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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!

Review: Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents: Macbeth

Lori Henderson
Stratford Zoo Macbeth

The Stratford Zoo is like any other zoo…until closing time! That’s when the animals come out of their cages to perform Shakespeare’s greatest works. They might not be the best actors, but they’ve got heart. (Also fangs, feathers, scales, and tails.) Review: Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents: Macbeth Written by Ian Lendler; Art by Zack Giallongo All [...]

This Week’s Comics: Katamari Show

Lori Henderson
Katamari

Trade up some new comics with new releases out this week. Archie Comics has a new volume of Sonic Saga, which collects issues from the earlier days of Sonic the Hedgehog. The collected trade of Bob’s Burgers from Dynamite Entertainment is finally out, and Amp! Comics for Kids releases the next collection of comic strips [...]

Archie’s ‘Worlds Unite’ Adds Sega and Capcom Characters

Lori Henderson
Worlds-Unite-OTHER-FRACHISES

Back in December, Archie Comics gave out some details for their mega summer crossover event, Worlds Unite. The crossover would include characters from not only Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man but also Sonic Boom! and Mega Man X. Now, even more details have been released, expanding the crossover to include even more characters from [...]

This Week’s Comics: Legend of Grimmiss

Lori Henderson
Grimmiss 1

There’s a lot going on with the new releases this week. Action Lab Entertainment releases the reprint of the first collection of the web comic Gronk: A Monster’s Story by Katie Cook. Sonic Boom starts its second arc over at Archie Comics, and Titan Comics finishes up their first Penguins of Madagascar mini series. The [...]

This Week’s Comics: Princesses and Dragons

Lori Henderson
Monster Motors MiniVan Helsing

Quit dragging your feet and pick up some super titles from this week’s new releases! Scooby-Doo and the gang finally get to meet the Man of Steel in Scooby-Doo Team-Up #9 from DC Comics. Princess Luna and Spike take on a dragon in My Little Pony Friends Forever #14 from IDW Publishing, and Dragons: The [...]

Jem and the Holograms Reboot Lights Up IDW

Lori Henderson
Jem & the Holograms 1

IDW Publishing has created a strong relationship with toy manufacturer Hasbro, creating comics with stories that go beyond being glorified advertisements. Transformers, G.I. Joe, and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic are all titles that have grown and evolved past their toys and original cartoons. With such a good track record, it’s no surprise that [...]

This Week’s Comics: Scooby-Love

Lori Henderson
Love Vol 1

Add some collections from the new comics out this week. IDW Publishing releases the second volume of My Little Pony: Adventures in Friendship, which collects the spinoff titles Micro Series and Friends Forever in one handy book. Image Comics releases the full Howtoon [Re]Ignition, and Papercutz adds to their collection of new WWE Slam City [...]

2015 GGNT: Manga Spotlight

Lori Henderson
Hosoda_WolfChildren_HC_V1

As snow buried the Northeast, librarians from around the country converged in Chicago for five days of meetings and expositions at the annual American Library Association Midwinter Meeting. One of those meetings was of YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association, which presented its annual list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens. You can read [...]

This Week’s Comics: Guardians of the Diancie

Lori Henderson
Guardian of the Galaxy 1

Enjoy a world of games through comics. Archie Comics continues their adaptation of the Mega Man 3 game in their comic series. Papercutz releases a new volume in the Legends of Chima series, while Vertical Comics has the fifth volume of Cardfight! Vanguard. Whether it’s video games, building games or card games, the fun doesn’t have [...]

Sonic and Mega Man Meet Again in Worlds Unite

Lori Henderson
Worlds_Unite

After their successful crossover event in which the Blue Blur met the Blue Bomber, Archie Comics announced a follow-up event last October at New York Comic Con. “Worlds Collide” was a 12-issue event that jumped between Mega Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Sonic Universe. Archie Comics is upping the ante in “Worlds Unite” as it adds [...]