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This Week’s Comics: Not the Usual Picks

I was so tempted this week to go with the easy titles. BOOM! Studios is releasing an Adventure Time annual, and IDW is releasing the next issue in their My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic micro series, which features fan favorite Fluttershy. Archie Comics is concluding its Archie Meets Glee arc, and the Sonic the Hedgehog/Megaman mega crossover hits its midpoint. But I resisted them all, going for some graphic novels that you shouldn’t let fly under your radar as school starts to wind down for the summer.

The List:

Princeless Volume 2 #3 (Of 4), $3.99

Lio Volume 2 Making Friends TP, $9.99

Archie #644 (Cover A Dan Parent), $2.99
Archie #644 (Cover B Dan Parent), $2.99
Archie Double Digest #240, $3.99
Sonic The Hedgehog #249 (Patrick Spaziante Regular Cover), $2.99
Sonic The Hedgehog #249 (Patrick Spaziante Throwback Variant Cover), $2.99

Futurama Comics #67, $2.99
Simpsons Summer Shindig #7, $4.99

Adventure Time Annual #1 (Cover A Ale Garza), $4.99

Astronaut Academy Re-Entry GN, $9.99  ^^AA Pick^^
Odd Duck GN, $15.99

Tommysaurus Rex Volume 1 HC, $19.99
Tommysaurus Rex Volume 1 SC, $10.99  ^^AA Pick^^

My Little Pony Micro-Series #4 (Of 6)(Fluttershy)(Cover A Amy Mebberson), $3.99
My Little Pony Micro-Series #4 (Of 6)(Fluttershy)(Cover B Tony Fleecs), $3.99
My Little Pony Micro-Series #4 (Of 6)(Fluttershy)(Cover C Sabrina Alberghetti), $3.99
Popeye Classics #10 (Cover A Bud Sagendorf), $3.99

Marvel Super Heroes #9 (Disney Publishing Worldwide), $4.99
Monsters Inc Scary Stories Digest TP, $9.99

Annoying Orange Volume 2 Orange You Glad HC, $11.99
Annoying Orange Volume 2 Orange You Glad SC, $7.99

The Picks:

Astronaut Academy Re-Entry – First Second returns to the wild and wacky world of Astronaut Academy! It’s spring semester at Astronaut Academy, but love is lost for many of the students, including Hakata Soy. Something is stalking the halls of this futuristic institution of learning. It is impersonating the objects of students’ crushes and making off with their extra hearts! First Second serialized this volume on their website starting back in January for those who couldn’t wait. For those who could, the second volume of this fun and funny series is now available to add to your tween/teen bookshelf!

Tommysaurus Rex Volume 1 SC – Graphix reprints another title from Doug TenNapel’s catalog. Ely’s beloved dog Tommy is hit by a car. To help him get his mind off things, he goes to his grandpa’s house for the summer. He explores a nearby cave and finds a full-grown but friendly Tyrannosaurus Rex. Ely’s friendship with his Jurassic pet grows as news spreads around town. But Randy, the bully down the street, is determined to make life miserable for Ely and his dinosaur. This title was originally published in 2004, but Graphix has brought it back. It got mixed reviews back then, but dinosaurs are forever with kids. This is a must for any tween/teen collection.

Images © First Second and Graphix respectively.

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!

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