall Hollow Town #4 (Cover A Celia Lowenthal), $3.99
Regular Show Volume 6 Comic Conned GN, $14.99
Steven Universe #23 (Cover A Missy Pena), $3.99

DARK HORSE COMICS
Avatar The Last Airbender Imbalance Part One TP, $10.99  **Weekly Pick**

DAVID FICKLING BOOKS
Phoenix Colossal Comics Collection Volume 3 TP, $14.99

DC COMICS
Scooby-Doo Where Are You #96, $2.99

FIRST SECOND
Science Comics Polar Bears Survival On The Ice GN, $12.99

IDW PUBLISHING
Disney Afternoon Giant #2 (Cover A Leonel Castellani), $5.99
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #73 (Cover A Toni Kuusisto), $3.99
Star Wars Adventures #16 (Cover A Valentina Pinto), $3.99  **Weekly Pick**
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures Volume 16 TP, $19.99

LION FORGE
Encounter #9, $3.99
Quincredible #2, $3.99

MARVEL COMICS
Marvel Super Hero Adventures Captain Marvel Frost Giants Among Us #1, $3.99
Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur Volume 6 Save Our School TP, $17.99

TOKYOPOP
Disney Manga Monsters Inc GN, $10.99

The Picks:

Avatar ImbalanceAvatar The Last Airbender Imbalance Part One TP – Dark Horse continues the story of Avatar the Last Airbender with a new creative team. Aang, Katara, Sokka and Toph return to Earthen Fire Industries, the factory owned by Toph’s father. Even though the once small town is booming, a strange mood hangs over its residents. Joining a business council meeting, the reason becomes clear to Aang: a conflict between the benders and non-benders is threatening to turn violent. This story is written by Faith Erin Hicks and drawn by Peter Wartman, and is the first one created by a team other than Gene Leun Yang and Gurihiru. It is created in collaboration with the Last Airbender creators, and continues the adventures of Team Avatar, as it picks up after the end of their last adventure, North and South. Fans of Avatar and Faith Erin Hicks’ series The Nameless City will want to pick this one up.

Star Wars Adventures 16Star Wars Adventures #16 – IDW Publishing delves into the newest addition to the Star Wars universe with this issue. Kaz is a spy for the fledgling Resistance. He and BB8 go to the planet Castilon, where the “All Aces Battle Royale,” a big space race, is about to take place. He spots a known informant for the First Order, who is planning to send a huge cache of data. Kaz will have to join the race in order to stop the informant’s transmission. Star Wars Resistance is the new animated series airing on the Disney Channel that tells the adventures of the Resistance before the events in The Force Awakens. This story is written by writers for the show, making it feel like an episode of the series in paper form. It’s the perfect gift for fans of the new show.

Images © Dark Horse Comics and IDW Publishing 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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