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Jukebox | This Week’s Comics

Jukebox from First Second Books tops this week’s list of new comics, manga, and graphic novel releases, along with a spooky new title from Harper Alley. Other highlights include a new Science Comics volume from First Second Books, Spiders: Worldwide Webs. My Little Pony Friendship is Magic from IDW Publishing hits the milestone of issue #100, while Margaret K McElderry Books pulls readers into the adventure that is the Dire Days of Willowweep Manor.

The List:

BOOM! STUDIOS
Mighty Morphin #9 (Cover A InHyuk Lee), $3.99

DC COMICS
Batman And Scooby-Doo Mysteries #4 (Of 12), $2.99

ETCH / HMH BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
Clash GN, $12.99

FIRST SECOND BOOKS
Blue Barry And Pancakes Volume 2 Escape From Balloonia GN, $12.99
Jukebox GN, $14.99 **Weekly Pick**
Maker Comics Survive In The Outdoors GN, $12.99
My Own World GN, $12.99
Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong GN (Color Edition), $17.99
Science Comics Spiders Worldwide Webs GN, $12.99

GRAPHIX
Baby-Sitters Little Sister Volume 4 Karen’s Kittycat Club GN, $10.99
Grumpy Unicorn Volume 2 Grumpy Unicorn Saves The World GN, $8.99

HARPER ALLEY
Ghoul Next Door GN, $12.99 **Weekly Pick**

IDW PUBLISHING
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #100 (Cover A Andy Price), $7.99
Star Wars The Phantom Menace Adaptation GN, $9.99

LITTLE BROWN BOOK FOR YOUNG READERS
Lilla The Accidental Witch GN, $12.99

LITTLE SIMON
Dragon Kingdom Of Wrenly Volume 4 Ghost Island GN, $9.99
Pup Detectives Volume 4 Ghosts Goblins And Ninjas GN, $9.99

MARGARET K MCELDERRY BOOKS
Dire Days Of Willowweep Manor GN, $14.99

TOKYOPOP
Disney Manga Stitch And The Samurai Volume 2 GN, $10.99

VIZ MEDIA
Splatoon Squid Kids Comedy Show Volume 4 GN, $9.99

The Picks:

Jukebox GN – First Second releases the newest graphic novel from Nidhi Chanani, creator of Pashmina. Shaheen’s father has abruptly disappeared. The only clues she and her cousin Tannaz have are a mysterious jukebox, old vinyl records, and cryptic notes on music history. As they try to decipher the clues, the jukebox starts glowing, and the girls are transported to another time, keyed to the music on the record. They are sent to decade after decade of music history, from political marches, to landmark concerts. They need to find Shaheen’s dad before the music stops. Chanani delivers another story about family and friendship while also taking readers on a time-bending magical mystery tour of music history.

Ghoul Next Door GN – Harper Alley delivers some summertime spookiness. Eleven-year-old Grey lives in the legend-haunted New England town of Ander’s Landing. He’s been feeling like a pair of eyes is watching his every move, and he begins to find gifts left for him from the graveyard, like art carved from bones or jewelry made from (hopefully not human) remains. When he discovers his secret admirer, she turns out to be a ghoul, a race of reclusive subterranean creatures who eat the dead! An unlikely friendship forms between him and Lavinia, but when it breaks traditions, Grey gets caught up in something bigger than he could ever have imagined—and the punishment is a fate worse than death. Both fun and creepy, this title will hook middle school readers.

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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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