All Ages Comics ^^ 9/24/08

It’s the end of another month, but there’s no shortage of titles this week. Bongo gets an early start on Halloween with a new Treehouse of Horror, featuring a story penned by the creator of 30 Days of Night. Staying in the holiday spirit is also the second volume of Vampress Girls, an interesting take on vampires and the battle between good and evil. It’s actually looks intriguing, though may be a little old for this list. Dark Horse has tie-ins ready for the new Star Wars TV series, and debuts the first one this week.

ARCHIE COMICS
Archie #589, $2.25
Archie Double Digest #192, $3.69
Jughead #191, $2.25
Sonic X #37, $2.25

BONGO
Bart Simpsons Treehouse Of Horror #14, $4.99

CINEBOOK
Iznogoud GN Vol 2 Caliphs Vacation, $11.95 ^^AA Pick^^

DARK HORSE
Star Wars Clone Wars TP Vol 1 Shipyards Of Doom, $6.95

DC COMICS
Cartoon Network Block Party #49, $2.25
Scooby Doo #136, $2.25

GEMSTONE PUBLISHING
Barks Rosa Collection TP Vol 3 Golden Helmet Charts Columbus, $8.99
Uncle Scrooge #379, $7.99
Walt Disneys Comics & Stories #694, $7.99

IDW PUBLISHING
Complete Terry And The Pirates HC Vol 4 1941 1942, $49.99

KENSINGTON PUBLISHING COMPANY
Vampress Girls GN Vol 2 Witches Of Cazador, $9.99

MARVEL COMICS
Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four #40, $2.99
Marvel Adventures Super Heroes #3, $2.99

PAPERCUTZ
Classics Illustrated HC Vol 3 Through The Looking Glass, $9.95 ^^AA Pick^^

Picks:

Iznogoud GN Vol 2: Caliph’s Vacation – I’ve been giving a lot of attention to Cinebook, mostly because I think they have a good line of all ages books. They cover many different genres, and take you to different and exotic locals, unlike most books available now. Iznogoud, is a comedy title that takes place in the middle east. Iznogoud is a grand vizer to the Caliph, leader of the country, and he wants to be the Caliph. With the help of his faithful servent Wa’at Alahf, he tries, and usually fails to get rid of the Caliph, in much the same way Cyote was always trying to get rid of Roadrunner. Just reading the names of the characters gives you an idea of what kind of comedy you’re in for. I don’t think there’s enough slapstick comedy for kids nowadays, and this title seem to fit the bill.

Classics Illustrated: Through the Looking Glass – Some classics are better appreciated with pictures as well as words, and this title, the sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, is surely one of them. This adaptation is by Kyle Baker, an eight-time Eisner Award winner. His art adds to the strangeness of Carroll’s story as Alice walks through a looking glass to meet such characters as Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Lion and the Unicorn, Humpty-Dumpty, and face the Red Queen in a surreal chess match. These Classics Illustrated are a great way to open a child’s mind to classic literature, that just see the novel may not. They should know more about this classic title other than the Disney version, and I think this is a great way to do it.

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