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This Week’s Comics: Tamamo of the Woods

Highlights from this week’s list of new releases include the first picture book for young readers from Archie Comic Publications, Little Archie’s Lucky Day. Humanoids Publishing looks at the real and imaginary childhood adventures of Young Mozart, while Marvel Comics brings their popular video game universe to comics with Marvel’s Spider-Man: City at War #2.

The List:

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #298, $6.99
Little Archie’s Lucky Day Picture Book HC, $14.99

BOOM! STUDIOS
Adventure Time Marcy And Simon #4 (Of 6)(Cover A Brittney Williams), $3.99
Lumberjanes #61 (Cover A Kat Leyh), $3.99
Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers Volume 3 TP, $16.99
Steven Universe Volume 4 Camp Pining Play GN, $14.99

DC COMICS
Scooby-Doo Where Are You #98, $2.99

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY
Camp GN, $10.99

HUMANOIDS PUBLISHING
Gregory And The Gargoyles TP, $14.95
Young Mozart TP, $14.95

IDW PUBLISHING
Disney Afternoon Giant #4 (Cover A Leonel Castellani), $5.99
Star Wars Adventures #20 (Cover A Derek Charm), $3.99
Star Wars Adventures Tales From Vader’s Castle TP, $12.99
Tangled The Series Hair And Now #1 (Cover A Eduard Petrovich & Rosa La Barbera), $3.99

IRON CIRCUS COMICS
Tamamo The Fox Maiden And Other Asian Stories GN, $15.00 **Weekly Pick**

MARVEL COMICS
Marvel’s Spider-Man City At War #2 (Of 6)(Cover A Clayton Crain), $3.99
Miles Morales Spider-Man #5, $3.99

ONI PRESS
Pilu Of The Woods GN, $12.99 **Weekly Pick**

The Picks:

Tamamo The Fox Maiden And Other Asian Stories GN – Iron Circus Comics returns with more Cautionary Fables and Fairytales, this time originating on the Asian continent. Vengeful spirits, flying ogres, trickster tigers, helpful teapots, and ghost pepper ghosts are just some of the creatures to be encountered in this anthology of Asian folktales. Loads of lesser-known myths and legends from Tibet, India, and Indonesia fill this volume and are told by such artists as Gene Luen Yang, Nick Dragotta, Blue Delliquanti, Carla Speed McNeil, and Nina Matsumoto. This is a must for myth-loving middle schoolers.

Pilu Of The Woods GN – Oni Press journeys into the woods with a new graphic novel. After letting her turbulent emotions get to her, Willow runs away into the calm, quiet woods near her house. There, she meets Pilu, a lost tree spirit who can’t find her way back home. When Willow learns Pilu’s home is the magnolia grove her mom used to take her to, she offers to help. The two quickly become friends, but the journey is long, and Pilu isn’t sure she’s ready to return home. Willow, determined to make up for her own mistakes by getting Pilu back safely, instead puts them both in danger as her emotions bubble to the surface, suddenly taking on a physical form. As a storm rages, Willow must confront her inner feelings once and for all if she wants to get them both to safety. This is a great addition to any middle school library.

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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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