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This Week’s Comics: Giver Take Down

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Highlights from this week’s new releases include a new Baltazar super hero title from Action Lab Entertainment, Powers in Action #1. It’s high fives all around as Graphix releases volume 5 of Bird and Squirrel, All Tangled Up while Random House for Young Readers releases Hilo Volume 5: Then Everything Went Wrong.

The List:

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
Powers In Action #1, $3.99

AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY PRODUCTIONS
Casper’s Capers #3 (Cover A Jeff Scherer), $3.99

ARCHIE COMICS
Betty And Veronica #2 (Of 5)(Cover A Sandra Lanz), $3.99
Reggie And Me Volume 1 TP, $10.99

BOOM! STUDIOS
Lucy A Peanuts Collection HC, $14.99
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #35 (Cover A Jamal Campbell), $3.99

CAPSTONE PRESS
Soccer Showdown U.S. Women’s Stunning 1999 World Cup Win GN, $7.95
Win For Women Billie Jean King Takes Down Bobby Riggs GN, $7.95  **Weekly Pick**

DC COMICS
Looney Tunes #247, $2.99
Scooby-Doo Team-Up #46, $2.99

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Robots Vs Princesses #4 (Cover A Nicolas Chapuis), $3.99

GRAPHIX
Bird And Squirrel Volume 5 All Tangled Up GN, $9.99
Newsprints Volume 2 Endgames GN, $12.99

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY
Giver GN, $22.99  **Weekly Pick**

IDW PUBLISHING
Disney Comics And Stories #3 (Cover A Paolo Campinoti), $5.99
DuckTales Volume 4 Fowl Play TP, $9.99
Star Wars Adventures #17 (Cover A Valentina Pinto), $3.99
Uncle Scrooge #41 (Cover A Marco Mazzarello), $3.99

RANDOM HOUSE BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
DC Super Friends Be Brave Like Batman HC, $9.99
Hilo Volume 5 Then Everything Went Wrong GN, $13.99

The Picks:

Win for WomenWin For Women Billie Jean King Takes Down Bobby Riggs GN – Capstone Press revisits an important moment in sports history. In 1973, two of world’s most famous tennis stars were Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King. Bobby believed that men were superior to women in every way and claimed he would defeat any woman on the tennis court. Billie Jean took him up on his challenge. She knew women were just as good as men and was determined to beat him to prove it. Take a court-side seat to watch the match that became known as the “Battle of the Sexes,” as one woman proves that women and girls everywhere deserve respect and equality on and off the court. With so much of sports history revolving around the accomplishments of men, it’s refreshing to see a story about women.

GiverGiver GN – Houghton Mifflin Company gives the graphic novel treatment to a modern classic. Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal if colorless world of conformity and contentment, but when he is given the life assignment of Receiver of Memory, he learns not only of a more colorful world, but also of the dark secrets behind his fragile community. The choices he is confronted with and must make could determine the fate of his whole civilization. The original novel won the Newbery Medal, and its treatment of the conflict between the ideals of free will and securityis just as relevant today as it was when it was first published.

Images © Capstone Press and Houghton Mifflin Company 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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