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This Week’s Comics: Recycled Doodles

Highlights from this week’s list of new comics and manga releases include Once Upon A Space-Time Volume 1 from Crown Books for Young Readers. Jimmy Patterson laughs it up with the graphic novel Jacky Ha-Ha, while Portable Press looks at the life of one of the founding fathers with Show Me History Benjamin Franklin.

The List:

AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY PRODUCTIONS
Underdog And Pals #1-3 Reader Set, $10.99

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #310, $7.99
B & V Friends Jumbo Comics Digest #281, $7.99

CROWN BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
Once Upon A Space-Time Volume 1 GN, $13.99

DC COMICS
DC Super Hero Girls Weird Science TP (July 14 per DC), $9.99

IDW PUBLISHING
Marvel Vault Of Heroes Captain America TP, $15.99
Michael Recycle Meets Borat The Space Cat HC, $15.99 **Weekly Pick**
Sonic The Hedgehog Annual 2020 (Cover A Sonic Team), $7.99

JIMMY PATTERSON
Jacky Ha-Ha GN, $12.99

KNOPF BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
Doodleville GN, $12.99 **Weekly Pick**

PORTABLE PRESS
Show Me History Benjamin Franklin GN, $12.99

VIZ MEDIA
Splatoon Volume 9 GN, $9.99

The Picks:

Michael Recycle Meets Borat The Space Cat – IDW Publishing brings back the green super hero Michael Recycle. It’s the near future, and Michael Recycle is desperate to keep the Earth from falling over the brink into an environmental apocalypse. The sudden appearance of a visitor from another galaxy may hold the answers. Borat the Space Cat is from a parallel Earth where cats survived a similar environmental disaster and reversed the fate of the planet with the help of some Vegan Vikings. Borat has ideas on not only how Michael can stop Earth from following the same path but also how sustainability can really be achieved. This series is a great way to teach kids the importance of environmentalism and sustainability.

Doodleville GN – Knopf Books for Young Readers releases a tale about a girl whose art can have a mind of its own. Drew is an ordinary artist whose art is anything but. Her doodles can come to life and often escape Doodleville, the world Drew created in her sketchbook, to explore the outside world. After a trip to the Art Institute of Chicago, Drew is inspired to take her work to the next level, and creates Leviathan, or Levi for short. Levi is a friendly monster, bigger and better than anything she’s ever created before. But when he begins to wreak havoc on Doodleville and the heroes her fellow art club friends dreamt up, she’s going to need help to tame him. This is easier said than done after a link between Drew’s feelings and the monster’s bad behavior is found. Only with help from her friends will she be able to save Doodleville and Levi. Fans of Svetlana Chmkova’s Awkward and Rania Telgemeier’s Smile will enjoy this title.

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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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