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This Week’s Comics: A Foreign Affair

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Highlights from the list new releases coming out this week include Candlewick Press’ graphic novel adaptation of Homer’s The Illiad. Image Comics releases the second volume of the supernatural romance Moonstruck, while Marvel Comics celebrates 50 issues of Squirrel Girl with a special stand alone story in The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #42.

The List:

AMP! COMICS FOR KIDS
Lucy Speaks Out A Peanuts Collection TP, $9.99

AMULET BOOKS
Backstagers Illustrated Novel Volume 2 The Backstagers And The Theatre Of The Ancients HC, $14.99

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #297, $6.99

BOOM! STUDIOS
By Night #9 (Of 12)(Cover A Christine Larsen), $3.99
By Night Volume 1 TP, $14.99
Rocko’s Modern Life Volume 2 TP, $14.99
Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #18 (Cover A Marcus To), $3.99
Steven Universe Fusion Frenzy #1 (Cover A Abigail L. Dela Cruz), $7.99

CANDLEWICK PRESS
Iliad GN (Candlewick Edition), $16.99

DARK HORSE COMICS
Disney Zootopia Family Night HC, $7.99

DIAL BOOKS
I Am Gandhi Graphic Biography HC, $18.99

IDW PUBLISHING
Marvel Action Spider-Man #2 (Cover A Fico Ossio), $3.99
My Little Pony Nightmare Knights #5 (Cover A Tony Fleecs), $3.99
Star Wars Adventures Volume 5 Mechanical Mayhem TP, $9.99

IMAGE COMICS
Moonstruck Volume 2 Some Enchanted Evening GN, $14.99

LION FORGE
Rise Of The Zelphire Volume 1 Bark And Sap HC, $14.99  **Weekly Pick**

MARVEL COMICS
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #42 (Cover A Erica Henderson), $3.99

NOBROW
Nightlights Volume 2 Hicotea HC, $18.95  **Weekly Pick**

PAPERCUTZ
Sweeties Volume 2 Summer Coco GN, $9.99

The Picks:

Rise of the Zelphire 1Rise Of The Zelphire Volume 1 Bark And Sap – Lion Forge uproots this French series for middle grade readers. Zelphire are legendary spirits that sleep in everyone and that a childhood trauma can awaken. Sylvan Khelmann is a young host of this power, trying to hide the strange, tree like features that have started growing on his body. He struggles to understand the strange abilities that come with his condition until he meets Professor Wernes, who offers to help him learn about and to control them. But they are soon pursued by the evil Dreghans, with supernatural abilities of their own and who are tracking down all known Zelphires for their own nefarious reasons. Reading like a smash up of steampunk and X-Men, this internationally popular title is finally making landfall on US shores, and is sure to be a hit with tweens.

Nightlights 2Nightlights Volume 2 Hicotea – Nobrow continues the story of Sandy with a new magical dimension to explore. While on a school trip to the river, Sandy wanders away from her classmates and discovers an empty turtle shell. Looking through the dark hole transports Sandy to a magical realm filled with sculptures, paintings and books. The shell belongs to the turtle Hicotea, and is a museum of the natural world, but one of the paintings remains incomplete. Hitoca needs Sandy’s help to complete the painting and save the wetlands from the malevolent mystical forces that threaten it. Creator Lorena Alvarez weaves a tale about our relationship and responsibilities to nature with layered storytelling and stunning art, that no middle school library should be without.

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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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