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Legend of Auntie Po | This Week’s Comics

Legend of Auntie Po from Kokila tops this week’s picks from the list of new comics, manga and graphic novel releases along with a new graphic novel of a well known chapter book series from Random House Books For Young Readers. Other highlights include Mischief and Mayhem Volume 1 Born to Be Bad from Katherine Tegen Books. Random House Graphic releases the graphic novel Monster Friends while Razorbill digs its claws into the new series Kitty Quest Volume 1.

The List:

BOOM! STUDIOS
Jim Henson’s The Storyteller Tricksters #4 (Of 4)(Cover A Peach Momoko), $4.99

DC COMICS
Scooby-Doo Where Are You #110 (Cover A Randy Elliott), $2.99

ETCH / HMH BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
Carmen Sandiego Volume 4 The Need For Speed Caper GN, $10.99

IDW PUBLISHING
Godzilla Monsters And Protectors #3 (Cover A Dan Schoening), $3.99
Sonic The Hedgehog #41 (Cover A Adam Bryce Thomas), $3.99
Star Wars The High Republic Adventures #5 (Cover A Harvey Tolibao), $3.99

KATHERINE TEGEN BOOKS
Mischief And Mayhem Volume 1 Born To Be Bad GN, $12.99

KOKILA
Legend Of Auntie Po GN, $12.99 **Weekly Pick**

PORTABLE PRESS
Show Me History Helen Keller Inspiration To Everyone HC, $12.99

RANDOM HOUSE BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
Magic Tree House Volume 1 Dinosaurs Before Dark HC, $16.99 **Weekly Pick**
Shark And Bot Volume 2 Sleepaway Champs GN, $9.99

RANDOM HOUSE GRAPHIC
Monster Friends GN, $12.99

RAZORBILL
Kitty Quest Volume 1 GN, $12.99
Mellybean And The Wicked Wizard GN, $12.99

The Picks:

Legend Of Auntie Po GN – Kokila, an imprint of Penguin Random House, releases a graphic novel that is part historical fiction and part magical realism. Thirteen-year-old Mei lives and works in a Sierra Nevada logging camp in 1885. Aware of the racial tumult in the years after the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act, Mei, the daughter of a Chinese immigrant, anchors herself with stories of the reimagined myths of Paul Bunyan as Po Pan Yin (Auntie Po), an elderly Chinese matriarch. Through these stories, she navigates the difficulty and politics of the lumber camp and her growing romantic feelings for her friend Bee, the camp foreman’s daughter. This graphic novel is about immigrant families and communities holding on to rituals and traditions as well as who gets to own a myth.

Magic Tree House Volume 1 Dinosaurs Before Dark – Random House Books For Young Readers turns the well known chapter book into a graphic novel. Jack and Annie discover a mysterious tree house in the woods. Before they can find out where it came from, they are whisked back in time to the prehistoric period. They are saved by a Pteranodon from a Tyrannosaurus, and they must now figure out how to get back home before dark or else become a dinosaur’s dinner. Relive all of the magic, mystery, and time-travel in this first adventure in the long running series.

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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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