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This Week’s Comics: Not So Disney Princesses

Highlights from this week’s list of new releases include Boom! Studios completing another volume of Jim Henson’s The Storyteller with issue #4 of Sirens. Charmz continues the adventures of Scarlet Rose with volume 4, You Will Always Be Mine, while IDW Publishing releases a new Marvel Action Classics featuring the First Avenger, Captain America #1.

The List:

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
Princeless Volume 8 Princesses TP, $14.99 **Weekly Pick**

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Betty And Veronica Friends Jumbo Comics Digest #272, $6.99
Jughead’s Time Police #2 (Of 5)(Cover A Derek Charm), $3.99

BOOM! STUDIOS
By Night Volume 2 TP, $14.99
Jim Henson’s The Storyteller Sirens #4 (Cover A Cory Godbey), $3.99

CHARMZ
Scarlet Rose Volume 4 You Will Always Be Mine GN, $9.99

DARK HORSE COMICS
Disney Dracula Starring Mickey Mouse TP, $10.99 **Weekly Pick**
Disney Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs #2 (Of 3), $3.99

DC COMICS
Teen Titans Go #35, $2.99

IDW PUBLISHING
Marvel Action Classics Captain America #1 (Cover A Clayton Henry), $4.99
Transformers #9 (Cover A Umi Miyao), $3.99

MARVEL COMICS
Marvel’s Spider-Man City At War #5 (Of 6)(Cover A Clayton Crain), $3.99

The Picks:

Princeless Volume 8 Princesses TP – Action Lab Entertainment presents four stories told by the rest of the Princesses of the Ashe family. Adrienne’s sisters get to step into the spotlight as they each tell a story all their own. Alize tells a story from before she was rescued of how she came to be under the care of the Sphinx and met a very special prince. Angelica leans a little something about what she loves (other than herself) after her rescue. Angoisse and her monster pet The Grimmorax find a new calling. And twin sisters Andrea and Antonia find a way to use their magic to help others, if they can get out of each other’s way first. Meeting Adrienne’s sisters has been the highlight of each volume of Princeless, and with this volume, we finally get to learn more about them.

Disney Dracula Starring Mickey Mouse TP – Dark Horse Comics continues the Disney-fication of classic literature, this time taking on Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Jonathan Ratker (played by Mickey Mouse), is trapped in Dracula’s castle after coming to Beetsyvania to close a deal for his law firm. Meanwhile, his love Minnina, seeks the help of a Doctor Goofy Van Helsing after her friend, Clara-Lucia falls ill after encountering an unidentified creature. Goofy Van Helsing discovers the supernatural is at play, and Minnina may be next. Jonathan Ratker must find a way to escape the castle and stop Dracula from going after the one he loves most. Putting Disney characters in timeless stories like Bram Stoker’s Dracula is a great way to get a younger audience interested in classic literature, making this a terrific addition to any middle school collection.

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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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