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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!

This Week’s Comics: Furrever Winter

Furrever Friends Haiku

Unseasonably warm for your usual November? Cool down with some of the new releases this week! IDW Publishing releases a new volume of My Little Pony Adventures in Friendship, featuring Princess Luna and Discord. Dark Horse Comics wraps up Plants Vs Zombies: Grown Sweet Home with issue 6, as does DC Comics for the highly […]

This Week’s Comics: Love Mirka

Love Vol 2

It’s another full week of new releases you don’t want to miss. DC Comics releases a new collection of the late 1990s series Superman Adventures. Dynamite Entertainment keeps the grump going with Grumpy Cat, #2 and Papercutz releases a new series, Breadwinners, about a couple of ducks and their love of bread. The List: ACTION […]

This Week’s Comics: V is for…Manga?

Chi's Sweet Home v12

As winter starts to creep in, it’s a good idea to stock up on good books to read by the fireside. DC Comics completes its DCYou all-ages Bat-Mite series while continuing Scooby-Doo Team-Up with a team of superhero ghosts. Papercutz debuts a new series about a cat and dog looking to escape stardom with Scarlett […]

Review: ‘Starfire’ #1-2

Starfire 1

Starfire is an alien warrior princess trying to find someplace on Earth where she can live in peace and help people. After getting some advice from a certain hero in Metropolis, she heads down south to Key West in Florida to start her new life on her own. Review: Starfire #1-2 Written by Jimmy Palmiotti […]

This Week’s Comics: Spooktacular Comics


There were so many things coming out this Halloween week, it’s as hard to pick one as it was for the Ghostbusters to catch Slimer! Dark Horse Comics continues the Plants Vs Zombies series with the new miniseries Garden Warfare #1. Fresh from the Marvel Secret Wars comes the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1, an off-beat […]

Halloween ComicFest 2015

Halloween haunt

Along with all the tricks and treats that come with this time of year, there comes something else. Not something wicked, but something wonderful: Halloween ComicFest is back, and it’s taking place on the special day itself, October 31st! Like Free Comic Book Day, Halloween ComicFest is a day where participating comic shops give away […]

Interview: Monet Stewart on Graphic Novels in the Classroom

Cope Middle School

When my youngest daughter started 8th grade at Cope Middle School and we got the curriculum from her teachers, I was surprised by her English curriculum. The teacher, Mr. Monet Stewart, allowed students to include manga and graphic novels in addition to prose novels as part of the required outside reading assignments. I have personally […]

This Week’s Comics: Salem, Betty and Veronica

Salem Hyde 5

It’s another week with lots to choose from! AMP! Comics for Kids has a new Peanuts collection featuring that lovable beagle Snoopy in Snoopy Contact. BOOM! Studios releases the seventh Adventure Time collection, while IDW’s new incarnation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Amazing Adventures, introduces the Mutanimals in its latest issue. The List: ACTION […]

Review: Prez #1-2

Prez 1

It is 2036, and it’s Presidential Election time! The political parties are lining up their candidates, and the corporations are throwing their money behind the ones they think they can best control. But with internet personalities to appease, and voting now allowed via Twitter, electing your man president isn’t in the bag anymore, especially when […]

This Week’s Comics: Midnight Beyond Bay Leaf

Hero Cats Midnight 1

It’s a strong week for new releases this week. Drawn and Quarterly, an infrequent visitor to this list, gets on with their release of Pippi Longstocking: The Strongest in the World, just in time for the pig-tailed redhead’s seventieth anniversary. Titan Comics has some more collections for Dragon Riders of Berk and Penguins of Madagascar, […]