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This Week’s Comics: Spirits and Pacts

Highlights from this week’s new comic releases include a new Lumberjanes adventure penned by writer Seanan McGuire, Lumberjanes: Somewhere That’s Green #1. First Second is off on a new time traveling adventure with Time Museum Volume 2 while Vertical Comics unleashes more kitten cuteness with Chi’s Sweet Adventures Volume 4.

The List:

Princeless Volume 8 Princesses #3, $3.99

Archie At Riverdale High Volume 2 TP, $10.99
Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #299, $6.99
World Of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #89, $6.99

Lumberjanes Somewhere That’s Green #1 (Cover A Alexa Bosy), $7.99
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #39 (Cover A Jamal Campbell), $3.99
Steven Universe #28 (Cover A Missy Pena), $3.99

This Was Our Pact GN, $14.99 Weekly Pick
Time Museum Volume 2 GN, $14.99

Marvel Action Classics Spider-Man Two-In-One #1 (Cover A Patrick Scherberger), $4.99
My Little Pony Nightmare Knights TP, $17.99
My Little Pony Spirit Of The Forest #1 (Of 3)(Cover A Brenda Hickey), $3.99 Weekly Pick
Uncle Scrooge #45 (Cover A Marco Gervasio), $4.99

Marvel Rising #3 (Of 5), $3.99

Chi’s Sweet Adventures Volume 4 GN, $11.95

This Picks:

This Was Our Pact GN – First Second releases a new magical-realist adventure story. Every year, on the night of the Autumn Equinox Festival, the town gathers to float paper lanterns down the river, where, legend has it, they turn into stars after drifting out of sight. This year, Ben and his classmates are determined to find out where the lanterns really go. They make a pact with two simple rules: don’t look back and don’t turn for home. They start out following the river on their bikes, determined to take as long as it takes to learn the truth. But as the others drop out, breaking the pact, it is left to Ben, and Nathaniel, the one boy who just doesn’t seem to fit in, to complete the pact, and follow the winding road, traveling farther than anyone has ever gone. Taking inspiration from stories such as Stand By Me and My Neighbor Totoro, creator Ryan Andrews crafts a story filled with magic, wonder, and unexpected friendship. It’s the perfect addition to middle school graphic novel collections.

My Little Pony Spirit Of The Forest #1 – IDW Publishing gives the Cutie Mark Crusaders a new mystery to solve. Apple Bloom, Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle take a trip into the woods, only to find the forest filled with trash. In order to find out what could cause such a mess, the fillies put on their sleuthing caps and dive into solving the mystery. But, as with most things in Ponyville, not everything is as it seems. This three issue mini-series brings the Cutie Mark Crusaders back at their mystery-solving best. My Little Pony and mystery fans will enjoy this new adventure.

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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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