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Cover of Amethyst Princess of Gemworld

Amethyst Princess of Gemworld from DC Comics tops this week’s list of new comics, manga, and graphic novel releases along with a suspenseful middle grade graphic novel from Razorbill. Other highlights include Cat Ninja Volume 2, Time Heist from Andrews McMeel. Dial Books get to play with words with Otto A Palindrama, while Viz Media releases a new Pokemon manga, Pokemon Journeys Series Volume 1.

The List:

ANDREWS MCMEEL
Cat Ninja Volume 2 Time Heist GN, $9.99

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Archie 80th Anniversary Jumbo Comics Digest #5, $7.99
Archie And Friends Christmas Calamity #1, $2.99

BOOM! STUDIOS
Mighty Morphin #13 (Cover A InHyuk Lee), $3.99

DC COMICS
Amethyst Princess Of Gemworld GN, $9.99 **Weekly Pick**
Batman And Robin And Howard GN, $9.99
Batman And Scooby-Doo Mysteries #8 (Of 12)(Cover A Dario Brizuela), $2.99

DIAL BOOKS
Batpig Volume 1 When Pigs Fly HC, $14.99
Otto A Palindrama GN, $10.99

PAPERCUTZ
Smurf Tales Volume 2 Smurfette In Charge And Other Stories GN, $14.99

RANDOM HOUSE BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
Bobo And Pup-Pup Let’s Make Cake GN, $9.99

RAZORBILL
Sleepover GN, $12.99 **Weekly Pick**

VIZ MEDIA
Pokemon Journeys Series Volume 1 GN, $9.99
Splatoon Squid Kids Comedy Show Volume 5 GN, $9.99

The Picks:

Amethyst Princess Of GemworldDC Comics releases a new volume in the middle grade original graphic novel series. Amaya is a princess of House Amethyst in Gemworld. She is also something of a troublemaker. When a magical prank by her and her brother goes too far, her parents ground her to Earth! She’s meant to only spend a week in the mundane world, where washing dishes by hand will hopefully help her realize her magic is a privilege and that palace servants should be respected. Three years later, Amy has settled into ordinary life. She’s in middle school and doesn’t remember any other home. But when a prince of the realm brings her home and restores her magical destiny, she will have to cope with the changes, as her family has disappeared and a monster is on the loose! This graphic novel introduces a fantastic princess to a new generation.

Sleepover – Razorbill releases a suspenseful story about grief and the friendships that help us overcome it. Matthew Russo and his younger sister Judy take the passing of their nanny hard. Matt’s three best friends plan a night of junk food, prank calls and scary movies to cheer him up. Their plans for the sleepover are almost jeopardized when Matt’s single mother hires a new nanny. Miss Swan seems happy to have the boys over, letting them eat whatever they want and mostly leaving them alone, but Matt doesn’t trust her. He thinks she’s the witch of local legend, who torments children and then eats them. Is he just having trouble dealing with Ruby’s replacement, or will Matt and his friends come face-to-face with a real monster? This graphic novel will appeal to fans of Stranger Things.

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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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