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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: Barbie is the New Pink


Oh my gosh, there are so many great books out this week, I don’t even know where to start! Action Lab Entertainment tells the beginnings of Lady Bug and Cat Noir in the trade paperback Miraculous Origins. Boom! Studios releases Garfield’s first original graphic novel with Garfield’s Big Fat Hairy Adventure, while Dark Horse Comics releases […]

This Week’s Comics: Space Battle Korgi


New releases this week walk a little on the creepy side with the festival of frights just around the corner. Drawn and Quarterly brings out the next volume of yokai goodness with Kitaro Meets Nurarihyon, while Archie Comics has more Halloween hijinks in World of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #63. Viz Media releases another compilation […]

This Week’s Comics: Enchanted Tiki Scouts


Haunt your local comic book store for some of this week’s new releases. Archie Comics gets their scare on with Betty and Veronica Friends Halloween Annual Digest #251. Dynamite Entertainment reintroduces an iconic character with Betty Boop #1, and Tundra Books has a new series for emerging readers featuring a waffle loving Narwhal and his […]

2016 GGNT: Manga Spotlight

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Trying to decide what books to add to a collection can be tough for librarians, especially if they are short on space and/or money. Fortunately, groups such as YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association, put together lists of recommendations that libraries—and really, anybody—can use. One such list is Great Graphic Novels for Teens, a […]

This Week’s Comics: Star Over the Stone Forest


You won’t know where to start after seeing all the new releases out this week! Archie Comics continues their reboots with a new look for Josie and the Pussycats. Marvel Comics releases the complete collection of the Mini Marvels, and Toonhound Studios brings some education to maritime lore with Baggywrinkles A Lubber’s Guide to Life […]

This Week’s Comics: Take Over the World Time


“Fall”ing behind on your weekly releases? Pick up some of the trades out this week! Action Lab Entertainment lets the dogs out with the first trade of Action Lab Dog of Wonder. DC Comics collects their digital first series Adventures of Supergirl for fans of the TV series, and Marvel Comics releases their huge trade […]

This Week’s Comics: Presidential Ghosts


As the days grow longer and the air gets nippier, this week’s new releases bring the comfort of fresh comics to warm the soul. DC Comics continues their critical hit Gotham Academy with Second Semester #1 starting a new arc. Marvel Comics doubles the Guardian goodness with Marvel Universe Guardians of the Galaxy #12 and Rocket […]

This Week’s Comics: Crazy CatBird Princess


This week’s list has gone to the dogs! And cats, and lots of monsters. Dynamite Entertainment continues to adapt internet animal sensations to comics with the release of the first issue of Boo: The World’s Cutest Dog. First Second releases a new take on the Jack the Giant Killer fairy tale with Mighty Jack, and […]

My Love Story!! Volume 1

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Takeo Goda is a GIANT guy with a GIANT heart. Too bad the girls don’t want him! (They want his good-looking best friend, Sunakawa.) Used to being on the sidelines, Takeo simply stands tall and accepts his fate. But one day when he saves a girl named Yamato from a harasser on the train, his […]

This Week’s Comics: Prehistoric Edition

Lucy & Andy Neanderthal

So much good stuff is coming out this week, it’s hard to know where to start—or stop! DC Comics releases the first annual for Gotham Academy, in which a case threatens to break up the detective club. First Second has the second volume of Secret Coders, titled Paths and Portals, a great introduction to programming. […]