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This Week’s Comics: Midknight Clicks

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Highlights from this week’s new releases include Adventure Time Finn from Boom! Studios, a graphic novel that features the best stories about Ooo’s only human. IDW Publishing celebrates 10 years of Atomic Robo with a new series, Atomic Robo and the Dawn of a New Era #1, while Marvel prepares for their latest entry in their Cinematic Universe with Marvel Super Hero Adventures Captain Marvel trade paperback.

The List:

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #295, $6.99
Archie Meets Batman ’66 #6 (Cover A Michael Allred), $3.99
Betty And Me Volume 1 TP, $10.99
World Of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #85, $6.99

BOOM! STUDIOS
Adventure Time Finn GN, $9.99
Adventure Time Season 11 #4 (Cover A Jorge Corona), $3.99
By Night #7 (Of 12)(Cover A Christine Larsen), $3.99
Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #16 (Cover A Dan Mora), $3.99

CROWN BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
Max And The Midknights Illustrated Novel HC, $13.99 **Weekly Pick**

GOLDEN APPLE BOOKS
Adventure Van #5 (Of 5), $3.99
Blastosaurus #5, $3.99

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT
Click Volume 1 Places Everyone GN, $10.99  **Weekly Pick**

IDW PUBLISHING
Atomic Robo And The Dawn Of A New Era #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Scott Wegener), $3.99
DuckTales #16 (Cover A Marco Ghiglione & Cristina Stella), $3.99
Mickey Mouse 90th Anniversary Collection TP, $24.99
My Little Pony The Crystalling TP, $7.99
Star Wars Adventures Destroyer Down #3 (Of 3)(Cover A Derek Charm), $3.99

IMAGE COMICS
Bully Wars #5 (Cover A Aaron Conley), $3.99

MARVEL COMICS
Marvel Super Hero Adventures Captain Marvel TP, $9.99
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #40, $3.99

PAPERCUTZ
Barbie 3-In-1 Volume 1 GN, $14.99

The Picks:

Max and the Midknights 1Max And The Midknights Illustrated Novel – Crown Books for Young Readers releases a hybrid novel by the creator of the Big Nate series. Max is an apprentice troubadour, but dreams of being a knight. When they roll into the city of Byjovia, Max’s uncle Budrick gets kidnapped by the cruel King Gastely, so it’s up to Max to rescue him. With the help of the Midknights, a merry band of misfits, Max sets out on a thrilling quest where he must take on evil witches, face genuine dragons and defeat the evil Gastley to restore the realm of Byjovia to its former high spirits. Max and The Midknights started out as a spoof of sword and sorcery tales, but has found new life in this illustrated novel that uses the language of comics to create a hybrid story filled with comic strips and illustrations.

Click v1Click Volume 1 Places Everyone GN – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt introduces the girl who’s everyone’s friend, but nobody’s best friend. Olive “clicks” with everyone in the fifth grade, but doesn’t seem to fit into any cliques. So, when her friends start forming acts, Olive is left out without one to join. Lucky for Olive she’s got a supportive family and a green-haired aunt Molly to help her find her own place in the show and with her friends. This heartfelt story about self discovery and navigating friendships  will appeal to upper elementary and tween readers.

Images © Crown Books for Young Readers and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 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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