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Pax Samson | This Week’s Comics

Pax Samson Volume 1 The Cookout from Oni Press tops this week’s list of new comics, manga, and graphic novels, along with a debut graphic novel from Quill Tree Press. Other highlights include the new graphic novel Lucy in the Sky from First Second Books. Kodansha Comics has the third volume of the cat odd-couple Sue and Tai-chan, while Random House for Young Readers releases the second volume of Super Sidekicks, Ocean’s Revenge.

The List:

AMP KIDS
Big Nate Top Dog TP, $14.99

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Archie And Friends Summer Vacation #1, $2.99
Archie Showcase Digest #4, $7.99
World Of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #111, $7.99

DARK HORSE COMICS
Avatar The Last Airbender Suki Alone TP, $12.99
Plants Vs Zombies Volume 18 Constructionary Tales HC, $10.99

DC COMICS
Looney Tunes #261 (Cover A Walter Carzon), $2.99

FIRST SECOND BOOKS
Cici’s Journal Volume 2 Lost And Found GN, $15.99
Lucy In The Sky GN, $14.99

IDW PUBLISHING
Marvel Action Captain Marvel Volume 2 #5 (Cover A Sweeney Boo), $3.99
Star Wars Adventures Volume 2 #7 (Cover A Francesco Francavilla), $3.99

KODANSHA COMICS
Sue And Tai-chan Volume 3 GN, $12.99

ONI PRESS
Pax Samson Volume 1 The Cookout TP, $14.99 **Weekly Pick**

PAPERCUTZ
Cat And Cat Volume 4 Scaredy Cat GN, $9.99
Geronimo Stilton Reporter Volume 8 Hypno Tick-Tock HC, $9.99
Smurf Tales Volume 1 The Smurfs And The Bratty Kid And Other Stories GN, $14.99

QUILL TREE BOOKS
Accursed Vampire GN, $12.99 **Weekly Pick**

RANDOM HOUSE BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
Super Sidekicks Volume 2 Ocean’s Revenge GN, $12.99

RANDOM HOUSE STUDIO
Grumpy Monkey Volume 1 Freshly Squeezed GN, $9.99

TOKYOPOP
Nightmare Before Christmas Mirror Moon #1, $3.99

The Picks:

Pax Samson Volume 1 The Cookout TP – Oni Press introduces a series set in a world where humans, gods, fantasy races known as the Enchanted all live in a modern society similar to our own. Twelve-year-old Pax Samson is a master chef in the kitchen while training with his telekinetic powers to protect his home planet of Soltellus outside it. His first attempt to put his powers to use doesn’t go well when the mad god Odin, long time enemy to the Enchanted people and arch-rival to Grandma Samson, the greatest superhero to live, resurfaces in another attempt to regain power. Pax is tempted to hang up the superhero cape and stay in the kitchen, but the arrival of a legendary savior of the Enchanted people along with a startling discovery about Soltellus’ history leaves him facing his toughest decision yet. This modern fantasy is filled with the kind of action middle school readers crave.

Accursed Vampire GN – Quill Tree Press debuts a graphic novel about a trio of vampire kids who go on a quest and end up finding a sense of adventure and belonging. Dragoslava is a vampire kid who was cursed by a witch centuries ago. Now, they must complete every task the witch gives them, or they will be turned into worms. The witch tells Drago to bring her a spellbook from Baneberry Falls, a sleepy midwest town. They set off for the mysterious small town with their immortal friends Eztli and Quintus. Are the keepers of the spellbook, Sara, a vampire, and Ayesha, a witch, as friendly as they seem? Or are they like everyone else Drago has ever known, and have some hidden agenda? Either way, Drago’s immortal life will never be the same again! This spooky and funny tale will charm readers with its humor and heart.

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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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