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This Week’s Comics: Open Diary

Highlights from this week’s list of new comics and manga releases include a collection of spooky stories from Archie Comics in Betty and Veronica Friends Forever Supernatural Stories #1. Kids Can Press continues the time traveling adventures of Josh, Emma and Libby in Game On in Ancient Greece, while Papercutz releases volume 3 of Geronimo Stilton Reporter: Stop Acting Around.

The List:

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Archie And Me Jumbo Comics Digest #22, $7.99
Archie Milestones Digest #5, $7.99
Betty And Veronica Friends Forever Supernatural Stories #1, $2.99

BOOM! STUDIOS
Adventure Time Marceline TP, $9.99
Lumberjanes #67 (Cover A Kat Leyh), $3.99
Steven Universe #33 (Cover A Missy Pena), $3.99

FIRST SECOND
Open Borders GN, $19.99 **Weekly Pick**

IDW PUBLISHING
Marvel Action Avengers Volume 2 The Ruby Egress TP, $9.99
Marvel Action Spider-Man #10 (Cover A Davide Tinto), $3.99
Sonic The Hedgehog #22 (Cover A Ryan Jampole), $3.99
Sonic The Hedgehog Tangle And Whisper #3 (Of 4)(Cover A Evan Stanley), $3.99
Star Wars Adventures Return To Vader’s Castle #4 (Cover A Francesco Francavilla), $3.99

JY
Diary Berrybrook Middle School GN, $13.00 **Weekly Pick**

KIDS CAN PRESS
Game On In Ancient Greece GN, $11.99

MARVEL COMICS
Marvel’s Spider-Man Velocity #3 (Of 5)(Cover A Skan), $3.99

PAPERCUTZ
Geronimo Stilton Reporter Volume 3 Stop Acting Around HC, $9.99

QUIRK BOOKS
Comic Quests Volume 4 Knights Club The Message of Destiny GN, $9.99

TITAN COMICS
Secret Life Of Pets Volume 2 #1, $3.99

TOKYOPOP
Disney Manga The Nightmare Before Christmas Zero’s Journey Volume 3 TP (Cover B David Mack), $15.99

The Picks:

Open Borders GN – First Second breaks down the wall with facts about immigration. Immigration has been a hotly discussed issue in the US since its inception, with policy-makers debating the questions of whether, how many, and what kind of immigrants to allow to live and work in the county. Those in favor of more open laws often cite humanitarian reasons, while those in favor of more restrictive laws argue the need to protect native citizens. Economist Bryan Caplan brings a new perspective to this debate with his argument for opening all borders, which could eliminate absolute poverty and usher in a booming economy worldwide. Caplan keeps his concepts straightforward while artist Zach Weinersmith’s illustrations help make them understandable to middle grade readers and up.

Diary – JY continues the adventures of the students of Berrybrook Middle School with a new format. This latest installment in the series features four exclusive short stories about familiar characters at Berrybrook, while doubling as a real journal for readers. There is a “One Sketch a Day” section as well as stickers and note pages to write daily entries next to Jensen’s journal pages. This new format is a great way to engage readers while also continuing the stories of everyone’s favorite characters.

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Lori Henderson About Lori Henderson

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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