All Ages Comics ^^ 8/20/08

Lots of good books this week.  A new Gargoyles: Bad Guys is out as well as a new Doctor Who series.  Definitely check this out if you’re new to the Doctor and his adventures!  Lerner Publishing adds more titles to it Graphic Myths and Legends line with four new heroes’ stories.  Good reading for boys!  Check out the links in my first pick for more information about boys reading.


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Gargoyles Bad Guys #4, $3.50

ARCHIE COMICS
Archie #588, $2.25
Katy Keene Special TP Vol 01, $10.95
Pals N Gals Double Digest #124, $3.69

BLUEWATER PRODUCTIONS
Jason & The Argonauts Kingdom Of Hades #5, $3.99
Ray Harryhausen Presents Back Mysterious Isle #2, $3.99
Violet Rose #2, $3.99  ^^AA Pick^^

BONGO
Simpsons Comics #145, $2.99

DC COMICS
Cartoon Network Action Pack #28, $2.25
MAD Kids #12, $4.99
Scooby Doo #135, $2.25
Super Friends #6, $2.25

GEMSTONE PUBLISHING
Donald Duck Family Daan Jippes Collection TP Vol 01, $8.99

IDW PUBLISHING
Doctor Who Agent Provacateur TP, $19.99
Doctor Who Forgotten #1 (Incentive Photo Variant/Regular Nick Roche covers), $3.99

LERNER PUBLISHING GROUP
Graphic Universe Beowulf Monster Slayer SC, $8.95
Graphic Universe King Arthur Fight For Camelot SC, $8.95
Graphic Universe Sinbad Sailing Into Peril SC, $8.95
Graphic Universe Theseus Battling The Minotaur SC, $8.95

MARVEL COMICS
Marvel Adventures Two-In-One #14, $4.99
Skrulls Vs Power Pack #2 (of 4), $2.99
Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane HC Vol 02, $39.99

NBM
Bionicle GN Vol 02, $7.95
Bionicle HC Vol 02, $12.95
Tales From The Crypt HC Vol 04 Crypt Keeping It Real (Collectors Edition), $12.95
Tales From The Crypt GN Vol 04 Crypt Keeping It Real, $7.95

RANDOM HOUSE
Billy Hooten Owlboy SC #3 Tremble At Terror Zis Boom Bah, $5.99  ^^AA Pick^^

Picks:

Billy Hooten Owlboy #3 – Temble at Terror: Zis Boom Bah – Billy Hooten is your average comic book nerd, who his classmates nickname “Owlboy”, inspired by his large glasses and last name.  But a meeting in the graveyard with a goblin reveals that Billy really is Owlboy, the famed superhero of Monstros City, an underground city inhabited by monsters.  In this third volume, Billy must face one of the scariest things in the world; old people.  His great aunt is going to be staying with his family over the long weekend.  Meanwhile, in Monstros City, a villain has released Zis-Boom-Bah and enormous monster that frightens the populous so, they consider using the OMG (Oh My Gosh!) gun that could wipe out half the City!  This looks like a good title for boys, who seem to need the enouragement to keep reading (according to Joh Scieszka, the National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature ).  It has action, superheroes, monsters, and maybe even a lesson or two.

Violet Rose #2 – Violet Rose is a sixth grader super sleuth.  She lives in a suburban town where the townspeople aren’t what they seem, and the supernatural is everywhere.  She never gives up, solving cases while learning about the magical gift her grandfather gave her.  Violet and her friends go to a local carnival, where items are disappearing, money, to prizes, to watches right off of wrists!  Violet must solve the case before the carnival is run out of town.  Written by a teen for teens, Violet Rose is the brain child of 16 year old Emma Davis, who conceived Violet Rose at the age of 12.  The stories are self contained, each case being solved by the end of the issue, but there is a sense of a larger arc.  Ghosts and supernatural beings roam free in these stories, but Violet keeps to the detective’s creed of looking at the evidence logically to find the culprit.

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