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Besties | This Week’s Comics

Besties from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt tops this week’s list of comics, manga and graphic novel new releases, along with a new volume of Carlton Crumple Creature Catcher from Pixel + Ink. Other highlights include more new Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures with issue #9 from IDW Publishing. Little Simon releases the 5th volume in the Super Turbo series, Super Turbo and the Fire-Breathing Dragon, while Papercutz continues the Magical History Tour with Volume 5, The Plague.

The List:

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Archie Showcase Digest #5 (Archie World Tour), $7.99
Archie Halloween Spectacular #1 (2021), $2.99

BOOM! STUDIOS
Mighty Morphin #12 (Cover A InHyuk Lee), $3.99

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT
Besties Volume 1 Work It Out GN, $12.99 **Weekly Pick**

IDW PUBLISHING
Marvel Action Origins #4 (Of 5)(Cover A Lanna Souvanny), $4.99
Star Wars Adventures Ghost Of Vader’s Castle #3 (Of 5)(Cover A Francesco Francavilla), $3.99
Star Wars Adventures Smuggler’s Run TP, $9.99
Star Wars The High Republic Adventures #9 (Cover A Harvey Tolibao), $3.99

LITTLE SIMON
Dragon Kingdom Of Wrenly Volume 5 Inferno New Year HC, $17.99
Super Turbo Volume 5 Super Turbo And The Fire-Breathing Dragon GN, $9.99

PAPERCUTZ
Magical History Tour Volume 5 The Plague GN, $6.99

PIXEL + INK
Carlton Crumple Creature Catcher Reptoids From Space GN, $12.99 **Weekly Pick**

PORTABLE PRESS
Show Me History Gandhi The Peaceful Protester HC, $12.99

The Picks:

Besties, Volume 1: Work It Out – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt releases a spin-off series from the Click graphic novels. Beth and Chandra are stylish best friends on their way to building their fashion empire! The girls are presented with an unexpected business opportunity when they are asked to dogsit at Ms. Langford’s luxurious house while she’s away. But when an accident leaves one of Ms. Langford’s prized possessions in pieces, their business plan—and friendship—is thrown into chaos. Beth and Chanda now have to take on as many odd jobs as they can to afford a replacement. Car washing, book sales, interior decorating—anything to help them patch up their mistake before time runs out. This story highlighting friendship and personal responsibility is a perfect companion to Olive’s existing stories and a great addition to any middle school library.

Carlton Crumple Creature Catcher: Reptoids From Space – Pixel + Ink continues the adventures of a monster hunter and the mad-cap monsters he battles. Milt, Carlton’s older brother, is sick of hearing about his heroics, so he stages an alien invasion using a remote-controlled drone disguised as a spaceship, and Carlton falls for it! Iggy and Poof Poof borrow the ship to stage their own fake alien battle, but a real UFO full of Reptoids spots the showdown and believing the threat is real, abducts the beloved house pets. With her creatures captured, Lulu calls the Creature Capture emergency line. Now, it’s up to Carlton to stage a rescue and save the day! Fans of Lunch Lady and Dogman will eat up this 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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