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Marie Curie and a Mystery | This Week’s Comics

Marie Curie: A Quest for Light tops this week’s list of new comics, manga, and graphic novel releases, along with a new series for elementary school readers. Other highlights include the original graphic novel Spider-Ham, Great Power No Responsibility from Graphix. Magnetic Press releases new series for young readers with Beneath The Trees Volume 1: The Autumn of Mister Grumph, while Simply Read Books helps readers find their voice with Atheneum.

The List:

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Betty And Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #297, $7.99
World Of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #113, $7.99

DC COMICS
Superman ’78 #2 (Of 6)(Cover A Ben Oliver), $3.99

FIRST SECOND BOOKS
InvestiGators Volume 4 Ants In Our P.A.N.T.S. GN, $9.99

GRAPHIX
Spider-Ham Great Power No Responsibility GN, $8.99

IDW PUBLISHING
Marie Curie A Quest For Light TP, $17.99 **Weekly Pick**
Star Wars Adventures Ghost Of Vader’s Castle #2 (Of 5)(Cover A Francesco Francavilla), $3.99
Star Wars Adventures Volume 2 #10 (Cover A Francesco Francavilla), $3.99

JY
Wizards Of Mickey Volume 5 GN, $16.00

MAGNETIC PRESS
Beneath The Trees Volume 1 The Autumn Of Mister Grumph HC, $16.99

MARVEL COMICS
Miles Morales Spider-Man #30 (Cover A Taurin Clarke), $4.99

QUILL TREE BOOKS
Garlic And The Vampire GN (not verified by Diamond), $12.99

RANDOM HOUSE BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
Avatar The Last Airbender Screen Comix Volume 2 TP, $14.99

SIMPLY READ BOOKS
Atheneum GN, $18.95

VIKING BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
Tide Pool Troubles GN, $12.99 **Weekly Pick**

The Picks:

Marie Curie: A Quest For Light – IDW Publishing releases an authorized graphic biography of an exceptional woman. Growing up in Warsaw, Marie Curie faced the hardships of her mother’s illnesses and the loss of her older sister. But her unique drive that kept her going against all odds, to understand Nature’s ways and laws, led to groundbreaking discoveries in medical theory and practice. Her research changed the world, expanding scientific understanding and creating new opportunities for women. She was the first female Nobel Prize winner, and to date, the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two categories: physics and later, in chemistry. This volume makes Marie Curie’s fascinating life accessible to middle school readers and will be of special interest to girls looking at a career in STEM.

Shelby & Watts: Tide Pool Troubles – Viking Books for Young Readers takes to saving the environment one mystery at a time. Shelby and Watts are best friends, and there isn’t a mystery that they can’t solve. Shelby gets a letter from Fred the hermit crab claiming that all the shells are missing from the beach. With Shelby’s deductive skills and Watt’s scientific knowledge and trusty encyclopedia, the pair are ready to solve this and any other environmental mystery that comes their way! Younger readers will enjoy the mysteries as well as learning more about how to help the environment.

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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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