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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: Claudette and Aero-Girl

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Spend Memorial Day weekend taking in some rays while reading some of the books from this week’s new releases. Bongo Comics is ready for summer with some superhero action in Simpsons Summer Shindig #9. IDW Publishing releases the first issue of their new series Donald Duck, and Archie Comics prepares for its huge crossover event […]

This Week’s Comics: Gronk Assemble

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Escape the continuing wacky weather with some comics from this week’s new releases. Archie Comics takes a stay-cation with Betty And Veronica Friends Comic Double Digest #243. IDW Publishing releases the second Angry Birds Comics trade, and Marvel Comics completes their Marvel Universe Guardians of the Galaxy mini-series to keep piling on the MCU magic. […]

Review: ‘Lumberjanes,’ vol. 1

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At Miss Quinzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hard-core Lady-types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed Foxes. Secret Caves. Anagrams. Luckily, Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five, rad, butt-kicking best pals determined to have an awesome summer together…and they’re not gonna let a magical quest or array of supernatural critters get […]

The Week’s Comics: The Legend of Wonder

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Enjoy some of the classics with this week’s new releases. Archie Comics releases a HUGE collection of some of the best stories from the title’s seven-decade run in Archie 1000-Page Comics Blow-Out. DC Comics has a new Scooby-Doo Team-Up with the gang meeting the gang from Johnny Quest, and Simon & Schuster releases Meet The […]

This Week’s Comics: Wild Lunch Witch

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It’s Free Comic Book Day this weekend, so run, don’t walk to pick up some of this week’s new releases as well as sample some new titles. Amulet Books releases the fourth volume of the Misadventures of Salem Hyde, Dinosaur Dilemma. BOOM! Studios releases a special one-shot for Steven Universe featuring a very important person, […]

This Week’s Comics: Witchy Lizard

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There are so many great books coming out this week, it was hard to select just two picks! The next volume in the Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales is out from Amulet Books. Sonic Universe celebrates its 75th issue with several variant covers, and IDW Publishing has a Littlest Pet Shop one-shot and the first issue […]

Review: Jem and the Holograms #1

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At the beginning of March, I wrote about the reboot of the 80s cartoon Jem and the Holograms as a comic. At the time, I was skeptical about the reboot. Jem and the Holograms is a treasured memory from my childhood and I didn’t want to see it ruined. Fortunately, IDW put the book into […]

This Week’s Comics: Knight Court

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After a “taxing” week, pick some comics the whole family will enjoy. BOOM! Studios releases the first trade volume of the magical girl series Bee and Puppycat. First Second makes science fun with the Last of the Sandwalkers, while Vertical Comics releases their very fun and funny manga series My Neighbor Seki, a series that […]

Review: How To Fake A Moon Landing

How To Fake a Moon Landing

Climate change, fracking, evolution, vaccinations, homeopathy, chiropractics, even the moon landing, are all hot button controversies that come up in the news. In this book, Darryl Cunningham looks at them with a cool, critical approach, exposing the myths of science denial using comics, photographs and easily readable text. Review: How To Fake A Moon Landing: […]

This Week’s Comics: Teen Adventure Chef

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There’s something for everyone on this week’s new comics list. BOOM! Studios releases the third issue of Help Us, Great Warrior for those who love butt-kicking girls. Harper Collins Publishers releases the Neil Gaiman young readers book Chu’s Day at the Beach, and IDW Publishing has the third trade volume of their Samurai Jack series […]