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This Week’s Comics: Going International

Monica 1 headerHighlights from this week’s new releases include Boom! Studios finishing up another arc with Over the Garden Wall Hallow Town #5. IDW Publishing celebrating their 20th anniversary with 20 years in the future with Jem and the Holograms and 20 years in the past for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, while Tundra Books has a volume 3 of Narwahl, Peanut Butter and Jelly for younger readers.

The List:

ALBATROSS FUNNYBOOKS
Mega Ghost #2 (Of 5), $3.99

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Archie Modern Classics Volume 1 TP, $9.99
Betty And Veronica Friends Forever Go To Work #1, $2.99
Betty And Veronica Friends Jumbo Comics Digest #267, $6.99

BOOM! STUDIOS
Over The Garden Wall Hollow Town #5 (Of 5)(Cover A Celia Lowenthal), $3.99
Steven Universe #24 (Cover A Missy Pena), $3.99

CHARMZ
Monica Adventures Volume 1 Who Can Afford The Price Of Friendship Today TP, $8.99  **Weekly Pick**
Monica Adventures Volume 2 We Fought Each Other As Kids Now We’re In Love TP, $8.99

DC COMICS
Teen Titans Go #32, $2.99

IDW PUBLISHING
DuckTales #17 (Cover A Marco Ghiglione & Cristina Stella), $3.99
Jem And The Holograms IDW 20/20 #1 (Cover A Siobhan Keenan), $4.99
Mickey Mouse Fire Eye Of Atlantis TP, $12.99
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #74 (Cover A Kate Sherron), $3.99
My Little Pony IDW 20/20 #1 (Cover A Toni Kuusisto), $4.99
Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4 (Cover A Andy Suriano), $3.99

MARVEL COMICS
Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur #39, $3.99

NOBROW
Gamayun Tales Volume 2 The Water Spirit GN, $16.95  **Weekly Pick**

PAPERCUTZ
Loud House Volume 5 After Dark GN, $7.99
Smurfs The Village Behind The Wall Volume 2 The Betrayel Of SmurfBlossom HC, $12.99

TOKYOPOP
Nightmare Before Christmas Zero’s Journey #6, $3.99

TUNDRA BOOKS
Narwhal Volume 3 Peanut Butter And Jelly GN, $7.99

The Picks:

Monica 1Monica Adventures Volume 1 Who Can Afford The Price Of Friendship Today TP – Papercutz introduces an international bestselling series to American tweens. Friends Monica, Maggie, Smudge and J-Five are trying to catch a new movie together, especially Monica and J-Five. Their childhood rivalry is leveling up, especially after their beach vacation over the summer went so well. At least until Tony crashed their party. To get this new date in motion means scraping up some money, which means odd jobs for the tweens. Monica tries dog walking, Maggy cat sitting, while the boys try to sell their old comics. Getting a romantic moment at the cinema isn’t as easy as it sounds! The character Monica has been the children’s ambassador for UNICEF and Culture and Tourism for Brazil, so it’s about time she came to America.

Gamayun 2Gamayun Tales Volume 2 The Water Spirit GN – Nobrow continues their series of tales from Russian folklore. After his adventure with the King of Birds, the merchant has returned home with his great reward. His curiosity gets the best of him and he opens the new mysterious golden chest, unwittingly condemning his newborn son to a life under the sea. But with friends showing up in even the most unlikely of places, the boy may not have to face his future alone. Russian folklore is a rarely-explored part of mythology that will fascinate tween readers, especially those looking for something more than Greek or Norse mythology.

Images © Papercutz and Nobrow 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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