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This Week’s Comics: Saving the Universe

Bill Ted Save Universe headerIt’s a small list of new releases this week after last week’s practically non-existent list, but there are still some highlights to check out. IDW Publishing releases the trade of their sister comic series to the My Little Pony mystery series Ponyville Mysteries with Volume 1. Marvel Comics continues to spotlight their Spider-Verse with Marvel Super Hero Adventures Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse #1 while Viz Media releases the third volume of Pokemon Sun and Moon.

The List:

Princeless Volume 7 Find Yourself #3 (Cover A Brett Grunig), $3.99

Archie #701 (Cover A Marguerite Sauvage), $3.99
Archie 1941 #4 (Of 5)(Cover A Peter Krause), $3.99
Betty And Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #269, $6.99

Bill And Ted Save The Universe TP, $19.99  **Weekly Pick**

Scooby-Doo Team-Up #45, $2.99  **Weekly Pick**

My Little Pony Ponyville Mysteries Volume 1 TP, $17.99

Marvel Super Hero Adventures Spider-Man Across The Spider-Verse #1, $3.99

Pokemon Sun And Moon Volume 3 GN, $4.99

The Picks:

Bill Ted Save Universe Bill And Ted Save The Universe TP – Boom! Studios travels back to the 90s for a most bodacious adventure in time. Bill S. Preston Esq. and Ted “Theodore” Logan are Wyld Stallyns, the greatest rock band in not just the world, but even the universe! At least, they will be, if they can survive their latest adventure. While at a party in honor of their passing their senior history exam, the boys and Rufus are kidnapped by a bogus alien, only to be rescued by…their moms?! Bill and Ted join the resistance against Primary Glurm who wants to stop Wyld Stallyns from fulfilling their destiny to bring peace to the universe. The Bill and Ted movies were a lot of fun, and this comic does a good job of replicating that feel while still having it’s own style.

SDTUP_45_Print_dsScooby-Doo Team-Up #45 – DC Comics teams Mystery Inc. up with the greatest super-escape artist in the universe. Scooby-Doo and the gang go to see a performance by Scott Free, aka Mister Miracle, a death defying escape artist. But when an army of monsters from Apokolips is sent to invade the Earth by Granny Goodness, the gang is separated as Daphne and Velma are captured along with Mister Miracle’s wife, Big Barda. It’s up to Freddie, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo to join Oberon and Shiloh Norman, Mister Miracle’s manager and apprentice, and travel by Mother Box to Apokolips to help free Daphne and Velma before they are transformed into some of Granny’s Female Furies. This team-up works as a great introduction of some of Jack Kirby’s 4th World characters to younger readers.

Images © Boom! Studios and DC Comics respectively.

Lori Henderson About Lori Henderson

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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