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This Week’s Comics: Big Cats and Little Tanukis

Highlights from this week’s list of new comics and manga releases include the release of the comic adaptation of the Pokemon movie Detective Pikachu from Legendary Comics. Margaret K. McElderry Books lets loose the second volume of the Fabien Cousteau Expeditions with Journey Under the Arctic, while Stone Arch Books puts a modern spin on some more fairy tales with More Far Out Fairy Tales.

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
Miraculous Tales Of Ladybug And Cat Noir Season Two Volume 12 Queen’s Battle TP, $9.99
Miraculous Tales Of Ladybug And Cat Noir Season Two Volume 13 Heroes’ Day TP, $8.99

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Archie #712 (Archie And Katie Keene Part 3)(Cover A Laura Braga), $3.99
B & V Friends Jumbo Comics Digest #279, $7.99

BOOM! STUDIOS
Garfield Volume 7 Garzilla GN, $14.99 **Weekly Pick**
Lumberjanes #72 (Cover A Kat Leyh), $3.99
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4 (Cover A Dan Mora), $3.99

IDW PUBLISHING
Marvel Action Spider-Man Volume 2 #2 (Cover A Fico Ossio), $3.99
Star Wars Adventures #31 (Cover A Arianna Florean), $3.99

LEGENDARY COMICS
Pokemon Detective Pikachu Movie GN, $17.99

MARGARET K. MCELDERRY BOOKS
Journey Under The Arctic HC, $12.99

STONE ARCH BOOKS
More Far Out Fairy Tales Five Full-Color Graphic Novels GN, $12.95

TOKYOPOP
Fox And Little Tanuki GN, $12.99 **Weekly Pick**

The Picks:

Garfield Volume 7 Garzilla GN – Boom! Studios brings back the cat that is larger-than-life with a new original graphic novel. An evil scientist is taking unsuspecting pets to use in a secret experiment he hijacked from another scientist. When Odie tries to stop him, he is taken too. But the experiment goes awry, unleashing giant pets—iguanas, ferrets, hamsters, and birds—on an unsuspecting city. Only a super-sized Garfield, sized up by cosmic rays and not pizzas, can save his dog friend and the day! Also included are shorts stories about private eye Sam Spayed and Jon’s continuing quest to grow a beard. Fans of this famous fat cat, and anyone that needs to put a smile on their face will want to pick up this title.

Fox And Little Tanuki GN – Tokyopop releases this captivating fable about animal spirits and finding redemption. Senzou is a black fox, a special animal born with great powers. But Senzou abuses his powers and is sealed away by the Sun Goddess. Three-hundred years later, he is given the chance to get his powers back, but he must earn them by helping a tanuki cub named Manpachi become an assistant to the gods. There is no escaping this assignment, as the pearl necklace around his neck causes him pain if he wanders too far from his charge or ignores his duties. With super adorable art and a story that will appeal to middle school readers as well as adults, this title is a must for any manga or graphic novel collection.

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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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