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This Week’s Comics: Queen of the Box

Highlights from this week’s list of new releases include a new series from Graphix for young readers, Wolfie Monster and the Big Bad Pizza Battle Volume 1. Marvel Comics re-releases the first appearance of Peter Porker with True Believers Marvel Tails Starring Peter Porker The Spectacular Spider-Man #1 while Papercutz releases the next two volumes in their graphic novel series based on the TV series Hotel Transylvania, with My Little Monster Sitter and Motel Transylvania.

The List:

AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY PRODUCTIONS
Rocky And Bullwinkle Seen On TV #1 (Cover A Adrian Ropp), $3.99

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #300, $6.99

BOOM! STUDIOS
Adventure Time Jake TP, $9.99
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #40 (Cover A Jamal Campbell), $3.99
Steven Universe #29 (Cover A Missy Pena), $3.99

CINEBOOK
Lucky Luke Volume 73 The Prophet TP, $11.95

GRAPHIX
Dugout Volume 1 The Zombie Steals Home GN, $12.99
Pokemon Comic Novel Volume 1 Battle With The Ultra Beast GN, $7.99
Wolfie Monster And The Big Bad Pizza Battle Volume 1 GN, $12.99

IDW PUBLISHING
Box Volume 1 TP, $9.99 **Weekly Pick **
Descendants 2 Volume 1 Twisted Field Trip GN, $9.99
Disney Afternoon Giant #5 (Cover A Magic Eye Studios), $5.99
My Little Pony Spirit Of The Forest #2 (Of 3)(Cover A Brenda Hickey), $3.99

MARVEL COMICS
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #8 (Cover A Andrew C. Robinson), $3.99
Marvel Rising #4 (Of 5), $3.99
Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur #44, $3.99
Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur Volume 7 Bad Dream TP, $15.99
True Believers Marvel Tails Starring Peter Porker The Spectacular Spider-Man #1, $1.00

PAPERCUTZ
Hotel Transylvania Volume 2 My Little Monster Sitter GN, $7.99
Hotel Transylvania Volume 3 Motel Transylvania GN, $7.99

TOKYOPOP
Disney Manga Toy Story 1 And 2 Collector’s Edition SC, $12.99

VERTICAL COMICS
Flying Witch Volume 7 GN, $10.95

WALKER BOOKS U.S.
Queen Of The Sea HC, $24.99 **Weekly Pick**

The Picks:

Box Volume 1 TP – IDW’s Top Shelf imprint brings over an award winning series from Germany. Matthew like to invent and build things. One day, he finds a box sitting in front of this house. But it isn’t some ordinary cardboard box, and Matthew has to pinch himself when it starts talking. Like Matthew, Box like to invent things, so the two become fast friends. But, when the secret about where Box came from and how he became so magical comes out, Mathew’s parents are accidentally frozen. It’s up to the two friends to find a way to unfreeze Matthew’s parents and save the day. This title was the winner of the Best Comic for Young Readers at the Erlangen International Comic-Salon, making it a great addition to any elementary library’s graphic novel collection.

Queen Of The Sea HC – Walker Books U.S. releases a fictionalized history of the exile of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth I. Margaret is an orphan girl living on a tiny island with a convent of nuns. Her peaceful days are upturned when the cold, Queen Eleanor of Albion is banished by her sister to the tiny island. But as Margaret grows closer to Eleanor, she has to grapple with the revelation of the island’s sinister true purpose, as well as the truth of her own past. She is soon faced with a perilous choice of either helping Eleanor or protecting herself when Eleanor’s life is threatened. This title is a hybrid novel, but with a fascinating subject and artwork reminiscent of Raina Telgemeier, middle school readers will want to pick this one up.

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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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